President (or candidate) Obama rallies supporters in Florida
March 5th, 2011
03:35 PM ET
4 years ago

President (or candidate) Obama rallies supporters in Florida

(CNN)— President Obama sounded a lot like candidate Obama on Friday while speaking at a fundraiser for Sen. Bill Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Miami at the home of political contributors Judith and Michael Adler. At times, the remarks given to the Democratic supporters sounded like a preview to stump speeches that might be heard on the 2012 campaign trail.

Recalling the first years of his administration, Obama said, “We’ve now gone through two tough years. And some of us are beaten down and worn out. And the last midterm obviously was very tough. And I’m grayer and looking a little older than I did ... but you know, in each of us, I think, that spirit still exists, and that sense of hope still exists.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Nelson • President Obama
Romney back in the New Hampshire spotlight
March 5th, 2011
01:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Romney back in the New Hampshire spotlight

(CNN) - When Mitt Romney headlines a Republican party event in New Hampshire Saturday night, he'll emphasize lower taxes and criticize President Barack Obama for the country's current economic conditions.

And as Romney keynotes the Carroll County GOP Lincoln Day dinner in Bartlett, in the mountains of northern New Hampshire, he'll also bring with him the backing of two influential Republicans from the region.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Brown issues apology for Hitler remarks
March 5th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Brown issues apology for Hitler remarks

(CNN)—Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is apologizing for invoking Hitler and Stalin on the Senate floor.

"I should not have mentioned the hostility of tyrants, like Hitler, to unions," he said in a statement released Friday. "I don't want my mistake to distract from the critical debate in Ohio, and I apologize for it."
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Filed under: Ohio • Sherrod Brown
Job creation is 'top priority' in presidential, GOP weekly addresses
March 5th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
4 years ago

Job creation is 'top priority' in presidential, GOP weekly addresses

(CNN)–President Obama called on America to “step up our game,” during the weekly radio address from Miami Central High School in Florida.

While remarking on the fall of the unemployment rate, he singled out “creating jobs and opportunities in a fiercely competitive world” as a top priority because “we have a lot more work to do…for the millions more who still don’t have the right job or all the work they need to live out the American Dream.”
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Filed under: Budget • GOP weekly address • President Obama