Obama talks economy in Tuesday visit to Albany complex
May 4th, 2012
09:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks economy in Tuesday visit to Albany complex

Washington (CNN) – On the heels of disappointing jobs numbers, the White House says President Barack Obama will travel Tuesday to Albany, New York, where he'll deliver remarks on the economy.

The president is scheduled to visit the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) NanoTech Complex, according to a senior administration official.
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Filed under: 2012 • New York • President Obama
May 4th, 2012
09:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Jobs report fuels political fire

(CNN)Friday's job numbers made their way into the presidential campaign with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney attacking each other, CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Mitt Romney • President Obama
May 4th, 2012
07:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama kicks off campaign with Ohio rally

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - As President Obama prepares to officially kick off his reelection campaign with a rally here at The Ohio State University on Saturday, the Ohio chapter of Obama for America is already in full swing.

With 18 offices across the state, a state director on staff since 2009 and a digital director dedicated solely to building local online communities in Ohio, the Obama campaign is trying to make up for a harsher political climate with increased effort.
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Ex-adviser: Edwards cursed him after being warned to stay away from mistress
May 4th, 2012
06:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Ex-adviser: Edwards cursed him after being warned to stay away from mistress

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - A former adviser recalled Friday how he urged John Edwards to steer clear of a campaign videographer, later revealed to be his mistress. But the then-presidential candidate refused, Peter Scher said in court.

He said that "I should back off, he didn't need a baby sitter," Scher testified during Edwards' felony trial.

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Santorum endorses in Indiana race
May 4th, 2012
06:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum endorses in Indiana race

(CNN) – Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has made an endorsement - but it's not the one Mitt Romney may be waiting for.

The former senator from Pennsylvania tweeted his support Friday for State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is challenging the seat's long-time holder, Sen. Dick Lugar.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Lugar • Indiana • Senate
CNN’s GUT CHECK for May 4, 2012
May 4th, 2012
05:13 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for May 4, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 4, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: LUGAR TEN POINTS DOWN WITH FOUR DAYS TO GO: A new Howey/DePauw poll shows Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock leading Sen. Richard Lugar, the most senior Republican in the Senate, 48-38% in the Indiana Republican primary. LINK

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May 4th, 2012
04:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Aide: Santorum endorsement could come in 'next week or so'

(CNN) – John Brabender, a senior strategist to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Friday if the ex-GOP candidate endorses his former top rival Mitt Romney it will be "in the next week or so."

Brabender's comments came after a meeting between the one-time opponents, which he characterized as a productive, issues-driven conversation. Nonetheless, the session did not produce an immediate endorsement from Santorum.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Biden thumps GOP over Violence Against Women Act
May 4th, 2012
04:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden thumps GOP over Violence Against Women Act

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden targeted House Republicans on Friday in the fight to renew the normally-bipartisan Violence Against Woman Act.

Speaking at the Young Women's Christian Association conference in Washington, Biden accused the GOP of "scheming" in its opposition to the bill, trying to find a way to cut down the law without losing points with women voters.
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Filed under: 2012 • House • Joe Biden • Republicans
Tweet of the day: New arrivals
May 4th, 2012
04:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the day: New arrivals

(CNN) - Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, announced on Twitter Friday the Romney family was expanding. Her oldest son Tagg and his wife Jen welcomed twins named David and William.

Tagg himself tweeted: Happy 2 announce birth of twin boys David Mitt and William Ryder. Big thanks to our surrogate. Life is a miracle. He included a photo of himself holding one of his new sons.


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Poll shows Lugar facing uphill climb
May 4th, 2012
03:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll shows Lugar facing uphill climb

(CNN) – The latest poll in Indiana's hard-fought Republican Senate primary shows Sen. Dick Lugar, the most senior Republican in the U.S. Senate, facing a ten-point deficit against his challenger Richard Mourdock.

With Indiana voters set to hit the polls on Tuesday, the Howey-DePauw University survey showed Mourdock at 48% and Lugar at 38%. Those figures included respondents who said they were leaning toward a candidate, as well as people who said they were firm in their choice.
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Filed under: Indiana • Richard Lugar
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