Iowa's potential showdown: Vilsack vs. King?
April 20th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Iowa's potential showdown: Vilsack vs. King?

Washington (CNN) - In what could become one of the most heated battles of the next Congressional election, Christie Vilsack is exploring a run against conservative Rep. Steve King of Iowa.

The Democratic wife of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Iowa's popular former governor, announced Wednesday that she will form an exploratory committee for a congressional seat in Iowa's newly drawn fourth district.
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Filed under: Congress • Iowa
Huckabee defends Trump against Club for Growth
April 19th, 2011
03:29 PM ET
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Huckabee defends Trump against Club for Growth

Washington (CNN) – Mike Huckabee is coming to the defense of potential GOP-presidential rival Donald Trump following criticism of the billionaire's stances on taxes and spending by the conservative Club for Growth.

The Republican anti-spending group condemned Trump on Monday for his past endorsement of universal healthcare and proposal to raise taxes on Chinese imports.
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Filed under: 2012 • Club for Growth • Donald Trump • Mike Huckabee
Wasserman Schultz: GOP budget proposal, 'death trap for seniors'
April 14th, 2011
04:03 PM ET
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Wasserman Schultz: GOP budget proposal, 'death trap for seniors'

Washington (CNN)– Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stood by her comments that Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal is a "death trap for seniors" in a CNN interview Thursday.

The incoming head of the Democratic National Committee reasoned that dramatic cuts in state funding within the GOP proposal would put seniors living in nursing homes under Medicare at risk.
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Filed under: Budget • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Medicaid • Medicare
Congressman shows off auctioneer skills
April 13th, 2011
07:50 PM ET
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Congressman shows off auctioneer skills

Washington (CNN) - For a moment, Republican Rep. Billy Long sounded as though he were back in the auction house he owns in southwest Missouri.

He rolled the national deficit figures off his tongue Wednesday while introducing a bill that would pay tribute to his profession.
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Filed under: Billy Long • House
Cantor not sold on Trump's presidential aspirations
April 13th, 2011
12:05 PM ET
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Cantor not sold on Trump's presidential aspirations

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Donald Trump is not "really serious" about being a 2012 presidential candidate because of his focus on the issue of President Barack Obama's birthplace.

Trump is not the Republican party's answer to winning the 2012 presidential election, Cantor told CNN's American Morning on Wednesday. "I don't think he is really serious, when we launch a campaign, a campaign launched on the birther issue, " Cantor said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Eric Cantor
Bachmann heckled at Iowa appearance
April 12th, 2011
11:56 AM ET
4 years ago

Bachmann heckled at Iowa appearance

Washington (CNN)– Rep. Michele Bachmann was heckled by a handful of University of Iowa students at an appearance in the Hawkeye state on Monday.

The Minnesota Republican spoke for under thirty minutes about her opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage, and concerns with national debt, at the university memorial union in Iowa City, according to the Des Moines Register.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Bachmann slams weekend budget agreement
April 11th, 2011
06:15 PM ET
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Bachmann slams weekend budget agreement

Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann took to the stage in the key state of Iowa on Monday, telling the audience that the best strategy for blocking liberal policies is to defund the left.

The Republican congresswoman, who is eyeing running for the GOP presidential nomination, told a Pella, Iowa crowd, "What we need to do is expose these policies that we see on the left, expose them, and then number two, defund them."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Olympic champion to sprint for New Jersey Senate seat
April 11th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Olympic champion to sprint for New Jersey Senate seat

Washington (CNN)– Nine-time Olympic gold medal winner, Carl Lewis is expected to announce on Monday his candidacy for a New Jersey state Senate seat in the 8th Legislative District.

The track and field runner has scheduled a press conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, Monday afternoon to speak about his political plans.
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Filed under: New Jersey
Clyburn: Obama to focus on revenues
April 11th, 2011
10:47 AM ET
4 years ago

Clyburn: Obama to focus on revenues

Washington (CNN)– Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, the assistant minority leader, suggested Monday that revenue issues will be a focus of the debt plan President Barack Obama will lay out on Wednesday.

"Well my plan going forward would be, let's get rid of these subsidies for big oil companies…Let's get rid of these tax breaks of people who are creating jobs overseas," the South Carolina congressman said on CNN's American Morning on Monday. "I think that's what the president is going to be talking about when he talks about revenues and expenditures. He's going to be talking about closing these loop holes. He's going to be talking about getting rid of these subsidies and putting our fiscal house in order."
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Filed under: Budget • James Clyburn
Members of Congress join fast protesting proposed budget cuts
April 7th, 2011
10:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Members of Congress join fast protesting proposed budget cuts

Washington (CNN) – In the final hours of budget negotiations, a growing list of Congressional members are joining former Rep. Tony Hall and over 36,000 participants in a hunger fast to protest what they say are proposed budget cuts that would affect those living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

Members of Congress joining the fast include Democratic Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, California Rep. Mike Honda, Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, California Reps. Sam Farr and Barbara Lee, Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern, and Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown
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