Huntsman calls N.H. strategy a ‘Vegas move’
October 17th, 2011
09:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman calls N.H. strategy a ‘Vegas move’

(CNN) –- Jon Huntsman won’t be on stage at the CNN Western Leadership Conference Debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, but the former Utah governor says he is doing plenty of gambling when it comes to campaign strategy.

When asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday whether his tactic of focusing solely on New Hampshire was a gamble, Huntsman said it was.

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire • TV-Piers Morgan
Obama's approval slips in key state of New Hampshire
October 17th, 2011
09:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's approval slips in key state of New Hampshire

(CNN) -– President Barack Obama’s approval rating has slipped to a new low in a key battleground state, according to a new survey.

The October poll, from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows Obama’s approval rating among New Hampshire adults slipping to 41%, a drop from 46% in July and a new low in the Granite State.

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.

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Filed under: New Hampshire • Polls • President Obama
Iowa caucuses to be held January 3
October 17th, 2011
08:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Iowa caucuses to be held January 3

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - The Iowa Republican Party on Monday made official what had been expected, announcing that its caucuses will be held on Tuesday, January 3. The state party's central committee on Monday night officially signed off on the date.

The caucuses were originally going to be held in February. But once Florida moved up its primary to January 31, Iowa Republicans said they had no choice but to move up.

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Uncategorized
Paul proposes cutting $1 trillion in first year
October 17th, 2011
07:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul proposes cutting $1 trillion in first year

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is proposing to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year in office and eliminate five cabinet level federal departments, if elected president.

The longtime congressman from Texas unveiled his proposals Monday as part his "Plan to Restore America," which also pledges to balance the budget over three years, and slashes regulations and taxes.

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul
Cain: 'I haven't learned to be politically correct'
October 17th, 2011
07:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain: 'I haven't learned to be politically correct'

(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain maintained Monday that his remarks about building a lethal electrified fence on the U.S.-Mexico border were a joke, but he said he probably should have been more sensitive when choosing his words.

"Yeah, it was a joke, and yeah, I haven't learned how to be politically correct yet," Cain said on CNN's "John King, USA."

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • TV-John King U.S.A.
Latinos to protest Obama's immigration policies
October 17th, 2011
06:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Latinos to protest Obama's immigration policies

(CNN) - Latino activists said Monday they are planning a national "day of action" to protest President Barack Obama and demand an end to a controversial program involving local officials in immigration enforcement.

Actions are scheduled for Tuesday in 10 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, New York, Houston and San Francisco.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Obama re-election hits 1 million donors
October 17th, 2011
05:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama re-election hits 1 million donors

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign reached a self-proclaimed milestone Monday receiving financial contributions from 1 million grassroots donors.

To signal this achievement, "2012 One Million Strong" is the new slogan that appears on the official campaign website. Positioned below that is an interactive ticker that tracks the number of grassroots donations received so far this cycle.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Hispanic caucus chairman rips Cain's border fence "joke"
October 17th, 2011
04:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Hispanic caucus chairman rips Cain's border fence "joke"

Washington (CNN) – The head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is calling out GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain for controversial remarks he made over the weekend that if he was in charge he'd build an "electrified" 20-foot high US-Mexico border fence with a sign displayed "that says it will kill you."

The businessman and radio host has since said he was joking. But Texas Democratic Rep Charlie Gonzalez is not laughing and released a written statement Monday criticizing Cain.

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.
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Huntsman files for candidacy in New Hampshire primary
October 17th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman files for candidacy in New Hampshire primary

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman continued to emphasize his commitment to New Hampshire's primary Monday as he filed his candidacy to run in the state's upcoming primary.

Monday was the first day for candidates to file to have their name put on New Hampshire's ballot. The filing period continues through Oct. 28.

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
Poll: Most New Yorkers side with protesters
October 17th, 2011
04:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Most New Yorkers side with protesters

New York (CNN) - New York City residents overwhelmingly approve of the month-old Occupy Wall Street movement centered in lower Manhattan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Monday.

Almost three to one –67% to 23%– of those questioned say they agree with the views of the protesters who demonstrate daily near the city's financial nucleus of Wall Street.

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. Submit your questions for the debate here.
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Filed under: Occupy Wall Street • Polls
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