White House says aid to teachers will face first Senate vote
October 17th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
3 years ago

White House says aid to teachers will face first Senate vote

Washington (CNN) - The White House expects Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will announce the first Senate vote on a component of President Obama’s jobs bill that calls for providing aid to teachers and first responders.

“Our expectation [is] that the first measure will be teachers,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One Monday. “I do not want to get ahead of Senator Reid. It is up to Senator Reid. We have been in consolation with him. It is his prerogative and we are very pleased that he will be taking it up.”

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Jobs • President Obama • Senate
Arizona sheriff meets with GOP White House hopefuls
October 17th, 2011
10:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Arizona sheriff meets with GOP White House hopefuls

(CNN) - With his much sought-after endorsement, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio told CNN he's still considering who he'll back for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

But the Maricopa County sheriff, known for his strict stance on illegal immigration, is set to hold his second meeting with Georgia businessman Herman Cain on Monday.

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 • Arizona • Herman Cain • Immigration • Joe Arpaio • TV-American Morning
Conservative group slams Obama with ads
October 17th, 2011
10:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Conservative group slams Obama with ads

Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama hits the road in North Carolina and Virginia to sell his jobs plan this week, a conservative group is pushing back through an ad set to air in the two states.

American Crossroads released the 30-second spot Sunday night. Titled "Don't," the ad features a quote from former President Bill Clinton saying a raise in taxes "won't solve the problem."

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 • American Crossroads • Bill Clinton • President Obama
Taxes you'll still pay under Cain's 9-9-9 plan
October 17th, 2011
09:24 AM ET
3 years ago

Taxes you'll still pay under Cain's 9-9-9 plan

New York (CNNMoney) - Herman Cain's tax proposals have rocketed him to the top of the pack in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination.

But while his now-famous 9-9-9 tax plan would scrap the current tax structure in favor of a more simplified system, $90 billion in various federal taxes and fees would still be left intact.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Herman Cain • Taxes
House Republicans targeted in new commercials
October 17th, 2011
08:55 AM ET
3 years ago

House Republicans targeted in new commercials

(CNN) - An independent group dedicated to helping House Democrats try and win back control of the chamber is going up with television commercials targeting four Republican congressmen.

House Majority PAC says it's launching a six-figure campaign starting Monday that will run for a week on broadcast and cable television, going after Rep. Charlie Bass of New Hampshire, Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio, and Rep. Dan Lungren of California.

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: Democrats • House Majority PAC • Republicans
Both parties rolling the dice in Nevada
October 17th, 2011
07:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Both parties rolling the dice in Nevada

Las Vegas (CNN) - Republicans and Democrats are holding conferences in Las Vegas this week and seven of the leading GOP contenders are participating in a CNN debate here Tuesday - evidence, activists in both parties say, that the state could play a pivotal role not only in the race for the Republican presidential nomination but also in the general election.

"Where Nevada goes so goes the presidency," Republican political consultant Robert Uithoven said noting the state's history of correctly choosing the eventual winner of the White House in general elections.

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Cain's tax plan: More than 9-9-9
October 17th, 2011
07:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain's tax plan: More than 9-9-9

New York (CNNMoney) – As you may have heard, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has a tax proposal he calls the "9-9-9 plan."

He talks about it ... a lot. And he has generated a lot of attention for it.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Herman Cain
Greetings from Las Vegas
October 17th, 2011
07:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Greetings from Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Good morning from the Sands Convention Center at The Venetian, site of the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate.

After a busy weekend, construction of the debate hall and stage is almost complete, with just a few final touches to go, just in time for tomorrow night's showdown between seven of the major GOP presidential candidates.

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.

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 17, 2011
October 17th, 2011
04:57 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 17, 2011

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CNN: Obama to push for passage of every part of jobs plan
After his jobs bill sputtered in the Senate, President Barack Obama will use a trip this week to push lawmakers to pass every element of it in multiple bills, the White House said Sunday. On a trip to North Carolina and Virginia, "The president will challenge Congress to get to work this week passing every element of the American Jobs Act piece by piece," Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. The first part Obama will focus on is a proposal to prevent teacher layoffs, as well as saving jobs of police officers and firefighters, Earnest said.
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