Gingrich would teach online courses from White House
November 21st, 2011
05:49 PM ET
9 years ago

Gingrich would teach online courses from White House

Keene, New Hampshire (CNN) - When Newt Gingrich speaks to crowds, his experience as a history professor is often apparent.

On Monday he said it's a job he would continue to do in the White House.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Newt Gingrich
Analysis: Super committee reflects our own super failure
November 21st, 2011
05:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Analysis: Super committee reflects our own super failure

Washington (CNN) - So the "super committee" failed. Can you honestly say you were expecting a different outcome?

The inability of an evenly split panel of Capitol Hill Democrats and Republicans to agree on $1.2 trillion in savings is about as surprising as January snow in Fairbanks, Alaska. Elected officials in Washington can't even pass a budget anymore, much less agree on politically tough choices about taxes and spending.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
Rice rejects Cain's claim of Taliban in Libya
November 21st, 2011
04:44 PM ET
9 years ago

Rice rejects Cain's claim of Taliban in Libya

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice rejected Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's claim that Libya's developing government might contain elements of the terrorist groups al Qaeda and the Taliban, categorically telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "there are no Taliban in Libya."

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO suggested as much at a press conference in Orlando Friday, during which he sought to clarify his opinion on President Obama's handling of Libya – a question he bungled during an editorial board with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last week.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: Herman Cain • Libya • Susan Rice • TV-The Situation Room
Perry signs Family Leader's controversial marriage vow
November 21st, 2011
04:41 PM ET
9 years ago

Perry signs Family Leader's controversial marriage vow

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has signed the controversial marriage pledge from a social conservative group in Iowa, a spokeswoman said.

"I have received the signed copy," Julie Summa, Director of Marketing for The Family Leader said. Summa said the Texas governor's campaign submitted it electronically on Monday and the governor did not modify the document before signing it.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Perry • Same-sex marriage
2012 contenders point to President Obama for 'super' fail
November 21st, 2011
04:05 PM ET
9 years ago

2012 contenders point to President Obama for 'super' fail

(CNN) – As federal government braces for the impact of a super committee failure, GOP contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination lashed out at the president for setting the wheels in motion.

A Web video released by Newt Gingrich's campaign Monday replayed the former House Speaker's prediction this summer that the committee responsible for finding $1.2 trillion in budget savings was doomed.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • Deficit commission • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
Gingrich at top of pack for first time in CNN polling
November 21st, 2011
04:01 PM ET
9 years ago

Gingrich at top of pack for first time in CNN polling

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich tops the list in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new national survey.

And a CNN/ORC International Poll released on the eve of a CNN presidential debate focusing heavily on national security and foreign affairs also indicates Republicans consider the former House Speaker the most qualified GOP candidate to be Commander-in-Chief.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Newt Gingrich • Republicans
November 21st, 2011
04:00 PM ET
9 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – November 18-20 – GOP 2012

TOPICS: 2012 Republican candidates

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Super committee headed for failure, aides concede
November 21st, 2011
03:25 PM ET
9 years ago

Super committee headed for failure, aides concede

Washington (CNN) - Facing harsh reaction from financial markets and a frustrated public, senators on the congressional super committee held last-minute talks Monday on what one participant billed as a "new idea" in an effort to salvage agreement on a deficit reduction deal.

Despite the impromptu meeting, the bipartisan panel tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts over the next decade will likely announce that it has failed, according to both Democratic and Republican aides.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
Obama signs veterans bill into law
November 21st, 2011
02:55 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama signs veterans bill into law

(CNN) - President Obama signed legislation Monday that provides significant tax credits to businesses that hire unemployed and disabled veterans, the only measure in the president's larger jobs proposal to receive any bipartisan support.

In a signing ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Obama offered rare praise to a Congress he has otherwise chastised for months over failure to take significant action on the nation's struggling economy.

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Filed under: President Obama • Taxes • Veterans • White House
America's history with the flat tax
November 21st, 2011
02:32 PM ET
9 years ago

America's history with the flat tax

(CNN) - Current Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich all favor some form of one. Past presidential hopefuls like Steve Forbes and Jerry Brown have advocated one. Noted economists like Milton Friedman have championed the idea. A flat tax - one constant tax rate applied on all income. However, the flat tax was more than just an idea in America's distant past. It was a reality.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Radio • Herman Cain • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry • Taxes
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