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BLITZER’S BLOG: Jon Huntsman stakes out positions on gay marriage, debt ceiling
August 3rd, 2011
02:30 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Jon Huntsman stakes out positions on gay marriage, debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) - You have to give Jon Huntsman some credit. He’s willing to go where none of the other major Republican presidential candidates are willing to go.

He was the only one who actually endorsed the debt ceiling deal worked out between President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leadership. Even former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who has a long history of being a moderate Republican, came out against the deal just before it was passed.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Debt • Interviews • Jon Huntsman • Same-sex marriage
August 3rd, 2011
12:50 PM ET

Sanders: 'Extremely unfair legislation'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explains why he voted against the debt deal.

RELATED STORY: Sanders: Cut, cap, balance a 'disaster'


Filed under: Bernie Sanders • Debt • Interviews
August 3rd, 2011
10:45 AM ET

VP Biden 'closer' in debt deal

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the critical role Vice President Biden played in getting the debt deal done.

RELATED STORY: Biden hits the Hill


Filed under: Dan Lothian • Debt • Joe Biden
August 3rd, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Tea party goes from 'Hobbits' to winners

CNN's Jim Acosta reports the tea party members of Congress believe they have accomplished something big.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Jim Acosta • Tea Party
August 3rd, 2011
10:07 AM ET

Construction worker belts out Sinatra

A construction worker wows passersby singing Sinatra on his lunch break. CNN's Jeanne Moos meets the hard hat crooner.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos • New York