RNC's public jabbing of Obama
September 7th, 2011
10:32 AM ET
3 years ago

RNC's public jabbing of Obama

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee continued to hit President Barack Obama's handling of the economy Wednesday with a new web video highlighting the national unemployment rate.

The minute-long spot plays back-to-back clips from the president over the past two years saying he is focused on job creation and tracks the unemployment rate during the same time. It ends with "SAME WORDS. SAME SPEECHES. SAME FAILED POLICIES" written across the screen.
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Christie rises to number two spot at Republican Governors Association
September 7th, 2011
08:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Christie rises to number two spot at Republican Governors Association

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – He's not running for president, but Chris Christie is stepping up his political activity on the national stage.

The New Jersey governor, one of the most popular elected officials within the GOP, has been tapped by his peers to serve as Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, CNN has learned.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Chris Christie • RGA
Pawlenty: Campaign turning into reality TV
September 7th, 2011
08:40 AM ET
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Pawlenty: Campaign turning into reality TV

(CNN) - Tim Pawlenty took on a self deprecating tone Tuesday night while he mocked his failed Republican presidential bid.

The former two-term Minnesota governor was the first candidate to drop out of the 2012 race for the White House after a disappointing finish in the high stakes Ames Straw Poll in August. During an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," Pawlenty attributed the decision to money, and a little humiliation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tim Pawlenty
GOP presidential candidates debate Wednesday
September 7th, 2011
07:28 AM ET
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GOP presidential candidates debate Wednesday

Los Angeles (CNN) – The pace of the 2012 race for the White House kicks into high gear Wednesday night, with the first of three Republican presidential debates scheduled over the next 15 days. And while it's the fourth GOP debate so far this cycle, it's the first to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who jumped into the race for the White House less than one month ago.

Joining Perry on the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, will be former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's making his second bid for the GOP nomination, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making third run for the White House, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, businessman and former talk show host Herman Cain, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and former Utah Gov. and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
Bolton won't run for president
September 7th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Bolton won't run for president

(CNN) – Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton announced Tuesday he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Bolton, who publicly discussed a bid for months, made the announcement on Fox News, where he is a contributor, and subsequently on Twitter.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
September 7th, 2011
04:18 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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CNN: Romney unveils his jobs plan with a dig at Obama
Standing under a banner that read "Day One, Job One," former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney unveiled his jobs plan Tuesday with a pledge to take steps on his first day as president to undo what he called failed economic policies of the Obama administration.
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