May 3rd, 2012
09:05 AM ET
3 years ago

Jindal: 'I've got the job that I want'

(CNN) – Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday vaguely responded to questions about him serving as vice president on the Republican presidential ticket in 2012.

"I've got the job that I want," Jindal said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien." "I know pundits will be speculating on who he's going to pick. At the end of the day, he'll pick the person who will do the best job as president and make that decision not based on political or other grounds."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Bobby Jindal • Mitt Romney
RNC to push 'Hype and Blame'
May 3rd, 2012
08:57 AM ET
3 years ago

RNC to push 'Hype and Blame'

Washington (CNN) - "Hope and Change."

It was the highly successful slogan from Barack Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House. While President Obama has replaced his 2008 slogan with "Forward" for his re-election bid, Republicans are using a variation of the old slogan to attack the president.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • RNC
Biden's latest fundraiser
May 3rd, 2012
08:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Biden's latest fundraiser

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled attend a campaign fundraising event at a private home in Washington, DC on Thursday.

Tickets to attend the event start at $2,500 and all proceeds will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a join fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several Democratic parties, according to a campaign official.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Joe Biden
Edwards daughter tearfully leaves courtroom during testimony
May 3rd, 2012
07:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Edwards daughter tearfully leaves courtroom during testimony

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - The trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards took a dramatic turn Wednesday when his daughter abruptly left the courtroom during testimony about a fight between her mother and father over his affair with a campaign videographer.

Cate Edwards left during the testimony of Christina Reynolds, former research director for Edwards' 2008 campaign.

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ON THE TRAIL: May 3, 2012
May 3rd, 2012
07:28 AM ET
3 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 3, 2012

(CNN) – The candidates and their campaigns hit the trail Thursday, making stops in Virginia, California, West Virginia and Washington, D.C>

See their full schedules after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Ron Paul
Obama campaign targets Romney and McDonnell over women voters
May 3rd, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign targets Romney and McDonnell over women voters

(CNN) - The Obama campaign renewed its focus on women voters Thursday with a stepped up attack on Mitt Romney.

A data-filled memo alleges the budget cuts, tax reform and social policy Romney supports will disproportionately hurt middle- and low-income women.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Poll: Romney catches up to Obama in Florida, Ohio
May 3rd, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Romney catches up to Obama in Florida, Ohio

(CNN) – Mitt Romney gained ground on President Barack Obama in the key states of Florida and Ohio over the last month, according to a poll of the battleground states released Thursday.

In Pennsylvania, which was also included in the Quinnipiac University battleground poll, Obama widened his six-point lead in March to an eight-point lead, 47% to 39%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Polls
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, May 3, 2012
May 3rd, 2012
04:22 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, May 3, 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: Gingrich's 2012 campaign leaves him with mixed legacy
The former speaker was left for political dead last year after his top campaign advisers quit over a disagreement on the direction of the campaign and its financial structure. But he came roaring back in late 2011 - due in part to a Republican electorate that was not sold on Mitt Romney's candidacy. It is the past few months, though, for which he may be most remembered - for staying in the race for too long, rather than for the big ideas he espoused on the campaign trail.

CNN: House chairmen praise Secret Service response to prostitution scandal
Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has cooperated properly with congressional investigators looking into the prostitution scandal in Colombia last month before President Barack Obama's visit, influential House members said Wednesday. Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Sullivan provided answers to 50 questions from his panel about the controversy in Cartagena that embarrassed the nearly 150-year-old agency and raised concerns of a possible security breach.

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