Justices to hear dispute over free speech at Cheney event
December 5th, 2011
01:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Justices to hear dispute over free speech at Cheney event

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court will debate the balance between free speech and security concerns of top government officials in a case involving a war opponent's chance encounter with then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

The justices on Monday accepted review of an appeal from U.S. Secret Service agents, who want to be shielded from a lawsuit filed by Steven Howards of Golden, Colorado. The man was arrested after confronting Cheney in a public area in 2006 - making physical contact with the vice president– and announcing his opposition to the Iraqi war.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Supreme Court
President Obama to make statement
December 5th, 2011
12:59 PM ET
2 years ago

President Obama to make statement

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will make a statement to reporters at the White House at 1:30 p.m. ET Monday.

A White House statement said Obama would urge "Republicans in Congress to join Democrats to ensure taxes don't go up on middle class families next year."


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Perry backers on air with second ad
December 5th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry backers on air with second ad

(CNN) – An independent group supporting Rick Perry's presidential bid is up with an ad supporting the Texas governor in the early voting states of Iowa and South Carolina, according to the group, Make Us Great Again.

The pro-Perry political action committee released the 30-second spot as part of a $388,000 buy on broadcast television, cable television and radio that paints Perry as an outside-Washington reformer who will improve the United States economy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Rick Perry
Cain says no endorsement soon
December 5th, 2011
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain says no endorsement soon

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A defiant Herman Cain told former staffers Monday his endorsement was not likely to come in the next several days, and blamed his opponents and the media for causing his wife's migraine headaches and forcing him to suspend his presidential campaign, according to a source with knowledge of a Cain conference call.

On the conference call for campaign staffers, Cain said he would weigh his options carefully and would not rush to endorse one of his former opponents, the source said. He credited his policy ideas with pushing other GOP candidates, including Mitt Romney, to be bolder in their plans to overhaul Washington.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Huntsman kisses off Trump
December 5th, 2011
11:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman kisses off Trump

(CNN) - Don't expect Jon Huntsman to jump on the Donald Trump bandwagon anytime soon.

"I'm not going to kiss his ring and I'm not going to kiss any other part of his anatomy," Huntsman said on Fox News Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Jon Huntsman
Where will Cain's supporters go now?
December 5th, 2011
11:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Where will Cain's supporters go now?

Washington (CNN) - In the wake of Herman Cain's decision to halt his presidential campaign, the main questions are who will he endorse, will his supporters follow his lead, and will it matter?

The first answer could come this week, as Cain said Saturday after announcing the suspension of his Republican presidential bid that he would announce an endorsement in coming days

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Trump hits 'joke candidates' Paul and Huntsman
December 5th, 2011
10:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Trump hits 'joke candidates' Paul and Huntsman

(CNN) – Donald Trump stoked an ongoing back-and-forth with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul Monday, dismissing Paul's decision to skip a presidential forum he is set to moderate in December.

Trump said the choice by Texas Rep. Paul and rival candidate Jon Huntsman not to attend will result in a better event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Jon Huntsman • Ron Paul
Rubio to release memoir
December 5th, 2011
10:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Rubio to release memoir

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is set to release a book about his life in the fall of 2012.

Sentinel, an imprint of the Penguin Group, will publish the memoir about Rubio, who's frequently mentioned as a potential running-mate on the Republican presidential ticket.
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Filed under: 2012 • Cuba • Florida • Marco Rubio
Energetic Paul TV ad hits airwaves
December 5th, 2011
10:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Energetic Paul TV ad hits airwaves

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's up with the seventh commercial of his bid for the White House, a fast-paced spot that appears to be a cross between a slick TV or movie promotion and an ad for an SUV or pickup truck.

The campaign for the longtime congressman from Texas, who's making his third bid for the presidency, says the ad will run on broadcast and cable television Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to vote in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • New Hampshire • Ron Paul
Gingrich goes up with first spot of presidential campaign
December 5th, 2011
09:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich goes up with first spot of presidential campaign

New York (CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is out with the first TV campaign commercial in his bid for the White House.

The television advertisement, called "Is the America we love a thing of the past? Newt says no," will begin running statewide in Iowa Monday, 4 weeks ahead of the Iowa Caucuses and follows polls released over the weekend that showed Gingrich leading the Republican field in the early voting state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Newt Gingrich
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