Archive for August 16, 2011

(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and her husband own assets worth up to $2.8 million but also owe up to $750,000 in outstanding loans, according to a federal financial disclosure report filed Friday. The Republican presidential hopeful reported owning assets totaling between $1.3 million and $2.8 million, including her husband's psychotherapy practice and office space worth between $600,000 and $1.3 million and a family farm valued between … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wants the congressional "super committee," charged with cutting more than a trillion in spending by the end of the year, to get cut itself. "Why is it super other than that they've aggregated power into 12 people who will spend the next few months fighting?" said the Republican presidential candidate in a speech Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation. Members of the bipartisan committee, who were … Read More

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (CNN) — Mitt Romney sidestepped questions Tuesday about his newest opponent, Rick Perry, in a refusal to escalate an intra-party squabble the day after the Texas governor questioned his credentials. The Massachusetts governor faced repeated questions from the media about Perry, who at an Iowa event Monday told reporters to compare the records of the two governors. Perry frequently touts his record on job creation in Texa … Read More

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