Romney wins Arkansas primary, CNN projects
May 22nd, 2012
09:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney wins Arkansas primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Arkansas, CNN projects.


Filed under: 2012 • Arkansas • Mitt Romney
Poll: Voters prefer Obama's foreign policy to his economics
May 22nd, 2012
08:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Voters prefer Obama's foreign policy to his economics

(CNN) - Voters are nearly evenly split between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Tuesday evening, which also shows that voters approve more highly of Obama’s handling of foreign policy than of the economy.

In the 2012 race, voters favor Obama 47% to 43%, though the results are within the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll's sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The survey is in line with other polls of the presidential field, such as an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday morning, which showed Obama at 49% and Romney at 46%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
May 22nd, 2012
08:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Bain Capital 'not a bad company,' Massachusetts gov says

(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King speaks with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, and Bay State politics.


Filed under: 2012 • TV-John King U.S.A.
Romney wins Kentucky primary, CNN projects
May 22nd, 2012
07:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney wins Kentucky primary, CNN projects

(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, already the presumptive Republican nominee, will win Tuesday's GOP presidential primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas, CNN projects.

With 119 of Kentucky's 120 counties reporting, Romney led with 67% of the vote, according to the website of the Kentucky State Board of Elections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Kentucky • Mitt Romney
Jurors break without verdict in Edwards trial
May 22nd, 2012
05:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Jurors break without verdict in Edwards trial

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) – The jury in former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' corruption trial ended its third day of deliberations Tuesday, asking to take another look at two more exhibits in the case.

The eight-man, four-woman jury began weighing the former North Carolina senator's fate Friday after four weeks of testimony. On Monday afternoon, jurors asked to review exhibits related to two of the six counts against Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee. Tuesday, they asked to see two more exhibits.

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Obama campaign targets Romney's record as governor
May 22nd, 2012
05:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign targets Romney's record as governor

Washington (CNN) – The Obama campaign is targeting Mitt Romney's record not just in private business but now his public sector job as well-part of an effort to undermine his credibility.

"As governor he slashed funding for education, worker training and manufacturing and vetoed legislation that would have prevented outsourcing," said campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt.

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Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • President Obama
CNN’s GUT CHECK for May 22, 2012
May 22nd, 2012
05:15 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for May 22, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 22, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: Reagan Foundation threatens legal action over blood vial sale –The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation threatened legal action over the online sale of a vial purportedly containing dried blood from the former president following a 1981 assassination attempt. "If indeed this story is true, it's a craven act and we will use every legal means to stop its sale or purchase," said a statement from John Heubusch, the foundation's executive director. Bidding for the vial topped 9,181 pounds (nearly $14,500) as of Tuesday, with two days left in the sale.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: Obama ended April with $115 million in the bank. Romney ended the month with $104 million cash on hand. Details.

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'Other-ness': What Obama and Romney have in common on religion, race
May 22nd, 2012
05:01 PM ET
3 years ago

'Other-ness': What Obama and Romney have in common on religion, race

Washington (CNN) - The uproar last week over a proposed campaign ad highlighting President Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, lit up political circles before organizers finally backed off the idea.

And Mitt Romney came under fire from evangelicals before his speech to Liberty University in Virginia earlier this month because some at the traditional Christian school still believe Mormonism is a cult.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
May 22nd, 2012
04:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden: To profit is legitimate, but Bain is poor argument for Romney

(CNN) – Though by and large a legitimate business venture, Mitt Romney's private equity experience does not qualify him for the White House, Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday, echoing criticism President Barack Obama leveled the day prior.

"Your job as president is, promote the common good," Biden said at a campaign event in Keene, New Hampshire. "That doesn't mean that private equity guys are bad guys. They are not. But that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber."
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • President Obama
May 22nd, 2012
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Election 2012: Bain is here to stay

(CNN) - President Obama has made one thing very clear: He will be talking about Bain Capital a lot between now and Election Day.

"This is what this campaign is going to be about," Obama said Monday after drawing a distinction between what Mitt Romney did as CEO of Bain Capital and what is expected of a president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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