Gingrich campaign reports fundraising momentum
November 11th, 2011
09:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich campaign reports fundraising momentum

Washington (CNN) - As Newt Gingrich's GOP presidential candidacy gains momentum, his campaign says it has raised $1 million since Sunday.

The campaign brought in $250,000 in the past 24 hours, setting its one-day fundraising record, spokesman R.C. Hammond said Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
Perry seeks support as he remembers vets
November 11th, 2011
08:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry seeks support as he remembers vets

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Ditching a blazer for a bomber jacket, suit pants for Wrangler jeans, Texas Gov. Rick Perry exuded confidence working a Veterans Day parade in Columbia Friday.

The presidential candidate, who's been in damage control mode ever since he drew a blank and uttered "oops" at the Wednesday debate, is showing no sign of succumbing to the campaign obituary storyline.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Veterans
White House turns over e-mails related to Solyndra loan
November 11th, 2011
07:54 PM ET
3 years ago

White House turns over e-mails related to Solyndra loan

Washington (CNN) - The White House on Friday turned over internal e-mails demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of Solyndra.internal e-mails demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of solar energy firm Solyndra, but stopped short of releasing the full cache sought by the Energy and Commerce Committee, officials said.

The e-mails provided fell within what one administration official described as "what we believe are legitimate areas of oversight for the committee."

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Filed under: Congress • Energy • White House
Facebook's advice to politicians: 'Be authentic'
November 11th, 2011
07:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Facebook's advice to politicians: 'Be authentic'

(CNN) - It's the perennial conundrum for candidates trying to access a far-flung electorate: How do you quickly spread your message to voters across the country?

For almost all candidates, social media have become some part of the campaign. Recognizing their new role in the political process, Facebook is offering candidates some tips for utilizing their website.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook
November 11th, 2011
05:07 PM ET
3 years ago

What's old is Newt

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich, whose campaign was in trouble earlier this year, is now among the top tier of 2012 presidential hopefuls.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Perry launches national ad highlighting job as governor
November 11th, 2011
04:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry launches national ad highlighting job as governor

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, still recovering from his dismal debate mistake Wednesday, is making a push to reach Republican primary and caucus voters by buying nearly $1 million worth of national cable advertising space on the Fox News Channel.

The total cost of the ad purchase was $975,000, and sources familiar with the buy said it would run a minimum of one week and most likely extend to three weeks.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Rick Perry
November 11th, 2011
04:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain faces pushback over Anita Hill remark

(CNN) – Herman Cain wouldn't answer questions Friday afternoon about a comment he made regarding Anita Hill, the law school professor whose sexual harassment allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991 made national headlines.

"I want to get back on message. That's not on message," Cain told reporters outside a fundraising event in New York City. "I want to fix this economy so people can go back to work–not continue all this attention of stuff that does not matter."
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Filed under: 2012 • Clarence Thomas • Herman Cain
Romney: War almost 'out of sight, out of mind'
November 11th, 2011
04:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: War almost 'out of sight, out of mind'

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Claiming war is "almost out of sight, out of mind" for most Americans, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney invoked FDR's fireside chats as a way to explain how he would be a better wartime communicator than President Barack Obama.

"One of the things that I think has been sorely lacking in our nation as we have been at war these last many years is a constant reminder to the American people that we are at war and people are making huge sacrifice," the former Massachusetts governor said Friday in Mauldin.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • South Carolina
Poll: Romney takes top spot in 2012 race
November 11th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Romney takes top spot in 2012 race

(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tops a new survey released Friday with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich besting businessman Herman Cain for the second spot, though Cain is close behind.

But only three in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they strongly support their candidate and the percentage of those who say they're undecided on their vote is that same as those who would vote for Cain.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls
Obama to begin 9-day Asia-Pacific trip with economic conference
November 11th, 2011
12:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to begin 9-day Asia-Pacific trip with economic conference

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama begins a nine-day trip through the Asia-Pacific region Saturday with a stop in Hawaii for a weekend economic conference where he will press for progress on a trans-Pacific free trade agreement.

The administration is taking care to highlight the importance of strong Asia-Pacific relations to the president's efforts to create jobs domestically.

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Filed under: Hawaii • President Obama • Trade
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