Sen. Chambliss brings tax pledge debate outside beltway
December 1st, 2012
05:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Chambliss brings tax pledge debate outside beltway

(CNN) - Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, hit back at Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge, saying he doesn't want Washington to "dictate" how he votes and that his commitment is to his constituents.

"I think that you sent me to Washington to think for myself. And I want to vote the way you want me to vote," Chambliss told a group of Republicans in a suburb northwest of Atlanta Saturday, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. "I don't want to be dictated to by anybody in Washington as to how I'm going to vote on anything."
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Filed under: 2012 • Fiscal Cliff • Grover Norquist • Saxby Chambliss
Clinton jokes about her morphing hairdos
December 1st, 2012
02:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton jokes about her morphing hairdos

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked about her ever-changing hairstyles over the years.

Following a video paying tribute to her at the 2012 Saban Forum on U.S.-Israel Relations in Washington on Friday, Clinton joked, "I prepared some remarks for tonight, but then I thought maybe we could just watch that video a few more times. And then the next time I could count the hairstyles, which is one of my favorite pastimes."
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Filed under: 2012 • Hillary Clinton
December 1st, 2012
01:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Terry: Republicans have no leverage

(CNN) - Rep. Lee Terry, R-Nebraska, says it would be politically advantageous for President Obama if no deal on the fiscal cliff is met by the end of the year, calling the administration’s proposals to tame the nation’s debt “disingenuous.”

"We come back from the election; we want to get the fiscal cliff resolved,” Terry told CNN on Friday. “But yet we aren't seeing anything from the White House.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Fiscal Cliff
December 1st, 2012
11:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney's Hispanic chairman: Economic growth depends on immigration, GOP must lead

(CNN) – As political strategists dissect the shortcomings of the GOP in this year’s election, Carlos Gutierrez, the man who led Mitt Romney's outreach to Hispanic voters, said Republicans need to lead on immigration to facilitate economic growth.

“We can’t be the party of opportunity, growth, prosperity, entrepreneurship, small businesses and upward mobility if we are not the party of immigration. And that means that we have to lead on immigration,” Gutierrez said Saturday morning on CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos
In Limo Land, drivers swerve away from fiscal cliff
December 1st, 2012
08:41 AM ET
2 years ago

In Limo Land, drivers swerve away from fiscal cliff

Washington (CNN) - For the swarms of limousines headed to the Obama inauguration, the toll to enter Washington just got a lot cheaper.

The District of Columbia Taxicab Commission on Friday scuttled plans to require each out-of-town limo to obtain a $500 permit, lowering it to $150.

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Filed under: 2012 • Inauguration
Hatch, Obama clash on fiscal cliff in weekly addresses
December 1st, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Hatch, Obama clash on fiscal cliff in weekly addresses

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah on Saturday railed against White House proposals put forward earlier this week in the ongoing fiscal cliff debate.

"The president has said he wants a so-called balanced approach to solve this crisis," Hatch said in the GOP weekly address. "But what he proposed this week was a classic bait-and-switch on the American people."
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Orrin Hatch • President Obama