Perry ballot petition rejected in Virginia
December 23rd, 2011
06:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry ballot petition rejected in Virginia

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not appear on the Virginia primary ballot after submitting a petition that didn't meet the commonwealth's requirements, the Virginia Republican Party announced Friday.

In an announcement on their Twitter feed, the Virginia GOP wrote, "After verification, RPV has determined that Rick Perry did not submit the required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Virginia
Analysis: Why payroll is more than a short-term victory for Obama
December 23rd, 2011
06:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Why payroll is more than a short-term victory for Obama

Washington (CNN) - This week the White House got more than it could have hoped for in the payroll tax cut extension showdown.

Republicans handed President Barack Obama an opportunity to turn his jobs campaign narrative into a real-life drama.
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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Taxes • White House
Obama campaign returns Corzine donations
December 23rd, 2011
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign returns Corzine donations

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's reelection campaign returned political donations made by Jon Corzine, the embattled former Democratic governor and senator from New Jersey, on Friday.

The move comes as Corzine endures increased scrutiny following the bankruptcy of his brokerage firm MF Global. Corzine was CEO of the company until it declared bankruptcy in October and he subsequently resigned. Hundreds of millions of dollars in customer funds from MF Global are still missing.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Corzine • President Obama
With caucus in sight, Bachmann hits Iowa airwaves
December 23rd, 2011
04:21 PM ET
2 years ago

With caucus in sight, Bachmann hits Iowa airwaves

(CNN) - With days counting down to Iowa's kickoff to the presidential voting season, Michele Bachmann is hitting airwaves in the state to boost her presidential bid.

The two 30-second spots, which feature Bachmann supporters praising the candidate for her candor and socially conservative views, are culled from interviews during Bachmann's campaign swing through all 99 counties in Iowa.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Trump dumps GOP
December 23rd, 2011
03:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Trump dumps GOP

(CNN) - Donald Trump continued to tease a potential presidential run by changing his voter registration Thursday from Republican to "unaffiliated" and publicly denouncing the behavior of members of his former party.

Michael Cohen, an aide to Trump, said the real estate mogul and reality television star made the switch "in order to preserve his right to run for president as an independent if he's not satisfied with who the Republicans nominate."
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Filed under: Donald Trump • GOP
Boehner gavels end to showdown
December 23rd, 2011
02:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner gavels end to showdown

Washington (CNN) - In the end it was House Speaker John Boehner's decision to back down and accept the two month payroll tax cut extension congressional Democrats and the White House wanted, and he backed it up by presiding over the final House session of the year to approve the measure.

Boehner announced the deal he struck with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on a conference call with House Republicans Thursday night, but took no questions from members and ended the call.
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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Taxes
Obama lauds payroll tax cut extension
December 23rd, 2011
01:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama lauds payroll tax cut extension

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Friday that Congress's extension of the payroll tax holiday is "some good news just in the nick of time for the holiday."

But "we have a lot more work to do. This continues to be a make-or-break moment for the middle class in this country," he said.


Filed under: President Obama • Taxes
Obama signs payroll tax cut extension
December 23rd, 2011
01:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama signs payroll tax cut extension

(CNN) - President Barack Obama signed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut Friday, according to a senior administration official.


Filed under: Taxes • White House
Obama signs payroll tax cut extension
December 23rd, 2011
01:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama signs payroll tax cut extension

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama signed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut Friday, ending what had been a heated political stalemate and sealing a hard-fought win for Democrats on an issue - taxes - that has historically favored the GOP.

Earlier in the day, the measure cleared the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives by unanimous consent, a procedural move allowing the measure to pass even though most members of Congress were already home home for the holidays.

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Filed under: Congress • House • John Boehner • Senate • Taxes
Poll: Tight race in Iowa
December 23rd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Tight race in Iowa

(CNN) – As the Iowa caucuses near, the race between the top tier Republican presidential candidates remains as close as ever, according to a new poll.

The American Research Group survey of likely Republican caucus goers released Friday showed Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in a statistical tie for the lead, garnering 21%, 20% and 19% respectively.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Polls
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