Perry prayer event hopes to pray away the malaise
August 5th, 2011
06:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry prayer event hopes to pray away the malaise

Houston, Texas (CNN) – Rick Perry seems to believe in the power of mixing prayer and politics.

The Texas governor has called on both Christians and politicians to attend his religious gathering, dubbed "The Response," in Houston this weekend.
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Filed under: 2012 • Religion • Rick Perry • Texas
The tea party's big moment
July 27th, 2011
05:42 PM ET
3 years ago

The tea party's big moment

(CNN) - Don't be fooled by the tiny turnout at the tea party rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday. The conservative movement doesn't much need rallies anymore. November 2010 changed all of that.

Boasting powerful leaders inside the Senate and big numbers in the House of Representatives, the tea party just might show the world how it might govern come August 2, the nation's deadline for raising the debt ceiling.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Jim DeMint • Rand Paul • Tea Party movement
Perry's 'call' could shake up GOP field
July 19th, 2011
06:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry's 'call' could shake up GOP field

Austin, TX (CNN) – For Republicans who are dissatisfied with the current presidential field for 2012, it could be divine intervention.

GOP insiders see Texas Governor Rick Perry as a potential game-changer. As his state's longest serving governor, the pro-business Perry appeals to both tea party activists and Christian conservatives, all with a Texas swagger.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Texas
What's going on at the Bachmann clinic?
July 12th, 2011
09:09 PM ET
2 years ago

What's going on at the Bachmann clinic?

Lake Elmo, MN (CNN)-In her campaign for president, Michele Bachmann touts her background as a small business owner.

"A small business job creator," is how the Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican Presidential candidate described herself in her first campaign ad in Iowa.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gay rights • Michele Bachmann
Obama tests campaign themes in 'official visit'
June 28th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama tests campaign themes in 'official visit'

Bettendorf, Iowa (CNN) - The music was definitely "Hail to the Chief." Not the Obama '08 campaign theme song: U2's "City of Blinding Lights."

But the tune coming from the President sounded awfully familiar during a speech at the Alcoa factory in Bettendorf, Iowa Tuesday.
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Filed under: Iowa • President Obama
Huntsman's future may hinge on his past
June 21st, 2011
03:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman's future may hinge on his past

New York (CNN) - Jon Huntsman was out to show off his conservative side. Stepping into the 2012 race surrounded by his family, Huntsman announced his presidential campaign in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, the same spot where Republican icon Ronald Reagan launched his successful 1980 general election run for the White House.

Normally soft-spoken, the former Utah governor issued a stark warning about the future. "We are about to pass down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less compassionate, less competitive and less confident than the one we got. This is totally unacceptable and totally un-American," Huntsman said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman
Diplomatic Huntsman draws contrasts with ex-boss
May 20th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Diplomatic Huntsman draws contrasts with ex-boss

Concord, NH (CNN) – Just a few weeks after departing his job as U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman sounded ever the diplomat in his first couple of days as a potential presidential candidate.

Meeting face to face with voters at events in private homes in New Hampshire, Huntsman took few if any political swipes at his former boss, President Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
He says he's not running in 2012, but some wish Rubio would
May 11th, 2011
01:40 AM ET
3 years ago

He says he's not running in 2012, but some wish Rubio would

St. Augustine, Florida (CNN) – For Marco Rubio, it's the question that won't go away.

"We need you now. Our country is in trouble. Please give it a second thought," said one woman at a Rubio town hall in St. Augustine.

"We had one junior senator make it to the White House. Do we have a second one?" asked another man at the same event.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Marco Rubio
Undeclared candidate Mitch Daniels becoming the big man on campus
April 14th, 2011
12:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Undeclared candidate Mitch Daniels becoming the big man on campus

New Haven, Connecticut (CNN) – It might be a stretch to call him the big man on campus. But Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is getting some presidential buzz at colleges across the country.

Daniels, a Republican, can thank Yale University students Max Eden and Michael Knowles, who launched the Students for Daniels website.

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Filed under: Mitch Daniels
Mixed signals from Tea Party at rally
April 6th, 2011
05:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Mixed signals from Tea Party at rally

Washington (CNN) - As the clock ticks toward a government shutdown, Tea Party activists are turning up the heat. Hundreds of conservative activists rallied Wednesday near the steps of the U.S. Capitol chanting, "Shut it down."

"It's time for taxpayers to take back the government. And let's shut it down for a few days. It's not going to come to a catastrophic end," said David Williams with the Taxpayer Protection Alliance.
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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Mike Pence • Tea Party
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