GOP says Obama playing politics with bin Laden anniversary
April 29th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP says Obama playing politics with bin Laden anniversary

Washington (CNN) – Days before the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, top surrogates for President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the national stage to argue the politics of the attack.

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs defended the campaign's use of the event in a recent Web video and in a speech from Vice President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie characterized the political steps surrounding the death as a "bridge too far."

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Filed under: 2012 • Osama bin Laden • President Obama • Republicans
Romney: U.S. should protect Chinese dissident
April 29th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: U.S. should protect Chinese dissident

(CNN) – Mitt Romney said he hopes the United States government is aiding Chen Guangcheng, a popular Chinese dissident now believed to be hiding in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing after fleeing house arrest in eastern China.

"My concern at this moment is for the safety of Chen Guangcheng and his family," Romney said in a statement released by his campaign on Sunday. "My hope is that U.S. officials will take every measure to ensure that Chen and his family members are protected from further persecution."
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Filed under: 2012 • China • Mitt Romney
Politics of bin Laden: 'Fair game' vs. 'divisive'
April 29th, 2012
11:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Politics of bin Laden: 'Fair game' vs. 'divisive'

Washington (CNN) – Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday defended a recent Web video that invoked the killing of Osama bin Laden as evidence of the president's strength as commander in chief.

The spot, partially narrated by former President Bill Clinton, praised President Barack Obama's decision to order the killing of the al Qaeda chief and questioned whether Mitt Romney would have made the same choice.
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April 29th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Boehner explains jabs at Obama as 'help'

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday described his amped-up rhetoric toward President Barack Obama in recent days as advice.

"The president is getting … some bad advice," Boehner said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Somebody needed to help him out, so I thought I would."
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Filed under: 2012 • John Boehner • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
State of the Union's Early Bird news note
April 29th, 2012
05:14 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird news note

Washington (CNN) - Good Sunday morning. The staff is in and we're preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, building the campaign war chests and a look at "the Presidents Club."

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interview with House Speaker John Boehner. Also on the show: White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, Govs. Bob McDonnell (R-Virginia) and Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) and TIME Magazine editors Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.

Check out what we're reading this morning.


Filed under: TV-State of the Union
Gingrich to quit presidential race Wednesday
April 29th, 2012
03:11 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich to quit presidential race Wednesday

Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will end his presidential bid on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., a source close to the former House speaker told CNN.

Previous reports said Gingrich would likely quit the race on Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
2012 race makes fodder for Obama, Kimmel
April 29th, 2012
01:21 AM ET
3 years ago

2012 race makes fodder for Obama, Kimmel

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama roasted the 2012 Republican contenders during an annual Saturday night dinner that poked fun at a series of things, including the Secret Service scandal and his graying hair.

Obama delivered his comic remarks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner before the main entertainer, comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
April 28th, 2012
06:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama dishes it out at annual dinner

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama made light of the serious - a Secret Service scandal and lavish spending at a government conference - and the inconsequential - the graying of his hair - at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night.

And he even made time for business tycoon Donald Trump, whom Obama kidded at last year's dinner about pushing the president to release his long-form birth certificate.

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Filed under: President Obama • Washington D.C.
Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday
April 28th, 2012
06:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Bill Clinton to appear at fund-raiser with Obama on Sunday

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will appear Sunday alongside President Barack Obama at a fund-raiser for Obama's re-election effort, a campaign official told CNN.

The fund-raiser will take place in Virginia at the home of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • President Obama • Virginia
Romney to appear with possible VP pick Ayotte in New Hampshire
April 28th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney to appear with possible VP pick Ayotte in New Hampshire

(CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will return to the campaign trail on Monday after taking the weekend off, and for the second week in a row will appear alongside a potential vice presidential pick, his campaign said Saturday.

Romney will appear with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a native of the New Hampshire who has backed him and is seen as a rising star in the Republican party, at an event in Portsmouth.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
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