When did Pawlenty decide to run? He's not sure
May 20th, 2011
12:05 PM ET
4 years ago

When did Pawlenty decide to run? He's not sure

(CNN) – Tim Pawlenty is set to announce he's running for president on Monday, but does he need a better answer as to why?

The former Minnesota governor is taking heat from Iowa Democrats after what appeared to some as a bungled answer to our sister publication Time Magazine when asked when he decided he was "up to the grand challenge of the presidency."
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Sarah Palin has the ‘fire in my belly’ for prez run
May 20th, 2011
10:32 AM ET
4 years ago

Sarah Palin has the ‘fire in my belly’ for prez run

(CNN) – Sarah Palin has given few indications in recent weeks she is still actively considering a presidential run, but the former Alaska governor said Thursday she has the “fire in my belly” to mount a bid for the White House.

Appearing on Fox News, where she serves as a contributor, Palin did not rule out the possibility that she could jump into the still-undefined Republican presidential field, though offered few specifics on where she is in her thought process.
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Huntsman doubles down on serving for Obama
May 20th, 2011
08:52 AM ET
4 years ago

Huntsman doubles down on serving for Obama

(CNN) – Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s biggest vulnerability as he gets serious about a presidential bid is likely the fact he spent the last two years working for the man he now wants to beat.

But in an interview with ABC News airing Friday, the former U.S. Ambassador to China said he’d serve the president again if he was asked.
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Gingrich: I made a mistake
May 18th, 2011
09:26 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich: I made a mistake

(CNN) - Amid predictions from some within the GOP ranks that Newt Gingrich has fatally harmed his presidential chances, the former House Speaker issued a full-throated apology Tuesday for leveling criticisms at Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan.

"I made a mistake and I called Paul Ryan today, who's a very close personal friend – and I said that. The fact is that I have supported what Ryan's trying to do on the budget … the budget vote is one that I am happy to say I would have voted for, I will defend, and I will answer any Democrat who attempts to distort what I said." Gingrich said Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Paul Ryan
Gingrich under fire from Republicans over comments
May 17th, 2011
09:11 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich under fire from Republicans over comments

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich has been an official presidential candidate for only a week, but the former House Speaker is already under siege from fellow Republicans over recent comments that disparaged a House GOP budget proposal and appeared to endorse some form of a health care mandate that conservatives have long derided.

"This is a big deal," said Charles Krauthammer, the conservative Washington Post columnist. "He's done. He didn't have a big chance from the beginning but now it's over."
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Gingrich separates himself from GOP on Medicare?
May 16th, 2011
12:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich separates himself from GOP on Medicare?

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may have appeared to significantly separate himself Sunday from a leading House GOP proposal to institute a voucher program in place of Medicare, but a Gingrich spokesman insists there is actually little difference between the former House Speaker and Republicans on the Hill.

"There is little daylight between Ryan and Gingrich," Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler told conservative publication The Weekly Standard. "But look how it gets reported. Newt would fully support Ryan if it were not compulsory. We need to design a better system that people will voluntarily move to. That is a major difference in design but not substance."
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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Newt Gingrich
Trump has no chance of being prez, Americans say
May 16th, 2011
09:06 AM ET
4 years ago

Trump has no chance of being prez, Americans say

(CNN) – Donald Trump is getting more bad news as he comes closer to making a final decision about a presidential run.

A new survey from Politico and George Washington University indicates more than two-thirds of Americans think the business mogul has "no chance" of ever winning the White House.
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Paul pulls in big cash
May 6th, 2011
08:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Paul pulls in big cash

(CNN) – The Fox News Republican presidential debate may have drawn little national attention and few top tier candidates, but it has proved to be a fundraising boon for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

According to Paul’s campaign website, the likely presidential candidate who was extraordinarily successful in raising cash in 2008 is at it again – to the tune of more than $1 million in an online cash push dubbed a “money bomb.”
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Iconic photo might not be all it seems, says Clinton
Clinton says she might be holding back a cough in this dramatic photograph captured by White House photographer Pete Souza.
May 5th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Iconic photo might not be all it seems, says Clinton

(CNN) – It has become one of the most iconic photographs to emerge in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing: a rapt President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others, watch a live feed in the White House Situation Room as the Sunday afternoon raid in Pakistan was unfolding.

The image, captured by White House photographer Pete Souza, shows a particularly dramatic-looking Clinton, with her hand clasped over her mouth and eyes staring intensely forward – an expression that begs the question of just what was unfolding at that instant.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Osama bin Laden
Palin mocks Couric over CBS exit
April 27th, 2011
10:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin mocks Couric over CBS exit

(CNN) - As Katie Couric gets set to leave CBS News after five years in the anchor chair, it doesn't appear as if Sarah Palin will be sending any flowers.

Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, Palin mocked the CBS newswoman who told People Magazine she is looking forward to a new position that will facilitate "multi-dimensional storytelling."
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