Romney picks up big endorsement in Florida
October 18th, 2011
09:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney picks up big endorsement in Florida

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Tuesday scored a major endorsement in a crucial early voting state.

The former Massachusetts governor, who is making his second bid for the GOP nomination, won the backing of Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

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 • Florida • Mitt Romney
The liberal church of Herman Cain
October 18th, 2011
09:31 AM ET
3 years ago

The liberal church of Herman Cain

Editor’s note: CNN’s John Blake was formerly a member of Antioch Baptist Church North. He left 13 years ago.

Atlanta (CNN) – Herman Cain has vaulted to the top of the polls as a Republican presidential candidate, but there’s one audience that may prove tougher for him to win over: his hometown church.

Cain, a conservative who recently said African-Americans were “brainwashed” into voting Democratic, is an associate minister at an Atlanta megachurch that has been a stronghold of liberal activism and is led by a pastor who cites Malcolm X as one of his influences.

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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • Georgia • Herman Cain
Candidates go all-in for Las Vegas GOP debate
October 18th, 2011
08:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Candidates go all-in for Las Vegas GOP debate

Las Vegas (CNN) – The stakes will be high Tuesday night for the seven candidates on the stage at a GOP presidential debate taking place alongside one of American's most famous and notorious avenues: Las Vegas Boulevard, known to millions as The Strip.

CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference are teaming up to put on the event at the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the Venetian Hotel and Casino, in a state that has become a poster child for the economic ills that plague the nation.

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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DNC mantra: Romney's a flip-flopper
October 18th, 2011
08:33 AM ET
3 years ago

DNC mantra: Romney's a flip-flopper

Washington (CNN) – As GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds onto his front-runner status going into Tuesday's debate, Democrats again went after the candidate in a new video aimed at showing Romney as a "flip-flopper."

"In the past week, we’ve seen Mitt Romney confirm what we already know from his positions on gay rights and a woman’s right to choose – that he’s a flip-flopper who changes his tune to fit each new audience," said Alec Gerlach, regional press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, in a statement Tuesday.

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 • DNC • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Wall Street demonstrations start second month
October 18th, 2011
07:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Wall Street demonstrations start second month

(CNN) - Despite political criticism and ongoing arrests, Occupy Wall Street rode a wave of global momentum into its second month Tuesday, showing no sign of losing steam.

Volunteers sorted donations for the demonstrators in a Lower Manhattan as dozens of boxes flooded in.

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Filed under: New York • Occupy Wall Street • Wall Street • Washington D.C.
Obama to N.C.: Make Congress step up
October 18th, 2011
07:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama to N.C.: Make Congress step up

Washington (CNN) – On the second day a bus tour to push his stalled $447 billion jobs plan, President Barack Obama will be in North Carolina and Virginia where he will call on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act piece-by-piece, beginning with the proposal to provide funding to prevent teacher layoffs and keep police officers and firefighters on the job.

The president will hold a roundtable meeting Tuesday morning with educators at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina. In the afternoon, Obama will travel to Virginia to tour a computer lab and watch a robotics demonstration. Later, the president will speak at Greensville County High School in Emporia.

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Filed under: Congress • Jobs • North Carolina • President Obama • Virginia
October 18th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – October 14-16 – GOP Candidates

TOPICS: Which GOP candidate is most likeable, electable, agrees with you on issues, can get economy moving

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: The secret to Cain's rising numbers
October 18th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: The secret to Cain's rising numbers

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - What's the secret to Herman Cain's recent surge in polls in the race for the GOP presidential nomination?

A new national survey out hours before a CNN/Western Republican presidential debate points towards likeability and the businessman and former Godfather's Pizza CEO's much touted "9-9-9" tax reform plan.

See full results (PDF)

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 • Polls
CNN to hold national security presidential debate
October 18th, 2011
05:59 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN to hold national security presidential debate

(CNN) – National security will take center stage next month at a Republican presidential primary debate in the nation’s capital, The Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and CNN announced Monday evening.

This will be the first debate of the 2012 presidential election to focus exclusively on the issues of national security and foreign policy.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN • Republicans
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
October 18th, 2011
05:59 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Iowa caucuses to be held January 3
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.

CNN Poll: The secret to Cain's rising numbers
What's the secret to Herman Cain's recent surge in polls in the race for the GOP presidential nomination? A new national survey out hours before a CNN/Western Republican presidential debate points towards likeability and the businessman and former Godfather's Pizza CEO's much touted "9-9-9" tax reform plan.

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