Bachmann campaign apologizes for Cain tweet
November 29th, 2011
10:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann campaign apologizes for Cain tweet

Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) – Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign manager is "really sorry" for a tweet sent out Tuesday evening by a Bachmann aide claiming there were moving trucks outside Herman Cain's Iowa headquarters.

Bachmann Iowa campaign chairman and state Sen. Kent Sorenson tweeted that info on Twitter, and included a picture.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Minnesota shutdown to end soon
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of Minnesota speaks to members of the media July 14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
July 14th, 2011
08:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Minnesota shutdown to end soon

St. Paul, Minn., (CNNMoney) – Democratic governor Mark Dayton and leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature have reach a deal that will close the Minnesota's budget gap end the state's government shutdown "within days."

"It is my understanding that we have reached an agreement," Dayton said, as the visibly tired legislators emerged from a three hour meeting at the Capitol to speak to press.

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No resolution of Minnesota government shutdown in sight
July 6th, 2011
07:35 AM ET
3 years ago

No resolution of Minnesota government shutdown in sight

St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he thinks he and legislators are out of "good" options in the battle to bring Minnesota's government out of a shutdown that's been in place since Friday morning, though he remains "committed."

Dayton, a Democrat, and the leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature, Sen. Amy Koch and Rep. Kurt Zellers, met for just over an hour Tuesday - the first time the three had met since their eleventh-hour attempts to avoid a shutdown Thursday night.

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Analysts: Bachmann has building blocks for successful campaign
June 14th, 2011
01:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Analysts: Bachmann has building blocks for successful campaign

(CNN) - She's been in the national spotlight only a few years, but in that fairly short amount of time, Michele Bachmann has gained real notoriety - even if, at times, the attention has come for reasons that she may wish to put behind her.

A third-term congresswoman representing Minnesota's 6th District, Bachmann announced during a CNN GOP presidential debate Monday night that she had filed paperwork to enter the presidential race.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
Iowa voters gear up for Republican presidential nomination
June 8th, 2011
07:47 AM ET
4 years ago

Iowa voters gear up for Republican presidential nomination

Clear Lake, Iowa (CNN) - Eight months from now, Iowa will once again lead the nation as the first state to officially vote for a Republican presidential nominee.

But as the election nears, some voters say it is too early to be standing firmly behind one candidate at this stage in the game.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
Santorum: I still disagree with McCain on enhanced interrogation
June 7th, 2011
06:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum: I still disagree with McCain on enhanced interrogation

West Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)- Former Pennsylvania senator and –since Monday– Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is standing by comments he made regarding "enhanced interrogation" and Sen. John McCain's position on the technique.

Santorum caught flack just over two weeks ago when he said McCain, a former prisoner of war, "doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works."
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Filed under: John McCain • Rick Santorum
October 27th, 2008
08:22 AM ET
6 years ago

Partisan power failures plague candidates?

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What's behind the candidates technical difficulties?.
What's behind the candidates technical difficulties?.

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (CNN) – In the final days of a presidential campaign, nothing is left to chance. With so much planning and set-up going into every stop, no detail is too small. So everything runs with clockwork precision, right? Uh, yeah, sure. But when events veer slightly off course, the candidates are quick to point some playfully partisan fingers.

In Reno on Saturday, Barack Obama’s microphone died mid-sentence during a rally. He walked the stage and shook hands for the three minutes while crews worked on the problem. When the sound came back, he told the crowd as he resumed, “Hello, hello, hello! I told you folks are having trouble making their electricity bills. Either that or somebody from the McCain campaign kicked our plug out of the socket. That was just a joke, guys, there’s no evidence of foul play. Now, where was I?”

Sunday, the lights went out over the stage during the introductions to John McCain at a high school in Zanesville, Ohio, Senator Lindsey Graham was left speaking in the shadows, filling until the problem was fixed so McCain could take the stage. To laughter, McCain said as he began, “Thank you for the warm welcome. I think the lighting is brought to you courtesy of the Democratic National Committee.”

At least we think they’re being playful.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
September 27th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain now not going to Capitol Hill today

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Sen. John McCain spent part of the day making phone calls to make sure negotiations go well on the bailout plan.
Sen. John McCain spent part of the day making phone calls to make sure negotiations go well on the bailout plan.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A top aide to Senator John McCain said the Republican presidential candidate will not go to Capitol Hill Saturday afternoon, as negotiators meet to work out a deal on the financial bailout plan.

Senior adviser Mark Salter just told reporters outside McCain’s campaign headquarters in Arlington, VA that the Senator will instead continue to make calls to members of Congress.

Salter said he will not go because “he can effectively do what he needs to do by phone. "He’s calling members on both sides, talking to people in the administration, helping out as he can.’’ The campaign said it will release a list of people McCain spoke with later Saturday.

Senator Barack Obama, traveling for campaign events in North Carolina and Virginia, spoke Saturday with Congressman Barney Frank, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Senator Harry Reid, his campaign said. The Democratic presidential candidate was briefed on the latest with the negotiations.

McCain returned to Washington early Saturday morning from Memphis following last night’s debate because of the bailout situation. He decided to deliver a Saturday evening speech by satellite to a group in Columbus rather than traveling there in person.

Salter said, “We hope to have a deal in place so we can get back on the trail.”

Update: According to the McCain campaign, the Republican nominee called President Bush, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Sen. Mitch McConnell , Sen. Judd Gregg, Sen. Jon Kyl, Leader Boehner, Rep. Blunt, Rep. Putnam, Rep. Cantor, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Rep. Tom Davis, Rep. Chip Pickering, Rep. Heather Wilson, Rep. John Shadegg, Rep. Flake, and Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday.


Filed under: John McCain
September 10th, 2008
04:42 PM ET
6 years ago

Foot tapping protected by First Amendment, Craig's lawyer says

Craig's attorney said foot tapping may be protected by the First Amendment.
Craig's attorney said foot tapping may be protected by the First Amendment.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – In an effort to persuade a three-judge panel to throw out Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea, his attorney suggested Wednesday that his foot tapping in an airport men's room may have been protected by the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

The Idaho Republican was arrested in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport in June 2007, after an undercover police officer accused him of soliciting sex by using hand signals and tapping his foot in a bathroom stall.

Two months after his arrest, and without consulting a lawyer, Craig later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

In addition to suggesting that First Amendment may be involved, Craig's lawyer, Billy Martin, also argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals panel that no one besides the arresting officer saw the hand signals and foot tapping, which would mean no one else was offended by the behavior and, thus, make the disorderly conduct charge invalid.

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Filed under: Larry Craig
August 26th, 2008
01:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama: Michelle was good, looked 'cute'

Sen. Obama praised his wife's DNC appearance.
Sen. Obama praised his wife's DNC appearance.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama told an audience Tuesday his wife, Michelle, was "good" in her address Monday night and that her performance "puts a little pressure" on him.

"But I've always said I am not the star of the Obama family," The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said to a group of airline workers at a hangar in Kansas City. "I rank fourth after Malia, Sasha, and Michelle."

"I could not have been more proud of her," he said, adding, "as I said on television last night, she also looked cute, which doesn't hurt. Does not hurt."

Obama will accept the Democrats' presidential nomination during a speech at Invesco Field in Denver Thursday evening.

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