Eisenhower Memorial Commission moves forward despite calls for delay
A rendering shows the proposed design of a memorial commissioned to honor the late President Dwight Eisenhower.
June 1st, 2012
03:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Eisenhower Memorial Commission moves forward despite calls for delay

(CNN) - The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission plans to vote on a controversial design for the memorial honoring the 34th U.S. president despite public objections from the Eisenhower family and members of Congress.

Commissioners are expected to vote "yes" or "no" Friday on the latest design revisions by architect Frank Gehry in an effort bring the project to the National Capital Planning Commission, according to an internal e-mail obtained by CNN.

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Under GOP attack, Obama talks jobs and raises money
June 1st, 2012
02:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Under GOP attack, Obama talks jobs and raises money

(CNN) - President Barack Obama hit the road for campaigning and fundraisers Friday, arguably the worst day so far in his re-election bid due to a disappointing employment report that brought sharp Republican attacks led by certain GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Speaking late in the day at a Chicago fundraiser, the president said voters will have a clear choice this November.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
June 1st, 2012
02:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney smiles at Clinton compliment

(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Friday embraced a comment made by Bill Clinton the previous night, in which the former president praised Romney's private equity career, despite a recent flood of Democratic attacks against the presumptive nominee's corporate resume.

Romney defended his former firm, Bain Capital, on Friday and pointed to its record of successful investments compared to its small minority of buyouts that later went bankrupt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Mitt Romney
Jeb Bush opposes own party on tax increases
June 1st, 2012
02:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Jeb Bush opposes own party on tax increases

(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, often floated as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney, said he would favor slight tax increases in return for large cuts in spending - a compromise unpopular with many in his own party.

His comments came as Democratic lawmakers grilled Bush during his testimony before the House Budget Committee for a hearing titled, "Removing The Barriers To Free Enterprise And Economic Growth."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Florida • Jeb Bush • Republicans
GOP ads more negative than Democrats' spots
June 1st, 2012
01:18 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP ads more negative than Democrats' spots

Washington (CNN) – In the battle on the airwaves for the White House, it seems Republicans rather than Democrats are going negative more often.

Seventy percent of ads run by Democrats in the general election campaign for president have been positive in nature, while 73% of commercials run by Republicans were negative, according to data provided in a weekly note to their clients by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political ad spending.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads
Economy puts Washington to the test
June 1st, 2012
01:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Economy puts Washington to the test

New York (CNNMoney) – If you are a struggling business owner, a freshly unemployed worker or just a concerned citizen, don't look to policymakers in Congress for help on the economy.

It won't be coming.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy
June 1st, 2012
01:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Edwards meets 'humbling' end

(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King said that despite a meteoric rise, John Edwards' legal woes quickly grounded him.


Filed under: John Edwards • TV-John King U.S.A.
June 1st, 2012
12:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton blasts 'divide and conquer' strategy ahead of Wisconsin recall

(CNN) – Speaking before an animated crowd in Milwaukee Friday, former President Bill Clinton decried the partisan atmosphere he said was responsible for the bitter recall vote in Wisconsin, saying the Republican candidate had struck upon a "divide and conquer" policy to win political points.

"This is a big deal, and it is not about Republicans and Democrats, or traditional conservatives and liberals," Clinton said, taking aim at Republican Gov. Scott Walker for dividing his state after a bitter fight over collective bargaining rights for union workers. Clinton was campaigning for the Democratic candidate, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Obama will visit World Trade Center site
June 1st, 2012
12:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama will visit World Trade Center site

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will visit the World Trade Center site in New York on June 14, a White House spokesman said Friday.

Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama would get a briefing on construction at the site targeted by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Filed under: 9/11 • New York • President Obama
June 1st, 2012
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Wisconsin election takes toll on voters

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett talk about Wisconsin's upcoming recall election on Tuesday and the toll its taking on voters.


Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
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