GOP: Obama has ‘a lot of explaining to do’
January 25th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 months ago

GOP: Obama has ‘a lot of explaining to do’

(CNN) – Pre-empting President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday and the GOP response, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri on Saturday sought to get ahead of the conversation.

The President "has a lot of explaining to do" in his speech, Blunt said in the GOP weekly address, criticizing Obama's so-called "Year of Action," a blueprint for 2014 touted by the White House.
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Filed under: Republicans • Roy Blunt • State of the Union
Glenn Close pushes for mental health measure on Capitol Hill
December 18th, 2013
01:04 PM ET
4 months ago

Glenn Close pushes for mental health measure on Capitol Hill

(CNN) - Actress Glenn Close joined lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby for legislation expanding access and quality of mental health treatment.

Along with Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, at a press conference at the Capitol, Close said her sister's diagnosis of bipolar disorder late in life prompted her to take action.
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Filed under: Debbie Stabenow • Mental Health • Roy Blunt • Senate
Rhetoric flows at the brink of the cliff
December 29th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Rhetoric flows at the brink of the cliff

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri ratcheted up the pressure on the other over the fiscal cliff negotiations in their weekly addresses on Saturday.

They sounded optimistic tones about a deal, spoke of the dire consequences of failure, but offered no suggestion the talks had progressed since Friday, when the rhetoric was the same.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • President Obama • Roy Blunt
September 30th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Blunt tells CNN: Todd Akin 'very well may win' Missouri Senate race

(CNN) - Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, said Sunday that Todd Akin "very well may win" the Senate race in Missouri. He said voters are more concerned with the Senate's performance than with the Missouri congressman's embattled candidacy.

"Frankly, I think that anybody else would have been a candidate that clearly would have won, and Todd very well may win," Blunt said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Roy Blunt • Senate • Todd Akin
Weekly addresses: Obama talks student loans, GOP talks energy
April 21st, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Weekly addresses: Obama talks student loans, GOP talks energy

(CNN) - President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to begin pressuring Congress to extend a provision that would keep interest rates on federally subsidized student loans at a low 3.4%.

The address kicks off an effort by the White House to convince Congress to extend the measure, which was passed with bipartisan support five years ago.
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Filed under: Education • Energy • President Obama • Roy Blunt
Senators trade jabs one day after reaching compromise
December 18th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators trade jabs one day after reaching compromise

(CNN) – One day after the Senate voted 89-10 in favor of a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, two senators argued Sunday about whether the House of Representatives wanted to move forward on the legislation.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, accused House Republicans of playing politics and “itching for a fight with Democrats in the White House” while they undermined tax relief provided in the Senate measure.
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Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama • Robert Menendez • Roy Blunt • Taxes
Establishment over tea party in GOP leadership race
December 13th, 2011
05:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Establishment over tea party in GOP leadership race

Washington (CNN) - It was tea party vs. the establishment in a closely-watched race for an obscure Senate Republican leadership post - and the establishment won.

Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, a former top leader in the House and long time presence on Capitol Hill, defeated tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin for the fifth-ranking Republican leadership position in the Senate Tuesday.
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Filed under: Ron Johnson • Roy Blunt • Senate • Tea Party
Is deficit fever a political disaster in the making?
August 29th, 2011
05:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Is deficit fever a political disaster in the making?

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Just as Hurricane Irene was slamming the East Coast, the political rhetoric was approaching category 5 strength in other parts of the country.

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann joked at a campaign event in Florida that the disaster was a sign from God that federal spending was out of control.

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Filed under: FEMA • Michele Bachmann • Ron Paul • Roy Blunt
November 2nd, 2010
10:04 PM ET
3 years ago

In Missouri: CNN projects Republican Sen. win

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Roy Blunt has won the Missouri Senate seat left vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond, CNN projects. Blunt defeated Democrat Robin Carnahan, the secretary of state with a family history in Missouri politics. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


Filed under: 2010 • Missouri • Robin Carnahan • Roy Blunt • The Latest Calls
October 6th, 2010
04:36 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Blunt up 53-40 percent over Carnahan

(CNN) - Rep. Roy Blunt holds a double digit lead over Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in the state's Senate battle, according to a new poll.

A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates that 53 percent of likely voters support the seven term Republican congressman, with four in ten backing Carnahan, the Democrat's nominee, in a fight between two of Missouri's leading political dynasties.

Full results (pdf)
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Filed under: 2010 • Missouri • Robin Carnahan • Roy Blunt
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