New polls in 3 battleground states give Obama slight edge
May 24th, 2012
09:28 AM ET
3 years ago

New polls in 3 battleground states give Obama slight edge

(CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a narrow advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in three crucial battleground states, according to new polling.

NBC News/Marist surveys indicate Obama with identical 48%-44% advantages over Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, among registered voters in Florida and Virginia. And the poll, released Thursday, indicates the president with a 48%-42% lead over Romney in Ohio.
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Romney hits Obama on 'productivity' slam
May 24th, 2012
09:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney hits Obama on 'productivity' slam

(CNN) – Mitt Romney took his Democratic rival to task Thursday, saying a remark from President Barack Obama's stump speech revealed a fundamental misunderstanding of the term "productivity."

President Barack Obama made the quip at a campaign event in Denver, where he was campaigning Wednesday after speaking at the commencement ceremony of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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Filed under: Iowa • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Mitt Romney expands on 'day one' promises
May 24th, 2012
07:52 AM ET
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Mitt Romney expands on 'day one' promises

(CNN) - Cutting the federal deficit and standing up to China on trade are two of the "day one" promises offered by likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney in a new television ad his campaign announced Thursday.

"Day One, Part Two" is the sequel to Romney's first general election television ad, which the campaign unveiled one week ago. In that ad, Romney listed another set of proposals he would begin to enact his first day in office: approving the controversial Keystone Pipeline and beginning to repeal President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law.
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ON THE TRAIL: May 24, 2012
May 24th, 2012
07:41 AM ET
3 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 24, 2012

(CNN) - President Barack Obama continues a west coast fund-raising swing, and then travels to Iowa, Thursday, while Mitt Romney holds a campaign event in Philadelphia before heading to Boston to meetings and private finance events.

Also on the trail Thursday: Vice President Joe Biden, who will hold a fund-raiser for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia, former Gov. Tim Kaine.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • President Obama
Democratic group infuses another $1 million into Wisconsin recall election
May 24th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Democratic group infuses another $1 million into Wisconsin recall election

(CNN) - With less than two weeks to go until the recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the Democratic Governors Association says it's spending an additional $1 million to try and oust the Republican governor.

The DGA announced Thursday morning that the additional $1 million will be used to support television commercials already running statewide in Wisconsin, as well as to beef up get out the vote efforts in the 12 days remaining until the June 5 vote.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, May 24, 2012
May 24th, 2012
04:28 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, May 24, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world.

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CNN: Some Democrats see immigration inaction as expedient, Rubio says
The congressional impasse on immigration may be a political calculation by some Democrats, Sen. Marco Rubio said in a television appearance on Wednesday. "I think there are some in the Democratic Party – not all – but I think there are some people in the Democratic Party that think that the immigration issue is more valuable to them unsolved," the first term Florida senator said on Fox News.

CNN: Romney promises to bring unemployment down to 6%
After repeatedly pinning the president for the unemployment level, which now sits at 8.1%, Mitt Romney pledged he could cut the rate by two points if he makes it to the White House. "I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that we'd put in place, we'd get the unemployment rate down to 6%, and perhaps a little lower," the presumptive GOP nominee said in a TIME interview published Wednesday.

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