Chandler, Arizona (CNN) – He’s President Obama’s top economic advisor. But these days, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is delving into raw politics.
CNN caught up with Geithner at an Intel Corp. manufacturing plant in Chandler, Arizona Tuesday. Geithner’s location alone is significant: Arizona is key to the president’s reelection efforts – a swing state with 10 electoral votes where Obama garnered a respectable 45 percent of the vote in 2008 despite the fact that Arizona’s own John McCain was on the opposing ticket.FULL STORY
(CNN) – A new poll shows more than half of Republican primary voters say allegations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential contender and businessman Herman Cain will not affect how they vote. But Cain's unfavorable rating across the country has almost doubled.
According to the NBC/Wall Street Journal survey, 54% of Republican primary voters said they were not concerned about voting for Cain because of accusations by three women of sexual harassment against him. The poll was taken before a fourth woman claimed Monday that Cain groped her when she visited him for what she thought was a conversation about a job.
Washington (CNN) - Seeking to recover her once-impressive standing in the polls, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Monday continued to position herself as the most conservative candidate in the Republican presidential race.
Speaking to about 50 Republicans and more than a dozen reporters at the socially conservative Family Research Council in Washington, Bachmann targeted unnamed GOP opponents in terms she usually reserves for Democrats.
(CNN) - Republicans hurried to criticize Pres. Barack Obama and congressional Democrats Friday after a jobs report showed the American unemployment rate falling slightly to 9%, with only 80,000 jobs created.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Preibus appeared to be one of the first to respond, putting out a email statement just minutes after the Labor Department issued the October jobs report at 8:30am ET. Preibus said the numbers, which showed the economy adding half as many jobs in October as it added in September, were indicative of a president distracted by his re-election campaign.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - A group of unaligned New Hampshire Republican officials held a press conference Thursday to defend a much-derided speech given by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the state late last week.
The speakers said Perry's speech had been well-received by the audience, and all expressed shock and dismay at how Perry had been ridiculed for his speaking style that night.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican strategy for job creation strengthens the economy through a specific type of American: the business owner, Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling said Saturday in the party's weekly address.
"Our plan looks at the problem from the view of the small businesspeople, and works to clear out barriers to job creation by addressing excessive regulations, fixing our tax code and closing loopholes, and paying down our debt," Schilling said.
(CNN) – Businessman Herman Cain has edged out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the first primary state of the South, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
The conservative radio talk show host received 26% support in the Palmetto State poll, only one percentage point ahead of Romney and within the margin of error for the American Research Group survey, indicating the two are statistically tied.
Washington (CNN) – GOP hopeful Herman Cain drew concern from some black opinion elites Monday after expressing his views on racism and how it affects the upward mobility of African Americans.
"People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve," Cain, the only African-American vying for the Republican slot on the 2012 ticket, told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday's "State of the Union."
Hopkinton, New Hampshire (CNN) - After the Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress thrust the topic of Mitt Romney's Mormon faith into the headlines over the weekend, reporters trailing Romney in New Hampshire on Monday peppered the candidate with questions.
Romney was not answering.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A second state poll indicates that Mitt Romney's still ahead of the rest of the field of Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, but that Hermain Cain's numbers are on the rise.
According to a new survey by Institute of Politics at Harvard University and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, 38% of likely Republican primary voters say they would definitely or probably vote for Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts who's making his second bid for the White House. Romney has been the front-runner in just about every GOP primary poll in the Granite State over the past year.