Perry to venture into Romney territory
September 23rd, 2011
10:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry to venture into Romney territory

Mackinac Island, Michigan (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be mostly an unknown quantity to the 1,600 or so Republican activists when he speaks to them Saturday at a major Michigan GOP conference. Perry and rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a Michigan native, are the featured attractions at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on the scenic, upper-peninsula island.

"He is walking into the lion's den. This is important," Bill Ballenger, editor of the Inside Michigan Politics Newsletter, told CNN. "Everybody is going to be watching his speech very carefully" since it will be Perry's introduction to Republicans in the state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
New Dem ad pushes jobs plan
September 23rd, 2011
08:51 AM ET
3 years ago

New Dem ad pushes jobs plan

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee will go up with a new ad this weekend urging Congress to pass the American Jobs Act President Barack Obama sent to Capitol Hill last week, according to the DNC.

The 30-second spot, which will run in crucial swing and early voting states across the country, says the fully subsidized plan will improve infrastructure, help small businesses, end tax breaks for the wealthy and close corporate tax loopholes.
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Filed under: Ads • DNC • Jobs • President Obama
Truth squad at the GOP debate
September 23rd, 2011
07:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Truth squad at the GOP debate

(CNN) - CNN fact checked some of the claims made at Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Orlando. Read the findings below.

Truth Squad: Is Perry solidly behind Arizona's immigration law?

Truth Squad: Did Obama destroy the economy?
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Vandals strike Obama's Los Angeles campaign office
A glass repairman cleans broken glass late in the evening after U.S. President Barack Obama's West Los Angeles campaign office was vandalized on September 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
September 23rd, 2011
07:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Vandals strike Obama's Los Angeles campaign office

Los Angeles (CNN) - Vandals have struck President Barack Obama's campaign office in Los Angeles, police said late Thursday.

BB-gun pellets were shot and an unknown object was thrown into the office, police spokeswoman Sara Faden said.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, September 23, 2011
September 23rd, 2011
04:19 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, September 23, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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For the latest political news: http://www.CNNPolitics.com

CNN: Perry is focus of attention, attacks at Florida debate
The perils of being the Republican frontrunner came into sharp focus for Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday at a debate in Florida, with his rivals aggressively seeking to poke holes in his record and dislodge him from the top of the polls.

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Four things we learned from Thursday's GOP debate
September 23rd, 2011
02:02 AM ET
3 years ago

Four things we learned from Thursday's GOP debate

Orlando (CNN) - Here are four things we learned from Thursday night's Republican Party of Florida/Fox News/Google debate in Orlando, the third GOP presidential debate in as many weeks:

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
House passes spending bill
September 23rd, 2011
01:10 AM ET
3 years ago

House passes spending bill

(CNN) - The House early Friday passed a continuing resolution to prevent a possible partial government shutdown after the current fiscal year ends on September 30.

The vote was 219 to 203.

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