New poll: Cain now part of top tier?
September 29th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
3 years ago

New poll: Cain now part of top tier?

Washington (CNN) - Has Herman Cain joined Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in what's described as the top tier of candidates in the race for the Republican presidential nomination?

That's what a new Fox News national poll seems to suggest.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Polls
Gingrich commits to America in 21st Century Contract
September 29th, 2011
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich commits to America in 21st Century Contract

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's thumbs have been busy.

On Thursday, he will unveil the new version of 1994's "Contract with America" in Des Moines. The revamped "commitment," named the "21st Century Contract with America," is said to have been composed on the 2012 candidate's Blackberry in the memo section, using his thumbs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Newt Gingrich • Social Security • Taxes
Trade deals held up by Washington gridlock
September 29th, 2011
09:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Trade deals held up by Washington gridlock

Washington (CNNMoney) - Trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama have the potential to be a slam dunk in Congress - but they may never make it that far.

The U.S. agriculture industry has been calling for the deals, which could open up new international markets for high-quality beef, wheat and soybeans. But the U.S. auto industry is also watching, as the deal with South Korea would mean a drop in tariffs aimed squarely at Detroit automakers.

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Filed under: Colombia • Congress • South Korea • Trade
Disaster funds deal comes up for House action
September 29th, 2011
07:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Disaster funds deal comes up for House action

Washington (CNN) – The House of Representatives is expected to approve legislation Thursday on a bipartisan agreement ending a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government.

The vote will keep the government funded through October 4. It will be followed by a more comprehensive measure next Tuesday that will keep Washington funded through November 18, office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, said this week.

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Filed under: Congress • FEMA
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, September 29, 2011
September 29th, 2011
04:18 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, September 29, 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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CNN: Justices asked to accept key health care reform appeal
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.

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