April 18th, 2012
10:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Ted Nugent to be interviewed by Secret Service

(CNN) – Ted Nugent, the rocker whose comments about President Barack Obama have come under scrutiny, will be interviewed by agents with the Secret Service, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

The interview, scheduled for Thursday, comes amid outcry over comments Nugent made at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, which took place in St. Louis this past weekend.
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Obama raises cash, touts auto bailout in Michigan stop
April 18th, 2012
07:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama raises cash, touts auto bailout in Michigan stop

Dearborn, Michigan (CNN) – On a stage adorned by some of the American car industry's most historic artifacts, President Barack Obama on Wednesday vigorously defended his 2009 authorization of the massive auto bailout and indirectly jabbed at his all-but-certain GOP rival for opposing the plan.

"Change is the decision we made to rescue the American auto industry from collapse when some politicians said, 'Let Detroit go bankrupt,'" Obama told an enthusiastic crowd of 600 supporters at the Henry Ford Museum just west of Detroit – a city with an identity and economy that has long been intertwined with the auto industry's biggest names.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
House Republican calls for Secret Service director resignation
April 18th, 2012
06:40 PM ET
2 years ago

House Republican calls for Secret Service director resignation

Washington (CNN) - Virginia GOP Rep. Randy Forbes on Wednesday became the first member of Congress to call for U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to step down due to a prostitution scandal involving eleven agents that has raised questions about security at the agency.

"There are only so many strikes you get - in baseball it's three," Forbes told CNN. "I think (Sullivan's) had three. I think it's time to put somebody else in there to make sure we're getting a different culture in the Secret Service."

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Filed under: Congress
April 18th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: 'I wasn't born with a silver spoon'

Elyria, Ohio (CNN) – An aide to President Barack Obama's reelection campaign downplayed any potential reference to rival Mitt Romney Wednesday after the president told a crowd in Ohio he "wasn't born with a silver spoon" in his mouth.

The aide said Obama has used that line in the past, though its use Wednesday seemed to take on new meaning now that the general election in underway. The remark could be construed as veiled criticism of the likely GOP nominee's wealth and background.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • North Carolina • Ohio • President Obama
CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 18, 2012
April 18th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 18, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 18, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta discussed Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria in a rare joint interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at NATO headquarters. Clinton and Panetta are attending a foreign and defense ministers meeting in Brussels.

Clinton continued to dismiss talk that President Obama might turn to her as his running mate in the 2012 election.

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
Romney takes the fight to Obama
April 18th, 2012
04:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney takes the fight to Obama

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Twenty weeks before and less than a mile away from the site of the Democratic National Convention, Mitt Romney said that this time around, President Obama would not be able to repeat any part of his 2008 convention speech.

As the Bank of America stadium and convention site towered nearby, the presumptive GOP nominee criticized the president Wednesday for falling short on his campaign promises.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Romney comments spark 'CookieGate' special
Mitt Romney's comments regarding cookies at a campaign stop on Tuesday drew attention as the week went on. Above, Romney supporters pass out cookies at a January 28 rally in Panama City, Florida.
April 18th, 2012
04:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney comments spark 'CookieGate' special

(CNN) - A Pennsylvania bakery is making light of comments made by Mitt Romney on Tuesday, when he compared a batch of cookies from the mom-and-pop store to snacks found at 7-eleven.

After his remarks rippled across the Bethel Park community outside of Pittsburgh, the 57-year-old bakery on Wednesday began offering a 'CookieGate' special: Buy a dozen, get a half-dozen free.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania
April 18th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – April 13-15 – North Korea, Iran, Syria

TOPICS: North Korea, Iran, Syira, Russia as threat to U.S.; U.S. policy toward North Korea

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
April 18th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – April 13-15 – Romney's VP Choice

TOPICS: Republican vice-presidential running mate

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: Republicans divided on VP choice
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Sen. Rick Santorum or Pennsylvania, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie top the CNN/ORC poll.
April 18th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Republicans divided on VP choice

Washington (CNN) - Who should Mitt Romney choose as his running mate?

According to a new national poll, there's no consensus among Republicans. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday does indicate there's an ideological split that could put pressure on Romney, the all but certain GOP presidential nominee, as he tries to make his decision.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Bob McDonnell • Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Condoleezza Rice • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Rick Santorum • Rob Portman
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