Obama goes West to find campaign gold
October 24th, 2011
03:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama goes West to find campaign gold

Las Vegas (CNN) - President Barack Obama's West Coast swing is expected to yield big rewards for his 2012 re-election campaign, and attract some Hollywood heavy hitters.

A Democratic official estimates the campaign will haul in more than $4 million dollars from six fundraisers in three states.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Cain to court contributions on the airwaves
October 24th, 2011
03:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain to court contributions on the airwaves

(CNN) – Herman Cain's presidential campaign will launch a radio ad campaign Tuesday to promote a new website for the Republican candidate.

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO will tout http://www.999MeansJobs.com, a destination for supporters and contributors, in the spot that will premiere on the Rush Limbaugh program, according to the campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Herman Cain
Rove issues 'birther' warning to Perry
October 24th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Rove issues 'birther' warning to Perry

(CNN) - Karl Rove said Monday that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry may harm his campaign by stoking the "birther" controversy.

"You associate yourself with a nutty view like that, and you damage yourself," Rove said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Karl Rove • Rick Perry
BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Ron Paul run as 3rd party candidate?
October 24th, 2011
01:24 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Ron Paul run as 3rd party candidate?

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is making it clear that he doesn't think there's a whole lot of difference on the most important issues between his rival, Mitt Romney, and President Barack Obama.

"Would there be a change in foreign policy?" Paul asked during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." "No, there would not be."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul
'Chaos' in Bachmann camp, former NH staff says
October 24th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

'Chaos' in Bachmann camp, former NH staff says

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - The former New Hampshire staff of Rep. Michele Bachmann - all five of whom resigned their posts last week - released a stinging statement Monday, accusing some of the congresswoman's national campaign staff of being "rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel."

The open letter gives a lengthy and forceful critique of Bachmann's national staff, saying the team was not responsive to communications from New Hampshire, and had requested in September that New Hampshire staffers temporarily "go off payroll" then never clarified their employment status.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • New Hampshire
October 24th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – October 14-16 – Wall Street

TOPICS: Opinion of Wall Street bankers; Occupy Wall Street movement

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Wall Street discontent high but Occupy Wall Street largely unknown
October 24th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Wall Street discontent high but Occupy Wall Street largely unknown

(CNN) – Although most Americans don't trust Wall Street, that hasn't translated into full support –or understanding– of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Despite large majorities who think that Wall Street bankers are greedy, overpaid and dishonest, four in ten don't have an opinion about the weeks-long protests, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday.

Among those who have an opinion, the public is split on how they feel about Occupy Wall Street. Thirty-two percent of Americans say they have a favorable view of the movement that has spread from Wall Street to Chicago, and that even cropped up at the most recent CNN presidential debate in Las Vegas. Twenty-nine percent of the nation says they have an unfavorable view of Occupy Wall Street.

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Romney blames successor for illegal immigrant health care
October 24th, 2011
11:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney blames successor for illegal immigrant health care

(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's GOP presidential campaign is pushing back against a Los Angeles Times article that could prove troublesome.

"Medical help for illegal immigrants could haunt Mitt Romney" reads the headline Monday's edition of the newspaper. The story details a program in the 2006 Massachusetts health care plan (which then Gov. Romney signed into law) called Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented illegal immigrants to obtain needed medical care along with other people in the state who lack insurance.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Immigration • Mitt Romney
Help for 'responsible' underwater homeowners
A bank owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home on October 13, 2011 in Miami, Florida.
October 24th, 2011
11:23 AM ET
3 years ago

Help for 'responsible' underwater homeowners

(CNN) - The Obama administration's latest attempt to help the housing market targets homeowners whose credit is solid, who are up to date on their mortgage payments, but can't refinance because they own homes in areas where the market has plummeted and their homes are underwater.

So President Barack Obama is announcing his plan in Nevada, a key state the president must win in 2012 where the bottom has fallen out of the housing market. Since the peak of the housing market home prices have fallen 53%. In the Vegas metro area they fell by 59%. This official said there's been virtually no refinancing activity for underwater borrowers in the area and the plan is designed to change that dynamic.

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Filed under: Nevada • President Obama
What's a flat tax?
October 24th, 2011
11:01 AM ET
3 years ago

What's a flat tax?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Step aside 9-9-9. A new flat tax proposal is coming to town.

On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will propose an economic growth package that includes a flat tax.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Taxes
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