First on CNN: RNC touts October haul
November 18th, 2011
03:09 PM ET
10 years ago

First on CNN: RNC touts October haul

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee Friday said it raised $8.5 million last month, bringing to nearly $68.7 million the amount the party committee has brought in this year.

"After a record-setting August and September, we have added another $8.5 million in October. The RNC has nearly $13.5 million cash on hand. In the past nine and a half months, we have added over $13 million to our cash on hand and have retired over $10 million in debt," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • GOP • Republican National Committee
Secret Service involved in Cain's security
November 18th, 2011
02:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Secret Service involved in Cain's security

Washington (CNN) – Presidential candidate Herman Cain will receive protection from the United States Secret Service, the agency confirms to CNN.

Cain asked for and is getting Secret Service protection because he has gotten an unspecified number of threats, sources inside the government told CNN on Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Overheard on CNN.com: Gerrymandering in American politics
November 18th, 2011
02:13 PM ET
10 years ago

Overheard on CNN.com: Gerrymandering in American politics

Washington (CNN) - CNN is taking a look at the redistricting process, which takes place every 10 years after each census is complete. In the last 10 years, 78% of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives did not change party hands even once.

David Wasserman, redistricting expert for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, says that through redistricting elections can be "almost rigged" in a sense and this can lead to a more polarized Congress. Readers responded to this story by expressing a degree of cynicism about the political process on both sides of the aisle. Some even questioned whether they should vote at all.

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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives • Politics • Redistricting
BREAKING: House rejects balanced budget amendment
November 18th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
10 years ago

BREAKING: House rejects balanced budget amendment

Washington (CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution - a setback to GOP leaders and conservative activists who claim the measure is necessary to end the federal government's spiraling deficit spending.

A total of 261 members voted for the measure - 29 votes shy of the two-thirds majority required for passage - while 165 members opposed it.

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Filed under: Budget • House of Representatives
Obama 2012 targets female vote
November 18th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama 2012 targets female vote

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's reelection campaign launched a new initiative, "Women for Obama," to encourage female voters to get involved in the 2012 race, according to Obama for America.

First lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary chair of the group, tasked with the expanding the female vote and increasing their participation in the electoral process.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • President Obama
Clock ticks down on super committee
November 18th, 2011
12:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Clock ticks down on super committee

Washington (CNN) - Members of Congress's so-called super committee huddled in small groups behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Friday, battling growing pessimism and a now-imminent deadline to reach agreement on a seemingly elusive bipartisan deficit reduction deal.

At least seven of the panel's 12 members, evenly split between Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, need to agree on savings of at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade. In reality, however, the time line is even shorter. Under the law creating the committee, any proposal must be made public and evaluated for its fiscal impact by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office no later than Monday.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
House set for balanced budget amendment vote
November 18th, 2011
10:44 AM ET
10 years ago

House set for balanced budget amendment vote

Washington (CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Friday on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution - a key component of GOP leaders' plan to end the federal government's spiraling deficit spending.

The vote on the amendment was agreed to by both parties over the summer as part of the agreement raising Washington's debt ceiling. Democratic leaders, however, are vehemently opposed to the idea, arguing that it would force the government into an economically destructive cycle of massive spending cuts.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • House
Submit your questions for the CNN Republican National Security Debate
November 18th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
10 years ago

Submit your questions for the CNN Republican National Security Debate

(CNN) - Help shape the debate in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Use the form below to submit your brief question to CNN’s Republican National Security Debate, co-sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation. Or tweet your questions to #CNNDebate.
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Letterman offers Cain his 9-9-9 plan
November 18th, 2011
08:32 AM ET
10 years ago

Letterman offers Cain his 9-9-9 plan

(CNN) - Leave it to one of the kings of late night comedy to press Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on his "9-9-9" tax plan and offer up his own suggestion to the former pizza executive.

"You ought to get some sort of toll-free number," Letterman told Cain in an interview set to air Friday. "You dial 9-9-9, you get a free pizza."
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
Budget wars: Cut, cut and cut some more
November 18th, 2011
07:43 AM ET
10 years ago

Budget wars: Cut, cut and cut some more

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - On election night in 2010, Republicans were united by one mission: Cutting government spending now.

"I'm here to tell you tonight that our new majority is prepared to do things differently," then Minority Leader John Boehner told an election night crowd. "It starts with cutting spending instead of increasing it."

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Debt • Deficit
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