Romney attacks Gingrich in Iowa mailboxes
December 15th, 2011
04:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney attacks Gingrich in Iowa mailboxes

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is taking aim at rival Newt Gingrich in Iowa mailboxes.

A mailer from the Romney campaign that hit Iowa Republican mailboxes on Thursday highlights a 2008 ad that Gingrich cut with Nancy Pelosi to promote climate change solutions.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich was 'tempted' to go negative
December 15th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich was 'tempted' to go negative

Fort Dodge, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he second-guessed his vow to run a positive campaign, at least for a moment.

The frontrunner indicated the barrage of negative attacks might have gotten under his skin and made him rethink his campaign strategy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich backs bipartisan Medicare proposal
December 15th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich backs bipartisan Medicare proposal

Fort Dodge, Iowa (CNN) – Newt Gingrich threw his support behind Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden's new Medicare reform plan, calling it "a big step in the right direction."

"It's nice to see us break how Washington's been operating and a Democrat and a Republican come together for that kind of bipartisan approach," Gingrich said Thursday, speaking at the Willow Ridge Golf course in Fort Dodge.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Medicare • Newt Gingrich
New proposal for Medicare
December 15th, 2011
04:09 PM ET
2 years ago

New proposal for Medicare

Washington (CNN) – They know better than to propose legislation in the current political atmosphere, but two political opposites came to terms Thursday on keeping Medicare solvent. They are left wondering, however, if their political parties will.

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Budget Committee Chairman who sparked an outcry this year by proposing to privatize all of Medicare gave in a lot. So too, liberal Sen. Ron Wyden, a member of the Special Aging Committee, who is bound to spark an outcry from many within his own party.
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Filed under: Congress • Medicare • Paul Ryan
White House, Congress working on compromise
December 15th, 2011
03:35 PM ET
2 years ago

White House, Congress working on compromise

Washington (CNN) – A day after a hostile exchange that epitomized Washington gridlock, congressional leaders and the White House said Thursday were discussing ways to resolve their differences over measures to keep the government funded after Friday and extend the payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year.

Comments by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, as well as House Speaker John Boehner and White House press secretary Jay Carney signaled progress toward reaching compromises on the two main pieces of legislation under discussion before Congress goes into recess until next year.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Senate • Taxes
Santorum goes up with first paid ad
December 15th, 2011
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum goes up with first paid ad

(CNN) - Rick Santorum is going up with the first TV commercial in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

A senior Santorum campaign aide tells CNN that the ad will run statewide in Iowa Thursday, hours before the final GOP presidential debate prior to the Hawkeye State's Jan. 3 caucuses. At the same time, a newly created independent super PAC supporting the former Pennsylvania senator's run for the White House says they are airing a spot on Iowa TV.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Rick Santorum
SecDef Herman Cain?
December 15th, 2011
02:35 PM ET
2 years ago

SecDef Herman Cain?

(CNN) – He's out of the race to be the Republican presidential candidate, so Herman Cain is on the hunt for a new job. His dream job? Secretary of Defense. That's what he told ABC News' Barbara Walters in an interview that aired Wednesday night.

Cain said he was "totally hypothetically" interested in the job.

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Filed under: Department of Defense • Herman Cain
Romney's positive spot on moral responsibility
December 15th, 2011
01:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's positive spot on moral responsibility

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign made fiscal responsibility an issue of morality Thursday in a new positive pitch to Iowa voters.

The new television ad picked up on a line Romney has used on the stump calling fiscal responsibility a "moral responsibility."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Mitt Romney
Perry ad knocks frontrunners as non-conservative 'insiders'
December 15th, 2011
01:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry ad knocks frontrunners as non-conservative 'insiders'

(CNN) – Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are both the same breed of Washington insider, according to a new television ad from Rick Perry's campaign released Thursday.

Airing statewide in Iowa and nationally on Fox News, the ad paints Perry's rivals as non-conservatives who voted to raise taxes and ignored soaring federal debt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Rick Perry
Millennials deliver new lows for Obama and Congress
December 15th, 2011
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Millennials deliver new lows for Obama and Congress

(CNN) – Members of the Millennial generation are increasingly skeptical President Barack Obama will win reelection, according to a survey that showed historically low approval ratings for the president and Congress.

Obama received his lowest approval rating of 46% among the young demographic in the Harvard Institute of Politics poll released Thursday. Thirty-six percent of 18 to 29 year olds predicted he will lose reelection, compared to the 30% who said he will win. Among those who supported Obama in 2008, 48% said he will win in 2012 while 19% said he will lose. Thirty-three percent remained undecided.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Polls • President Obama
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