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Merkel, Sarkozy Agree on Deadline to Stabilize Eurozone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy agreed Monday to put economic measures in place by the end of October to calm the volatile Eurozone, according to a media report.

Merkel and Sarkozy pledged to defend the stability of the euro through bank recapitalization, but they did not offer more details their plans, the Financial Times reported.

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:40am

2 Americans Win Nobel Prize in Economics

Two American economists, whose decades-old research addresses currently salient economic questions, will receive the Nobel Prize in their field, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims conducted research in the 1970s and '80s that created methods to answer questions like how do tax cuts or temporary cuts in the interest rate affect economic growth and inflation, the AP reported.

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 8:40am

Huntsman Dismisses Mormon Controversy as 'Ridiculous Sideshow'

NEW LONDON, N.H. -- With all eyes on Mitt Romney as he fends off a recent wave of controversy over his Mormon faith, the other Mormon in the GOP presidential race -- Jon Huntsman -- says he’s had enough.

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 7:40am

Looking Overseas for Job-Creation Inspiration

The U.S. job market has shown lackluster growth recently, to put it mildly.

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 7:40am

Republicans Embrace Cain as the Anti-Washington Choice in 2012

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Sixty-year-old Susan Tubbs last week waited in line behind 200 people at a Barnes and Noble store, and when it was finally her turn, she held out her copy of This is Herman Cain and meekly voiced a desire to give the author a hug. In spite of his handler’s insistence otherwise, presidential candidate Herman Cain halted the swift-moving line, slipped around the barricading booth, and hugged her.

“Sometimes I break the rules,” Cain boomed with a toothy grin, pausing to allow a friend of Tubbs photograph the moment.

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 7:40am

What We Learned: Paging Dr. Carmona

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

-- Winning over Hispanics is a major priority for the White House and Democratic campaign strategists, but they face some serious challenges in 2012. With the economy disproportionately impacting the Latino community, Democrats have a tougher case to make than in 2008. And the GOP has been showcasing its Latino statewide officials (Rubio/Martinez/Sandoval) as potential presidential running mates, while Democrats are still looking for a statewide standard-bearer.

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 1:40am

Cain Weighs In on Mormonism, Wall Street Protests; Issa Talks Gun Trafficking, Solyndra

  • Santorum Eyes Cain, Perry Weaknesses
  • Santorum Eyes Cain, Perry Weaknesses
  • Emanuel Praises Obama's Leadership, Touts Infrastructure
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    Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 11:40am

    Cain, Bachmann: Mormonism 'Not a Cult'


    Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota declined on Sunday morning to say whether they believe GOP rival Mitt Romney, who is Mormon, is “a Christian.”

    “I’m not running for theologian-in-chief,” Cain said, adding: “He’s a Mormon. That much I know. I am not going to do an analysis of Mormonism versus Christianity for the sake of getting into that.”

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    Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 10:40am

    Cain Embraces 'American Black Conservative' Label in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain proudly touted himself as a black conservative on Saturday evening and refused to back down from comments he has repeatedly made about African Americans who vote for Democrats being “brainwashed.”

    Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 10:40am

    For Republican Candidates, A Weekend of Tightrope Walking

    President Ronald Reagan’s education secretary had a literature lesson Saturday for conservatives at the Values Voter Summit, explaining how American boys today pine for their absent fathers the way Telemachus of Homer’s Odyssey longed for his.

    Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 6:40pm