May 1st, 2012
03:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Romney 'would have ordered' hit on OBL

(CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says "of course" he would have ordered the raid on Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.


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Romney makes NYC rounds, meets with Bloomberg
May 1st, 2012
12:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney makes NYC rounds, meets with Bloomberg

(CNN) – While in New York on Tuesday for an event with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made unannounced visits, including one with the city's mayor, his campaign confirmed to CNN.

Following the meeting, an aide to Michael Bloomberg said the New York City mayor was undecided about making an endorsement in the presidential race, but said "it's possible." Bloomberg won his last election as a political independent, but was previously a Democrat, then a Republican.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michael Bloomberg • Mitt Romney
Gingrich: Thanks and goodbye
May 1st, 2012
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: Thanks and goodbye

(CNN) – Soon to be former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday thanked his supporters and vowed to continue working to defeat President Barack Obama via web video ahead of his official campaign suspension on Wednesday.

"Because of your help and your support, we were able to put up a terrific campaign, and I want you to know that Callista and I are both very grateful to everybody across the country," Gingrich said. "I want you to know that we're going to continue out there on the road. Both Callista and I will be talking, campaigning, making speeches, doing everything we can to help defeat Barack Obama."
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Romney-Santorum Friday meeting to be private
May 1st, 2012
10:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney-Santorum Friday meeting to be private

Washington (CNN) – Don't expect to see a smiling photo op when Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum meet on Friday.

The get together is to be private with no photo opportunity, John Brabender, a senior adviser to Santorum's campaign told CNN. The location of the get together is not being disclosed and there will be no press coverage allowed at the meeting site.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Lugar ad hits rival on ethics charges
May 1st, 2012
10:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Lugar ad hits rival on ethics charges

(CNN) – The race for Indiana's Republican U.S. Senate nomination – already a scathing campaign – got a little uglier Tuesday, as incumbent GOP Sen. Dick Lugar hit rival Richard Mourdock on his record as the state's treasurer.

Indiana Republicans will choose next Tuesday between Lugar, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, and Mourdock, who has the support of major tea party and other conservative groups.
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Michelle Obama takes campaign message to Arizona
May 1st, 2012
10:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama takes campaign message to Arizona

(CNN) - Michelle Obama waxed optimistic about the policies instituted by her husband and his political future during a Monday evening campaign stop in Arizona, a state that looks increasingly competitive in the upcoming general election.

The first lady highlighted what she called the achievements in the president's first term, including the start of an economic turnaround, health care reform, equal pay legislation and the killing of Osama bin Laden, while appearing before hundreds of supporters in Tucson.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Michelle Obama
Romney calls OBL politics 'disappointing'
May 1st, 2012
09:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney calls OBL politics 'disappointing'

(CNN) – On the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Mitt Romney called the apparent politicization of the event "disappointing."

"I acknowledge the president's success and think he has every right to take credit for him having ordered that attack," Romney said Tuesday on CBS "This Morning." "At the same time, I think it was very disappointing for the president to try and make this a political item by suggesting that I wouldn't have ordered such a raid."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Osama bin Laden
Ann Romney: My 'wild and crazy' husband
May 1st, 2012
09:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney: My 'wild and crazy' husband

(CNN) - Ann Romney on Tuesday continued to disagree with the narrative that her husband, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is "stiff."

"I love the opportunity of letting people see a side of Mitt that often people have mischaracterized ... as stiff, he's not. He's funny," Ann Romney said on CBS "This Morning" as she leaned over and put her arms around her husband of 42 years.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
ON THE TRAIL: May 1, 2012
May 1st, 2012
07:38 AM ET
2 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 1, 2012

(CNN) – The candidates and their campaigns hit the trail Tuesday, making stops in New York, Nevada and New Mexico.

See their full schedules after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Rudy Giuliani
Obama campaign’s latest ad targets Romney’s ‘Swiss bank account’
May 1st, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign’s latest ad targets Romney’s ‘Swiss bank account’

(CNN) – The latest television ad by the Obama campaign paints Mitt Romney as a man who outsourced jobs, tried to hide a Swiss bank account, and enjoys a common cause with big oil interests.

Called “Swiss Bank Account,” the 30-second spot begins airing Tuesday in the key battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Iowa. In a few days, President Barack Obama will hold his first campaign rallies in two of those states: Ohio and Virginia.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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