Mishap forces McCotter to run write-in campaign for re-election
May 29th, 2012
09:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Mishap forces McCotter to run write-in campaign for re-election

(CNN) – After failing to get on the ballot for his re-election bid, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan announced Tuesday he will run as a write-in candidate for the Republican primary in the state's 11th Congressional District.

The congressman, who made a fleeting bid for president last year, said Friday that state officials notified him his petitions were insufficient and contained irregularities.
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Filed under: 2012 • House • Michigan • Thad McCotter
Brown deploys new ad with a bipartisan diner theme
May 29th, 2012
08:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Brown deploys new ad with a bipartisan diner theme

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is all about his bipartisan voting record in a new ad set in a diner as he continues to push his everyman narrative.

Tuesday's commercial is his second of this election cycle and the second to highlight his independence in the upper chamber.
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Filed under: Congress • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
Payroll tax cut in its last lap?
May 29th, 2012
08:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Payroll tax cut in its last lap?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The payroll tax cut you've enjoyed since last year may be going away in January.

And for most Americans, it's one of the most concrete pieces of the so-called fiscal cliff - $7 trillion in tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year.

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Filed under: Congress • Taxes
Wall Street ditches Obama, backs Romney
May 29th, 2012
08:06 AM ET
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Wall Street ditches Obama, backs Romney

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned - but what about a Wall Street titan?

Deep-pocketed financiers have abandoned President Obama and are flocking to Mitt Romney in droves, providing more donations to his campaign than any other industry except retired workers. (And that's not really an industry.)

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Wall Street
Romney campaign slams Obama for wasting taxpayer money
May 29th, 2012
07:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign slams Obama for wasting taxpayer money

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is criticizing President Barack Obama for what it says is his giving away of "billions of taxpayer dollars to companies that later failed, including companies that were run by Democrat donors."

The claim is included in a new web video released Tuesday morning by the campaign of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and is part of the campaign's theme this week that "President Obama is hostile to job creators."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama campaign: Why doesn't Romney push back against Trump ‘birther’ questions?
Mitt Romney, the likely GOP presidential nominee, arrives Tuesday in Las Vegas, where he will attend a fund-raiser hosted by Donald Trump. Trump's plane stands in the background.
May 29th, 2012
06:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign: Why doesn't Romney push back against Trump ‘birther’ questions?

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign is highlighting what they call Mitt Romney's "refusal" to condemn Donald Trump's continued highlighting of the "birther" conspiracy.

The release of a new video by the president's re-election team Tuesday morning comes a few hours after Romney appeared to downplay Trump's comments, and a few hours before Romney teams up with Trump at the business magnate and reality TV star's hotel in Las Vegas for a fundraiser for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Texas gears up for Lone Star primary
May 29th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Texas gears up for Lone Star primary

(CNN) – A boiling primary battle in Texas may come to an end Tuesday as voters cast their ballots for the Republican pick in the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

While Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst leads the crowded field of candidates, the real test will be whether he can cross the 50% threshold required to secure the nomination and avoid a July 31 runoff contest.
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Filed under: Congress • Texas
ON THE TRAIL: May 29, 2012
May 29th, 2012
05:50 AM ET
3 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 29, 2012

(CNN) - Mitt Romney, who is poised to officially clinch the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, heads to Colorado and Nevada Tuesday, where he will make a campaign stop at a furniture store before heading to a private fund-raiser. Joining him at the later event will be Donald Trump and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

Elsewhere, Texas holds its primary Tuesday, and first lady Michelle Obama heads to New York to promote her new book, "American Grown."

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • Mitt Romney • On the Trail
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
May 29th, 2012
04:59 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Romney doesn’t back away from ‘birther’ Trump
Mitt Romney said Monday he wasn’t concerned about Donald Trump’s commitment to the “birther” conspiracy, one day before the GOP presidential candidate hosts a fund-raiser alongside the celebrity business magnate. Asked on his charter plane whether Trump’s questioning of President Barack Obama’s birthplace gave him pause, Romney simply said he was grateful for all his supporters.

CNN: Obama pledges support for veterans, families
President Barack Obama used a Memorial Day ceremony to say it is time for America to properly welcome home Vietnam veterans and show them and their families the respect and gratitude they deserved but didn't receive decades ago. "You came home and sometimes were denigrated when you should have been celebrated," Obama said beneath a scorching sun at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. "It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened. That's why here today, we resolve that it will not happen again."

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