Bill Clinton to join Obama for fundraiser
April 2nd, 2012
11:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Bill Clinton to join Obama for fundraiser

New York (CNN) – President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton will appear together at a fundraiser for the president's re-election campaign later this month, an Obama campaign official confirms to CNN.

The event will be April 29 at the Virginia home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. This is expected to be the first of three joint Clinton-Obama fundraisers this campaign.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Fundraising • President Obama
Romney smiles at Obama's 'judicial activism' charge
April 2nd, 2012
11:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney smiles at Obama's 'judicial activism' charge

(CNN) - Mitt Romney on Monday fired back at President Barack Obama, who earlier in the day described the largely conservative push on the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act as "judicial activism."

Typically, conservatives level the partisan term at liberal justices whom they accuse of ruling based on political agenda, rather than the Constitution. In this case, Obama turned the criticism around.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Supreme Court
Wisconsin primary looms large for Romney, larger for Santorum
April 2nd, 2012
10:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin primary looms large for Romney, larger for Santorum

(CNN) – Forty-two delegates are up for grabs when Wisconsin holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday, but for Rick Santorum, much more appears to be at stake.

The Badger State may be the former senator from Pennsylvania's final chance to convince Republicans that the race for the GOP nomination isn't over.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • Wisconsin
Spring forward: Santorum looks to May, not April
April 2nd, 2012
09:28 PM ET
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Spring forward: Santorum looks to May, not April

(CNN) - Rick Santorum on Monday showed little hope for winning several contests in April but predicted a big comeback next month, when voters in more conservative states head to the polls.

“May is rich with delegates and strong states for us,” Santorum said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • TV-Piers Morgan • Wisconsin
Obama campaign takes out new ad, attacks Romney
April 2nd, 2012
07:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign takes out new ad, attacks Romney

(CNN) –- President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign directly targeted Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney in a new ad released Monday.

Aimed at countering attacks on the president’s energy policies, the commercial marks the campaign’s second major ad buy and will air in six key battleground states. The Obama campaign ad purchase totaled about $1.1 million, according to a non-affiliated media consultant familiar with campaign ad buys.

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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama and Biden sharpen attacks over economy
April 2nd, 2012
07:26 PM ET
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Obama and Biden sharpen attacks over economy

New York (CNNMoney) - The Obama re-election campaign has recently started drawing battle lines around what is likely to be the most talked about issue until Nov. 6: the economy.

The campaign has dispatched Joe Biden to talk autos in Ohio, Social Security and Medicare in Florida and manufacturing in Iowa - three touchstone issues in three swing states.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Economy • Jobs • Joe Biden • President Obama
Obama says health care law is constitutional
April 2nd, 2012
07:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama says health care law is constitutional

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama weighed in Monday on last week's Supreme Court arguments about health care reform, saying he expected the justices to rule the act is constitutional.

"In accordance with precedents out there, it is constitutional," Obama said of the 2010 Affordable Care and Prevention Act passed by congressional Democrats with no Republican support. "That's not just my opinion, by the way, that's the opinion of legal experts across the ideological spectrum, including two very conservative appellate court justices that said this wasn't even a close case."

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Supreme Court • White House
GSA head resigns over 'wasteful' Las Vegas seminar
April 2nd, 2012
07:00 PM ET
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GSA head resigns over 'wasteful' Las Vegas seminar

(CNN) – The head of the General Services Administration resigned Monday after a scathing report that called government spending on a training seminar in Las Vegas "excessive, wasteful, and in some cases impermissible."

The White House put out a statement that President Barack Obama was "outraged" when he found out about the spending.

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Filed under: Budget • Las Vegas • President Obama • White House
CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 2, 2012
April 2nd, 2012
05:25 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 2, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 2, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

TOP OF THE MORNING FOR YOU: Bill Clinton on “Good Morning America” talking to Jake Tapper about Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016: “It's entirely up to her. I miss her. I'm glad she's coming home. We have fun together. She wants to come home and decompress and relax and I believe she's been honest when she says she doesn't think she'll go back to politics. But, if she comes home and we do this foundation stuff for the rest of our lives, I'll be happy. If she changes her mind and decides to run, I'll be happy. But I think that's light years away.”

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Obama cuts Republicans 'some slack,' defends health care law
April 2nd, 2012
03:34 PM ET
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Obama cuts Republicans 'some slack,' defends health care law

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama gave the GOP a pass on Monday when asked about a recent comment from Mitt Romney that questioned the president's commitment to American exceptionalism.

"It's still primary season for the Republican Party, they're gonna make a decision about who their candidate will be," Obama said during a press conference at the White House after Romney was quoted by a reporter. "I will cut folks some slack for now because they're still trying to get their nomination."
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Republicans
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