DNC chair pulls no punches on Romney
November 23rd, 2011
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

DNC chair pulls no punches on Romney

(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz singled out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday as having “really disturbing views” following his performance in CNN's national security debate Tuesday night.

"Mitt Romney did his level best to continue to pull the field of Republican candidates as far to the right and the extreme right as possible," Schultz said in an interview on CNN's "American Morning."
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November 23rd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – November 18-20 – Obama

TOPICS: Obama approval rating; Democrats' opinion of renominating Obama; health care law

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CNN Poll: Blue collar Democrats' support for Obama drops
November 23rd, 2011
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Blue collar Democrats' support for Obama drops

Washington (CNN) - Although President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains steady, his standing among Democrats, and in particular among blue-collar Democrats, appears to have dropped, according to a new national survey.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday, 44% of Americans say they approve of the job the president's doing in the White House, with 54% saying they disapprove of how Obama is handling his duties. The president's approval rating has hovered in the same mid-40's range since June in CNN surveys.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Polls • President Obama
Huntsman's third party help, all in the family?
November 23rd, 2011
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman's third party help, all in the family?

(CNN) – Jon Huntsman doesn't know where the money for a $650,000 ad buy supporting his presidential run came from, and he doesn't care.

In an interview Wednesday on CNN's "American Morning," the former Utah governor said he doesn't know whether his father contributed to the super PAC that funded a Thanksgiving-run ad campaign, but he's "just delighted" to receive support in the first place.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire • TV-American Morning
Romney's faith a factor for GOP primary?
November 23rd, 2011
10:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney's faith a factor for GOP primary?

(CNN)-If half the public says they don't know very much about Mormonism and one-third of Republicans say the Mormon religion is not a Christian faith, how will GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney fare in his bid for the White House?

According to a new national survey, it won't affect Romney in a hypothetical general election faceoff with President Barack Obama, but his Mormon faith may have an impact on the former Massachusetts governor's chances in the GOP primaries and caucuses.
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • GOP • Mitt Romney • Polls
Obama to spare two turkeys
President Obama carries on the White House tradition of pardoning a turkey for Thanksgiving in November 2010.
November 23rd, 2011
09:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to spare two turkeys

(CNN) - Two turkeys from Willmar, Minnesota are counting their blessings this day before Thanksgiving, set to officially be pardoned by President Obama and transported to classy digs at Mount Vernon.

For two turkeys the day before at least 45 million of their comrades are to be consumed at dinner tables across the country, it's the equivalent of winning the jackpot.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Five things we learned from the CNN debate
November 23rd, 2011
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Five things we learned from the CNN debate

Washington (CNN) - Can a debate without many zingers and gotcha moments be interesting and newsworthy? The answer appears to be yes.

Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate in the nation's capital was short on action, but long on drama. And the debate, like its 10 predecessors so far this campaign season, will most likely have an impact on the race for the Republican nomination.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Foreign Policy • GOP
First on CNN: Key social conservatives secretly meet to stop Romney in Iowa
November 23rd, 2011
07:47 AM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Key social conservatives secretly meet to stop Romney in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Representatives for leading social conservative groups in Iowa held a secret meeting Monday as part of an effort with one main goal: find and support a Republican presidential candidate who can stop Mitt Romney in Iowa.

The idea: avoid splintering the conservative vote in the state by rallying around one GOP rival who could win Iowa's Jan. 3 caucus and then challenge Romney in New Hampshire and the other early voting states.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
South Dakota Sen. Thune to endorse Romney
November 23rd, 2011
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

South Dakota Sen. Thune to endorse Romney

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will endorse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Iowa on Wednesday.

The endorsement is set to be announced as the former Massachusetts governor campaigns in Des Moines, according to Dave Kochel, Romney's top strategist in Iowa.

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Filed under: 2012 • John Thune • Mitt Romney
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
November 23rd, 2011
04:17 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 23, 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: Five things we learned from the CNN debate
Can a debate without many zingers and gotcha moments be interesting and newsworthy? The answer appears to be yes.

CNN: Gingrich shows humane side on immigration
In his first debate as the Republican frontrunner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took a political gamble Tuesday by wading into the volatile issue of limited amnesty for long-time illegal immigrants.

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