BLITZER’S BLOG: For Obama, numbers matter
November 15th, 2011
04:18 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: For Obama, numbers matter

(CNN) - There are many advantages an incumbent president has in seeking re-election. The power and perks of the White House are significant.

But those advantages certainly don’t guarantee a second term. There have been many one-term presidents.

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Filed under: Polls • President Obama
'Magical week' for super committee?
Co-chairman, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), talks with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), during a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on November 1, 2011 in Washington, DC.
November 15th, 2011
03:38 PM ET
3 years ago

'Magical week' for super committee?

Washington (CNN) - Eight days and counting.

With time running out, senior Democrats and Republicans remained unclear Tuesday about the prospects of success for the so-called congressional "super committee" - the 12-member panel charged with the seemingly Herculean task of finding at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
Cain and Kissinger: A match made in heaven?
November 15th, 2011
02:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain and Kissinger: A match made in heaven?

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is among those Herman Cain would like to see in his administration if he wins the White House. Too bad Kissinger declined the proposal.

"Dr. Kissinger turned down my offer to be secretary of state," Cain told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with a smile. "He said he's perfectly happy doing what he's doing."
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Filed under: 2012 • Henry Kissinger • Herman Cain
Cain: I'm against 'collective hijacking'
November 15th, 2011
02:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain: I'm against 'collective hijacking'

Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Tuesday reiterated comments made a day earlier that he supports collective bargaining rights for public employees, which could put him at odds with some of his rivals and hurt him among some conservatives.

During an editorial board meeting Monday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin, Cain said that he supported workers' right for collective bargaining. One day later following a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, he declared, "Let's clarify what I said. I am against collective hijacking."
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • John Kasich • Ohio • Wisconsin
Bill filed to prohibit congressional insider trading
November 15th, 2011
02:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Bill filed to prohibit congressional insider trading

Washington (CNN) - Members of Congress and their staffs would be prohibited from using insider legislative information for investment purposes under legislation filed Tuesday in the wake of a CBS News "60 Minutes" report.

On Sunday, "60 Minutes" aired a report highlighting instances in which congressional officials reportedly bought stocks around the same time Congress was discussing legislation affecting those companies or industries.

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Filed under: Congress
Romney mail hits South Carolina
November 15th, 2011
02:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney mail hits South Carolina

Bettendorf, Iowa (CNN) - South Carolina voters received a lengthy fundraising plea from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney over the weekend, a sign that the Republican presidential candidate is ever-so-slightly upping his efforts in the first southern primary state.

The four-page mail piece, penned under Romney's name and provided to CNN by a Republican in Columbia who received it on Monday, says that "America is desperate for strong focused, fiscally responsible leadership."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • South Carolina
McCain clashes with Panetta over U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq
November 15th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain clashes with Panetta over U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq

Washington (CNN) – Deep disagreements surfaced on Capitol Hill Tuesday over whether the United States has moved too quickly to withdraw troops from Iraq.

The Obama administration will withdraw all U.S. military personnel by the end of the year, after negotiations with Iraq broke down last month over leaving behind a small force for training and security. Some 30,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq now, and only a small number of U.S. military will remain behind, attached to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

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Filed under: Congress • Department of Defense • Iraq • John McCain • Leon Panetta
Perry pledges to 'uproot, tear down and rebuild' Washington
November 15th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry pledges to 'uproot, tear down and rebuild' Washington

Bettendorf, Iowa (CNN) - Casting Washington as a latter-day Roman Empire, bloated and "mired in ruin," Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled a drastic plan to overhaul the federal government Tuesday in a policy speech in Iowa.

"It is time to tear down the monuments to bureaucratic failure, and in their place build a smaller, more efficient federal government that puts the American people first," Perry said at a manufacturing facility in Bettendorf. "The Washington insiders won't address Beltway decay, they won't try a totally new way, because they like things as they are."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Perry
CNN Poll: Obama ranks low among recent incumbents
November 15th, 2011
12:07 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama ranks low among recent incumbents

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains in the mid-40s, where it has been since July, and he continues to receive much higher marks for foreign policy than for domestic issues, according to a new national survey out one year before he is up for re-election.

A CNN/ORC International Poll released Tuesday indicates that 52% of all Americans approve of how the president is handling the situation in Iraq, an indication that Americans tend to favor Obama's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from that country by year's end. Forty-eight percent of those questioned approve of how he is handling the war in Afghanistan. By contrast, only 35% have a positive view of his economic track record, and just 38% approve of how he is handling health care policy.

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November 15th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – November 11-13 – Obama Approval

TOPICS: Obama overall approval; approval on Iraq, Afghanistan, health care, economy

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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