Obama's change on same-sex marriage comes after voters reach turning point
May 10th, 2012
03:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's change on same-sex marriage comes after voters reach turning point

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage reflects a dramatic shift taking place across the country.

Last year, for the first time, polls found a majority of Americans share that stance.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
BLITZER'S BLOG: Where Romney, Obama agree on gay rights
May 10th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Where Romney, Obama agree on gay rights

(CNN) – President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney now completely disagree on the sensitive issue of same-sex marriage.

But they apparently do agree that the elimination of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring homosexuals from serving openly in the U.S. military is fine.

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May 10th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Bristol Palin: Too much 'Glee' in Obama decision

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's endorsement Wednesday of same-sex marriage didn't please Bristol Palin. The daughter of former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to her blog Thursday to slam the president for taking political cues from his two daughters, who she suggested were watching too much television.

In an ABC News interview, Obama explained how his family helped influence his "evolution" on the issue of marriage, saying his daughters Malia and Sasha have "friends whose parents are same-sex couples."
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Same-sex decision may signal significant shift in Obama's strategy, analysts say
May 10th, 2012
02:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Same-sex decision may signal significant shift in Obama's strategy, analysts say

(CNN) - In the political fallout of President Barack Obama's shift to support same-sex marriage, analysts say the move may signal a remarkable change in his campaign's re-election strategy, one that no longer courts the moderate part of his Democratic base.

The president could see his steepest loss of support with more conservative Democrats or the so-called Reagan Democrats - those who are typically white, older and living in rural areas, said Ron Brownstein, CNN contributor and the National Journal's editorial director.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
House passes bill undoing defense cuts
May 10th, 2012
02:21 PM ET
3 years ago

House passes bill undoing defense cuts

Washington (CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would replace looming Pentagon spending cuts opposed by the GOP with a series of domestic program reductions opposed by congressional Democrats.

The bill passed in a strongly polarized 218-199 vote. No Democrats supported the measure.

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Filed under: Budget • House
Opposing same-sex marriage not priority for Boehner, Reid evolves
May 10th, 2012
02:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Opposing same-sex marriage not priority for Boehner, Reid evolves

Washington (CNN) - While House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he disagreed with the President's support of same-sex marriage, he downplayed the issue's importance in the November elections emphasizing instead his focus on the economy.

"I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman," Boehner said, but quickly added, "the President and the Democrats can talk about all this all they want but the fact is that the American people are focused on our economy and they're asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?'"
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Filed under: Harry Reid • House • John Boehner • Same-sex marriage • Senate
How Clooney, celebs mean big bucks for Obama, but not so much for Romney
May 10th, 2012
12:58 PM ET
3 years ago

How Clooney, celebs mean big bucks for Obama, but not so much for Romney

(CNN) - If you weren't lucky enough to win a seat at the table for dinner tonight with George Clooney and President Barack Obama, fear not. You may still have a chance to party with the president and a celebrity or two in the near future.

Two lucky Obama supporters will join Clooney, the president and 150 other guests who ponied up an estimated $6 million to dine at the movie star's Los Angeles home for a dinner Thursday. The raffle earned the campaign another $9 million, according to the campaign.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama
New Obama ads tout auto bailout, job numbers
May 10th, 2012
12:37 PM ET
3 years ago

New Obama ads tout auto bailout, job numbers

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released three new television advertisements on Wednesday which tout his administration's efforts to aide the struggling auto industry and turn job losses into gains.

A campaign official described a "substantial buy" for the ads in Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Virginia, Colorado, and Nevada. Obama's campaign on Monday announced plans to spend $25 million in battleground states, including $5 million in each Florida and Ohio.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • President Obama
Obama's Seattle campaign swing
May 10th, 2012
12:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's Seattle campaign swing

(CNN) – Before President Barack Obama heads to the Los Angeles home of actor George Clooney for a big money fundraiser Thursday night, he will headline two campaign events in Seattle.

The president is expected to attend a fundraising brunch with 70 supporters at a private home in Seattle Thursday afternoon, according to a campaign official. Tickets for the event cost $17,900 per person.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Evangelicals largely for Romney, new poll shows
May 10th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Evangelicals largely for Romney, new poll shows

(CNN) – Despite primary struggles with evangelical voters evidenced by losses in southern Bible Belt states, Mitt Romney has a large lead over President Barack Obama among white evangelical voters, a poll released Thursday showed.

The Public Religion Research Institute poll showed Obama carrying Catholic and mainline Protestant voters, as well as voters who did not identify a particular denomination.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Religion • Same-sex marriage
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