Senate takes aim at China's currency
October 3rd, 2011
02:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate takes aim at China's currency

Washington (CNNMoney) - The Senate is taking a swipe at China's undervalued currency - long accused of hampering the U.S. economy by spurring global trade imbalances and economic hardship for U.S. manufacturers.

The Senate is considering a bill that would slap new duties on imports from nations whose currency is undervalued - a provision aimed squarely at China. If it clears a test vote Monday, the measure could be passed by the Senate later this week.

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Filed under: China • Congress • Senate
McCain and Cheney differ on interrogation stance
October 3rd, 2011
02:20 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain and Cheney differ on interrogation stance

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain said Monday he disagreed with former vice president Dick Cheney's assertion that the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki could be equated with enhanced interrogation techniques.

"They're two entirely different things," McCain said Monday on CNN's "American Morning." "One is that this was specifically authorized by Congress after 9/11. And it's action that is taken against a declared enemy of the United States of America. I'm glad they did it. I'm glad that they will continue."
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Filed under: John McCain • TV-American Morning
South Carolina GOP primary jumps ahead of Florida
October 3rd, 2011
02:14 PM ET
3 years ago

South Carolina GOP primary jumps ahead of Florida

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina's Republican Party is risking losing delegates by holding a January 2012 presidential primary but the strategic move will keep the state from losing its first-in-the-South presidential primary status to Florida.

"Truly we will remain the state that picks presidents. A 30-year track record, candidates know they got to come here, we anticipate remaining in that spot," said South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly, speaking at party headquarters in Columbia Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Primary Calendar • South Carolina
Cain meets Trump
October 3rd, 2011
01:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain meets Trump

(CNN) - Former Godfather's Pizza executive Herman Cain tweeted this picture Monday of his meeting with businessman Donald Trump in New York. Also pictured are two of Trump's children, Ivanka and Eric.


Filed under: Donald Trump • Herman Cain
BLITZER'S BLOG: In some ways, Christie reminds me of Obama
October 3rd, 2011
01:18 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: In some ways, Christie reminds me of Obama

(CNN) - I don’t know whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will run for the Republican presidential nomination. By all accounts, he’s reconsidering his earlier adamant refusal to run. Indications now are he will announce his final decision within 48 hours.

He should be under no illusions if he runs. His entire life will be scrutinized and will immediately change. His positions on key issues will be examined. He will be questioned about tough domestic, social and national security issues.

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Obama campaign memo blast at GOP
October 3rd, 2011
11:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign memo blast at GOP

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's reelection team issued its harshest critique yet of the Republican presidential field in a memo Monday, hitting frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry over issues including Social Security and immigration.

Ben LaBolt, press secretary for Obama 2012, said the GOP candidates have embraced policies the American people oppose in an effort to "win the hearts and minds of the Tea Party."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Republicans • Rick Perry
Poll: Americans trust local government more than federal
Voters in line up at the town hall in San Francisco, Minnesota.
October 3rd, 2011
11:43 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Americans trust local government more than federal

Washington (CNN) – Nearly 70% of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of trust in their local government, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

This number contrasts dramatically with a CNN/ORC International Poll released last week that had American's confidence in government at an all-time low. According to the poll, 15% of Americans say they trust the federal government to do what is right about always or some of the time.
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Poll: Massachusetts Senate race heats up
October 3rd, 2011
10:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Massachusetts Senate race heats up

(CNN) - The frontrunners in the Massachusetts Senate race, incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, are in a statistical dead heat, according to a new survey released Monday.

The UMass-Lowell/Boston Herald poll of registered voters showed Brown ahead of Warren in a hypothetical matchup by three percentage points, 41% to 38%, within the survey's 3.8% sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Polls • Scott Brown
South Carolina to hold primary on January 21
October 3rd, 2011
10:25 AM ET
3 years ago

South Carolina to hold primary on January 21

Washington (CNN) - South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary will be held on Jan. 21 of next year, two GOP sources tell CNN.

South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly will formally announce the date later this morning.
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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina
GOP pushes Obama on industry regulations
October 3rd, 2011
10:23 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP pushes Obama on industry regulations

Washington (CNN) – House Republicans tried to seize the political upper hand in the job-creation debate Monday, urging President Barack Obama to support GOP-sponsored legislation designed to ease industry burdens imposed by environmental regulations, among other things.

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent a letter to the president noting that the Republican-controlled House is scheduled to consider two bills - an "EPA Regulatory Relief Act" requiring authorities to reissue certain rules in a "less burdensome manner," and a "Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act" requiring regulators to reconsider rules affecting an industry critical to new construction.

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Republicans
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