Biden heads south for fundraising push
May 7th, 2012
12:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden heads south for fundraising push

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will hold a Southern state fundraising swing Monday, attending private events in Tennessee and Georgia, according to a campaign official.

Ticket prices start at $10,000 for each event, according to a campaign official. All proceeds will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee for the president's re-election campaign, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.


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Team Obama to spend $25 million on May ads
May 7th, 2012
12:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Team Obama to spend $25 million on May ads

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign will spend $25 million in May on ads in 12 battleground states released Monday, according to senior campaign adviser David Axelrod.

In addition to the large figure behind the positive spots, Axelrod said the campaign would respond to "attacks" from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and the super PACs supporting his candidacy.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Poll: Romney, Obama dead even in dozen swing states
May 7th, 2012
09:24 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Romney, Obama dead even in dozen swing states

(CNN) - With just under six months before Election Day, a new poll indicates President Barack Obama is nearly dead even with rival Mitt Romney in 12 battleground states.

Obama holds a slight two-percentage point advantage–47%-45%–over Romney among registered voters, according to the USA TODAY/Gallup Swing States Poll. The margin is well within the sampling error.
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Biden's support for gay marriage matches most Catholics' views
May 7th, 2012
09:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Biden's support for gay marriage matches most Catholics' views

(CNN) - Apparent White House division over gay marriage – with Vice President Joe Biden saying Sunday that he is “absolutely comfortable” with the idea, going further than President Obama has on the issue – mirrors a nation that is evenly divided on the matter. Recent polls show that about half of Americans favor legalized gay marriage, while half oppose it, with support for the idea gaining significant ground over the past 15 years.

Pew’s latest polling on the issue, conducted late last year, found that 46% of Americans support favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while 44% are opposed. Support for gay civil unions is substantially higher, with a clear majority of Americans supporting such arrangements.

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Barkley to Romney: 'We're going to beat you like a drum'
May 7th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Barkley to Romney: 'We're going to beat you like a drum'

(CNN) - According to always-outspoken Charles Barkley, Mitt Romney's "going down" in November's presidential election.

The former pro-basketball star and NBA hall-of-famer turned hoops-analyst made the comments Sunday night during the airing of a playoff game between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks.
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Poll: Obama, Romney statistically tied nationwide
May 7th, 2012
08:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Obama, Romney statistically tied nationwide

(CNN) – A new poll released Monday indicates President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are in a dead heat, six months ahead of the November 6 election.

The survey shows Romney with a one-percentage point advantage, 48%-47%, over the president among likely voters, well within the Politico/George Washington University poll's sampling error.
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ON THE TRAIL: May 7, 2012
May 7th, 2012
07:26 AM ET
3 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 7, 2012

(CNN) – The candidates and their campaigns hit the trail Monday, making stops in Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia.

See their full schedules after the jump.
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Obama campaign seeks to frame the narrative with new ads
May 7th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign seeks to frame the narrative with new ads

(CNN) – The Obama campaign launched Monday the first in a series of positive ads aimed at highlighting the president's record on such issues as the economy and foreign policy.

Called "Go," the first ad begins and ends by addressing voters' concerns about the economy, reminding Americans that President Obama inherited an economic mess from the previous administration. The one-minute spot makes the case that Obama's policies have helped middle-class Americans and will continue to do more in the future.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, May 7, 2012
May 7th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, May 7, 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.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Bill Clinton chimes in on North Carolina same-sex marriage debate
Former President Bill Clinton voiced his opposition to an upcoming North Carolina ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage, recording a robo call set to go out to half a million voters in the state on Monday. “Hello, this is President Bill Clinton. I'm calling to urge you to vote against Amendment One on Tuesday May 8,” Clinton says in the recording.

CNN: Ayotte: I’m more qualified than Obama
Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, eyed as a possible running-mate pick for Mitt Romney, said on Sunday she was more qualified than Barack Obama was in 2008. “I have, some would say, better experience than Barack Obama had when he was a senator, having been the chief law enforcement officer of my state, (then) to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee,” Ayotte said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

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