(CNN) - CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian reports the Obama campaign's push to court veterans could be the difference in key states.
(CNN) – When Mitt Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2002, the state was in an economic situation similar to where the country is now, Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said in a Friday interview on CNN's "The Situation Room."
"The state was in recession, in many ways the circumstances of the economy were similar to what the nation is facing now. We were losing thousands of jobs every month, the budget was completely unbalanced," he said. The Obama campaign points to 26 consecutive months of job creation, which began shortly after President Barack Obama took office.
"After four years, Mitt Romney had turned that situation completely around. The budget had been balanced four years in a row without raising taxes," Fehrnstrom said.
Washington (CNN) - There's good news for drivers hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend: Gas prices are falling.
Regular unleaded dropped to a national average of $3.71 per gallon this week, 23 cents below an April high of $3.94, according to the federal government.FULL STORY
CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 25, 2012 | 5 p.m.
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DEVELOPING… Obama campaign defends raising money from Bain employees to CNN’s Dana Bash: "No one aside from Mitt Romney is running for president highlighting their tenure as a corporate buyout specialist as one of job creation, when in fact, his goal was profit maximization," Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told CNN...
(CNN) - Jurors in the corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards concluded their sixth day of deliberations Friday and were dismissed for the long Memorial Day weekend.
Judge Catherine C. Eagles said she may need to speak with attorneys Tuesday about an undisclosed issue involving a juror.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The Obama ads about Bain Capital, the private equity firm Mitt Romney used to run, are harsh.
"They closed it down. They filed for bankruptcy," said a somber former employee of GST steel in a recent Obama campaign ad.
Washington (CNN) - Poll results and strong fundraising portend a tight presidential election in November. The rising heat of political rhetoric by the candidates and their surrogates guarantees it will be nasty and brutal.
President Barack Obama has ratcheted up his criticism of certain Republican opponent Mitt Romney, using a campaign speech Thursday in Iowa to accuse the former Massachusetts governor of a "cow pie of distortion" about the records of both men.FULL STORY