(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.
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.
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."
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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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.
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.
(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.
TOPICS: North Korea, Iran, Syira, Russia as threat to U.S.; U.S. policy toward North Korea
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TOPICS: Republican vice-presidential running mate
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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