November 3rd, 2010
06:09 AM ET
4 years ago

Repeal 'Obamacare': GOP will try at least

Washington (CNNMoney.com) – "Repeal Obamacare!" might be the battle cry that swept Republicans into control of the House, but making good on the promise will be tough.

GOP candidates pledged that their first item of business would be repealing and replacing health care laws passed in March that would insure 30 million Americans without health care coverage.
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Filed under: 2010 • Health care • issues
November 3rd, 2010
04:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Health care vote not likely an election death knell

(CNN) – While the Republican leadership paints the results of the 2010 midterm elections as a referendum on Obama's agenda, Democratic members of Congress running for re-election who voted AGAINST the President's top policy objective -the health care reform plan– also faced the voters' wrath Tuesday.

Of the 34 Democratic incumbents who voted no to health care reform, sixteen are projected to have lost their seats Tuesday while three are locked in races that are too close to call. Eleven Democratic congressman that voted against party lines when health care reform returned to the House floor on March 21, 2010 have retained their seats.
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Filed under: 2010 • Health care • issues
November 2nd, 2010
10:47 AM ET
4 years ago

Paul: Balanced budget is first priority


(CNN) - Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that the first thing he would do if elected is introduce a balanced budget amendment, but said he would be willing to compromise on what gets cut.

"Both sides [have] shown themselves to be untrustworthy. What we need to do is balance the budget and I don't think they'll step up and do it unless we force them to do it by law," Paul said during an interview on CNN's American Morning.
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Filed under: 2010 • American Morning • issues • Rand Paul
November 2nd, 2010
08:58 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama administration sings new tune on foreclosures

New York (CNNMoney) – The Obama administration is singing a different tune about foreclosures.

A year ago, officials focused on stemming the foreclosure tide. Now they are touting the need for foreclosures to rebuild the housing market.

Last week Phyllis Caldwell, head of the Treasury Department's Homeownership Preservation Office, told a congressional panel that "an important part of ensuring longer-term stability in the market is to enable properties to be resold to families who can afford to purchase them."

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Filed under: Economy • issues • Obama administration
November 1st, 2010
05:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – October 27-30 – Top Issue, Mood of Nation

TOPICS: Most important problem, mood of nation

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra • issues
November 1st, 2010
05:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Americans gloomy about economy, state of the U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The number of Americans who say things are going badly in the country, at 75 percent, is higher than it has been on the eve of any midterm election since the question was first asked in the mid-1970s, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that the economy remains, by far, the top issue on the minds of Americans. Fifty-two percent of people questioned say the economy's the most important
issue facing the country.

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN poll • issues • Polls
October 31st, 2010
09:00 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – October 27-30 – Obama, Midterm Elections

TOPICS: Obama approval rating, midterms

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra • issues
October 31st, 2010
09:22 AM ET
4 years ago

Brennan says cargo plane explosives could detonate on their own

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Explosive devices in cargo packages addressed to Chicago, Illinois, destinations appear to have been designed to detonate on their own, without someone having to set them off, the top White House counterterrorism official told CNN on Sunday.

John Brennan, President Barack Obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, said on CNN's "State of the Union" program that the sophisticated explosives could have been intended to blow up the air cargo planes carrying them, as suspected by British authorities.

"It is my understanding that these devices did not need somebody to detonate them," Brennan said, adding that U.S. authorities continued to investigate.

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Filed under: Candy Crowley • issues • TV-State of the Union
October 31st, 2010
12:42 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama returns home to make final pitch to voters

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin remembers sitting down for a meeting at the White House with the rest of the Democratic leadership a month ago, when President Obama promised he was blowing up his schedule to try to help keep control of Congress.

"He said, 'I'm going on the campaign trail for the next month, and I told my scheduler to ignore me when I say I'm tired,'" Durbin, D-Illinois, recalled in the cold of an outdoor rally just a few blocks from Obama's home. The Saturday event drew at least 35,000 people, according to Democratic officials.
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Filed under: 2010 • Illinois • issues • President Obama
October 30th, 2010
10:55 AM ET
4 years ago

Top pols stress the economy, and a little politics too

(CNN) - Three days before Election Day, the president and the top Republican in the House delivered economic themed messages laced with political rhetoric.

In their weekly addresses Saturday, President Obama and House minority leader Republican Rep. John Boehner told the American people why their party is the right one to jumpstart the American economy.

"Around kitchen tables, I'm pretty sure you're talk about other things: about your family finances, or maybe the state of the economy in your hometown," Obama said. "Whatever the outcome on Tuesday, we need to come together to help put people who are still looking for jobs back to work."
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Filed under: 2010 • issues • John Boehner • President Obama
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