February 16th, 2012
04:10 PM ET
8 years ago

Payroll tax deal heads to final House, Senate votes

Washington (CNN) - A bipartisan group of congressional negotiators signed off on an agreement Thursday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors for the rest of the year.

The measure now goes to the House and Senate for final votes.

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Filed under: Congress • Taxes
CNN Poll: Half oppose Obama birth control insurance plan
February 16th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
8 years ago

CNN Poll: Half oppose Obama birth control insurance plan

Washington (CNN) - Half of all Americans say they oppose the Obama administration's new policy concerning employer-provided health insurance plans and their coverage of contraceptive services for female employees including those at religiously affiliated institutions, according to a new national survey.

The push by the White House has been sharply criticized by Catholic Church officials, and many political pundits have said that the controversy could hurt President Barack Obama's re-election chances with Catholic voters. But a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday also indicates that the vast majority of Catholic Americans say they don't always follow church teachings on such issues as abortion and birth control, and few Americans Catholics believe artificial means of birth control are wrong.

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Breaking: Congress signs off on payroll tax cut deal
February 16th, 2012
03:52 PM ET
8 years ago

Breaking: Congress signs off on payroll tax cut deal

(CNN) - Congressional negotiators on Thursday signed off on an agreement to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors for the rest of the year.

The measure now goes to the House and Senate for final votes.


Filed under: Congress • Taxes
Romney, Paul decline debate invite
February 16th, 2012
03:35 PM ET
8 years ago

Romney, Paul decline debate invite

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Ron Paul told the Georgia Republican Party, Ohio Republican Party and CNN Thursday that they will not participate in the March 1 Republican presidential primary debate.

"Mitt Romney and Ron Paul told the Georgia Republican Party, Ohio Republican Party and CNN Thursday that they will not participate in the March 1 Republican presidential primary debate," CNN said in a statement. "Without full participation of all four candidates, CNN will not move forward with the Super Tuesday debate. However, next week, CNN and the Arizona Republican Party will host all four leading contenders for the GOP nomination. That debate will be held in Mesa, Arizona on February 22 and will be moderated by CNN's John King."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ron Paul
Santorum's charitable donations lag rivals
February 16th, 2012
03:33 PM ET
8 years ago

Santorum's charitable donations lag rivals

New York (CNNMoney) - White House hopeful Rick Santorum lags behind both his 2012 competitors and wealthy Americans in general when it comes to charitable giving, according to tax documents.

Santorum gave $81,500 to charity over the past four years, or 2.2% of the more than $3.6 million in total income he earned since leaving the Senate, the documents showed.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Rick Santorum • Taxes
Romney avoids mention of bailout at Detroit event
February 16th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
8 years ago

Romney avoids mention of bailout at Detroit event

Farmington Hills, Michigan (CNN) - Hours after Detroit automaker General Motors reported the largest annual profit in its history, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he was "delighted" the industry was profitable.

"I love American cars, and long may they rule the world, let me tell you. I want them to do well," Romney said at a chamber of commerce meeting in Farmington Hills, Michigan, later adding of the industry: "I'm delighted it's profitable."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney
Santorum tops new poll in Michigan
February 16th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
8 years ago

Santorum tops new poll in Michigan

(CNN) - Mitt Romney may lay claim to home field advantage in Michigan, but according to a new poll released 12 days before the state's Republican primary, Rick Santorum is on top of the field in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

According to a survey out Thursday by the Detroit News and CNN affiliate WDIV, 34% of likely Republican primary voters say they're backing Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, with 30% supporting Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who's making his second bid for the White House. Santorum's four point margin is within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Rick Santorum
Pro-Santorum super PAC ads to go up in Michigan
February 16th, 2012
11:42 AM ET
8 years ago

Pro-Santorum super PAC ads to go up in Michigan

Washington (CNN) - The super PAC supporting Rick Santorum, the Red, White and Blue Fund, is going on the air in Michigan with a substantial ad buy. The super PAC is buying $663,500 of ad time in the state running from Thursday evening through next Tuesday, according to the group.

"As we've seen throughout this election cycle, the Romney campaign is good at two things: spending tons of cash and tearing others down. It won't work here," Stuart Roy, an adviser to the super PAC, said. "While we won't get pulled into the type of 'spitting' match that Romney likes to engage in, we also won't let attacks go unanswered."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Trump dials donors for Romney
February 16th, 2012
11:36 AM ET
8 years ago

Trump dials donors for Romney

(CNN) – Donald Trump lent some star power to Mitt Romney on Wednesday by opening his Rolodex and placing fundraising calls with Romney.

"Very successful fund raising for @MittRomney yesterday," the business tycoon Tweeted.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
Kennedy makes House bid official
February 16th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
8 years ago

Kennedy makes House bid official

(CNN) – Democrat Joseph P. Kennedy III officially announced his Congressional bid Thursday to replace retiring Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts.

Kennedy, son of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, used a video on his campaign website to lay out his platform, detail his credentials and play up his last name, ahead of the Democratic primary in the state's 4th Congressional district.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • House • Joseph Kennedy III
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