Mamma Mia! It’s Newt on the phone
December 4th, 2011
10:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Mamma Mia! It’s Newt on the phone

Washington (CNN) - Longtime ABBA fan and Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has a favorite among this year's Kennedy Center lifetime achievement honorees.

Speaking on the red carpet on his way into the 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, Gingrich said, "Since my ring tones are from “Mamma Mia,” I have a certain bias towards Meryl Streep."

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich up in Iowa; Romney’s lead in NH narrows
December 4th, 2011
05:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich up in Iowa; Romney’s lead in NH narrows

(CNN) – As support for Newt Gingrich surges in Iowa, Mitt Romney’s lead has dwindled in New Hampshire, according to new polls measuring support for candidates in the early caucus and primary states.

In a poll released Sunday, former House Speaker Gingrich has risen to the top in Iowa and former Massachusetts Gov. Romney remains ahead in New Hampshire, with competitors catching up.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Newt Gingrich
Democrats to offer payroll tax cut compromise
December 4th, 2011
03:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats to offer payroll tax cut compromise

Washington (CNN) - Democrats on Monday will propose a compromise plan to extend the payroll tax cut that includes a "serious" way to pay the more than $200 billion price tag, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee says.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, will introduce the compromise proposal Monday after the chamber last week voted down competing Democratic and Republican plans, Sen. Kent Conrad told "Fox News Sunday."

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Filed under: Democrats • Harry Reid • Kent Conrad • President Obama • Taxes
Gingrich’s leadership ‘lacking,’ says Sen. Coburn
December 4th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich’s leadership ‘lacking,’ says Sen. Coburn

(CNN) – A conservative Republican on Sunday openly balked at the idea of a Newt Gingrich presidency, basing his qualms on the former House Speaker’s leadership while in Congress.

“I’m not inclined to be a supporter of Newt Gingrich, having served under him for four years and experienced, personally, his leadership,” Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn told “Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Tom Coburn
Gingrich’s reformer, bipartisan approach as House leader
December 4th, 2011
12:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich’s reformer, bipartisan approach as House leader

New York (CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich claims his record in Congress as “an aggressive reformer” presaged the tea party movement, though much of it came through the kind of compromise with Democrats that is currently unpopular with conservative primary voters.

“I think I represented the spirit of the tea party before there was a tea party,” the former House Speaker said Saturday, adding that he wouldn’t have been able to pass balanced budget legislation that led to reducing the deficit by $405 billion without the help of President Bill Clinton.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Newt Gingrich
Bachmann: Tea Party will ‘come home’ to my campaign
December 4th, 2011
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann: Tea Party will ‘come home’ to my campaign

(CNN) – In the scramble for Herman Cain supporters after his exit from the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she has already gotten a boost.

“One thing we’ve seen a lot of is Herman Cain supporters have been calling our office and they’ve been coming over to our side,” Bachmann told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” program, adding “part of that is because people see that I’m the tea party candidate in the race and they saw Herman Cain as an outsider and I think they see that my voice would be the one that would be most reflective of his.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Tea Party • TV-State of the Union
Ron Paul: I’m the ‘flavor of the decade’
December 4th, 2011
11:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Ron Paul: I’m the ‘flavor of the decade’

(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Sunday that his presidential campaign rises above the temporary ebbs and flows of the Republican nominating process.

“We’ve had the flavors of the month up and down so far in this campaign,” Paul told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” in reference to different candidates reaching front-runner status, and then declining just as quickly.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Ron Paul • Texas • TV-State of the Union
Rep. Paul on Trump: I didn’t know he could anoint people
December 4th, 2011
11:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Paul on Trump: I didn’t know he could anoint people

(CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul said real estate mogul Donald Trump could hurt the Republican Party with his most recent foray into presidential politics.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley,” Paul said he was surprised at Trump’s current role in the race, including a scheduled debate that Trump will moderate a week before the January 3 Iowa caucuses..
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Donald Trump • Ron Paul • TV-State of the Union
N.H. paper defends Romney against flip-flop charges
December 4th, 2011
11:12 AM ET
2 years ago

N.H. paper defends Romney against flip-flop charges

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - One of New Hampshire's largest daily newspapers in its endorsement Sunday defended Mitt Romney against charges of flip-flopping, saying they rejected the notion his positions "should have been written in blood, never to change."

The Foster's Daily Democrat editorial board spent much of its endorsement taking on the "myth and mythology which has been used to attack" Romney, telling readers they had looked the former Massachusetts governor in the eye and read his book and policy papers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Sen. McCain: Arizona could be 'up for grabs'
December 4th, 2011
10:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. McCain: Arizona could be 'up for grabs'

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that his home state of Arizona could be won by President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

The 2008 GOP presidential nominee told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that Arizona and other southwest states “can be up for grabs” due to the growing Hispanic vote.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Content Partner • Immigration • John McCain • TV-State of the Union
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