Huntsman's pigskin politics
September 17th, 2011
10:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman's pigskin politics

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – Jumping from tailgate to tailgate, former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador Jon Huntsman spent Saturday in what appeared to be an effort to remind voters that it's still early in the political season and the presidential nomination is still anyone's to win.

Huntsman and his wife, Mary Kaye, tailgated and watched long-time South Carolina football rivals each play on their home turf, first the Clemson Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers, and in the evening, University of South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Naval Academy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • South Carolina
Cain on the United Nations: I would 'shake them up'
September 17th, 2011
06:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain on the United Nations: I would 'shake them up'

(CNN) - Two days before the United Nations General Assembly meets in New York, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said he would change the rules at the U.N. if he becomes president.

"My approach to the United Nations would be to shake them up," Cain said firmly on Saturday at a town hall in South Carolina.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • United Nations
Kara Kennedy dies of heart attack
September 17th, 2011
01:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Kara Kennedy dies of heart attack

(CNN) - Kara Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, died of a heart attack on Friday, a family aide told CNN Saturday. She was 51.

Kennedy suffered the attack following her daily workout, according to a statement from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

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Filed under: Ted Kennedy
Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois dead, at 91
September 17th, 2011
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois dead, at 91

(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy, a prominent Illinois Republican who served in the Senate for nearly 20 years and became chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, died Saturday, said a spokesman for Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a relative. He was 91.

Percy, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party who was once considered a potential presidential candidate, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1966 and served until 1985.

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Filed under: Illinois • Senate
Ron Paul kicks off another 'money bomb'
September 17th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul kicks off another 'money bomb'

(CNN) - As someone who calls himself the "champion of the Constitution," GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is celebrating Constitution Day with another one of his "money bomb" fundraisers.

The online event attempts to raise a large sum of cash in 24 hours, a tactic that's proved successful in the past for the Texas congressman.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Ron Paul
Obama, GOP urge action on jobs legislation
September 17th, 2011
10:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama, GOP urge action on jobs legislation

Washington (CNN) – As Washington begins to debate the merits of President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill, both the White House and Republicans used their weekly addresses to urge legislative action aimed at creating jobs.

“Right now, we’ve got to get Congress to pass this jobs bill,” Obama said of his own jobs plan. “Everything in the American Jobs Act is the kind of idea that’s been supported by Democrats and Republicans before. And if they’re ideas you agree with, too, every one of you can help make it happen by telling your congressperson to pass this jobs bill right away.”
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Filed under: Congress • Jobs • President Obama • Republicans
Leno questions Bachmann over gay rights, HPV vaccine
September 17th, 2011
09:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Leno questions Bachmann over gay rights, HPV vaccine

(CNN) - Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann defended her position on gay rights, the HPV vaccine and the debt ceiling as she made her debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Bachmann has more usually been the butt of Leno's jokes - a point he made as he thanked her for being a good sport.

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Filed under: 2012 • Gay rights • Michele Bachmann • Rick Perry