S.C. governor rallies crowd for Romney
December 16th, 2011
09:28 PM ET
3 years ago

S.C. governor rallies crowd for Romney

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley brought her star power to bear Friday after she backed Mitt Romney for president.

Romney seemed energized by the political coup, telling the Greenville audience: "Today I woke up with a big smile on my face."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
FIRST ON CNN: Two-month extension of payroll tax cut proposed
December 16th, 2011
06:57 PM ET
3 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Two-month extension of payroll tax cut proposed

(CNN) - Senate negotiators were unable to work out a comprehensive deal on extending the payroll tax cut and instead are proposing a two-month extension, two sources said Friday.

The possible deal still needs approval from the full caucuses of both parties, which are meeting Friday evening.

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Hispanic Leadership Network to co-sponsor CNN debate in Florida
December 16th, 2011
05:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Hispanic Leadership Network to co-sponsor CNN debate in Florida

(CNN) - The Hispanic Leadership Network announced Friday it will join CNN, CNN en Español, and The Republican Party of Florida as a co-sponsor for the Republican Presidential Debate set for Jan. 26 in Jacksonville, Florida.

"Hispanics and Republicans naturally share many of the same core values," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who serves as the HLN Conference Co-Chair, said in a statement. "This debate is an opportunity for Hispanic voters to hear from the candidates on the issues that will shape the future of our country."
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Filed under: 2012 • Hispanic Leadership Network • Jeb Bush
Perry: Drill, baby, drill ... in Iowa?
December 16th, 2011
05:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry: Drill, baby, drill ... in Iowa?

Storm Lake, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry suggested Friday that Iowa may be ripe for natural gas drilling.

Speaking to packed coffee house in Storm Lake during his statewide bus tour, the Texas governor accused President Barack Obama of blocking domestic energy exploration.
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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Iowa • Rick Perry
Negotiations continue on tax cut
December 16th, 2011
05:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Negotiations continue on tax cut

Washington (CNN) – Negotiations on a compromise that would extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits continued Friday, with Senate leaders and the White House saying progress was being made as Congress prepared to go into its end-of-year recess.

White House spokesman Jay Carney described the situation as "quite fluid" and expressed cautious optimism that agreement would be reached on a proposal pushed hard by President Barack Obama but resisted by Republicans.

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Filed under: Congress • Taxes
Newsmax debate pushed back after Trump withdraws
December 16th, 2011
05:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Newsmax debate pushed back after Trump withdraws

(CNN) - With Donald Trump out as moderator, the conservative publication Newsmax announced Friday it was postponing their Republican primary debate to an undetermined date.

In a statement, the newsmagazine's Editorial Director Steve Coz said the candidates were wary of participating with Trump asking the questions.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Donald Trump
Perry 'taken aback' by Paul's comments on Iran
December 16th, 2011
05:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry 'taken aback' by Paul's comments on Iran

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry expressed dismay on Friday over rival Ron Paul's call at Thursday night's debate to ease sanctions on Iran.

"I was really taken aback by the power of [Paul's] statement from the standpoint of allowing the Mullahs and a madman to come into possession of a nuclear bomb and that we should not care about that," Perry said on CNN'S "John King, USA."
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Filed under: Iran • Rick Perry • Ron Paul • TV-John King U.S.A.
Bachmann labels Gingrich 'memory challenged'
December 16th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann labels Gingrich 'memory challenged'

(CNN) – Michele Bachmann accused fellow GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich of talking down to her at the debate Thursday night, saying the former House speaker is "memory challenged."

"Well, frankly, I thought that it was outrageous and insulting, the way that he seemed to treat me like I was a student and I'm not. I'm a serious candidate for president of the United States and I had my facts right and he has said this repeatedly and he's just not true," Bachmann said on CNN's "The Situation Room" Friday. "He's memory challenged."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • TV-The Situation Room
BLITZER'S BLOG: Bachmann bites back at Gingrich
December 16th, 2011
04:50 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Bachmann bites back at Gingrich

(CNN) – Having interviewed Michele Bachmann on many occasions, I can easily say she is one tough lady. She is not shy at all about speaking her mind. And that was very obvious at the GOP debate Thursday night in Iowa when she unloaded on Newt Gingrich.

She told him that it was "outrageous" for him to say she gets her facts wrong. "I'm a serious candidate for president of the United States," she declared repeatedly.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Newt Gingrich
Americans ready for campaign to end before first vote is cast
December 16th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Americans ready for campaign to end before first vote is cast

(CNN) - Americans have yet to cast a single vote in the 2012 presidential election but an overwhelming majority is ready for the political season to end.

That's 326 days before they elect the next President of the United States.
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