Holder to GOP critic: 'Have you no shame?'
December 8th, 2011
05:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Holder to GOP critic: 'Have you no shame?'

Washington (CNN) –GOP critics cranked up the political heat Thursday on Attorney General Eric Holder, threatening impeachment and accusing him of withholding information from Congress about Operation Fast and Furious, a severely flawed and discredited federal gun-sting program.

At the end of a long, combative day of testimony before the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee, California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa compared Holder to disgraced Nixon-era Attorney General John Mitchell.

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Holder • House
Paul: 'I have to expose' Gingrich
December 8th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul: 'I have to expose' Gingrich

(CNN) - Pressed about his aggressive campaign against Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul said he feels responsible to show a different side of the former House speaker to the American public.

"I have to expose him for what he's been doing over the years. That's all we're doing. Trying to present the facts," Paul said to reporters at a town hall event in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul
Perry accurately predicts flub headline
December 8th, 2011
04:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry accurately predicts flub headline

Okatie, South Carolina (CNN) - After touting his military experience and announcing the endorsements of local veterans aboard an aircraft carrier outside Charleston, South Carolina this morning, Perry predicted that a slip-of-the-tongue during his afternoon town hall in Okatie, SC would be the headline that comes out of his day campaigning in the Palmetto state.

During an appearance at the Sun City retirement community, a woman asked Perry about his thoughts on America's "two wars" and the U.S. military's right to go into other countries and change their governments.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Perry ad ties Gingrich and Romney to Obama health law
December 8th, 2011
04:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry ad ties Gingrich and Romney to Obama health law

(CNN) - White House hopeful Rick Perry turned his eye away from Pres. Barack Obama's "war on religion" and toward his sweeping health care law in a new ad debuting in Iowa Thursday.

The spot, called "Obamacare," also goes after fellow GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, claiming the two were equally supportive of government-mandated health insurance. The spot will run statewide in Iowa and nationally on Fox News Channel.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Health care • Rick Perry
Paul to push Gingrich attacks into New Hampshire
December 8th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul to push Gingrich attacks into New Hampshire

(CNN) - Texas Rep. Ron Paul is taking his anti-Newt Gingrich media blitz across more markets.

Not only has Paul's campaign purchased an expanded ad buy in Iowa against his rival GOP presidential opponent, but it's also set to release the same TV ad in New Hampshire, a Paul campaign aide confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: New Hampshire • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul
Perry bus tour to crisscross Iowa
December 8th, 2011
03:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry bus tour to crisscross Iowa

(CNN) - It's crunch time for Rick Perry.

The Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate kicks off a 44 stop bus tour across Iowa starting next Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Perry
House Republicans to offer payroll tax plan
December 8th, 2011
03:18 PM ET
3 years ago

House Republicans to offer payroll tax plan

Washington (CNN) – Setting up a showdown with the White House and Senate Democrats, House Republican leaders Thursday proceeded with plans to vote next week on a proposal to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while easing the path for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Meanwhile, the Senate blocked competing Democratic and Republican proposals to extend the payroll tax cut from proceeding Thursday, with both failing to get the 60 votes necessary.

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Filed under: Congress • House Republicans • Senate • Taxes
BREAKING: Senate Republicans block Democrats' payroll tax cut plan
December 8th, 2011
03:02 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Senate Republicans block Democrats' payroll tax cut plan

(CNN) - Senate Republicans Thursday blocked a Democratic measure to extend the payroll tax cut and assess a new tax on income over $1 million to help pay for it.

The vote was 50-48. Sixty votes were needed for the measure to proceed.


Filed under: Congress • Taxes
BLITZER’S BLOG: Donald Trump – always passionate and opinionated
December 8th, 2011
02:55 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Donald Trump – always passionate and opinionated

New York (CNN) - I spent some quality time with Donald Trump today at his office in New York. Having interviewed him many times over the years, I can assure you he remains vintage Trump. He has very strong views on virtually every issue out there – though they are not always what you might think.

He doesn't lack in self-confidence. He's understandably very proud of his accomplishments. He's a firm believer of what my father used to say to me all the time growing up in Buffalo, New York: "Remember, son: if you don't promote yourself, no one else will."

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • TV-The Situation Room
In wake of Romney attacks, Gingrich vows to 'stay positive'
December 8th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
3 years ago

In wake of Romney attacks, Gingrich vows to 'stay positive'

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) – Newt Gingrich refused to comment on Mitt Romney's stepped-up campaign efforts to directly attack the former House speaker.

After speaking to business leaders in South Carolina's upstate, Gingrich was asked about two high-profile Romney surrogates calling him a "self-aggrandizing," unreliable and untrustworthy leader.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
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