N.Y. poll: Romney leads GOP race, Obama would win election
November 15th, 2011
11:29 AM ET
2 years ago

N.Y. poll: Romney leads GOP race, Obama would win election

(CNN) – A new poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the GOP presidential field by a wide margin in New York, but a majority of voters statewide said they would choose to re-elect President Barack Obama if the election were held today.

Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House, was the choice of 32% of Republican voters in the state, double the support of businessman Herman Cain, who was second at 15%, according to a Siena College Research Institute poll released Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New York • President Obama
Military issues top agenda as Obama heads to Australia
November 15th, 2011
10:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Military issues top agenda as Obama heads to Australia

Honolulu (CNN) - President Barack Obama is set to announce an expanded American military presence in Australia later this week during his first visit to that country as commander-in-chief.

The president - departing from Hawaii Tuesday - is expected to make the announcement during a stop at a military base in Darwin, located in northern Australia. Among other things, U.S. Marines will begin using facilities in Darwin for training and war games, while American warships will increase their utilization of naval facilities in Western Australia near Perth.

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Filed under: Australia • President Obama
Warren's ad introduction
November 15th, 2011
09:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Warren's ad introduction

(CNN) - Starting Tuesday, voters in Massachusetts will be introduced, or reintroduced to Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren through the first TV advertisement of her campaign.

The minute-long spot serves as part biography, part history-touting sales pitch for the Harvard professor who helped President Barack Obama develop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Iowa poll: 4-way battle 7 weeks from caucuses
November 15th, 2011
09:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Iowa poll: 4-way battle 7 weeks from caucuses

(CNN) - With the Iowa caucuses just seven weeks away, a new poll indicates that it's a four-way battle in the race for the GOP nomination in the Hawkeye State.

A Bloomberg News survey indicates 20% of Iowans likely to take part in the Republican caucuses say they support businessman Herman Cain for the nomination, with 19% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third run for the White House. Eighteen percent say they support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's making his second run for the GOP nomination and 17% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Polls • Republicans
Gabrielle Giffords gives first TV interview since shooting
Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, after receiving the Legion of Merit from Vice President Joe Biden during a retirement ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 6, 2011.
November 15th, 2011
08:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords gives first TV interview since shooting

(CNN) – Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head during a gun rampage in January, appeared in her first television interview late Monday night, clearly understanding the questions put to her but able to respond only in simple words.

"I cried," she told ABC's Diane Sawyer in response to a question about how she felt when her husband told her what had happened.

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Filed under: Congress • Gabrielle Giffords
Newspaper editor defends Cain interview
November 15th, 2011
08:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Newspaper editor defends Cain interview

(CNN) – The editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel criticized efforts by Herman Cain's campaign to discredit the newspaper's interview with the presidential candidate when he stumbled over questions on Libya and collective bargaining.

"Trying to spin it and say it was edited or handled some other way is just not accurate," Marty Kaiser said Tuesday on CNN's "American Morning."
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Debt committee: Deal or no deal – then what?
November 15th, 2011
07:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Debt committee: Deal or no deal – then what?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The congressional debt committee has nine days to come up with a deficit reduction proposal.

There are basically three possible outcomes: The bipartisan panel reaches a deal; it doesn't reach a deal; or it reaches a partial deal.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
November 15th, 2011
04:20 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 15, 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: What’s behind Gingrich’s jump in the polls?
It's the biggest headline in a national poll full of headlines: Newt Gingrich has surged and is now basically tied with Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

CNN: Cain stumbles over Libya
Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain took a moment Monday to clarify his position on Libya: He needs more information.

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