(CNN) – Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, said Tuesday he welcomed the decision to expel Syrian diplomats from the United States, but that President Barack Obama was weak in his handling of the troubled nation.
"I welcome the expulsion of Syrian diplomats by the United States and other partner nations," Romney wrote in a statement. "But it only underscores the need for more assertive measures to end the Assad regime. President Obama's lack of leadership has resulted in a policy of paralysis that has watched Assad slaughter 10,000 individuals."
(CNN) - Donald Trump did not back down on Tuesday from his questioning of President Barack Obama's birthplace, which, paired with the Obama campaign highlighting Trump's remarks, served to keep the issue alive on the day he is to fund-raise alongside presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
"I've never really changed. Nothing's changed my mind," he said on CNBC of his skepticism toward Obama's birthplace.
(CNN) – The wife of the last Democratic president served as a U.S. senator after leaving the White House and is now the most powerful woman in the country. The wife of the current president, however, says she has other plans.
Asked on "The View" Tuesday if she would ever seek office herself, first lady Michelle Obama said she had no interest in politics.
Craig, Colorado (CNN) – Set off by soaring music and a majestic local backdrop, Mitt Romney pulled up to the small town of Craig, Colorado promising to turn things around.
"I'm not going to forget Craig, Colorado," he told an audience gathered outdoors Tuesday morning. "I'm not going to forget communities like this across the country that are hurting right now under this president."
(CNN) – A new poll released Tuesday shows President Barack Obama with a wide lead in California, a state the president won by a landslide in 2008, along with its whopping 55 electoral votes.
According to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, Obama carries a 19-point advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney, 56%-37%, a lead that comes as little surprise in the traditionally blue state.
Washington (CNN) - Mariam "Mimi" Bell, a Latina Republican from Colorado, resents the implication that Hispanic voters are somehow negatively affected by the state's new voter identification law.
"It's insulting when they say we're going to disenfranchise the Hispanics," Bell said of the law that requires voters to present an ID such as a driver's license, passport, utility bill or birth certificate to vote. The suggestion, Bell said, is "because we're Hispanics we're inept to get an ID."
(CNN) - Democrats have attempted to stick a "private equity" attack on Mitt Romney, and now, Republicans have a parallel attack of their own: President Barack Obama is the "public equity president."
The GOP-aligned American Crossroads criticizes Obama in a new web video out Tuesday, hitting his administration's stimulus and economic recovery plans for "failed investment strategies, jobs eliminated, billions lost."
(CNN) – Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of waging a "personal attack campaign" in the 2012 battle for the White House.
"The president wants to make this a personal attack campaign. He's going after me as an individual," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said in an interview that aired on Fox News Tuesday. "Look, I'm an American. I love this country."
(CNN) – The national spotlight will continue to shine on Wisconsin this week with additional national political figures taking to the Badger State to support their nominees in the gubernatorial recall election.
Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will stump for incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday. Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz visit the state Wednesday on behalf of Walker challenger and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
(CNN) – What makes someone a hero?
It seems like it's a simple question, but MSNBC host Chris Hayes caused a firestorm when he said on Memorial Day weekend that he was uncomfortable calling people heroes just because they served in the military.