Electric fence remark was a joke, Cain says
October 16th, 2011
03:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Electric fence remark was a joke, Cain says

Washington (CNN) – GOP presidential contender Herman Cain walked back comments Sunday that he made a day earlier when he called for a deadly electric fence on the United States-Mexico border.

"That's a joke," Cain said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I've also said America needs to get a sense of humor. That was a joke, OK."

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Immigration
Cain: Tiger Woods for 2016? Not.
October 16th, 2011
03:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain: Tiger Woods for 2016? Not.

Washington (CNN) – Herman Cain said Sunday he was joking when he wrote a 2006 column endorsing Tiger Woods for president in 2016.

"That was a joke, okay? Tiger - I - that was a joke," the presidential hopeful said. "Americans got to learn how to have a sense of humor, okay?"

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Tiger Woods
Americans urged to live MLK's ideals at memorial dedication
October 16th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Americans urged to live MLK's ideals at memorial dedication

Washington (CNN) - As the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial was officially dedicated Sunday, speakers called for carrying on King's ideals and values and confronting issues including bullying and social and economic justice for all Americans.

"Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington, our work - Dr. King's work - is not yet complete," President Barack Obama said at the dedication ceremony.

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Filed under: Martin Luther King • Washington D.C.
Axelrod strikes Romney, says Perry could bounce back
October 16th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod strikes Romney, says Perry could bounce back

Washington (CNN) – David Axelrod, adviser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, targeted Romney on Sunday saying the former Massachusetts governor had a history of shifting too much in his “core principles” while running for office.

“Time and time and time again, he shifts,” Axelrod said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And you get the feeling that there is no principle too large for him to throw over in pursuit of political office.”
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
BREAKING: Obama speaks at MLK memorial
October 16th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Obama speaks at MLK memorial

Washington (CNN) – Speaking at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on Sunday, President Barack Obama said King "will stand for all time, among monuments to those who fathered this nation and those who defended it. A black preacher, no official rank or title, somehow gave voice to our deepest dreams and our most lasting ideas."


Filed under: President Obama
McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful
October 16th, 2011
11:42 AM ET
3 years ago

McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Sunday questioned the president’s recent order to send American troops to central Africa, saying the move could put the United States on a slippery slope.

“I worry about, with the best of intentions, that we somehow get engaged in a commitment that we can't get out of,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Africa • John McCain • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
Cain: Some would pay more under '9-9-9'
October 16th, 2011
10:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain: Some would pay more under '9-9-9'

Washington (CNN) - Herman Cain said Sunday some Americans would pay higher taxes under his "9-9-9" plan, but denied suggestions that the poorest Americans and middle-class would pay more.

"Some people will pay more. But most people will pay less," Cain said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Gingrich: Cain has a strong shot at nomination
October 16th, 2011
10:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich: Cain has a strong shot at nomination

Washington (CNN) – GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said Sunday fellow candidate and Georgia businessman Herman Cain could end up winning the Republican nomination.

“If Herman figures out how to do it all right, and if he can explain a 9% sales tax so people decide they want it, he has a good chance to be the nominee,” Gingrich on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • TV-State of the Union
Rep. Lewis reflects on MLK’s impact
October 16th, 2011
10:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Lewis reflects on MLK’s impact

Washington (CNN) – On the morning of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication, a longtime Georgia congressman and the last surviving speaker from the March on Washington said King was not only a instrumental figure in American culture—but in him, as well.

“I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I tasted the bitter fruits of racism,” Rep. John Lewis said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And he made me a different person. And today I can say I don't have any bitter feelings or have any anger or hatred (toward) human beings.”
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Filed under: 2012 • John Lewis • Martin Luther King • TV-State of the Union
Submit your question for the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate
October 16th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Submit your question for the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate

Here’s your chance to literally shape the debate in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

CNN, along with the Western Republican Leadership Conference, will host the Western Republican Presidential Debate on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates next face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, October 18, in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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