May 25th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
6 years ago

Huntsman: Chinese hackers indictment a ‘symbolic’ move

(CNN) - Jon Huntsman, former U.S. ambassador to China, said the indictment alleging five members of the Chinese military hacked American businesses is a "symbolic" move by the United States and will do little to curb the intellectual property theft.

"This is symbolic," Huntsman said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."


Filed under: China • cybersecurity • Eric Holder • Jon Huntsman
October 31st, 2013
09:23 PM ET
6 years ago

Report: Obama campaign considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's closest advisers may have secretly considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that it was never a remote possibility.

"Campaigns test everything," Carney said on CNN's "New Day." "When it comes to this particular issue, do campaigns test everything? Yes."

While he said the idea was "tested," Carney insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

October 23rd, 2013
09:03 AM ET
6 years ago

Huntsman: WH was 'impervious' in Obamacare rollout

(CNN) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Wednesday the Obama administration should have taken more time to roll out the Affordable Care Act, and argued the issue is about more than just Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who some want to resign.

"This is about technology. It's about the health care marketplace," the 2012 Republican presidential candidate said on CNN's "New Day." "It's about a White House that, I think, was impervious to good, common-sense reasoning at the beginning when there were a lot of voices that said 'Give it time, make sure we roll it out piece-by-piece and identify the soft spots.' And we can address some of the vulnerabilities, and then we're going to be better off in the longer term."

Filed under: Health care • Jon Huntsman
April 7th, 2013
01:02 PM ET
7 years ago

VIDEO: Huntsman: China near boiling point with N. Korea

(CNN) - Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said Sunday China is likely reaching its boiling point with longtime ally North Korea.

"This is a huge opening, believe me, with China, because our interests for the first time in a long while are aligned," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We both want to get something done and bring the level of tension down on the Korean Peninsula."

January 14th, 2013
10:01 AM ET
7 years ago

No Labels wants to get Republicans and Democrats talking

(CNN) – As Americans remain fed-up with Congress, who are largely seen as "do-nothing," one group is setting aside talk of action and starting with a more modest goal: talking.

"The only way we're going to get traction on the issues that really do matter - whether it's balancing budgets, energy, immigration, you name it - is to get some people, Republicans and Democrats alike, who agree to meet on a regular basis and focus on problem solving," Jon Huntsman, a national leader of the group "No Labels," said Monday on CNN's "Starting Point."

Filed under: Congress • Joe Manchin • Jon Huntsman
Huntsman, Manchin to take leadership role with No Labels
January 3rd, 2013
04:01 PM ET
7 years ago

Huntsman, Manchin to take leadership role with No Labels

(CNN) - The bi-partisan group No Labels, which seeks to transform the nature of problem solving in Washington, is picking up two prominent moderates, the group announced.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and, before that, was President Barack Obama's ambassador to China. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and former governor of the state, was sworn in on Thursday to his second term in Washington.

Filed under: Joe Manchin • Jon Huntsman
Huntsman says GOP primary hopefuls too focused on 'fringe issues'
November 30th, 2012
09:57 AM ET
6 years ago

Huntsman says GOP primary hopefuls too focused on 'fringe issues'

(CNN) – One of the more moderate 2012 Republican primary contenders said Friday his party's presidential hopefuls should focus less on so-called "fringe issues" if they hope to garner support from a wide swath of Americans in general elections.

Jon Huntsman, speaking on CNN's "Starting Point," said too many of this cycle's GOP candidates were running for all the wrong reasons – meaning serious issues gave way to attention-grabbing position statements.

Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman
Huntsman's tough talk for GOP on taxes
November 28th, 2012
06:55 PM ET
6 years ago

Huntsman's tough talk for GOP on taxes

(CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has some tough words for his party as they approach negotiations with the White House to avert the "fiscal cliff."

"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," Huntsman said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post published Wednesday.

Filed under: Jon Huntsman
November 11th, 2012
02:42 PM ET
7 years ago

CNN panel reflects divide in GOP on party's future

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's loss in Tuesday's election has prompted a flood of opinions on the future of the Republican Party, many of which were on display Sunday during a panel moderated by CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley and senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash.

On one side was former Romney campaign adviser Carlos Gutierrez, who pushed for a move to the center by saying the election results were the consequence of the "far-right wing of the Republican Party."

Filed under: 2012 • Cathy McMorris Rodgers • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney
Huntsman challenges party, will not attend GOP convention
July 6th, 2012
01:44 PM ET
8 years ago

Huntsman challenges party, will not attend GOP convention

(CNN) – In an act of protest, Jon Huntsman will not attend the Republican national convention this August in Tampa.

The former Republican presidential hopeful, Utah governor and ambassador to China said in a statement that he won't participate in the convention or others in the future until his fellow conservatives start tackling the bigger issues.

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