Huntsman doesn't rule out giving campaign more money
October 30th, 2011
07:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman doesn't rule out giving campaign more money

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - When asked if he would inject any more of his own money into his cash-strapped presidential campaign, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman would not draw any lines in the sand Sunday.

A reporter asked Huntsman, the son of a chemicals tycoon, if he would consider making another cash loan to his campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
Romney remains the top target of GOP rivals, White House
October 30th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney remains the top target of GOP rivals, White House

Washington (CNN) - Herman Cain may be battling with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential polls, but Romney remained the "target du jour" Sunday for both his current and possible future competition.

Two other rivals for the GOP nomination - Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a fellow Texan, Rep. Ron Paul - as well as David Plouffe, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, all accused the former Massachusetts governor of flip-flopping on major issues in a bid to strengthen his conservative credentials.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Republicans
Perry will debate but still doesn't like it
October 30th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry will debate but still doesn't like it

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry still doesn't like debates, even though he has backed off from an earlier threat to drop out of upcoming showdowns with other Republican presidential candidates.

"I readily admit, I'm not the best debater in the world," Perry said on "Fox News Sunday." "With as many debates as we've got coming up, I may be a pretty good debater when it's all said and done."
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Rick Perry
Ron Paul defends eventual end to federal student loans
October 30th, 2011
12:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul defends eventual end to federal student loans

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Sunday his proposed plan to phase out federal student loans would lower the costs of a college education, making it more affordable for those wanting to attend.

“Anybody who’s ambitious enough will get to go to college,” Paul said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • TV-State of the Union
Top Obama aide focuses criticism on Romney
October 30th, 2011
12:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Top Obama aide focuses criticism on Romney

(CNN) - President Barack Obama says he's not yet paying attention to the Republican presidential race, but his senior adviser on Sunday singled out Mitt Romney for criticism when asked about the GOP contenders.

David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager in 2008 and now a senior adviser to the president, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Romney's national poll numbers, which are consistently in the low 20% range, showed that most Republican voters were looking elsewhere for a candidate.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Plouffe • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Paul has no plans for third-party bid, yet
October 30th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Paul has no plans for third-party bid, yet

(CNN) - Ron Paul has no plans to launch a third-party bid for the White House in 2012 if he fails to win the Republican nomination, he said Sunday.

"I have no intention of doing it," Paul said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Nobody's particularly asked me to do it and they know what I'm doing and I have no plans whatsoever to do it."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul • TV-State of the Union
Cain re-clarifies abortion stance, discourages smoking
October 30th, 2011
11:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Cain re-clarifies abortion stance, discourages smoking

(CNN) - Herman Cain, the latest Republican presidential frontrunner, clarified his stance on abortion Sunday by saying he opposes any abortion after conception, with no exceptions.

Cain, the former pizza executive, distanced himself from a previous comment that abortion in cases of rape and incest should be up to the family.
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Herman Cain
Axelrod takes on lobbyist charge while jabbing Republicans
October 30th, 2011
10:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod takes on lobbyist charge while jabbing Republicans

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's senior campaign strategist pushed back Sunday on criticism that the current administration has reneged on a campaign promise not to accept donations from federal lobbyists.

David Axelrod told CNN's "State of the Union" that Obama does not accept contributions from federal lobbyists, and he labeled the current White House as the "most transparent" in history.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama • Republicans • TV-State of the Union
State of the Union Early Bird for October 30, 2011
October 30th, 2011
04:54 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for October 30, 2011

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar this morning:  The latest polling out of Iowa, Ron Paul wins another straw poll, and President Obama's campaign hurdles.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interview with Obama senior campaign strategist David Axelrod and our interview with Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul.
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