Senate candidates trade jabs over defense cuts, taxes in Virginia debate
July 21st, 2012
09:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate candidates trade jabs over defense cuts, taxes in Virginia debate

(CNN) - At a luxury resort where visitors usually come for rest and relaxation, former Virginia governors George Allen and Tim Kaine, who hope to represent the Commonwealth in the U.S. Senate, squared off Saturday morning in a debate moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Both candidates noted Friday's mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado in their opening remarks. Republican Allen praised Democrat Kaine’s handling of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre while he was governor.
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Filed under: George Allen • Tim Kaine • Virginia
January 22nd, 2012
11:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Ross defends Gingrich ex-wife interview

(CNN) – The chief investigative correspondent at ABC News on Sunday defended the timing of an interview with Newt Gingrich's ex-wife and denied the presidential candidate's allegation that the network was biased against conservatives.

Brian Ross told CNN's "Reliable Sources" host, Howard Kurtz, that he had been trying to secure the interview with Marianne Gingrich since last November.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Reliable Sources
November 1st, 2010
07:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Not one toke over the line?

(CNN) - During an interview on "The Situation Room," comedian Bill Maher revealed to Wolf Blitzer that actor Zach Galifianakis did not really smoke marijuana on his show.

"If it was a real joint, Wolf, I would have smoked it…I think it was cloves or something," Maher said, adding "Zach's crazy, he's not that crazy."

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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Maher
October 25th, 2010
11:53 PM ET
3 years ago

Haley and Sheheen trade jabs in South Carolina debate

(CNN)- South Carolina gubernatorial candidates Vincent Sheheen and Nikki Haley sparred on the stimulus, the budget and jobs during their second televised debate in Columbia Monday night.

Haley, the Republican candidate, said she had a ten year business plan for the state that she would begin implementing on her first day in office. Democrat Sheheen said his first task would be to appoint a strong commerce secretary to help him bring jobs back to South Carolina, where the unemployment rate is 11.5%.
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Filed under: 2010 • issues • Nikki Haley • South Carolina • Vincent Sheheen
October 25th, 2010
05:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Reid ad: Angle would be a disaster

(CNN) – As Nevada's bitter and bruising Senate race nears its end, Sen. Harry Reid is hoping that voters look past the rancor and focus squarely on jobs.

A new ad released by Reid's campaign over the weekend combines a series of damning newspaper quotes about his opponent, former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, with a bipartisan line-up of Nevada business leaders to make the case that Angle's positions would make the state's already troubling unemployment problem even worse.
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 21st, 2010
02:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton hitting three states to help Democrats

(CNN) - Democratic candidates in three states are hoping Bill Clinton's star power will shine brightly on their campaigns today.

A recent Gallup poll showed that Clinton holds more sway than President Obama in convincing voters to support the candidate he's stumping for.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Democrats
October 20th, 2010
04:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Angle ad suffers knockout blow

(CNN)- Sharron Angle's latest campaign ad has been knocked to the mat.

The ad was removed from YouTube hours after its release because of a copyright claim made by Zuffa LLC, the Las Vegas-based parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

It is unclear what part of the ad is in question. The Angle campaign referred questions about the copyright claim to Zuffa. A Zuffa spokesman has not returned CNN's request for comment.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
October 19th, 2010
02:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Angle ad hits Reid for Ritz Carlton apartment

(CNN)– Is Harry Reid too "Ritzy" to understand the plight of the average Nevada voter? That's the charge made in Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle's latest ad.

The ad, paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, targets Reid for living in a luxury apartment at the Ritz Carlton in Washington while Nevadans are losing their homes to foreclosure and the state has the nation's highest unemployment rate.
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Sharron Angle
Emanuel talks education, little else in interview
October 19th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Emanuel talks education, little else in interview

(CNN)– For someone with a reputation for being forthright with his opinions, Rahm Emanuel was unusually cagey during a Monday interview with the Chicago Tribune.

The former White House Chief of Staff used the interview to lay out his plans for education reform, in particular touting the use of private funds to improve Windy City schools.
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Filed under: 2010 • Chicago mayoral race • issues • Rahm Emanuel