Perry to meet with S.C. governor
October 25th, 2011
10:31 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry to meet with S.C. governor

Gray Court, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry's trip to South Carolina Tuesday will include a meeting with the state's governor, Nikki Haley.

CNN confirmed Monday evening that Perry will also meet with Jim DeMint, an influential Republican senator from the Palmetto State.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Dems call out Romney for foreclosure remarks
October 25th, 2011
10:20 AM ET
3 years ago

Dems call out Romney for foreclosure remarks

(CNN) - Democrats are painting Mitt Romney as deaf to Americans' housing hardships in a new broadcast and cable television commercial rolling out in Arizona Tuesday.

The ad, called "Underwater," uses comments the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate made at an editorial board meeting with the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier in October.
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Cain ad smokin' hot
October 25th, 2011
10:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain ad smokin' hot

(CNN) – It's not that often that campaign ads go viral, but a web video posted by businessman Herman Cain six days ago may be in the running.

And Cain's chief-of-staff Mark Block told CNN he has no regrets over the spot that stirred controversy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Perry on Obama: 'It's fun to poke at him'
October 25th, 2011
08:44 AM ET
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Perry on Obama: 'It's fun to poke at him'

(CNN) - Comments over the validity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate made by Texas Gov. Rick Perry could overshadow the Republican presidential candidate's roll out of his "Cut, Balance, and Grow" economic plan.

Tuesday morning the Texas governor unveils his proposal–which includes a 20% new flat tax rate–at a speech in South Carolina, the first southern state to vote in the race for the GOP nomination. But when Perry goes before cameras later in the day at a scheduled news conference, reporters will most likely pepper the Texas governor over comments he made in an interview that appeared over the weekend in the on-line edition of Parade Magazine. Perry also said it's "fun to poke" at Obama over the birth certificate issue in an interview with CNBC.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • President Obama • Rick Perry
Perry to propose 20% 'optional' flat-tax
October 25th, 2011
08:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry to propose 20% 'optional' flat-tax

(CNN) -– Texas Gov. Rick Perry will propose giving Americans a choice between their current income tax rate or a 20% flat-tax rate when he announces part of his plan for the economy Tuesday in South Carolina.

Perry laid out his intentions in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal that was published Monday evening. The plan is titled “Cut, Balance, and Grow.”
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Perry to meet with DeMint
October 25th, 2011
06:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry to meet with DeMint

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will have a private meeting with Sen. Jim DeMint on Tuesday during a campaign swing through South Carolina, CNN has learned.

The two Republicans have previously spoken on the phone but have not met in person.
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Filed under: Jim DeMint • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Obama campaign: Romney, Perry tax plans help wealthy, hurt those who work
October 25th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign: Romney, Perry tax plans help wealthy, hurt those who work

(CNN) - A new Obama campaign memo slams Rick Perry's and Mitt Romney’s tax proposals, leveling a charge that’s now a campaign theme: the rich will benefit at the expense of the middle class if a Republican claims the White House in 2012.

The memo, by Obama campaign policy director James Kvaal, charges that under both Romney's and Perry’s tax plans, “the most fortunate Americans would pay less while the middle class would pay a higher share.” It describes their economic plans as “far right," draws parallels to proposals by congressional Republicans, and repeatedly charges that those who make money by investing wealth will prosper while those who live off of “work” will suffer. It’s a version of the warrior-for-the-middle-class message the president has been repeating since he began selling his jobs plan earlier this year.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Rick Perry
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
October 25th, 2011
04:43 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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CNN: Obama reveals new refinance rules at start of Western trip
President Barack Obama traveled to Las Vegas on Monday to launch a Western trip that mixes campaigning with presidential business - and an appearance on "The Tonight Show."

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