Parties continue to skirmish over the female vote
April 15th, 2012
06:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Parties continue to skirmish over the female vote

Washington (CNN) - Both political parties continued jockeying Sunday to position themselves as more deserving of the female vote, a battle that took on new life last week after a Democratic strategist questioned Ann Romney's validity in giving her husband advice on economic issues affecting women.

The criticism from Hilary Rosen, also a CNN contributor, rekindled the national conversation on whether Republicans or Democrats are better equipped to improve economic conditions for women and gave Republicans a line of attack against Democrats. Polls show a majority of female voters favor President Barack Obama over presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Hillary Clinton lets loose in Colombia
April 15th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Hillary Clinton lets loose in Colombia

(CNN) - Her job as secretary of state may leave little time for relaxation, but Hillary Clinton squeezed in a few moments of fun Saturday evening while attending the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

Photos showed the top U.S. diplomat dancing and enjoying a bottled beverage at Cafe Havana, a bar described by the Lonely Planet travel guide as the perfect location to "shake your rump."

The guide explains the venue "turns into an all-out salsa throwdown after 11 pm that carries out into the street."


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
McCain: I agree with Ann Romney
April 15th, 2012
01:10 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain: I agree with Ann Romney

(CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain on Sunday said Mitt Romney will be able to bridge the gender gap in the next election given that women, as the candidate's wife said, care most about the economy.

"I do believe that Ann Romney was right when she said the women she talks to and the women I talk to, traveling around my state, are interested in jobs and the economy," McCain, a Romney backer, said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "There's no doubt that a lot of women have been hurt very badly in this recession. And jobs and the economy is their number one priority."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • John McCain
Republicans call Romney tax return squabble a distraction
April 15th, 2012
12:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans call Romney tax return squabble a distraction

(CNN) - Democrats pressuring likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney to release 10 years of his personal tax returns are creating a political diversion, two leading Republicans said Sunday.

The claim came two days after the White House released Obama's own tax returns, an annual disclosure Democrats turned into a political event by pairing the release with a call for Romney to disclose the same information. Late Friday, Romney's campaign said the former Massachusetts governor had filed for a tax filing extension from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Geithner criticizes Romney's 'ridiculous' analysis
April 15th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Geithner criticizes Romney's 'ridiculous' analysis

(CNN) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday called Mitt Romney's argument that women have been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn "ridiculous."

Geithner said Romney's premise that 92.3% of the jobs lost in the country were among women has been debunked, adding that men, women and families alike have been hurt by the economy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tim Geithner
Lawmakers concerned about Secret Service scandal
April 15th, 2012
10:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Lawmakers concerned about Secret Service scandal

Washington (CNN) - Two lawmakers on Sunday expressed concern about the Secret Service scandal making headlines during President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia.

Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York said the matter deserves further attention.
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Priebus labels 'Buffett Rule' a 'tiny alteration'
April 15th, 2012
10:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Priebus labels 'Buffett Rule' a 'tiny alteration'

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said the proposed "Buffett Rule," backed by President Barack Obama, is a political maneuver meant to distract from his record on the economy.

Priebus said the rule, which would level a minimum tax rate on millionaires, amounts to "one single tiny alteration of the tax code" that will not make a significant dent in the budget.
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State of the Union's Early Bird morning news note
April 15th, 2012
04:43 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird morning news note

Good Sunday morning. We're up early preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: A tornado outbreak in the midwest spawns deadly twisters that have left at least five people, including two children, dead in Oklahoma. As the sun rises, we'll get a better idea of the damage that likely spreads across four states. We'll have the very latest live pictures. Then, with an eye on November we talk politics with the chairman of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus. And courting female voters with powerful congressional women - Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

Oh, and Bill Cosby on politics, the Trayvon Martin case and plenty more.

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