(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton, a stalwart backer of President Barack Obama who's already helped the incumbent Democrat raise funds for his re-election bid, said Thursday that Mitt Romney had a "sterling business career" as chief executive of Bain Capital.
That record, while qualifying him to be president, won't necessarily help him win, Clinton said in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight.'
(CNN) - Mitt Romney visits a failed energy company to criticize the president. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton tells Harvey Weinstein he's always believed Barack Obama will win re-election.
The full interview with Clinton airs Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET.
(CNN) - (CNN) – Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan, wrote in a statement Thursday she had endorsed GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney.
"Mitt and Ann Romney joined me at my home this afternoon for some lemonade and cookies and I offered my firm endorsement of his campaign for President," Reagan wrote. Romney was in California Thursday to attend campaign fund-raising events. He also made a stop at the headquarters of Solyndra, the failed solar energy company.
(CNN) – Asked in an interview Thursday what letter grade he'd assign President Barack Obama, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney answered unequivocally.
"Oh an 'F', there's no question about that," Romney said in the CBS News interview, saying the grade was for issues "across the board."
Washington (CNN) – The political battle over legislation to reduce the costs of student loans ramped up Thursday.
Democrats accused Republicans of walking away from an issue critical to middle-class Americans just as Republicans proposed several specific options to offset the billions of dollars needed to extend lower interest rates for another year.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney on Thursday took credit for sending a rowdy group of hecklers to disrupt an Obama campaign event earlier in the day, saying he was merely giving some tit-for-tat.
"If the president is going to have his people coming to my rallies, and heckling, why, we'll show them that, you know, we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does," Romney said at an event outside Solyndra headquarters in California.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 31, 2012 | 5 p.m.
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BREAKING… EDWARDS WALKS , JURY FAILS, TOOBIN AGHAST: CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin on CNN: “Let me put it simply. This is a mess. This is not how trials are supposed to happen. I assure you, the legal term for this is a mess because juries are supposed to resolve an entire case, they are supposed to reach verdicts on every count before them.”
Edwards was found not guilty on count 3 of his 6 count corruption trial, with the judge declaring a mistrial on count 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. The judge said the jury had exhausted every way to reach a verdict during their 50 hours of deliberations, stating that “It was fair trial,” according to CNN’s Ted Metzger.
(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio showcased his foreign policy experience at an event on Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, as another Republican presumed to be on Mitt Romney's vice presidential shortlist visited Israel.
Rubio said he is "convinced without a shadow of a doubt that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program," and reluctantly expects that negotiations with and sanctions upon the Mideast nation will fail. In that case, "a military option may be necessary."