Pelosi: Hillary Clinton's 'our shot' in 2016
June 3rd, 2012
01:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Pelosi: Hillary Clinton's 'our shot' in 2016

(CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kept the “Hillary Clinton for president in 2016” refrain alive in an interview published Sunday.

“Why wouldn’t she run? She’s a magnificent secretary of state,” Pelosi told the San Francisco Chronicle when asked about Clinton’s 2016 ambitions. “She’s our shot.”
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Nancy Pelosi
Romney backer offers soft Obama praise
June 3rd, 2012
11:25 AM ET
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Romney backer offers soft Obama praise

Washington (CNN) – Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia on Sunday partially credited President Barack Obama’s policies with his state's relatively low unemployment rate, but also said the figure would be better with a President Mitt Romney.

The Romney backer said stimulus programs supported by the president helped his state in the short-term with health care, education and balancing the budget but would not help cut the unemployment rate long-term.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Mitt Romney • TV-State of the Union • Virginia
June 3rd, 2012
10:25 AM ET
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Sen. Warner hits Mourdock's 'wacky' idea

Washington (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on Sunday classified Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's views on bipartisanship as "wacky."

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" beside Republican Sen. Dick Lugar, who lost his party's primary to Mourdock in May, Warner warned of the GOP candidate's ideas.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Dick Lugar • Mark Warner • Richard Mourdock • Senate • TV-State of the Union
June 3rd, 2012
09:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Crunch time for recall volunteers

Aboard the 'A Better Wisconsin' bus tour (CNN) - To Oriannah Paul and many on the right, embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a hero who stood on principles and took the state out of the red and created a surplus.

To Lane Hall and many on the left, Walker is a man who should be removed from office for stripping collective bargaining rights and cutting education funding.

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Filed under: 2012 • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
June 3rd, 2012
09:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Barrett on a presidential visit: Obama's busy

Washington (CNN) – Tom Barrett, the Democratic challenger in Wisconsin’s vote over the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, said Sunday he did not ask President Barack Obama to visit the state ahead of Tuesday’s election.

“We understand he’s got a lot going on,” Barrett said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • TV-State of the Union • Wisconsin
Obama outspends Romney on online ads
June 3rd, 2012
09:05 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama outspends Romney on online ads

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is spending record amounts of money for online advertising and more than twice as much as his Republican rival, a CNN analysis of campaign finance data shows.

In the first few months of 2012, Obama's campaign bought nearly $16.4 million worth of online ads after spending almost $2.2 million last year - even though he didn't face a Democratic challenger. That means he is on pace to spend a record amount on digital ads, according to ad spending experts.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
State of the Union's 'Early Bird' morning news note
June 3rd, 2012
04:55 AM ET
2 years ago

State of the Union's 'Early Bird' morning news note

Good Sunday morning. Our staff is coming in morning to prepare a great program for you. Prepare along with us – check out what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: Wisconsin's recall election, the ceaseless unrest in Syria and the Middle East, and a pretty dismal May jobs report.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interviews with Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. We'll also talk with Sens. Mark Warner and Dick Lugar about the state of bipartisanship in Congress and the unraveling of Syria. And we'll wrap up with our economic roundtable: Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal and Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics.

State of the Union airs today at its regular time of 9 a.m. ET. Due to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the program will not re-air at noon ET.

Check out our morning news note here.


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