May 25th, 2012
07:43 PM ET
2 years ago

How veteran voters could swing 2012 election

(CNN) - CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian reports the Obama campaign's push to court veterans could be the difference in key states.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Veterans
May 25th, 2012
06:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Fehrnstrom: Romney was elected governor in a similar economy

(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.


Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
Will falling gas prices help Obama?
May 25th, 2012
06:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Will falling gas prices help Obama?

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • President Obama
CNN’s GUT CHECK for May 25, 2012
May 25th, 2012
05:13 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for May 25, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 25, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

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...

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
Jury in John Edwards trial dismissed for long weekend
May 25th, 2012
04:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Jury in John Edwards trial dismissed for long weekend

(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.

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Filed under: John Edwards • North Carolina
May 25th, 2012
04:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Bain employees may have paid for TV ads bashing the company

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Early attacks signal a nasty presidential race
May 25th, 2012
04:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Early attacks signal a nasty presidential race

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
May 25th, 2012
03:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry: Don't go the Bain way

(CNN) - "It didn't work then. It's not going to work now."

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke from experience Friday when he argued the recent Democratic attacks against Mitt Romney's private equity career will fail to carry much weight in the long run.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • TV-John King U.S.A.
Where are the attack ads?
May 25th, 2012
02:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Where are the attack ads?

Washington (CNN) - Remember all those negative campaign commercials during the presidential primaries?

Well guess what: Now that the general election's underway, the television ads have been much more positive.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads
Romney-Trump 2012?
May 25th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney-Trump 2012?

(CNN) – The Donald says it's the buzz.

Asked Friday in a guest appearance on ABC's "The View" if he was interested in joining Mitt Romney's presidential ticket, Donald Trump asked, "Who would turn it down?"
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
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