April 12th, 2012
10:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Parenting us was tough, Josh Romney says

(CNN) – Josh Romney responded Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" to a comment made by a Democratic strategist on Wednesday, that his mother Ann had "actually never worked a day in her life."

Hilary Rosen, who is also a CNN contributor, apologized for the comments on Thursday.


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April 12th, 2012
07:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod expresses no qualms at targeting Rosen, a 'friend'

(CNN) – David Axelrod, senior strategist for the president's re-election campaign, on Thursday stood by his criticism of longtime Democratic ally Hilary Rosen after she made a controversial comment about Ann Romney.

The campaign quickly distanced itself from Rosen when she argued Wednesday that Ann Romney is unable to relate to working mothers because she had been a stay-at-home mom and "never worked a day in her life."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney
CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 12, 2012
April 12th, 2012
06:12 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 12, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 12, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

MOMENTS AGO… THE PRESIDENT ON THE PUNDIT: “I don’t have a lot of patience for commentary about the spouses of political candidates.”

MINUTES EARLIER… Vice President Biden was asked by CNN’s Laura Dolan, “Mr. Vice President, did Hilary Rosen go too far last night with her comments?” Biden: Absolutely, absolutely.

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Obama weighs in on Rosen controversy
April 12th, 2012
05:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama weighs in on Rosen controversy

(CNN) – Less than 24 hours after Hilary Rosen made a comment about Ann Romney's history as a stay-at-home mother, President Barack Obama joined other political heavyweights in taking a swing at the Democratic strategist's controversial remarks.

Obama, reflecting on his own mother and his wife, said there's "no tougher job than being a mom."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Economy • President Obama
Romney health care law anniversary overshadowed
April 12th, 2012
05:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney health care law anniversary overshadowed

(CNN) - Six years to the day after then Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signed into law his state's historic bipartisan health care bill, the anniversary over the controversial measure was overshadowed by another political controversy.

The firestorm on Thursday focused on comments made Wednesday night by Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen that Romney's wife Ann "never worked a day in her life," leaving far from the political spotlight any talk over the measure derisively known as "Romneycare" by its critics.
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Filed under: Health care • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
April 12th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Rosen: It's not personal, it's politics

(CNN) – Responding to a downpour of criticism over comments she made about Ann Romney, top Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said Thursday she was not taking the heat too personally-even that coming from within her own party.

"I've clearly been on the other side where I've jumped on peoples' misstatements, so I'm not claiming victim here," Rosen said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Economy • TV-The Situation Room
Gingrich to the Romney cabinet: 'Probably not'
April 12th, 2012
04:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich to the Romney cabinet: 'Probably not'

(CNN) – Don't expect Newt Gingrich to join the Mitt Romney administration, should he capture the White House in the next election.

The long-shot Republican presidential candidate on Thursday said he would enthusiastically support Romney, if he nabs the nomination, but that he would "probably not" serve in his cabinet.
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April 12th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrat apologizes for Ann Romney comments amid firestorm

(CNN) – Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen apologized on Thursday for her Wednesday comment about Ann Romney after the controversy went viral and drew bipartisan criticism on Twitter.

"I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended," Rosen, a Democratic operative and CNN contributor, said in a statement. "Let's declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance."
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Team Romney tries to focus Rosen controversy on the White House
April 12th, 2012
02:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Team Romney tries to focus Rosen controversy on the White House

(CNN) - The Mitt Romney campaign sought to further capitalize politically on the swirling controversy over the remark from Hilary Rosen that Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life," by dispatching female surrogates to accuse Rosen of speaking for the White House.

Rosen, a well-known Democratic strategist and CNN contributor, has no official ties to the White House or the Democratic National Committee. But the group of Romney partisans saw that as a distinction without a difference.
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April 12th, 2012
01:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Rosen apologizes over comments against Ann Romney

(CNN) – Hilary Rosen offered an apology Thursday after her comments about Ann Romney sparked an uproar and a debate over women and the economy.

"I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended," Rosen, a top Democratic strategist and CNN contributor, said in a statement. "Let's declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Economy
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