February 12th, 2013
11:54 AM ET
1 year ago

Three GOPers say Obama needs to reach out, schmooze more

Washington (CNN) – As President Obama prepares to lay out an agenda Tuesday night, three congressional foes say his challenge might be a lot easier if he spent a little more time schmoozing.

"I think it would make a difference from this standpoint: It is easier to understand where someone is coming from when you have a relationship with him," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Kristi Noem • President Obama • State of the Union
Obama, Republicans tout benefits of tax compromise
December 11th, 2010
11:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama, Republicans tout benefits of tax compromise

(CNN) - While President Obama continues to face backlash from members of his own party for negotiating a deal that includes extending the Bush-era tax cuts for millionaires, Republicans say the compromise is "encouraging."

Incoming Rep. Kristi Noem, R-South Dakota, said in the weekly GOP address Saturday that "it's certainly encouraging to see that Obama has proposed a potential agreement to stop all the tax hikes scheduled to take effect on January 1st."

"Failing to stop all the tax hikes would mean taxes would go up for small businesses all across this country, destroying more jobs," Noem added.
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Filed under: Kristi Noem • President Obama • Tax deal
December 11th, 2010
11:06 AM ET
November 9th, 2010
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP touts energy, values of a rising star

(CNN) – Reports that incoming freshman Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is in the running for a leadership slot may have most people asking, "Who?"

Three senior House GOP leadership sources told CNN on Monday that they are planning to add a leadership slot for a freshman member, and two of the sources said that South Dakota's Noem has expressed interest in the leadership post and appears to have the backing of the GOP leadership.
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Filed under: 2010 • Kristi Noem