Biden touts Obama's foreign policy in West Point address
May 26th, 2012
11:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Biden touts Obama's foreign policy in West Point address

(CNN) – In a commencement address that often echoed his campaign pitch, Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday offered graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy a full-throated espousal of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

"President Obama and I came into office determined to end the war in Iraq responsibly, and today our troops are home," Biden said, underscoring a point he and Obama often make on the campaign trail.
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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Joe Biden • Military
Romney campaign sticks with Trump, despite birther comments
May 26th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign sticks with Trump, despite birther comments

(CNN) – Donald Trump, whose penchant for questioning President Barack Obama's place of birth showed no signs of abating Friday, is helping presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney raise money. Isn't such close proximity to the "birther" conspiracy embarrassing for a candidate who's serious about becoming the next president?

That was the question posed by CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger to Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
May 26th, 2012
09:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Candidates frame labor fight in Wisconsin debate

(CNN) – Democrat Tom Barrett, who is trailing embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in polls ahead of Wisconsin's June 5 recall election, sought to portray his challenger as a divisive "rock star" to the tea party in a debate Friday, claiming the incumbent Republican had torn apart the state in pursuit of national political ambitions.

Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor, is facing Walker in a recall election after Walker made the controversial decision in 2011 to cut most collective bargaining rights for state employees. Two polls released Thursday put Walker ahead of his Democratic challenger by single digits.
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Filed under: Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Taxes, end Obamacare: House Republicans unveil summer wish list
May 26th, 2012
08:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Taxes, end Obamacare: House Republicans unveil summer wish list

Washington (CNN) - If House Republicans have their way this summer, the Bush-era tax cuts would become permanent, "Obamacare" would begin to be dismantled and energy regulations would be rolled back.

On Friday, House GOP leaders unveiled their summer agenda with an eye on the fall campaign, including those and other items that probably won't become law, but will highlight the party's message on the economy.

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Filed under: Congress • House Republicans
Michigan rep may not be on primary ballot
May 26th, 2012
06:45 AM ET
3 years ago

Michigan rep may not be on primary ballot

(CNN) - Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter may face a re-election hurdle that is not related to anti-incumbency sentiment or his ideological purity.

The Michigan Republican may not be on the ballot.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Thad McCotter
Obama, GOP pay tribute to fallen and serving troops
May 26th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama, GOP pay tribute to fallen and serving troops

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Rep. Lynn Jenkins marked the Memorial Day weekend by paying tribute to American service members during their weekly addresses Saturday.

"Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend," Obama said. "In town squares and national cemeteries, in public services and moments of quiet reflection, we will honor those who loved their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it."
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Filed under: Kansas • President Obama