Photos: All the queen's presidents
June 2nd, 2012
09:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Photos: All the queen's presidents

(CNN) - Since Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952, 10 U.S. presidents have been elected. The UK's queen has met all of them, with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Warren secures spot on November ballot, avoiding primary
June 2nd, 2012
08:57 PM ET
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Warren secures spot on November ballot, avoiding primary

(CNN) - Democrat Elizabeth Warren won her party’s nomination Saturday for a U.S. Senate seat out of Massachusetts, avoiding a primary and advancing directly to the November general election against incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.

No Senate candidate has ever avoided such a vote in Democratic Party history, the party election committee said, a feat which requires receiving the support of more than 85% of state party convention delegates.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Michigan congressman ends write-in campaign after failing to make ballot
June 2nd, 2012
06:50 PM ET
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Michigan congressman ends write-in campaign after failing to make ballot

(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said Saturday that he is ending his write-in bid for re-election, within a week of announcing he would not be on the primary ballot and requesting an investigation to determine why many of the signatures on his petition were ruled invalid.

"One can't clean up a mess multi-tasking," the Republican from Michigan said in a statement. "Honoring my promise to the sovereign people of our community only allows me to finish the official duties of my present congressional term; and aid the State Attorney General criminal investigation that I requested into identifying the person or persons who concocted the fraudulent petitions that have cost me so dearly."
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Filed under: 2012 • Thad McCotter
Trump digs at Obama’s birthplace, suggests Iran war ‘good politics’ for incumbent
June 2nd, 2012
04:07 PM ET
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Trump digs at Obama’s birthplace, suggests Iran war ‘good politics’ for incumbent

(CNN) – Some at the North Carolina state Republican convention may have chosen chicken or fish. But Donald Trump served up all red meat in his keynote dinner address Friday evening.

Trump, a high-profile supporter Mitt Romney, transitioned from effusive praise of the party’s presidential candidate to questions about President Barack Obama's birthplace and an oblique suggestion that waging war with Iran may be "good politics" for someone seeking reelection.
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Mitt Romney • President Obama
June 2nd, 2012
03:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Would a Latino running mate help Romney?

Washington (CNN) - At the Council on Foreign relations this week, Sen. Marco Rubio talked tough on the international hotspot of the day, Syria.

"It's time to act now. I don't want to score political points on this issue, I want to see it resolved," Rubio told Time Magazine's Rick Stengel, the event's moderator.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Brian Sandoval • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Susana Martinez
Obama takes a walk around his Chicago neighborhood
June 2nd, 2012
02:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama takes a walk around his Chicago neighborhood

(CNN) - President Barack Obama enjoyed a short stroll Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago after spending a rare night in his home there.

Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett joined Obama as they walked to the home of one of his friends, according to pool reporters traveling with the president. The two were closely tailed by a Secret Service agent, and police had closed off several blocks around the area.

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Filed under: Illinois • President Obama • Valerie Jarrett
Brown-Warren race remains tied, poll shows
June 2nd, 2012
02:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Brown-Warren race remains tied, poll shows

(CNN) - The Massachusetts race for a U.S. Senate seat remains neck and neck between Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, a poll released Saturday showed.

Brown had 39% of the voters likely to cast ballots in the November election, while Warren, who leads several Democrats vying to unseat him, had 37%. Their two-point difference was well within the poll's sampling error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Democratic group makes $100k Wisconsin push in final days
June 2nd, 2012
11:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Democratic group makes $100k Wisconsin push in final days

(CNN) - The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced on Saturday it is spending $100,000 in the last five days before the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall vote.

This latest spend brings the PCCC's investment supporting the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, plus his lieutenant and several state legislators, to $300,000, the group said, with two thirds of that coming in the last two weeks.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Bob McDonnell • Chris Christie • Marco Rubio • PCCC • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Lt. Gov: Obama skipping Wisconsin recall 'speaks volumes'
President Bill Clinton campaigned in Wisconsin on Friday with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
June 2nd, 2012
09:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Lt. Gov: Obama skipping Wisconsin recall 'speaks volumes'

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - President Barack Obama's absence in Wisconsin to campaign for the Republican governor's challenger "speaks volumes," and is a troubling sign for Democrats, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said.

In an interview with CNN on Friday, Kleefisch was asked about former President Bill Clinton's stop in the state that day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
President, Republicans accuse each other of playing politics
June 2nd, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

President, Republicans accuse each other of playing politics

(CNN) - Stop playing politics with taxes, President Barack Obama told Congress in his weekly address Saturday.

No, that's what your party is doing, Sen. John Cornyn said, speaking for the GOP.
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Filed under: John Cornyn • President Obama • Taxes