Christie speech adds fuel to presidential speculation
September 27th, 2011
11:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Christie speech adds fuel to presidential speculation

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wouldn’t say definitively whether or not he was considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, instead referring audience members at a speech in California to an online video that compiles his past denials.

Christie’s response was a stark contrast to past replies to the same question, which until now he has answered with a resounding “no.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie
Campaigning on the taxpayers' dime
September 27th, 2011
10:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Campaigning on the taxpayers' dime

(CNN) – During President Obama's three-day swing through Washington State, California and Colorado, he fielded questions at a town hall meeting in Silicon Valley and visited a high school in Denver. Two official events to promote his jobs plan. Compare that to seven fundraisers he headlined, raising at least $8 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Who paid for the trip? You did. And so did we. Taxpayers are footing the bill for almost the entire trip, which also cost millions of dollars.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Obama to headline key gay rights dinner
September 27th, 2011
08:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to headline key gay rights dinner

Washington (CNN) –- President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a gathering of gay and lesbian activists in October, a key constituency that hasn’t always been receptive to Obama’s policies and style of leadership.

Obama will speak at the annual National Dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on October 1, an event he last headlined in 2009.
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Close adviser to Christie: "This is a decision that will come from Chris Christie"
September 27th, 2011
06:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Close adviser to Christie: "This is a decision that will come from Chris Christie"

Washington (CNN) – When it comes to jumping into the race for 2012, it's possible the only person who knows what Chris Christie is doing is Chris Christie.

"The storm of speculation is incredible," a close adviser to the New Jersey Governor said to CNN. "But this is a decision that will come from Chris Christie on his terms."
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie
Perkins: Romney weak on social issues
September 27th, 2011
05:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Perkins: Romney weak on social issues

Washington (CNN) - A social conservative leader weighed in on the current crop of GOP presidential candidates Tuesday, saying Mitt Romney has lost momentum on issues that matter most to values voters.

"He is not speaking as strongly to the social issues as he did four years ago," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, at the National Press Club in Washington.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Tony Perkins
Biden, Axelrod condemn booing moment at GOP debate
September 27th, 2011
04:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden, Axelrod condemn booing moment at GOP debate

(CNN) - A moment in last week's GOP presidential debate – in which some members of the audience could be heard openly booing a gay solider – was harshly criticized by prominent Democrats Tuesday.

Vice Pres. Joe Biden, speaking on ABC's "The View," said the audience response was "reprehensible."
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Joe Biden
BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S.-Pakistani relations potentially at a disastrous turning point
September 27th, 2011
04:14 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S.-Pakistani relations potentially at a disastrous turning point

(CNN) – I’m really worried about U.S.-Pakistani relations. Things are not moving in the right direction. Indeed, they are moving toward a potential disaster for both countries – and the region – unless cooler heads prevail.

There are a few givens we have to keep in mind.

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Ed Koch reverses track, backs Obama
September 27th, 2011
02:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Ed Koch reverses track, backs Obama

(CNN) - Just weeks after Ed Koch sought to send a message to the White House on Israel by helping the GOP win a high-profile special election, the former New York City mayor said he's back on course with President Barack Obama.

"I believe the recent vote in the 9th Congressional District in New York affected in a positive way the policy of the U.S. on the Mideast," Koch said in a statement Tuesday, citing Obama's speech at the United Nations last week. "I'm now on board the Obama Reelection Express."
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Filed under: Ed Koch • Israel • New York • President Obama • United Nations
Axelrod acknowledges 'titanic struggle' for Obama bid
September 27th, 2011
12:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod acknowledges 'titanic struggle' for Obama bid

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - In a blunt admission Tuesday, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod acknowledged the president's re-election bid would be a "titanic struggle" in the face of the slumping economy and unpopular partisan gridlock in Washington.

"We had the wind at our back in 2008," he said. "We don't have the wind at our backs in this election. We have the wind in our face because the American people have the wind in their faces."
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama
September 27th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 23-25 – Opinion of Parties

TOPICS: Favorable ratings for parties, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama; opinion of parties' policies in Congress

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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