April 12th, 2012
01:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden slams Romney's tax plan in New Hampshire speech

Exeter, New Hampshire (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden's campaign attacks on Mitt Romney continued Thursday in the battleground of New Hampshire, a state Biden and President Barack Obama won in 2008 but where Romney made significant inroads during the GOP primary in January.

In a campaign speech in Exeter – a symbolic choice since Exeter claims to be the town where the Republican Party was founded – Biden slammed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and all but certain Republican presidential nominee, as favoring tax breaks for the wealthy at the cost of important national investments.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Vice President Biden
What kind of car is Obama?
April 12th, 2012
01:30 PM ET
2 years ago

What kind of car is Obama?

(CNN) – If President Obama was a car, what kind of car would he be and why?

That's the question Resurgent Republic, a conservative polling and advocacy group, asked independent voters in Virginia and Colorado recently. The focus group members all voted for Obama in 2008, but are undecided heading into this year's general election.

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Filed under: President Obama
Employee says GSA spent 'millions' on relocation
April 12th, 2012
01:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Employee says GSA spent 'millions' on relocation

Washington (CNN) – House Republicans released new information exposing excess spending by the General Services Administration beyond the now infamous 2010 Las Vegas convention.

The agency appears to have spent $330,000 to relocate an employee from Denver to Hawaii, and likely "millions" on others over a two year period.
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Filed under: Congress • House • Republicans
First lady stands up for Ann Romney
April 12th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady stands up for Ann Romney

(CNN) – Michelle Obama became the latest high-profile figure to weigh in on the stirring controversy over comments made against Ann Romney.

The first lady responded on Twitter after a top Democratic strategist and CNN political contributor criticized Ms. Romney, who stayed at home to raise her five sons, as having "never worked a day in her life."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Economy • Michelle Obama
Spousal asset: Michelle Obama scores high with voters
April 12th, 2012
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Spousal asset: Michelle Obama scores high with voters

(CNN) – A new poll released Thursday indicated almost two-thirds of voters continue to have a favorable view of Michelle Obama.

The first lady, known for promoting veterans issues as well as health and fitness causes from the White House, makes a positive impression among 65% of registered voters nationwide, according to the Marist Poll.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • Polls
Obama and Biden hit swing states to push tax plan
April 12th, 2012
12:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama and Biden hit swing states to push tax plan

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden tag team Thursday as they continue their push for the so-called "Buffett Rule," and they're making their pitches in crucial battleground states.

As the vice president heads to Exeter, New Hampshire to give a campaign speech in favor of the legislation that would mandate that Americans earning more than $1 million per year pay a 30% tax rate, the president stays at the White House but is expected to tout the proposal in interviews with local television stations in four other swing states.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • New Hampshire • President Obama • Taxes
Romney surrogate slams Obama for charitable donations, despite comparable record
April 12th, 2012
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney surrogate slams Obama for charitable donations, despite comparable record

(CNN) – It was meant to be a prebuttal to Vice President Joe Biden's Thursday campaign stop in New Hampshire, but former Granite State governor John Sununu, a Mitt Romney supporter, used the opportunity to slam the president for his record in donating to charity.

"One would hope that they would at least demonstrate some real concern for the needy," Sununu said of Biden and President Barack Obama on the call, which was scheduled ahead of Biden's Thursday stop in Exeter.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Two leading social conservative groups back Romney
April 12th, 2012
11:02 AM ET
2 years ago

Two leading social conservative groups back Romney

Washington (CNN) - Two leading national anti-abortion organizations Thursday endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for president.

The moves may be the first indications of social conservatives coalescing around Romney after their first choice, Rick Santorum, dropped out of the race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • SBA
Millionaires' effective tax rates top most
April 12th, 2012
10:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Millionaires' effective tax rates top most

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - A lot gets lost in the rhetoric about the Buffett Rule, which would impose a minimum 30% tax on millionaires.

And at the top of the list is this fact: Most millionaires already pay higher effective tax rates than just about everyone else.

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Filed under: Taxes • Warren Buffett
Obama ahead in New Jersey, even with Christie on ticket
April 12th, 2012
09:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama ahead in New Jersey, even with Christie on ticket

(CNN) – If Mitt Romney is looking for an advantage in New Jersey, picking the state's governor Chris Christie as his running mate may help, though a new poll suggests it wouldn't be enough to create a winning Republican ticket.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday shows President Barack Obama's nine-point lead over Romney shrinking to seven points when Christie is added to the mix as the GOP vice presidential candidate. Without the well known governor on the ticket, Obama bests Romney 49% to 40%, compared to a 49% to 42% gap with Christie as the running mate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
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