Archive for March, 2011

Washington (CNN) — As Tea Party activists rallied outside the Capitol to urge House Speaker John Boehner not to compromise on government spending cuts, Boehner insisted he's continuing to fight for the House-passed spending cut bill, but he also warned those conservatives that there's a limit to what the Republican-led House can do. "We control one third of one half of the government here in Washington. We can't impose our will on another body. … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

Advertisements

(CNN)-Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee would go toe-to-toe with President Obama if he sought the presidency in 2012, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University survey. Among registered voters nationwide, 46 percent said they'd vote for Huckabee and the same number would re-elect the president. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is also considering another presidential run, only trailed the president by one percentage point. Voter … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

Washington (CNN) — Politics is serious business — but not all the time. Programmer in chief As for the timing of President Obama's Libya speech Monday night, the New York Times' Bill Carter reports that the White House scheduled it around network shows, including ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Full Story … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) — In their bruising fight over collective-bargaining rights with Ohio's governor, police and firefighter unions have put their battle cry on a bumper sticker, "Help the Middle Class, Ticket Kasich." The one-liner is a reference to a 3-year-old routine traffic stop that Gov. John Kasich would rather forget. … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more. WASHINGTON/POLITICAL For the latest political news: http://www.CNNPolitics.com CNN: Obama signals willingness to arm Libyan rebels On a day when opposition forces in Libya suffered battlefield losses, President Barack Obama made clear in interviews Tuesday with the three major U.S. television networks that … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

Washington (CNN) — If you want to raise big bucks, bring in a big name. With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the headliner, the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual fundraising dinner Wednesday night in the nation's capitol is projected to bring in just over $10 million, an NRCC official confirms to CNN. The $10.1 million, which includes pledges from contributors, is a big jump from the $6 million raised in 2009 and the $7 mill … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida predicts he won't be on the GOP presidential ticket in 2012 — in the No. 1 or the No. 2 spot. "I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee," Rubio said Tuesday on Fox News' "Hannity." "It's important that I have that attitude too because otherwise I won't be able to do this job well." The freshman senator, who won his November election with backing from the tea party movement, added Florida d … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

Washington (CNN) — Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Sen. Joe Lieberman said if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacks his own people, an international coalition should intervene as they did in Libya. "If Assad does what Gadhafi was doing, which is to threaten and go house-to-house and kill anybody who's not on his side. There's a precedent now that the world community has set in Libya. And it's the right one," Lieberman, I-Co … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — President Obama in his weekly address Saturday said the U.S. military has "made important progress" in the situation in Libya and defended his decision to begin a military operation. Obama last week gave the order for the United States to begin Operation Odyssey Dawn, a multi phase mission being carried out in coalition with French and British military forces against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, after the nations became convinced that the L … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour on Saturday criticized President Obama's economic policies and urged fiscal discipline in Washington. Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, to a crowd of conservative activists, the potential 2012 GOP presidential contender said, "When the government sucks all the money out of the economy, how is the private sector supposed to create jobs?" Barbour slammed the Obama administration's tax policies for plac … Read More

via CNN Political Ticker