Cain to make campaign announcement Saturday
Supporters of Herman Cain wait for the Republican presidential candidate to speak in Atlanta Saturday.
December 3rd, 2011
12:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain to make campaign announcement Saturday

Atlanta (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is expected to address the future of his presidential campaign Saturday at the scheduled opening of a Georgia campaign headquarters.

"Tomorrow in Atlanta, I will be making an announcement," he said Friday at a town hall meeting in Rock Hill, South Carolina. "But nobody's going to get me to make that prematurely, that's all there is to that."

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Paul campaign calls Trump debate ‘wildly inappropriate’
December 3rd, 2011
11:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Paul campaign calls Trump debate ‘wildly inappropriate’

(CNN) - At least two Republican presidential hopefuls are declining to participate in a debate moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will both skip the debate, citing concerns about the seriousness of the event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Ron Paul
Biden calls for openness to create business climate
December 3rd, 2011
08:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Biden calls for openness to create business climate

(CNN) - On a visit to Turkey, Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called for increased openness around the world, arguing that political and social freedoms create economic opportunities.

Biden spoke at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted in Istanbul, whose goal is to promote entrepreneurship and facilitate innovation and private enterprise.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Turkey
New tradition: Senator Santa?
December 3rd, 2011
08:30 AM ET
3 years ago

New tradition: Senator Santa?

(CNN) – Republicans and Democrats in the Senate may not agree on everything, but 58 of them are teaming up for one measure that doesn't involve tax policy or budget showdowns: Christmas presents.

In what's billed as the first-ever Senate "Secret Santa" gift exchange, the lawmakers are engaging in a rare bipartisan effort meant to bring a little more "jolly" to the halls of the chamber.
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Filed under: Senate
Obama urges payroll tax cut extension, Senate Republicans push balanced budget amendment
December 3rd, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama urges payroll tax cut extension, Senate Republicans push balanced budget amendment

(CNN) – President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to extend the payroll tax cut, warning a failure to do so would take away a tax break of about $1,000 for middle-class families.

"We can't let that happen," he said in his weekly address. "In fact, I think we should cut taxes on working families and small business owners even more."
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Filed under: Budget • Olympia Snowe • President Obama • Republicans • Senate • Taxes
George McGovern taken to South Dakota hospital after fall
December 3rd, 2011
04:00 AM ET
3 years ago

George McGovern taken to South Dakota hospital after fall

(CNN) - Liberal Democratic icon George McGovern was taken to a South Dakota hospital after falling Friday night at a nearby university, a library staff member told CNN.

The library staffer at Dakota Wesleyan University - who asked not to be identified, because he was not authorized to discuss the incident - said McGovern fell on the campus in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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Filed under: South Dakota
Justice Department sends Congress 1,400 pages on 'Fast and Furious'
December 3rd, 2011
03:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Justice Department sends Congress 1,400 pages on 'Fast and Furious'

Washington (CNN) - An intense struggle among several senior Justice Department officials was revealed Friday as internal documents on the gun-running Operation Fast and Furious were released by the department.

About 1,400 pages that had been demanded by Capitol Hill investigators were sent to three key congressional committees in advance of what is expected to be a contentious hearing next Thursday when Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on the subject.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Eric Holder • Justice Department
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