New ad ties Solyndra to Obama’s ‘wasteful cronyism’
December 12th, 2011
09:14 AM ET
3 years ago

New ad ties Solyndra to Obama’s ‘wasteful cronyism’

(CNN) - A Republican-leaning independent group will attack the Obama administration over its connection to Solyndra, the now-bankrupt solar energy company, in a new ad airing Monday.

The spot from Crossroads GPS is set to run for the next week nationally and says the company is an example of "cronyism" in the White House.
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Romney hits Gingrich's 'erratic outspokenness'
December 12th, 2011
08:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney hits Gingrich's 'erratic outspokenness'

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney upped the ante in his battle with Newt Gingrich Monday, accusing the former House speaker of displaying "erratic outspokenness" in comments about Palestine last week.

In an interview with FOX News in a Manchester cafe, Romney said Gingrich had acted as a campaigner and not a president when he told a Jewish media outlet that Palestinians were an "invented" people. He charged Gingrich's comments had put him out ahead of Israel, a United States ally.
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Obama: GOP made political 'calculation' to 'stand on the sidelines'
December 12th, 2011
07:43 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama: GOP made political 'calculation' to 'stand on the sidelines'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama accused Republicans of making a blunt political calculation after his election three years ago, deciding to resist his initiatives, skirt compromise and bank on the economy getting worse to bolster their re-election prospects.

Openly speculating in a CBS interview on the GOP's strategy, Obama said Republications decided: "Our best bet is to stand on the sidelines because we think the economy is going to get worse and, some point, just blame him (Obama)."

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, December 12, 2011
December 12th, 2011
04:26 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, December 12, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click the headlines for more.

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CNN: Obama: GOP made political 'calculation' to 'stand on the sidelines'
President Barack Obama accused Republicans of making a blunt political calculation after his election three years ago, deciding to resist his initiatives, skirt compromise and bank on the economy getting worse to bolster their re-election prospects.

CNN: Senate GOP leader predicts a payroll tax deal
Congress will agree to extend the payroll tax cut before it expires at the end of the year, two leading conservative Senate Republicans said Sunday.

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