Poverty grows in Rick Perry's Texas
September 18th, 2011
06:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Poverty grows in Rick Perry's Texas

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Texas Governor Rick Perry likes to brag that his state is an economic powerhouse. But don't tell that to the nearly one in five Texans who are living below the poverty line.

While it's true that Texas is responsible for 40% of the jobs added in the U.S. over the past two years, its poverty rate also grew faster than the national average in 2010.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Texas
Battle themes emerge for deficit reduction fight in Congress
September 18th, 2011
05:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Battle themes emerge for deficit reduction fight in Congress

Washington (CNN) - There is a war going on in Washington, and the politicians waging it can't even agree on what kind it is.

To Republicans, President Barack Obama and Democrats are waging class warfare by proposing tax reforms that would make wealthy Americans pay more than they do now.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Democrats • President Obama • Republicans • Taxes
Clinton praises Cheney's political prowess
September 18th, 2011
01:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton praises Cheney's political prowess

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton said former Vice President Dick Cheney was playing politics when he suggested Secretary of State Hillary Clinton run for president in 2012 against President Barack Obama.

“I'm very proud of her. And so I'm always gratified whenever anyone says anything nice about her. And I very much agree that she's done a good job,” Clinton, a Democrat, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “But I also have a high regard for Vice President Cheney's political skills. And I think one of those great skills is sowing discord among the opposition.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Dick Cheney • Hillary Clinton
Durbin goes after Boehner on GOP tax stance
September 18th, 2011
11:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Durbin goes after Boehner on GOP tax stance

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin pointed his political arrow at House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday over the Republican Party's tax stance.

"I wonder if John Boehner knows what it sounds like when he continues to say the position of the Republican Party in America is that you can't impose one more penny in taxes on the wealthiest people," Durbin said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I wonder if he understands how that sounds in Ohio, to working families who are struggling paycheck to paycheck."
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Obama to propose new tax rate for millionaires
September 18th, 2011
08:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama to propose new tax rate for millionaires

Washington (CNN) – The White House will propose a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings in taxes as middle-income Americans, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday.

Called the Buffett Rule, the proposal will be part of a comprehensive deficit reduction plan President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday, according to the official, who spoke on condition of not being identified.

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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama • Taxes
Ron Paul wins California straw poll
September 18th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul wins California straw poll

(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a California straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night.

A total of 833 ballots were cast during the straw poll, the statement said.

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Filed under: 2012 • California • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Ron Paul
State of the Union Early Bird for September 18, 2011
September 18th, 2011
04:45 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for September 18, 2011

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar this morning:  President Obama's new tax plan for millionaires.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch the show today at 9am/12pm ET.
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Filed under: TV-State of the Union