Bachmann accuses Perry camp of 'stealth' political attack
October 28th, 2011
08:54 PM ET
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Bachmann accuses Perry camp of 'stealth' political attack

(CNN) - Michele Bachmann accused Rick Perry's presidential campaign Friday of a "stealth" political attack - a charge the Texas governor's campaign flat out denied.

"If Gov. Perry has something to say to me, he can come out to the debates and say it," Bachmann said in an interview with CNN. "But this is egg on the face unfortunately for the Perry campaign."
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RNC boss rejects notion of a divided GOP
October 28th, 2011
08:44 PM ET
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RNC boss rejects notion of a divided GOP

(CNN) -– The chief of the Republican National Committee said Friday that he isn't worried about a split in his party between moderates and supporters of the tea party movement.

“I don't think anything is split at all,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Reince Priebus • RNC
White House orders review of clean energy loans
October 28th, 2011
08:13 PM ET
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White House orders review of clean energy loans

Washington (CNN) - The White House is ordering an outside review of all loans the Department of Energy made to clean energy companies. This comes in the wake of the decision to offer federal loan guarantees to the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra.

In all, the White House will review loans that total $35.9 billion.
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Filed under: Energy • White House
Bachmann's history lesson for Obama
October 28th, 2011
06:36 PM ET
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Bachmann's history lesson for Obama

Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - At a Friday campaign event in Iowa, Michele Bachmann detailed two of her biggest issues with the Obama administration.

To make her point, the Minnesota congresswoman stated that a proposed rule change by the Justice Department would have kept the Watergate tapes from being disclosed. She also said that President Obama has not heeded the warnings of history in his dealings with Iran and by the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
Cain: Alabama matters
October 28th, 2011
06:20 PM ET
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Cain: Alabama matters

(CNN) – With a little more than two months until the early voting season kicks off in Iowa, Herman Cain is spending precious campaign time in states that vote later in the primary calendar.

Making multiple stops in Alabama on Friday, Cain sought to justify his unorthodox campaign schedule by arguing that "Alabama matters!"
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Herman Cain
BLITZER’S BLOG: ExxonMobil’s profits soaring, why are they subsidized?
October 28th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
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BLITZER’S BLOG: ExxonMobil’s profits soaring, why are they subsidized?

(CNN) - Did you notice that ExxonMobil’s profits rose 41 percent in the last quarter to $10.33 billion? A year ago, its third quarter profit was $7.35 billion.

ExxonMobil is doing just fine, and that is good. It employs thousands of hard-working people, and I’m happy about that.

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Filed under: Congress • Energy
On climate change, Dems and Perry find Romney shifting
October 28th, 2011
04:57 PM ET
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On climate change, Dems and Perry find Romney shifting

(CNN) – Mitt Romney found himself taking hits from both a Republican rival and Democrats Friday over his stance on climate change, which both sides said had changed over the course of a few months.

On Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor told voters at a campaign event in Pittsburgh that he didn't know what was causing climate change.
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Filed under: DNC • Environmental policy • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry
Huntsman daughters spoof Cain's smoking ad
October 28th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
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Huntsman daughters spoof Cain's smoking ad

(CNN) - Earlier this week Herman Cain said Americans need a sense of humor, and on Friday, a few people took his words to heart: Jon Huntsman's daughters.

Responding to Cain's controversial web ad –where his chief-of-staff, Mark Block, took the most talked-about cigarette drag all week– Huntsman's three girls released their own spoof this week, this time blowing bubbles, not smoke.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Jon Huntsman
Congress considers Solyndra subpoena
October 28th, 2011
04:03 PM ET
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Congress considers Solyndra subpoena

Washington (CNN) - House GOP leaders announced Friday that they are laying the groundwork for Congress to issue a subpoena for internal White House documents regarding the decision to issue federal loan guarantees in 2010 to Solyndra, a solar energy company that has since filed for bankruptcy.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will meet Thursday to consider a resolution authorizing the issuance of the subpoena.

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Perry jokes about debate skills but won't confirm whether he'll skip out
October 28th, 2011
02:59 PM ET
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Perry jokes about debate skills but won't confirm whether he'll skip out

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry joked Friday a grueling debate schedule could help sharpen his skills, but he would not say whether he planned to skip any upcoming GOP match-ups.

"I don't know whether or not we're gonna forego any debates or not," Perry told reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, and joked about his notoriously lackluster debate performances. "Shoot, I'm gonna be a good debater before it's all over with."
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
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