Latino leaders take aim at Romney
Texas Congressmen Charlie Gonzalez and Silvestre Reyes
November 23rd, 2011
04:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Latino leaders take aim at Romney

(CNN) – Democratic Texas Congressmen Silvestre Reyes and Charlie Gonzalez decried GOP contender Mitt Romney's stance on immigration Wednesday.

In a conference call with reporters, Gonzalez charged the former Massachusetts governor who's seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nomination for the second time with trying to "out pander his competition."
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DNC chair pulls no punches on Romney
November 23rd, 2011
12:29 PM ET
3 years ago

DNC chair pulls no punches on Romney

(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz singled out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday as having “really disturbing views” following his performance in CNN's national security debate Tuesday night.

"Mitt Romney did his level best to continue to pull the field of Republican candidates as far to the right and the extreme right as possible," Schultz said in an interview on CNN's "American Morning."
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Huntsman's third party help, all in the family?
November 23rd, 2011
11:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman's third party help, all in the family?

(CNN) – Jon Huntsman doesn't know where the money for a $650,000 ad buy supporting his presidential run came from, and he doesn't care.

In an interview Wednesday on CNN's "American Morning," the former Utah governor said he doesn't know whether his father contributed to the super PAC that funded a Thanksgiving-run ad campaign, but he's "just delighted" to receive support in the first place.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire • TV-American Morning
Romney's faith a factor for GOP primary?
November 23rd, 2011
10:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney's faith a factor for GOP primary?

(CNN)-If half the public says they don't know very much about Mormonism and one-third of Republicans say the Mormon religion is not a Christian faith, how will GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney fare in his bid for the White House?

According to a new national survey, it won't affect Romney in a hypothetical general election faceoff with President Barack Obama, but his Mormon faith may have an impact on the former Massachusetts governor's chances in the GOP primaries and caucuses.
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • GOP • Mitt Romney • Polls
Bachmann's big upset prediction
November 22nd, 2011
11:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann's big upset prediction

(CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is banking on another victory in Iowa, and this one will be an upset.

In a Tuesday interview on CNN's "American Morning," Bachmann said 70% of voters are still undecided about who they'll support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and the "flux" of the race could be a boon for her.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • TV-American Morning
2012 contenders point to President Obama for 'super' fail
November 21st, 2011
04:05 PM ET
3 years ago

2012 contenders point to President Obama for 'super' fail

(CNN) – As federal government braces for the impact of a super committee failure, GOP contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination lashed out at the president for setting the wheels in motion.

A Web video released by Newt Gingrich's campaign Monday replayed the former House Speaker's prediction this summer that the committee responsible for finding $1.2 trillion in budget savings was doomed.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Deficit commission • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
Norquist: Democrats are lying
November 21st, 2011
12:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Norquist: Democrats are lying

(CNN) - Notorious anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist said Democrats who've blamed him for the super committee's bipartisan budget gridlock are simply lying.

The president of Americans for Tax Reform encouraged Republican members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to sign a pledge that binds them to resist raising taxes as they work to find $1.2 trillion dollars in deficit-cutting measures by Wednesday, but on CNN's "American Morning," he said the pledge was between the country and its congressmen, and not with him.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission • Democrats • Grover Norquist • Taxes
Gingrich camp's 'last word' on Freddie Mac
November 17th, 2011
01:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich camp's 'last word' on Freddie Mac

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not release more Freddie Mac-related documents, according to campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond.

Though the contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday that his campaign would "do what they can" to release more information about payments he received as a consultant from the government-backed mortgage group, Hammond backtracked later in the evening.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Perry says 'privileged' Obama can't relate
November 17th, 2011
12:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry says 'privileged' Obama can't relate

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry backed up his "pathetic" criticism of President Obama late Thursday, saying the incumbent's thinking is based on his background.

"He grew up in a privileged way," Perry said while explaining his ad attack that decries President Obama's description of America as being "a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades."
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Gingrich fires back at lobbying charge
November 15th, 2011
04:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich fires back at lobbying charge

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich fired back Tuesday at accusations that he was paid to lobby Republicans on behalf of mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

"I was up there and that's just not true," he told CNN. "I have never lobbied."
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Filed under: 2012 • Financial Reform • Newt Gingrich
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