Manchin may buck party in presidential vote
April 20th, 2012
11:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Manchin may buck party in presidential vote

(CNN) – As a Democrat in conservative West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin has sought to make his independence clear.

And that independence might just extend all the way to the November voting booth, as the senator – who is up for re-election - said in a report published Thursday that he might not cast a ballot for the top name on his party's ticket, President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Manchin • John Raese • West Virginia
Obama to talk student loans with Jimmy Fallon
April 20th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
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Obama to talk student loans with Jimmy Fallon

(CNN) – President Obama is heading back to late night television next week, set to appear on comedian Jimmy Fallon's show as part of a week-long push to pressure congressional Republicans to renew a measure keeping student loan rates at 3.4 percent.

News of Obama's appearance on the popular late night comedy show came via Twitter from both Fallon himself and White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer Friday morning. It is the president's first appearance on the show, though First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest in February.

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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Jimmy Fallon • President Obama
Crossroads nears $100 million mark
April 20th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
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Crossroads nears $100 million mark

Washington (CNN) - A pro-GOP independent super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove says it has raised nearly $100 million so far this campaign cycle.

An official for American Crossroads confirms to CNN that the super PAC and its nonprofit affiliate Crossroads GPS combined brought in $99.8 million since the start of 2011, with $49 million of the haul raised just in the past three months.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Fundraising • Republicans
Daniels offers tough love for Romney
April 20th, 2012
09:45 AM ET
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Daniels offers tough love for Romney

(CNN) – Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels had some advice for Mitt Romney this week, describing the likely Republican nominee's campaign for the White House as too negative.

"You have to campaign to govern, not just to win," Daniels said an in interview published Thursday with the Indianapolis Star.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Indiana • Mitch Daniels • Mitt Romney
Romney releases March fundraising figures
April 20th, 2012
09:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney releases March fundraising figures

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's presidential campaign says they raised nearly $12.6 million in primary funds in March.

In a release Friday, the campaign also announced that they've raised $87 million in primary funds over the past year, and that they have $10.1 million cash on hand. The campaign also said that as of the end of March, they had brought in only primary contributions. They also stated that the former Massachusetts governor, who has an estimated net worth of at least $190 million, had not made any personal loans to his campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
ON THE TRAIL: April 20, 2012
April 20th, 2012
08:22 AM ET
2 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: April 20, 2012

(CNN) – The candidates hit the trail Friday, making stops in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

See their full schedules after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • On the Trail • Ron Paul
Paul campaign touts campaign cash
April 20th, 2012
08:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Paul campaign touts campaign cash

(CNN) – Ron Paul's Republican presidential campaign says they raised more than $2.6 million last month, bringing to nearly $10.4 million the amount they took in during the first quarter of this year.

The campaign of the longtime congressman from Texas, who's making his second straight bid for the GOP presidential nomination and third overall run for the White House, says they have nearly $1.8 million cash on hand and no debt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Ron Paul
Ousted Secret Service agent posted pictures of Sarah Palin on Facebook
On his Facebook page, former Secret Service agent David Chaney admitted checking out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign.
April 20th, 2012
07:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Ousted Secret Service agent posted pictures of Sarah Palin on Facebook

Washington (CNN) – As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Colombia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while on assignment during the 2008 campaign.

David Chaney and Greg Stokes are the two Secret Service supervisors no longer with the agency in the wake of the incident immediately preceding President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend on Thursday.

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RNC looks to Facebook for political edge
April 20th, 2012
05:57 AM ET
2 years ago

RNC looks to Facebook for political edge

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Tapping into the online social networks of voters is a top priority for the digital strategists working for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - and no site offers a larger trove of personal data than Facebook.

Now the Republican National Committee is getting into the social media game.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • RNC
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, April 20, 2012
April 20th, 2012
05:02 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, April 20, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Ousted Secret Service agent posted pictures of Sarah Palin on Facebook
As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Columbia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while on assignment during the 2008 campaign.

CNN: CNN Poll of Polls: All tied up between Obama and Romney
It's basically all knotted up between President Barack Obama and all-but-certain Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to an average of the six national surveys conducted entirely after former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania suspended his campaign on April 10.

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