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Addressing Audience of Social Conservatives, Perry Emphasizes Economic Record

Before a crowd that celebrates the socially conservative values and fundamentalist Christian faith that he shares with them, Rick Perry barely mentioned either in a speech on Friday to the Values Voters Summit in Washington.

The Republican presidential candidate, who has not been shy about discussing his evangelical religious beliefs before, instead made it clear he’s running on a message of economic recovery.

“The fabric of our society is not government or individual freedom. It is the family. And the demise of the family is the demise of any great society,” Perry said.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 8:40pm

Hey PR firms, Here's a Biz Opportunity

Cargill, the agribusiness giant and largest private company in the country, is looking for public relations counsel to help it navigate the global food security debate. And the company is so huge, it may be in the market to hire several firms, according to The Holmes Report

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 8:40pm

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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

Super Committee Members Want Government Spectrum Freed

Four members of the super committee urged President Obama in a letter Friday to consider freeing up government spectrum for mobile broadband use.

They asked him to direct the Office of Management and Budget to “to make more efficient use of federal government spectrum and reallocate some of it for commercial broadband use.”

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

Council to Unveil Industry-Friendly Jobs Plan

A panel of business leaders will urge Congress and the White House next week to launch an industry-friendly effort to spur innovation and create new jobs, including reforming immigration policies, easing regulations governing initial public offerings, and cutting capital-gains and corporate income taxes.

The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which includes a range of CEOs and other industry leaders, will submit the recommendations to the White House on Tuesday.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

Cantor Deems Protesters Rabble Rousers

The Wall Street protesters are a “growing mob” trying to divide the country, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declared in a speech on Friday.

“God bless them for their spontaneity,” says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

But signs that opinions are breaking sharply along party lines intesified Friday as White House spokesman Jay Carney accused Cantor of being a hypocrite.

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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Send Us Your Political-Costume Pictures

With Halloween around the corner, some of 2011's political scandals are surfacing in costumes. Send us photos of you dressed up as your favorite (or least favorite) political figure to readers@nationaljournal.com. Please include your full name, city, and state.

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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

Allen Raises Over $900,000 In Va. Senate Race

Former Sen. George Allen, R-Va., announced Friday he's raised over $900,000 during the third quarter -- but that's a $200,000 drop from Allen's second quarter $1.1 million haul.

Allen started October with $1.8 million cash on hand, and has now raised $3.5 million since he announced his campaign in January.

Meanwhile, Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke raised more than $116,000 for the third quarter. Her campaign did not released cash-on-hand numbers, stating she has raised more than $370,000 during the campaign.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

Brown Still Leads in Mass. Senate, But Warren Closing In

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., continues to enjoy remarkably high personal and job-related poll numbers, but Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren remains stubbornly close in a 2012 election matchup, according to a new survey of Bay State voters released Friday.

Brown's lead over Warren, according to the Western New England University poll, is just five points: 47 percent to 42 percent. Warren has benefited from the announcement of her candidacy last month; in March, Brown sported a 17-point lead over Warren.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

Santorum Unveils '0-0-0' Economic Plan

Speaking to a group of social conservatives in Washington, D.C., Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum unveiled his economic plan calling for elimination of taxes on manufacturers and overseas profits and for a rollback of business regulation during the Obama administration.

Borrowing a gimmick from his more successful rival for the nomination, businessman Herman Cain, Santorum called his proposal “0-0-0” because it would remove corporate tax rates on manufacturers, do away with the repatriation tax on overseas profits, and get rid of Obama-era regulations.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 2:40pm