Palin to South Carolina: Vote for Newt
January 17th, 2012
10:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Palin to South Carolina: Vote for Newt

(CNN) – While not offering a full endorsement, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged South Carolina voters to turn out for Newt Gingrich during Saturday’s primary.

She said a win for the former House speaker would slow down the Republican presidential nominating process.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Sarah Palin • South Carolina
Source: Online protest threatens piracy bill
January 17th, 2012
07:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: Online protest threatens piracy bill

Washington (CNN) – The growing Internet protest–including a planned blackout by some websites Wednesday– against an online anti-piracy bill moving through Congress is "daunting," a Senate Democratic aide said Tuesday.

The aide said the protest may be powerful enough to keep senators from voting to even take up the bill that until recently commanded rare bipartisan support.
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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • Republicans
Obama campaign makes first moves toward major ad buys
January 17th, 2012
06:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign makes first moves toward major ad buys

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election team is taking the first initial steps towards launching campaign commercials.

The Obama re-election team is requesting rates for potentially large ad buys in key states, a Democratic source confirms to CNN. The source adds that "no decision's been made yet."
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Rep. Todd Platts to step down after sixth term
January 17th, 2012
06:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Todd Platts to step down after sixth term

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Todd Platts announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives.

The six-term congressman from Pennsylvania said he will step down out of a firm belief in the "important of term limits," pointing to the 12-year limit legislation he has sponsored every year since winning election to the office in 2000.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress
Perry defends controversial comment on Turkey
January 17th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry defends controversial comment on Turkey

(CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry on Tuesday stood by his comment that Turkey's regime is led by "Islamic terrorists" and called on the U.S. government to cut all foreign aid to its NATO ally.

"This is a country that's got some explaining to do to the United States," Perry said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Turkey • TV-The Situation Room
Jon Stewart defends controversial book about Obamas
January 17th, 2012
05:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Jon Stewart defends controversial book about Obamas

Washington (CNN) - If you think the more than weeklong controversy over a new book about the first couple had died down, well, you'd be wrong.

"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart joined the fray on his program Monday night.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Stewart • Michelle Obama • President Obama
Gingrich shows off debate performance in S.C. ad
January 17th, 2012
04:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich shows off debate performance in S.C. ad

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich's campaign wasted no time promoting his Monday night debate performance, releasing a television ad in South Carolina on Tuesday splicing together his strongest lines.

The 30-second spot, called "The Moment," will run in the Palmetto State beginning Tuesday night, four days ahead of the hotly-anticipated first-in-the-South primary on Saturday.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Newt Gingrich
Paul heads back to D.C. for debt ceiling vote
January 17th, 2012
04:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul heads back to D.C. for debt ceiling vote

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is taking a day off from the campaign trail in South Carolina to return to the nation's capital to vote on a House Republican resolution on the nation's debt ceiling.

Paul's presidential campaign says the longtime congressman from Texas will head back to Capitol Hill Wednesday, to vote on a GOP proposal that would deny President Barack Obama's request to increase the nation's debt ceiling.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Ron Paul
Gingrich urges Santorum, Perry to drop out
January 17th, 2012
04:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich urges Santorum, Perry to drop out

Florence, South Carolina (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is urging competitors Rick Santorum and Rick Perry bow out of the Republican presidential race so conservatives can rally behind one "anti-Mitt Romney" candidate.

A reporter asked the former House speaker if the former Pennsylvania senator should drop out of the race. "Well I would be delighted if he decided to endorse me," Gingrich said, but added it was Santorum and Perry's decision to make.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
Democrats: 1 million signatures collected for Wisconsin governor recall
January 17th, 2012
03:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats: 1 million signatures collected for Wisconsin governor recall

(CNN) - More than a million people have signed a petition to recall Wisconsin's governor, the state's Democratic Party said Tuesday.

That's nearly twice the 540,208 signatures required to seek a recall of first-term Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who drew the ire of labor unions and public school teachers after he stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
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