Paul taking to the airwaves again with a new TV commercial
October 18th, 2011
04:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul taking to the airwaves again with a new TV commercial

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Rep. Ron Paul's coming out Friday with a new television commercial that touts his stance on government spending and criticizes some of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination.

A senior Paul campaign aide tells CNN that the commercial will run in the early primary and caucus states and says the ad buy is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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
Obama links Occupy and Tea Party movements
October 18th, 2011
04:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama links Occupy and Tea Party movements

Washington (CNN) – White House officials have largely kept their distance from the month-old Occupy Wall Street movement, to date offering only vague generalities when asked about the largely liberal-leaning groups that have increasingly caused a stir in lower Manhattan and other cities across the country.

But in an interview with ABC News Tuesday, Obama offered his most explicit approval of the movement, saying, “I understand the frustrations being expressed in those protests.”

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Filed under: Occupy Wall Street • President Obama • Tea Party
Warren: I'm after 'the hick vote'
October 18th, 2011
04:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Warren: I'm after 'the hick vote'

(CNN) - Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a longtime Harvard law professor, said in a podcast interview that she was courting "the hick vote" in her bid against Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.

The comments came in jest when her interviewer, who grew up in Oklahoma and West Virginia, said he had often been called a hick and would "love" to see Warren, also from Oklahoma, take the seat.

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: Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
BLITZER’S BLOG: At tonight’s debate, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas
October 18th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: At tonight’s debate, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas

Las Vegas (CNN) - On the surface, you wouldn't necessarily know that Las Vegas is in deep economic trouble. There are large crowds everywhere on the Strip. The restaurants are full. The casinos are jumping. The shows are great. I was at the gym at the Venetian Hotel at 6 a.m. this morning and it was packed.

But as good as parts of Las Vegas look on the outside, there are deep problems when you take a closer look. Nevada has the highest unemployment and home foreclosure rates in the country – with no quick end in sight.

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.


Filed under: CNN Debate • Nevada
Debates have had consequences this time around
October 18th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Debates have had consequences this time around

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - In a city where fortunes are won and lost, there's a safe bet about Tuesday night's CNN Western Republican debate: It will influence the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

The debate in Las Vegas is the fifth showdown since Labor Day, and the eighth overall this cycle. And while the number of debates might normally dilute their impact, just the opposite appears to be happening – debates this cycle have had consequences, contributing critical moments to the nomination battle and influencing national polling in the Republican horse race.
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Obama goes after Rove group’s ad
October 18th, 2011
02:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama goes after Rove group’s ad

Washington (CNN) - It’s not often President Obama calls out negative advertising from his political opponents, but it appears one in particular caught his eye Monday Night.

Obama told a crowd in Jamestown, North Carolina that he was watching Monday Night Football when he saw an ad that he thought suggested he was for raising taxes on the middle class.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Democrats defend tax increase in jobs bill, say GOP must compromise
October 18th, 2011
01:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats defend tax increase in jobs bill, say GOP must compromise

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats Tuesday staunchly defended their decision to include a tax increase in a bill designed to prevent teachers and firefighters from getting laid off, even though they know the revenue hike is a poison pill for most Republicans and some Democrats making it highly unlikely the measure will pass.

"The choice is very stark with our colleagues across the aisle," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said at a news conference. "Do you want to employ teachers and firefighters or do you want to protect those who earn over a million dollars a year from paying a small amount more in 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: Congress • Taxes
NH newspaper blasts Romney for competing in Nevada
October 18th, 2011
12:31 PM ET
3 years ago

NH newspaper blasts Romney for competing in Nevada

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - The largest newspaper in the nation's first primary state has a message for presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "New Hampshire is watching."

The New Hampshire Union Leader published an editorial Tuesday chiding Romney for continuing to campaign in Nevada while several of his GOP opponents boycott events in that state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • New Hampshire • Primary Calendar
'The Herman Cain Show'
October 18th, 2011
10:55 AM ET
3 years ago

'The Herman Cain Show'

Atlanta (CNN) - Most people know presidential hopeful Herman Cain as a businessman and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza. But in Atlanta he is best known as the guy who'd warn people in rush hour traffic to:

"Please be careful, there are some nuts on the road!"

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 • Georgia • Herman Cain
Rep. Paul: Cain's ‘9-9-9’ plan is 'dangerous'
October 18th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Paul: Cain's ‘9-9-9’ plan is 'dangerous'

(CNN) - While Ron Paul said attacking other candidates is his "least favorite thing to do," he didn't pull any punches Tuesday when talking about fellow GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain's '9-9-9' tax proposal.

"I don't think it's a good plan," the Texas congressman said on CNN's "American Morning." "I think it's a dangerous plan."

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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