Pew study: Not many would benefit from Gingrich's 'path to legality'
December 2nd, 2011
09:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Pew study: Not many would benefit from Gingrich's 'path to legality'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently declared his support for a "path to legality" for undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for longer terms, have paid taxes and have strong family and community ties.

"If you've been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you've been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don't think we're going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out," Gingrich said at the recent CNN debate on national security.

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Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Newt Gingrich
Focus group shows Republican voters have major problems with Romney, Gingrich
December 2nd, 2011
08:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Focus group shows Republican voters have major problems with Romney, Gingrich

Washington (CNN) – Republicans may be enthusiastic about beating President Barack Obama, but a GOP focus group shows they are less enthusiastic about the candidates they're fielding against him.

A focus group of 12 GOP primary voters conducted in northern Virginia–a battleground state–showed that GOP voters have not warmed up to Mitt Romney, are worried about Newt Gingrich's volatility, and have all but dismissed the candidacy of Herman Cain. What's more, they see their two frontrunners as suffering from the same potentially deadly problem: a penchant to flip flop.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Virginia
USPS wants to limit next-day guarantee
December 2nd, 2011
06:27 PM ET
2 years ago

USPS wants to limit next-day guarantee

Washington (CNNMoney) – The U.S. Postal Service on Monday will announce a cost-savings proposal that would no longer guarantee next-day delivery of first-class mail.

The financially troubled agency will present to its overseers a proposal to change its national standard for first-class mail to two-to-five days from one-to-three, according to interviews with several mail industry officials who received a presentation by the agency this week.

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Filed under: Congress • USPS
Paul: Gingrich's rise is 'bewildering'
December 2nd, 2011
05:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul: Gingrich's rise is 'bewildering'

(CNN) - While national Democrats have been pushing a media strategy against Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper, fellow GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul said the political world is focusing on the wrong person.

The more alarming candidate, Paul said, is surging frontrunner Newt Gingrich, a man he labels a "counterfeit conservative."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul • TV-The Situation Room
December 2nd, 2011
05:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Herman Cain: Week in Review

(CNN) - Businessman Herman Cain has had a rocky week on the road as he continues to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president. From Monday when Ginger White alleged a 13-year extramarital affair with the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza until Friday, when the candidate announced he would make clear the decision reached from "reassessing" his presidential bid on Saturday, watch Cain's week in review.


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Huntsman to skip Iowa debate
December 2nd, 2011
04:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman to skip Iowa debate

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Jon Huntsman says he plans to skip a GOP debate in Iowa next week in a move that casts a positive light on the possibility that he likely would not have met the qualifications set by the event's hosts.

Instead of debating, Huntsman says he will host a town hall in the state of New Hampshire where he has been focusing his campaign's attention exclusively.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
Cain journey part of 'God's plan'
December 2nd, 2011
04:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain journey part of 'God's plan'

Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) - Businessman Herman Cain made one campaign stop in South Carolina before returning to Atlanta to meet with his wife and family after a wave of allegations have threatened his presidential campaign.

Political activist Jamie Harrison tried to rally the audience before Cain walked out. "So what do you want him to do? Run, run, run?"

The crowd yelled, "Run, run, run!"
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • South Carolina
Huntsman and Gingrich agree to debate
December 2nd, 2011
04:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman and Gingrich agree to debate

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Two men who would like to unseat long-time New Hampshire front-runner Mitt Romney will sit down for a one-on-one debate in the state later this month.

Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich have agreed to a Lincoln-Douglas style match-up, with both participants going head-to-head on a range of issues.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire • Newt Gingrich
Cain to meet with supporters and donors before Saturday announcement
December 2nd, 2011
04:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain to meet with supporters and donors before Saturday announcement

(CNN) - Herman Cain has invited top supporters and donors to meet with him Saturday in Atlanta before he announces the fate of his campaign at an event there, CNN has confirmed.

A supporter, who is attending the session, told CNN the attendees are expecting the GOP presidential candidate to tell them during the meeting whether or not he will continue with his campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Herman Cain
House GOP leaders outline plan for extending payroll tax cut, jobless aid
December 2nd, 2011
03:25 PM ET
2 years ago

House GOP leaders outline plan for extending payroll tax cut, jobless aid

(CNN) - After competing Republican and Democratic proposals to extend the payroll tax cut failed in the Senate on Thursday night, House Republican leaders assembled their own proposal to extend that tax cut aimed at the middle class and wrap other year-end policy proposals into one bill paid for with a series of spending cuts. But they faced opposition from conservative Republicans.

In addition to a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and other top GOP leaders added an extension of unemployment benefits to a legislative package, but tied that assistance to reforms of the program, according to two senior GOP leadership aides. They also added a two-year "doc fix" to the bill that would head off a scheduled cut in physician pay for those treating Medicare patients. Leaders presented the package to their rank-and-file members Friday morning.

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Filed under: House • Republicans • Taxes
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