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BLITZER’S BLOG: For Obama, numbers matter
November 15th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: For Obama, numbers matter

By CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) – There are many advantages an incumbent president has in seeking re-election. The power and perks of the White House are significant.

But those advantages certainly don’t guarantee a second term. There have been many one-term presidents.
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November 15th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Second Mile starts its own investigation

The organization Jerry Sandusky founded for at risk kids is investigating itself. Mary Snow has more.

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Filed under: Mary Snow • Penn State
November 15th, 2011
08:33 AM ET

Gingrich's connection with Freddie Mac

CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports Newt Gingrich accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from a troubled mortgage giant.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Freddie Mac • Lisa Sylvester • Newt Gingtich
November 15th, 2011
08:22 AM ET

Cain campaign responds to Libya 'flub'

Herman Cain's campaign responds to a video showing the candidate having trouble answering a question about Libya.

RELATED: Cain stumbles over Libya


Filed under: 2012 election • Herman Cain • Libya
November 15th, 2011
08:10 AM ET

Iran mystery scientist

Brian Todd reports on a mysterious Russian scientist who is believed to have helped Iran advance its nuclear program.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Iran • Nuclear
November 15th, 2011
08:00 AM ET

Shots fired at Venezuelan candidate

Video reportedly shows the initial moments of an attack against Venezuelan candidate Maria Corina Machado.

RELATED STORY: Video purports to show attack on Venezuelan opposition candidate


Filed under: Venezuela
November 15th, 2011
07:44 AM ET

Santorum on Penn State: I felt like I was punched in the gut

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, A Penn State graduate, expresses disbelief and disgust about the sex abuse scandal.

On politics, the Republican presidential candidate says he's focused 'like a laser beam' on Iowa and New Hampshire.


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Penn State • Pennsylvania • Politics • polls • Republicans • Rick Santorum