(CNN) – Arnold Schwarzenegger will jump into the mix of world leaders convening in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly.
The former California governor, who backed strict emissions controls while in office, is set to discuss clean energy practices Tuesday at a forum focused on combating climate change in the private sector.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama released his long-awaited debt reduction plan Monday, outlining a roughly $3 trillion savings blueprint that was immediately criticized by top congressional and other Republicans.
The president's plan includes $1.5 trillion in new revenue generated largely by higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a proposal vehemently opposed by GOP leaders, who insist that any tax increase will undermine an already shaky economy.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – President Obama unveiled a plan on Monday to cut the national debt by roughly $3 trillion over the next decade.
Obama's plan reflects his vision for how best to put the country on a more fiscally sustainable course, so it is different in nature than the kind of legislative compromise he was trying to broker this summer during the debt-ceiling debate, a senior administration official said.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to New York City Monday afternoon, for three days of meetings at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
But with his re-election 14 months away, the president will fit in some politics. According to the White House schedule, Obama will headline a Democratic National Committee event at a private residence in New York City Monday evening.
Washington (CNN) – Is increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans to lower the nation's deficit a good idea?
President Barack Obama thinks so. Monday morning he'll head to the Rose Garden at the White House to present his plan to reduce America's deficit. His proposals include raising taxes on people who make more than $1 million a year. Republicans say it's a bad idea, but billionaire Warren Buffett has said the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – The rush to replace New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has begun, and the first declared Republican hopeful is feeling confident.
"There's so much to do in terms of setting a course for New Hampshire," Ovide Lamontagne told a Republican audience as he launched his bid Monday.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney Monday will grab the support of a popular Republican Congressman from Arizona, a state that's growing in importance in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination.
The former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign confirms to CNN that six-term Rep. Jeff Flake will endorse Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House.
(CNN) - Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana said it is not too late for another candidate to enter the race for the White House and that he has tried to convince "three or four people" to make the jump.
"Somebody else could still enter and have a competitive chance," Daniels told The New York Times in a weekend interview. "The candidate I could get instantly excited about is someone who is willing to level with the American people and assume they are prepared to listen to the mathematical facts and agree that whatever other disagreements we have aren't as important."
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is reaching out to Spanish-language voters as part of its push to sell President Barack Obama's jobs plan.
Monday the DNC announced it would begin running Spanish-language television and radio commercials in Denver, Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Tampa, Florida. Obama won all three battleground states, which have large Hispanic and Latino populations, in the 2008 election, and keeping the states in the Democratic column is crucial for the president's re-election chances.
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CNNMoney: Obama to unveil $3 trillion in debt cuts
President Obama will unveil a plan on Monday to cut the national debt by roughly $3 trillion over the next decade. …A driving principle behind the proposal is that high-income individuals and corporations should pay more in taxes than they do currently so that they will bear some of the burden of debt reduction going forward.