Five things we learned from Wednesday's GOP debate
November 10th, 2011
04:13 AM ET
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Five things we learned from Wednesday's GOP debate

Rochester, Michigan (CNN) - Wednesday's Republican presidential debate in Michigan was almost entirely focused on economic issues, but the forum offered some seriously revealing moments about each of the candidates.

The night's biggest loser was, without a doubt, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who struggled uncomfortably for nearly a full minute to recall which three federal agencies he would eliminate as president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate
Romney chides reporter at New Hampshire event
October 10th, 2011
06:10 PM ET
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Romney chides reporter at New Hampshire event

Hopkinton, New Hampshire (CNN) - After the Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress thrust the topic of Mitt Romney's Mormon faith into the headlines over the weekend, reporters trailing Romney in New Hampshire on Monday peppered the candidate with questions.

Romney was not answering.
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Mitt Romney • Religion
2012 hopefuls heading to Florida for conservative gathering
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak this weekend at the Club for Growth's 2011 Winter Economic Conference in Palm Beach, Florida.
March 1st, 2011
05:19 PM ET
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2012 hopefuls heading to Florida for conservative gathering

Washington (CNN) – Three Republicans seriously considering 2012 presidential bids are heading to Florida this weekend to participate in a closed-door gathering of fiscal conservatives.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour are all scheduled to speak at the Club for Growth's 2011 Winter Economic Conference in Palm Beach.
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Filed under: Republicans
GOP group launches pro-Walker ad in Wisconsin
February 28th, 2011
07:09 PM ET
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GOP group launches pro-Walker ad in Wisconsin

Washington (CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is getting as assist from national Republicans as he battles state Democrats and organized labor over the right of public employees to collectively bargain.

The Republican Governors Policy Committee, a wing of the Republican Governors Association, will launch a new television ad Tuesday defending Walker's rigid stance on his budget bill. Several labor groups have already run ads attacking Walker.
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Filed under: RGA • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
GOP governors remain skeptical after Obama meeting
February 28th, 2011
05:02 PM ET
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GOP governors remain skeptical after Obama meeting

Washington (CNN) - At a closed-door session with governors of both parties Monday, President Obama did little to win over an emboldened group of Republicans who want to block much of his agenda and are seeking greater flexibility in how federal programs are run at the state level.

In public remarks before the White House summit, Obama even granted a major concession in the debate over his health care law by embracing a bipartisan proposal that would allow states to apply for "innovation waivers" beginning in 2014, three years earlier than originally scheduled in the health care reform bill.
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Filed under: GOP • President Obama • White House
Christie steps up war of words with Maryland's O'Malley
February 26th, 2011
04:51 PM ET
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Christie steps up war of words with Maryland's O'Malley

Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie escalated the recent war of words between himself and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Saturday, accusing O'Malley of using the feud to elevate his national profile.

O'Malley, a Democrat, has criticized Christie's confrontational and headline-grabbing governing style, calling it a "stand-up routine" and accusing the Republican of being "abusive towards public employees." He has also called Christie a hypocrite over his tough budget talk for skipping a $3 billion payment into the state's pension fund and allowing New Jersey property taxes to increase.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Martin O'Malley
Iowa governor: 2012 caucuses will move if Florida refuses to budge
February 26th, 2011
03:44 PM ET
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Iowa governor: 2012 caucuses will move if Florida refuses to budge

Washington (CNN) - As Florida Republicans threaten to disrupt the presidential nominating calendar by holding their 2012 primary date in January instead of later in the year, Iowa's Republican governor is vowing to protect the traditional first-in-the-nation status of his state's caucuses.

"We will move up," Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a Republican, told CNN on Saturday at the National Governors Association winter meeting. "We did it last time. We will do it again. We will be first and New Hampshire will be after us. We will work them on whatever we have to do."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Iowa • Terry Branstad
Ambitious governors shift political power, focus to states
February 25th, 2011
01:08 PM ET
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Ambitious governors shift political power, focus to states

Washington (CNN) - The battle over union rights in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana has dramatically shifted the budget debate from Capitol Hill to the states, almost overshadowing the threat of a government shutdown in Washington next week.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker garnered national attention as one of a handful of Republican governors emboldened by the midterm elections who now are trying to enact ambitious but controversial cost-cutting measures.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Jack Markell • John Kasich • Martin O'Malley • Nikki Haley • Rick Scott • Scott Walker
GOP-led states skipping payments to governors association
February 24th, 2011
03:20 PM ET
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GOP-led states skipping payments to governors association

Washington (CNN) - A handful of Republican governors are declining to pay their annual dues to the National Governors Association as they seek ways to trim state government costs in a down economy.

The NGA, a bipartisan organization of the nation's governors that meets twice a year to discuss issues of public policy and governance, is holding its annual winter meeting in Washington this weekend.
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Pro-Huntsman effort launches website, offering 2012 clues
February 22nd, 2011
09:59 AM ET
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Pro-Huntsman effort launches website, offering 2012 clues

Washington (CNN) - A political action committee created by supporters of United States Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman launched a sleek but cryptic new website Tuesday, providing some of the first clues as to how a possible Huntsman presidential candidacy in 2012 would look and sound.

"Maybe someday we'll find a new generation of conservative leaders," is the first message greeting visitors to Horizon PAC's website, which makes no mention of Huntsman but clearly suggests that he would fill a void in the current field of Republican presidential hopefuls.
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Filed under: Jon Huntsman
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