CNN unveils new look for 2012 campaign
October 5th, 2011
12:30 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN unveils new look for 2012 campaign

(CNN) – CNN unveiled its new graphic look and tagline for coverage of the 2012 campaign Wednesday.

"The choice Americans will face in 2012 is between two very different visions for governing the United States," said Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN
5 GOP candidates agree to Univision boycott over ethics allegation
October 5th, 2011
12:02 PM ET
3 years ago

5 GOP candidates agree to Univision boycott over ethics allegation

(CNN) – Five Republican presidential candidates are boycotting a proposed Univision debate because of what they say were unethical reporting practices by the Spanish-language network in how it handled a story concerning Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

Univision Tuesday denied allegations that it told Rubio it might not broadcast a story about his brother-in-law's 24-year-old drug conviction if the freshman senator appeared on "Al Punto," one of the network's news programs. Univision has called the allegations "absurd" and says its July story of the drug bust was reported fairly and accurately.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Jon Huntsman • Marco Rubio • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
New polls: Cain up, Perry down, Romney steady
October 5th, 2011
11:49 AM ET
3 years ago

New polls: Cain up, Perry down, Romney steady

Washington (CNN) - If you need more evidence that the storyline in the race for the GOP presidential nomination has dramatically changed in the past couple of weeks, all you have to do is look at the three newest national polls in the Republican horse race.

All three surveys indicate that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping, businessman and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is rising, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is holding steady.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Polls • Rick Perry
William Shatner's 'Armageddon' warning to prez candidates
October 5th, 2011
10:33 AM ET
3 years ago

William Shatner's 'Armageddon' warning to prez candidates

(CNN) - Don't compare President Barack Obama to Captain James T. Kirk.

That's what William Shatner told CNN's Ali Velshi when asked to respond to suggestions that Obama should act less like "Spock" and more like "Captain Kirk".
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Filed under: 2012 • TV-American Morning
Perry brings in $17 million in third fundraising quarter
October 5th, 2011
08:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry brings in $17 million in third fundraising quarter

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised more than $17 million dollars from more than 22,000 unique contributors in the first seven weeks of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Perry's presidential campaign announced Wednesday morning that he also has $15 million cash on hand, as of Sept. 30, the end of the third quarter of fundraising.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
Romney picks up new backers
October 5th, 2011
08:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney picks up new backers

(CNN) - Three Florida legislators and former Tim Pawlenty backers endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday.

The former Massachusetts governor announced the support of Speaker Designate Will Weatherford and Reps. Chris Dorworth and Richard Corcoran in a statement that coincides with his visit to the Sunshine State.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Florida • Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich’s elephant in the room
October 5th, 2011
07:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Newt Gingrich’s elephant in the room

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, in South Carolina Tuesday evening, autographed copies of books written by him and his wife, Callista, which included her recently published children’s book “Sweet Land of Liberty.” The book chronicles the journey of Ellis the elephant who travels through time to learn about American history. Apparently Ellis also received a first-hand historical account of the former House speaker’s run for president.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
Bachmann's latest gaffe adds to a long string of them
October 5th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann's latest gaffe adds to a long string of them

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) – After a string of high-profile gaffes, Michele Bachmann has made another that could provide one more piece of ammunition to critics who claim she doesn't always get her facts straight.

Some three weeks after saying she'd heard that a human papillomavirus vaccine caused mental retardation, the Republican presidential candidate again repeated something she was "told" that turns out to be inaccurate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
October 5th, 2011
04:28 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, October 5, 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: Obama signs temporary spending bill
President Barack Obama signed legislation into law Wednesday that will keep the federal government funded through November 18, the White House said. …The November 18 extension is intended to provide time to debate and pass appropriations bills for the remainder of fiscal year 2012.

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Obama signs temporary spending bill
October 5th, 2011
01:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama signs temporary spending bill

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama signed legislation into law early Wednesday that will keep the federal government funded through November 18, the White House said.

The measure, called the "Continuing Resolution Act, 2012," ends the latest threat of a government shutdown.

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama
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