Special deficit committee holds its first meeting
September 8th, 2011
12:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Special deficit committee holds its first meeting

Washington (CNN) - Differing partisan perspectives were on display Thursday as a special congressional committee set up under last month's debt-ceiling agreement held its first meeting to begin forging a long-term deficit reduction plan.

Despite calls for compromise and bipartisan cooperation in the opening statements of panel members, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, later said he might quit the committee if it considers any additional cuts in military spending beyond the $400 billion already agreed to in the measure to extend the debt ceiling.

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Filed under: Deficit • Deficit commission • House • Senate
Haley rules out Huntsman endorsement
September 8th, 2011
12:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Haley rules out Huntsman endorsement

Washington (CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that she will not support Jon Huntsman's Republican presidential bid, a serious blow to the former Utah governor's chances in the key early primary state.

"Naturally, I am going to go with someone that philosophically I agree with, and Jon Huntsman is not it," Haley told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
GOPers speak up, but some won't show up to Thursday speech
September 8th, 2011
12:13 PM ET
3 years ago

GOPers speak up, but some won't show up to Thursday speech

(CNN) – Actions speak louder than words, and at least five Republican members of Congress-two senators and three representatives –plan on sitting out the president's jobs speech before a Thursday joint session of Congress.

Call it an act of defiance, protest, or a simple "scheduling conflict"-some members just have other plans.
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Can Obama save teacher jobs?
September 8th, 2011
11:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Can Obama save teacher jobs?

New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama is looking to send billions of dollars to the states to stem the crush of teacher layoffs.

The proposal, which is expected to be unveiled Thursday night as part of Obama's jobs agenda, will likely mirror a $10 billion measure he signed last August to minimize the downsizing of teachers and first responders. That legislation is estimated to have saved 100,000 positions.

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Filed under: Education • Jobs • President Obama
Bachmann to react to Obama's job speech
September 8th, 2011
10:24 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann to react to Obama's job speech

Washington (CNN) - She didn't get a lot of camera time in Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate, but Rep. Michele Bachmann may be in the spotlight Thursday night, following President Obama's jobs speech in front of Congress.

The three-term congresswoman from Minnesota and GOP White House hopeful announced Thursday morning that she will hold a news conference on Capitol Hill to react to the president's address.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Michele Bachmann
TIME: What you missed while not watching last night’s Reagan Library GOP debate
September 8th, 2011
08:22 AM ET
3 years ago

TIME: What you missed while not watching last night’s Reagan Library GOP debate

(TIME) 0 minutes. Presidential debates come and go. But tonight’s GOP debate, the fourth in a series too numerous to bear, is a special treat. “We are all gathered under the wings of Air Force One,” says NBC’s Brian Williams, referring to the great phallus of American presidential might that sits in the hangar at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. No setting could be more appropriate. The camera soaks it in all 153-feet of Reagan’s retired plane.

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Filed under: 2012 • GOP debate • Time.com
Stimulus added jobs - but not enough
Job fair attendees complete employment applications in Miami.
September 8th, 2011
08:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Stimulus added jobs - but not enough

New York (CNNMoney) - Despite non-stop criticism from Republicans, the Obama administration's efforts to help the economy has created jobs.

It just hasn't created nearly enough given the damage done to the labor market by the Great Recession.

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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama
Tax reform could be too big for super committee
September 8th, 2011
07:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Tax reform could be too big for super committee

New York (CNNMoney) – Everyone agrees - fixing the tax code is imperative.

Many believe a simpler, smarter tax code can help reduce the country's debt burden by generating a more competitive economy and by raising more revenue through lower tax rates and a broader base of what's taxed.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Jobs
Perry, Romney spar over job creation, Social Security
September 8th, 2011
07:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry, Romney spar over job creation, Social Security

Los Angeles (CNN) - Debate newcomer Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney clashed over their job creation records, health care and Social Security at the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night.

"When I came in as governor, we were in a real free-fall," Romney said. Unemployment was 4.7% when he left office, the former GOP front-runner said.

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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
American Crossroads targets Obama ahead of jobs speech
September 8th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

American Crossroads targets Obama ahead of jobs speech

Washington (CNN) - American Crossroads, the independent GOP group founded by Karl Rove and led by former Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan, released an ominous new online video Thursday ahead of President Barack Obama’s highly anticipated jobs speech.

The video - “Job Loss Calendar” - accuses the president of implementing burdensome regulations and taxes that have hampered private sector job creation since he took office in January 2009.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Jobs • President Obama
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