Bachmann says NBC president should have apologized for rude song
November 27th, 2011
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann says NBC president should have apologized for rude song

(CNN) – Michele Bachmann thinks NBC should have gone further in apologizing to her after Jimmy Fallon’s band played a crudely-titled song as she was walking on stage during his late-night television show.

The incident, which happened Monday, prompted an apology letter from Doug Vaughan, NBC's senior vice president for special programs and late night. In an interview with KLIF radio in Dallas on Friday, Bachmann said she thought NBC’s president would have made the apology if she was a liberal.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
GOP senator calls for changing automatic spending cuts
November 27th, 2011
02:22 PM ET
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GOP senator calls for changing automatic spending cuts

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania called Sunday for reconfiguring the automatic spending cuts required by Congress due to last week's failure by the special joint deficit reduction committee to reach a deal.

Toomey, a member of the so-called "super committee," told the ABC program "This Week" that he wanted to change the formula for making $1.2 trillion in budget cuts mandated under legislation passed in August.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Pat Toomey
Bill Clinton says Gingrich surge a result of thoughtful positions
November 27th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
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Bill Clinton says Gingrich surge a result of thoughtful positions

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich earned praises this week from former adversary Bill Clinton, with whom Gingrich butted heads during his tenure as House speaker in the 1990s.

In an interview with the conservative online publication Newsmax, Clinton said Gingrich’s positions on immigration would help him appeal to independent voters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Newt Gingrich
Legislators squabble over extending the payroll tax cut
November 27th, 2011
12:17 PM ET
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Legislators squabble over extending the payroll tax cut

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats this week will propose extending the payroll tax cut and imposing a surtax on people earning more than $1 million to pay for it, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Sunday.

Appearing on the NBC program "Meet the Press," Schumer said the proposal would be brought up again if Republicans vote it down due to their general opposition to tax increases.

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Filed under: Congress • Taxes
Huntsman says Union Leader endorsement highlights ‘fluidity’ of race
November 27th, 2011
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman says Union Leader endorsement highlights ‘fluidity’ of race

(CNN) - After months of campaigning almost exclusively in New Hampshire, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Sunday it wasn’t a setback to his campaign that the state’s largest newspaper chose to endorse another candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.

The New Hampshire Union Leader backed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Sunday, saying he wasn’t the “perfect candidate,” but the one best positioned to enact necessary changes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
Romney camp touts positions to Iowa voters
November 27th, 2011
11:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp touts positions to Iowa voters

(CNN) - As the Romney campaign decides how hard to campaign in Iowa, voters there on Saturday opened their mailboxes to find several different mailers from it touting the candidate's positions on immigration, marriage and values. This marks the first known paid-advertising effort by the Romney camp in the state.

Such issues as immigration and marriage are key for many of the conservative activists who comprise alarge portion caucus attendees.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
Cain: Confusion has led to drop in support
November 27th, 2011
10:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Cain: Confusion has led to drop in support

(CNN) - Herman Cain ascribed his recent drop in the polls to false sexual harassment allegations and voter confusion about his positions on abortion and foreign policy, saying Sunday that some of his remarks over the past month had been taken out of context.

“Obviously false accusations and confusion about some of my positions has contributed to it,” Cain said on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked by host Candy Crowley about his campaign’s flagging poll numbers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • State of the Union
Bachmann dings Gingrich over immigration - again
November 27th, 2011
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann dings Gingrich over immigration - again

(CNN) – Michele Bachmann continued her line against fellow GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich as the most “liberal” candidate on Saturday, releasing a Gingrich-signed letter that she said indicates his support of amnesty for 11 million illegal workers.

The letter, co-signed by Gingrich and 14 other conservatives and published in the Wall Street Journal in 2004, offered support for President George W. Bush’s proposal at the time for a guest-worker program.
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N.H. Union Leader backs Gingrich
November 27th, 2011
07:09 AM ET
2 years ago

N.H. Union Leader backs Gingrich

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire's largest newspaper has endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination.

The New Hampshire Union Leader's Sunday editorial says the former House speaker "is by no means the perfect candidate" but calls him "the best candidate who is actually running."
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Newt Gingrich