Huntsman in New Hampshire: 'I don't care what the rest of the country thinks'
November 15th, 2011
10:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman in New Hampshire: 'I don't care what the rest of the country thinks'

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - Jon Huntsman seemed to get carried away in embracing his campaign's New Hampshire strategy Tuesday, telling an audience: "I don't care what the rest of the country thinks or feels."

He later clarified he was speaking about national poll numbers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
November 15th, 2011
08:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators say joint jobs bill has best chance of passing

(CNN) - As Congress continues to wrangle over jobs legislation, two senators from opposite sides of the aisle are introducing a more modest, bipartisan bill they hope will gain support from their colleagues.

Republican Marco Rubio of Florida and Democrat Chris Coons of Delaware, appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” said the AGREE Act incorporated ideas from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, as well as from President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: Chris Coons • Congress • Jobs • Marco Rubio
In book Gabby Giffords' husband recounts recovery and path ahead
November 15th, 2011
06:54 PM ET
2 years ago

In book Gabby Giffords' husband recounts recovery and path ahead

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, recounts in their new memoir the ups and downs of her remarkable recovery from what could have debilitating head wound in less than a year.

He recounts the first time he saw her after the shooting on that Saturday in January, calling it "a great shock. Even when you know what to expect, nothing fully prepares you for seeing someone you love in such a critical state." She was near death when she had arrived at the hospital - comatose, hooked up to a breathing tube and her face was black and blue.
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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Perry, Hoyer spar over Perry plan
November 15th, 2011
06:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry, Hoyer spar over Perry plan

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired back Tuesday after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer questioned whether Perry's proposal to create a "part-time Congress" with fewer members and half the budget was serious.

"You better believe it, Steny," Perry said on Sean Hannity's radio show Tuesday. "We're serious."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Rick Perry • Steny Hoyer
Georgia GOP, CNN plan Super Tuesday debate
November 15th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Georgia GOP, CNN plan Super Tuesday debate

Washington (CNN) - The Georgia Republican Party announced it will host a GOP presidential debate with CNN on March 1, less than one week before “Super Tuesday.”

In announcing the debate, Georgia Republican Party Chair Sue Everhart highlighted the key role the delegate-rich Peach State will play in helping the GOP chooses its presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Georgia • GOP
Solyndra was asked to delay layoffs until after 2010 vote
November 15th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Solyndra was asked to delay layoffs until after 2010 vote

Washington (CNN) - The Department of Energy last year urged struggling solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 elections, according to a report made public Tuesday by Republican congressional investigators.

Solyndra, which had received $535 million in federal loan guarantees in 2009, later declared bankruptcy.

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Filed under: Energy • White House
'Vets against VA vouchers' trails Romney
November 15th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
2 years ago

'Vets against VA vouchers' trails Romney

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - A handful of people wearing "Vets against VA vouchers" T-shirts showed up at Mitt Romney's economic speech in Columbia to express opposition to an idea the GOP presidential candidate has floated about privatizing health care for military veterans.

The former Massachusetts governor was speaking about jobs and labor policy at Colite International after he toured the corporate and retail sign manufacturing business. Ann Romney joined her husband onstage and delivered brief remarks.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Veterans
GOP leaders again call for Holder to resign
November 15th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP leaders again call for Holder to resign

Washington (CNN) - Ten conservative House Republicans renewed their demand Tuesday for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down for his handling of the fallout from a flawed gun sting operation known as Fast and Furious.

"Attorney General Holder's refusal to take responsibility for the actions of his department is inexcusable," declared Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona.

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Holder
Gingrich fires back at lobbying charge
November 15th, 2011
04:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich fires back at lobbying charge

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich fired back Tuesday at accusations that he was paid to lobby Republicans on behalf of mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

"I was up there and that's just not true," he told CNN. "I have never lobbied."
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Filed under: 2012 • Financial Reform • Newt Gingrich
November 15th, 2011
04:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Newt Gingrich back from the brink

Sheffield, Iowa (CNN) - Newt Gingrich will tell you his sudden surge in the polls surprises even him. Well, sort of. He thought it was going to come six weeks from now. Just in time for the Iowa caucuses.

A dead candidate walking just last summer, the former speaker of the House still oozes confidence. He now knows he has a real shot at the GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
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