(CNN) – It brought nearly immediate attacks from his rivals, and even a mocking ringtone: Mitt Romney's January comment that he "likes being able to fire people." But in an interview published Wednesday, the GOP candidate acknowledged that it is one moment that makes him "try and be a little more careful in what I say."
"I have to think not only about what I say in a full sentence but what I say in a phrase," Romney told The Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, because comments are "taken out of context, you'll be clipped, and you'll be battered with things you said."
(CNN) - "Mitt Romney has a fundamental misreading of where the American people are," President Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, said Thursday on CNN's "John King, USA."
(CNN) - The White House on Thursday criticized a swipe that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney took at President Barack Obama in a new television advertisement.
In the ad, the Romney campaign said that on his first day in office he would stand "up to China" and demand "they play by the rules."
(CNN) – While Newt Gingrich may have joined Mitt Romney's campaign as a surrogate, the former House speaker and presidential candidate still isn't afraid to speak his mind about his recent opponent.
Gingrich on Thursday stood by some of his earlier criticisms of Romney from the Republican primary, including his argument that the former Massachusetts governor is a career politician.
Washington (CNN) – If he wins the presidency, Mitt Romney will be a busy man as soon as he arrives at the White House.
In two of his latest ads, both titled "Day One," Romney lays out an ambitious agenda for his first 24 hours in the Oval Office.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 24, 2012 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
BREAKING: CHEN: ‘MY SUFFERING WAS BEYOND IMAGINATION’: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng talks about his “illegal detention” in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that will air tonight on AC 360 at 8 ET: “I want to correct one thing here, when we talked about my situation in the future let’s not use the world house arrest but instead let’s use the term illegal detention. It’s hard for me to describe what it was like during that time. But let’s just say that my suffering was beyond imagination.”LINK
Chen’s interview with Cooper is his first since he arrived in the United States last week.
(CNN) - Jurors in John Edwards' corruption trial went home Thursday, after their fifth day of deliberations, without a verdict - leaving the former Democratic presidential candidate in limbo for yet another day.
Earlier in the day, the eight-man, four-woman jury had asked to review another 20 exhibits in the case. That prompted Judge Catherine C. Eagles to say, "If you would like, we could send back all of the exhibits."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama rounds out a trip to the West coast - for fundraisers and a commencement address - with a Thursday campaign event at the Iowa State fairgrounds, where presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his rivals kicked off their campaigns last summer.
The state is a November battleground, and Team Obama is taking the battle to Romney in a web video which brings back what may be one of Romney's most memorable comments from the fair.
(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be joined in Las Vegas next week by two of his backers: former candidate Newt Gingrich and reality television star Donald Trump.
The event will take place Tuesday at Trump's International Hotel on the Strip. Romney's campaign is also raffling a chance to have dinner with Trump for supporters who donate to the campaign.
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said in an interview Thursday that President Barack Obama has become more divisive since 2008 and he's the cause of gridlock in Washington.
"This country has major problems. In 2008, irrespective of how you felt about the president's policies, we all hoped he'd be a uniter, he'd unite American politics and allow us to focus on the issues of the day even if we disagreed," Rubio said in an interview with CNN en Español anchor Juan Carlos Lopez.