Archive for April, 2011

(CNN) — The Tea Party movement has grown more unpopular among Americans with nearly half now seeing it in an unfavorable light, according to a new poll. The sentiment will be closely watched by both sides of the aisle for its potential influence as the 2012 presidential campaign gears up. According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, 47 percent of Americans view the Tea Party movement in an unfavorable light while 33 percent hold a favorable view. S … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — When it comes to political contributions, Donald Trump has no problem spreading the wealth around. While the real estate titan and television star professes to be serious about seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, his long history of steering money to Democratic candidates has largely escaped notice amid the headline-grabbing din of birth certificate talk and his surprisingly high poll numbers. … Read More

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Washington (CNN)– Donald Trump plans to meet with one of New Hampshire’s leading Tea Party activists during his visit to the first-in-in-the-nation primary state on Wednesday. The 28-year old Hemingway is at the forefront of a newly empowered conservative movement in the state working to shape the agenda of the Republican-controlled legislature as well as the 2012 GOP primary race. He recently escorted Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann around New … Read More

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(CNN) — The White House released President Obama's original birth certificate Wednesday. The surprise release follows recent and sustained remarks by businessman Donald Trump, among others, that raised doubts as to whether the president was born in the United States. In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday, Trump repeated his doubts and said he had been told the certificate was "missing." A new CNN investigation revealed earlier this w … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas officially announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa, a move CNN reported Monday. He also revealed his Iowa leadership team who will be three elected members of the Republican Party of Iowa's State Central Committee, the 17-member Board of Directors of the Iowa GOP, according to a press release from the congressman. … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who vetoed a bill in April that would have required presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens born in the United States, thinks the so-called birther movement is a "huge distraction." "It's just something that I think is leading our country down a path of destruction and it just is not serving any good purpose," Brewer said Monday on CNN's "John King, USA." [cnn-video url= … Read More

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Don't expect any hugging or kissing. But Democrats and Republicans may eventually at least hold hands in solidarity over one big idea: Scale back or eliminate tax breaks in exchange for lowering rates. Today, there are dozens of tax credits, deductions and exclusions that cost federal coffers more than $1 trillion a year. That's a little more than a third of all annual federal spending. … Read More

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Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama confronted two political realities this week: — Rising gas prices are bad for a politician's poll numbers — There is almost nothing a politician can do about it, at least in the short run. The national average for gas rose another eight-tenths of a cent in the last 24 hours, to $3.856 a gallon, according to AAA. That's the 32nd consecutive day with an increase. Prices have risen nearly 31 cents a gallon … Read More

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