Voters bid on the ties off candidates' necks
October 10th, 2011
02:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Voters bid on the ties off candidates' necks

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – With a series of debates over the next several weeks, the candidates are likely to be at each others' throats. But it's the ties they wear around them that will be the focus of a New Hampshire fundraiser Monday night.

The Grafton County Republicans' Columbus Day auction has the GOP hopefuls surrendering their neckties for their Republican cause. Attendees will be able to bid for the ties, which the candidates will autograph and in some cases deliver personally at the dinner.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire
BLITZER'S BLOG: Iraq aligns itself with America's foes
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks during a press conference in May in Bagdad.
October 10th, 2011
01:57 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Iraq aligns itself with America's foes

(CNN) – I was on the air ten years ago when President Bush launched the war against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. If someone would have said to me then that 100,000 U.S. troops would still be fighting there a decade later, I would have thought that person was crazy. Who could have imagined that the war in Afghanistan would be America’s longest war – longer than World War II and the Civil War combined?

And remember: it’s by no means over. As of now, U.S. troops are supposed to remain in Afghanistan for at least another three years, until the end of 2014.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Iraq • TV-The Situation Room
October 10th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Straddling the line between church and politics in 2012 GOP race

Washington (CNN) - Thomas Jefferson famously wrote about the wall of separation between church and state. He didn't mention separating church and politics, but everybody knows it's a sticky wicket.

On Friday, Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist minister, introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at at a gathering of social conservatives, calling Perry a genuine follower of Jesus Christ, as opposed to another candidate Jeffress could and did mention in a later interview.

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Filed under: 2012 • TV-State of the Union
2nd straight NH poll indicates Cain on the rise
October 10th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
3 years ago

2nd straight NH poll indicates Cain on the rise

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A second state poll indicates that Mitt Romney's still ahead of the rest of the field of Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, but that Hermain Cain's numbers are on the rise.

According to a new survey by Institute of Politics at Harvard University and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, 38% of likely Republican primary voters say they would definitely or probably vote for Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts who's making his second bid for the White House. Romney has been the front-runner in just about every GOP primary poll in the Granite State over the past year.
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Herman Cain • New Hampshire
Jeffress: I’m not ‘Rick Perry’s Jeremiah Wright’
October 10th, 2011
12:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Jeffress: I’m not ‘Rick Perry’s Jeremiah Wright’

(CNN) – Baptist minister Robert Jeffress drew ire Friday for his comments equating Mormonism to a cult and discouraging Republicans from voting for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the Values Voter Summit–after he introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

And Monday, he attempted to distance himself from another minister famous for inflammatory remarks that stirred up controversy for an–eventually successful–White House hopeful.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Values Voter Summit
Poll: Half the country has heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests
Protestors sit in the street and demonstrate during an anti-Wall Street protest in downtown Los Angeles October 6, 2011.
October 10th, 2011
11:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Half the country has heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests

(CNN) – Roughly half of all Americans say they have heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and although most of the public doesn't have an opinion about the movement, positive views of it outweigh negative views among those who do, according to a new national survey.

An ORC International Caravan Poll released Monday indicates that 51% of Americans say they've heard about the Occupy Wall Street movement, with 49% saying they haven't heard about the demonstrations, which started in New York City 24 days ago and have spread to cities across the country.

Read full results (pdf).
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Filed under: Occupy Wall Street • Polls
Romney camp labels Perry a 'desperate candidate'
October 10th, 2011
11:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney camp labels Perry a 'desperate candidate'

(CNN) - Team Mitt Romney responded Monday to a new web video from rival Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry that targeted Romney over the health care law he passed while governor of Massachusetts.

A statement from Romney's campaign said the video is indicative of "Perry's problem with the truth" and an effort to help his failing White House bid.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
Obama jobs bill facing key vote Tuesday
October 10th, 2011
11:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama jobs bill facing key vote Tuesday

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to take up President Barack Obama's controversial jobs bill this week, with a key procedural vote on the $447 billion measure currently scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Among other things, the package includes an extension and expansion of the current payroll tax cut, an extension of jobless benefits to help the unemployed, new tax credits for businesses that hire the long-term unemployed and additional money to help save and create jobs for teachers and first responders such as firemen.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Jobs • President Obama
New website, old attacks on Romney
October 10th, 2011
11:03 AM ET
3 years ago

New website, old attacks on Romney

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee launched a website Monday targeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The website, www.whichmitt.com, hits the GOP frontrunner and former Massachusetts governor over the assertion that Romney changes his positions on issues, including abortion, government spending and health care.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Mitt Romney
Conservative leader discounts Paul win
October 10th, 2011
09:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Conservative leader discounts Paul win

(CNN) - The president of the Family Research Council characterized Rep. Ron Paul's weekend win in the Values Voter Summit straw poll as "an outlier."

Tony Perkins, who heads the social conservative group, said the Republican presidential candidate influenced the results by busing supporters to the event, proving his 37% support is not reflective of social conservative backing nationally.
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