Obama calls Giffords on day of vigil marking one year since shooting rampage
January 8th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama calls Giffords on day of vigil marking one year since shooting rampage

Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords talked with President Barack Obama on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of a southern Arizona shooting rampage that left her and 12 others wounded and six people dead.

The congresswoman will be among those marking the somber occasion by attending a vigil Sunday night on University of Arizona's campus, one of several such memorial events in recent days.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords • President Obama
CNN Truth Squad takes on Sunday's GOP debate
January 8th, 2012
03:39 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Truth Squad takes on Sunday's GOP debate

(CNN) – CNN's Truth Squad fact-checked some of the assertions made by Republicans candidates during Sunday's NBC News/Facebook debate, which aired on NBC's "Meet the Press" program.

For the verdict on each question, click the headline:
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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
McCain to Perry: It's too late to go back into Iraq
January 8th, 2012
02:58 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain to Perry: It's too late to go back into Iraq

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday it was a mistake to pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq, but would not back comments from GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry about sending American servicemen back to the country.

In response to a statement by Perry during a primary debate Saturday, McCain told CNN, "the moment and window of opportunity [to keep troops in Iraq] has now been closed."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iraq • John McCain • Rick Perry
Five things learned from the GOP debate
January 8th, 2012
01:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Five things learned from the GOP debate

(CNN) - Five things learned from Sunday's GOP debate:

Everybody gets their follow-up

There's been a lot of grousing about the back-to-back debate schedule but, in fact, the candidates seemed to relish the chance to follow up on their performances Saturday night.

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Republicans
Occupying the primary: Protestors set up camp
January 8th, 2012
12:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Occupying the primary: Protestors set up camp

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - The closer we get to the polls opening in New Hampshire, the more colorful characters you see in the streets trying to get their messages out.

Three men on horseback carrying a large, homemade Ron Paul banner through downtown Manchester stopped at Veterans' Memorial Park on Elm Street Saturday, home to the "Occupy the Primary" encampment. Supporters of the Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman spoke with a few protestors about the primary and the current state of politics.
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Democrats maintain focus on Romney
January 8th, 2012
11:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Democrats maintain focus on Romney

(CNN) - Democrats kept their eye on GOP hopeful Mitt Romney Sunday, singling out the Republican frontrunner for his record at a private investment firm and providing further evidence Democrats see the former Massachusetts governor as the strongest candidate in the Republican field.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, took Romney to task for what she said was an inconsistent record while defending her organization's relentless stream of anti-Romney videos and memos, saying the candidate deserved the onslaught.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Mitt Romney
Axelrod defends Obama's national security bona fides
January 8th, 2012
10:17 AM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod defends Obama's national security bona fides

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – David Axelrod defended President Barack Obama's national security credentials on Sunday, responding to shots taken by Republican presidential candidates during Saturday's debate.

Axelrod, a senior adviser for the president's reelection effort, touted milestones in Obama's first term including the end of the war in Iraq, the death of Osama bin Laden and the declining leadership of al Qaeda to prove the president is a strong commander in chief and hit his potential GOP rivals.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama • Republicans
Romney under fire in second New Hampshire debate
January 8th, 2012
10:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney under fire in second New Hampshire debate

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Front-runner Mitt Romney came under early attack Sunday in the second Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire in two days, with rivals saying he would be unable to defeat President Barack Obama.

In heated exchanges with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Romney defended his record when he was governor in neighboring Massachusetts.

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Republicans
January 8th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Huntsman: "We have to show big"

(CNN) - GOP hopeful Jon Huntsman talks about the future of his campaign ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries.


Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • TV-State of the Union
Pelosi: Obama should run against Congress
January 8th, 2012
09:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Pelosi: Obama should run against Congress

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she is comfortable with President Barack Obama running for re-election on an anti-Congress platform.

During an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," the former House speaker said the president is right to wage a race against the Republican majority in the House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Nancy Pelosi • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
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