Archive for April 26, 2011

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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