Obama touts surge in foreign investment
June 20th, 2011
02:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama touts surge in foreign investment

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - Foreign companies plowed 49% more money into the U.S. economy in 2010 compared with the prior year, the Obama administration said Monday.

And 90% of that foreign investment came from Canada, Europe and Japan. Less than 1% of the foreign investment came from China.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • President Obama
BLITZER'S BLOG: Getting out of Afghanistan – The withdrawal will begin
June 20th, 2011
02:37 PM ET
4 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Getting out of Afghanistan – The withdrawal will begin

Washington (CNN) – President Obama has to announce in the coming days just how many U.S. troops will start leaving Afghanistan. Some 100,000 U.S. troops are currently there – joined by another 40,000 NATO forces. All U.S. troops are supposed to be out by the end of 2014 but some will start leaving in the coming months.

A few weeks ago, insiders had suggested to me that the President will settle on an initial pullout of 10,000 troops. Others now say it will be higher because of Osama bin Laden's death and the staggering cost of maintaining troops there at a time of economic distress here at home.

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President main attraction at fundraisers
June 20th, 2011
01:26 PM ET
4 years ago

President main attraction at fundraisers

Washington (CNN) - With the end of the second quarter of fundraising closing in, it appears President Barack Obama's picking up the pace.

Monday night the president is the main attraction at two fundraisers for the Obama Victory fund which are both being held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the nation's capital.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
DNC fundraising boosted by Obama's re-election
June 20th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
4 years ago

DNC fundraising boosted by Obama's re-election

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee raised $10.5 million in May, out-raising the Republican National Committee's $6.2 million haul, according to the DNC.

The DNC now has $16.5 million cash on hand and a debt of $13.5 million, less than the RNC's $18.5 million.
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Filed under: DNC • President Obama • RNC
Why would anyone run for president? Why are so many saying 'no'?
June 20th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Why would anyone run for president? Why are so many saying 'no'?

Capitol Hill (CNN) - Let's just say the obvious here: the 2012 presidential campaign is here. Like it or not. We had the first significant debate last week. And Republican candidate number eight joins the ring this week.

But remember, another nine potential candidates have said 'no.' (Barbour, Jeb Bush, Christie, Daniels, Huckabee, Pence, Ryan, Thune, Trump.)
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Filed under: 2012 • American Sauce
June 20th, 2011
12:39 PM ET
4 years ago

Booted Obama impersonator defends performance at GOP gathering

(CNN) - The Obama impersonator who stole the show at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this past weekend is speaking out against reports that he was yanked from the stage because of his controversial performance.

Comedian Reggie Brown told CNN's Kyra Phillips Monday that it was the length of his performance – not its content – that led organizers to escort him off of the stage, but acknowledged some of his jokes may have touched a nerve with the Republican crowd.
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DeMint explains early support for 'Romneycare'
June 20th, 2011
12:26 PM ET
4 years ago

DeMint explains early support for 'Romneycare'

Washington (CNN) - With the Republican base largely unified in its contempt for President Obama's health care law, Sen. Jim DeMint, an icon of the tea party movement, has been forced to explain his early support for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's health care plan, which was a model for reform on the federal level.

The South Carolinian cited the "innovative" Massachusetts health care plan when he endorsed Romney's 2008 presidential bid, saying the plan leveraged "good conservative ideas" like bringing private insurance companies into the process.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Jim DeMint • Mitt Romney
Judge hopes to rule on Georgia immigration law by July 1
June 20th, 2011
12:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Judge hopes to rule on Georgia immigration law by July 1

Atlanta (CNN) – Supporters and critics of Georgia's controversial new immigration law faced off in federal court Monday, but no ruling was made on the case.

The judge said he hoped to make a decision before the new law takes effect July 1.

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Filed under: Georgia • Immigration
Hatch pushes back against new poll
June 20th, 2011
11:54 AM ET
4 years ago

Hatch pushes back against new poll

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is down playing a new poll that could spell trouble for his re-election chances next year, as he runs for a seventh term in the Senate.

According to a Deseret News/KSL-TV survey of Utah voters released Sunday, 38 percent say that it's important to re-elect Hatch in 2012 because of his seniority, with nearly six in ten saying the senator's been in office too long and it's time to elect someone new.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch
Obama to start tweeting – himself
June 20th, 2011
11:49 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama to start tweeting – himself

(CNN) - President Obama's re-election campaign is vowing President Obama will actually start tweeting himself. The @BarackObama account was active throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, but Obama himself did not use it. Obama's first ever real tweet came from the Red Cross twitter feed in January of 2010.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
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