Campaigning in Chicago, Obama says 'it's good to be home'
President Barack Obama shook hands after landing in Chicago on Friday.
June 1st, 2012
10:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaigning in Chicago, Obama says 'it's good to be home'

(CNN) - Sweet home Chicago.

Back in Chicago for fund-raisers Friday evening, President Barack Obama told supporters in his hometown that he will spend the night in his own bed.
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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • President Obama
June 1st, 2012
07:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Priebus: President not fit to lead

(CNN) - Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus tells CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that President Barack Obama missed his opportunity to lead as job creation slows.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Reince Priebus • TV-John King U.S.A.
Loose lips - can the Obama administration keep a secret?
President Obama meets with Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer and other aides in the Oval Office, May 13, 2011.
June 1st, 2012
07:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Loose lips - can the Obama administration keep a secret?

Washington (CNN) – The level of detail spilling out through media reports about crucial national security operations is raising the question of whether President Barack Obama's administration can keep a secret - or in some cases even wants to.

In just the past week, two tell-all articles about Obama's leadership as commander-in-chief have been published, dripping with insider details about his sleeves-rolled-up involvement in choosing terrorist targets for drone strikes and revelations about his amped-up cyber war on Iran.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Surprise! Mitt Romney is still rich
June 1st, 2012
06:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Surprise! Mitt Romney is still rich

New York (CNNMoney) - Mitt Romney is worth between $84 million and $256 million, according to campaign disclosure forms released Friday by the Federal Election Commission.

That's actually down a little from last year, when the forms pegged Romney's net worth at between $85 and $264 million.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Romney on Bush White House visit: 'He has to duck'
June 1st, 2012
06:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney on Bush White House visit: 'He has to duck'

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - A confident-sounding Mitt Romney mocked his rival's campaign Friday, hours after the release of disappointing jobs numbers put Democrats on the defensive.

At a fund-raiser at a country club outside of Los Angeles, Romney joked about a visit former President George Bush made to the White House a day earlier.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • White House
June 1st, 2012
06:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Norquist defends tax pledge following Jeb Bush remarks

(CNN) - Grover Norquist, the man behind a high-profile anti-tax pledge, said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush insulted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday by voicing his opposition to the Norquist-backed pledge.

"He kind of stepped in it a little bit," Norquist said of Bush, who spoke before a House Budget Committee hearing on Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Grover Norquist • House • Jeb Bush • Republicans
CNN’s GUT CHECK for June 1, 2012
June 1st, 2012
05:19 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for June 1, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 1, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING… DEAD HEAT ON TOP ISSUE: NEW CNN/ORC POLL SHOWS OBAMA AND ROMNEY TIED ON ECONOMY.
When asked which candidate better understands how the economy works 45% select Obama and 45% select Romney. If the election were held today, Obama would top Romney 49%-46%, a margin that is within the poll’s sampling error. According to CNN Polling Director Keating Holland, “The race for the White House is very close, partly because neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney have a clear advantage on the No.1 issue - the economy.” LINK

Related: Dow erases 2012 gains

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
June 1st, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – May 29-31 – Election/Economy

TOPICS: Presidential election, economic conditions, congressional elections, president approval

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Poll: Obama-Romney race tied; Obama supporters appear more energized
June 1st, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama-Romney race tied; Obama supporters appear more energized

Washington (CNN) - The race for the White House remains very close, according to a new national poll, partly because neither President Barack Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney have a clear advantage on issue number one - the economy.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Friday also indicates that Obama supporters are more energized right now than those backing Romney.
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June 1st, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – May 29-31 – 2012 Election

TOPICS: 2012 presidential and congressional election

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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