Poll: Michelle Obama's high marks
October 31st, 2011
02:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Michelle Obama's high marks

(CNN) - Michelle Obama may be a valuable asset for President Barack Obama in 2012.

A new Marist Poll released Monday showed the first lady commanding a healthy approval rating among registered voters.
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Obama tackles drug shortages, prices
October 31st, 2011
02:33 PM ET
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Obama tackles drug shortages, prices

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday designed to help reduce a growing number of prescription drug shortages while protecting patients from possible pharmaceutical industry price gouging.

Among other things, the order requires the Food and Drug Administration to increase its reporting of possible shortages of certain prescription drugs, while also speeding up regulatory reviews of new drug manufacturing sites, drug suppliers and manufacturing changes.

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Rick Perry's jobs promise not big enough
October 31st, 2011
02:01 PM ET
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Rick Perry's jobs promise not big enough

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Rick Perry's first campaign ad kicks off with a promise.

"As president, I'll create at least two-and-a-half million new jobs," Perry says before touting his energy policies.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Rick Perry
Cain: My tax plan is better
October 31st, 2011
01:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain: My tax plan is better

Washington (CNN) - Despite the media swarm focused on the sexual harassment allegations surrounding Herman Cain, the presidential candidate aimed to defend his 9-9-9 tax plan and slinging a few arrows at his competitors during a fiscal policy discussion in Washington, D.C Monday.

Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, Cain said his Republican opponents were "scrambling to come up with something" better than his proposal.
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Heating up between Obama, Romney camps
October 31st, 2011
12:38 PM ET
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Heating up between Obama, Romney camps

(CNN) - A day after senior Obama adviser David Plouffe denounced Mitt Romney as a man with "no core," two other Obama aides added their own stinging criticisms against the Republican presidential hopeful – the latest sign the president's advisors have zeroed in on Romney as the likely GOP nominee.

As anyone who's watched [Mitt Romney], it's always a question as to where he was and where he is and where he might be on any given issue," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in an off camera briefing Monday morning. Carney has previously held back direct attacks against Republican presidential contenders.

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Filed under: 2012 • David Plouffe • Jay Carney • Mitt Romney • President Obama
The shaping of a candidate: A look at Mitt Romney's faith journey
October 31st, 2011
10:36 AM ET
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The shaping of a candidate: A look at Mitt Romney's faith journey

(CNN) – A cop arrived at the roadside wreckage of a June 1968 head-on collision in southern France, took one quick look at the Citroën's unresponsive driver and, according to one of the driver's friends, scrawled into the young man's American passport, "Il est mort" – "He is dead."

The man at the Citroën's wheel was Mitt Romney, who may have appeared dead but was very much alive - as is his bid today for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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Perry: ‘I'm a doer, not a talker’
October 31st, 2011
09:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Perry: ‘I'm a doer, not a talker’

(CNN) – For the second time in two weeks, Rick Perry's blanketing Iowa with ads touting his record creating jobs.

"If you're looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that, and he's destroying our economy. I'm a doer, not a talker," says the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate, smiling into the camera. "In Texas we created 40% of the new jobs in the entire country since June of 2009. And we cut a record $15 billion from our state budget. Now they say we can't do that in Washington. Well, they're wrong, and they need to go."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Rick Perry
Poll: Cain and Perry lead in Texas
October 31st, 2011
08:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Cain and Perry lead in Texas

(CNN) – Herman Cain and Rick Perry lead the pack of Republican presidential candidates in Perry's home state of Texas, with the other GOP hopefuls trailing, according to a new poll released Monday.

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll indicated businessman Cain and Texas Gov. Perry statistically tied at 27% and 26% respectively among Republican primary voters. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas received 12% support, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 9% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 8%. The remaining candidates received 2% support or less.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Polls • Rick Perry • Texas
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 31, 2011
October 31st, 2011
05:08 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 31, 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: Cain campaign responds to alleged inappropriate behavior
Herman Cain’s presidential campaign responded Sunday night to a story in POLITICO that alleged at least two female employees complained of inappropriate behavior by Cain while he was head of the National Restaurant Association and ultimately left their jobs at the trade group.
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Huntsman doesn't rule out giving campaign more money
October 30th, 2011
07:01 PM ET
2 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
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