Justices asked to accept key health care reform appeal
September 28th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Justices asked to accept key health care reform appeal

Washington (CNN) – A 26-state coalition has asked the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of the massive health care reform legislation championed by President Barack Obama. The petition filed Wednesday virtually assures a landmark decision by June, in the thick of a presidential election year.

The Justice Department also filed its separate petition Wednesday in the case.

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Supreme Court
Borger: America's love/hate affair with government
September 28th, 2011
03:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Borger: America's love/hate affair with government

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360," "The Situation Room," "John King USA" and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN) - It's a problem that has been around for awhile, and the longer it stays, the tougher it is to reverse. That's because it's a riddle that's almost impossible to resolve: Americans want the government to fix our problems, but they don't trust the government to do it.

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama
Cain: Black community 'brainwashed' into voting for Dems
September 28th, 2011
03:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain: Black community 'brainwashed' into voting for Dems

Washington (CNN) - The one African-American running for the GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday the black community was 'brainwashed' for traditionally siding with liberal politicians.

"African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view," Godfather's Pizza executive Herman Cain said on CNN's "The Situation Room" in an interview airing Wednesday between 5-7 p.m. ET. "I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it's just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple."
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Filed under: Herman Cain • TV-The Situation Room
Obama administration to appeal health care ruling
September 28th, 2011
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama administration to appeal health care ruling

(CNN) - The Justice Department formally announced on Wednesday it will appeal to the Supreme Court an appeals court ruling that struck down key portions of the Affordable Care Act law.


Filed under: Health care • Obama administration
Judge again blocks parts of tough Alabama immigration law
September 28th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Judge again blocks parts of tough Alabama immigration law

Washington (CNN) - A federal judge has again temporarily blocked enforcement of key parts of a tough immigration law in Alabama.

The ruling Wednesday is a partial victory for both sides. The Justice Department had brought suit against state officials. Alabama was given the power to enforce other controversial sections of the law.

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Filed under: Alabama • Immigration • Justice Department
Romney riffs on Obama's 'titanic struggle'
September 28th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney riffs on Obama's 'titanic struggle'

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Standing in the same room where an Obama adviser said the president's campaign would be "a titanic struggle," Mitt Romney had some fun with analogies the next day.

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod acknowledged to an audience at Saint Anselm College Tuesday that the president's re-election bid would be a "titanic struggle" in the face of the slumping economy and unpopular partisan gridlock in Washington.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
No trick: Christie, Palin face Halloween deadline
September 28th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
3 years ago

No trick: Christie, Palin face Halloween deadline

(CNN) - Possible presidential hopefuls like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have more on their minds than trick-or-treaters and costumes this Halloween.

The date usually associated with candy-seeking children this year also marks the deadline to file to get on the Florida Republican primary ballot, likely to be held on January 31, 2012. It is the first of many deadlines candidates must meet in order to appear on the ballots in various state presidential primary contests.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Sarah Palin
Romney on Christie: 'It'd be fun if he got in'
September 28th, 2011
02:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney on Christie: 'It'd be fun if he got in'

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney said Wednesday he would welcome New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the presidential race, calling him "a great friend, colorful character."

The former Massachusetts governor was asked by the media to weigh in on the will-he, won't-he speculation surrounding Christie's intentions after a town hall in Manchester.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney
New poll on Iowa shows Romney on top
September 28th, 2011
02:25 PM ET
3 years ago

New poll on Iowa shows Romney on top

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – A fresh poll gauging the Republican presidential race in Iowa shows Mitt Romney on top. But it also presents a mixed bag of news for the former Massachusetts governor and his two top competitors in the GOP race.

According to the American Research Group, Inc. survey: Mitt Romney leads among those Republicans likely to attend Iowa's caucuses, despite his having paid scant campaign attention to Iowa thus far. Also, Rick Perry is skimming off support from Rep. Michele Bachmann, though the Texas governor is running neck-and-neck with the Minnesota congresswoman in the state. And the ARG poll shows Bachmann holding a solid lead with Iowa tea party supporters, though her poll rating dramatically shrinks among non tea partiers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Polls
Obama plans online roundtable to address Hispanic issues
September 28th, 2011
01:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama plans online roundtable to address Hispanic issues

Washington (CNN) – Republicans lack the leadership to put comprehensive immigration reform back to the table, President Barack Obama said Wednesday during an online roundtable about issues in the Hispanic community.

Obama reiterated that he he supports a pathway for legal status for the millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. His immigration vision includes having undocumented immigrants pay a fine or learn English, or other steps that will lead to citizenship. Tough border security enforcement and actions against employers who hire illegal immigrants are the other pillars of his plan.

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Filed under: Economy • Immigration • President Obama
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