O'Malley: Obama visit would have nationalized Wisconsin race
June 5th, 2012
05:24 PM ET
3 years ago

O'Malley: Obama visit would have nationalized Wisconsin race

(CNN) – The Wisconsin recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker has garnered national political attention, but the chairman of the Democratic Governor Association said Tuesday that if President Barack Obama had visited the state, he would have brought the race to yet another level of national scrutiny.

The President did not visit Wisconsin to campaign on behalf of his fellow Democrat, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the recall election held Tuesday. DGA chairman Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley O'Malley made the remarks in an interview for CNN's "John King, USA."
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Filed under: 2012 • Martin O'Malley • President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Photo: Nancy Reagan commemorates 8th anniversary of husband's death
June 5th, 2012
05:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Photo: Nancy Reagan commemorates 8th anniversary of husband's death

(CNN) - Former first lady Nancy Reagan marked the 8th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's death on Tuesday by laying a bouquet of flowers at her husband's California grave, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation said.

Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, served from 1981 to 1989 and died in 2004 at the age of 93.


Filed under: California • Nancy Reagan • Ronald Reagan
Romney: I would sell GM stock
June 5th, 2012
04:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: I would sell GM stock

(CNN) - In an interview published Tuesday, Mitt Romney said as president he would sell the government's share of GM stock, even if that means cutting a loss.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee accused the president of delaying the sale of the shares as part of a political ploy to avoid a taxpayer loss before Election Day in November.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
June 5th, 2012
03:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Alex Castellanos' electoral map

(CNN) - CNN contributor and Republican consultant Alex Castellanos explains which states he thinks will determine the election.

– Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.


Filed under: 2012 • CNN Electoral Map
Jill Biden weighs in on 2016
June 5th, 2012
02:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Jill Biden weighs in on 2016

(CNN) – The wife of Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday did not shoot down the idea of her husband running for president in 2016.

"I don't know whether this is his last campaign," Jill Biden said on NBC's "Today."
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Filed under: 2016 • Joe Biden
Missed connections and odd time zones: Political reporters talk life on the campaign trail
June 5th, 2012
01:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Missed connections and odd time zones: Political reporters talk life on the campaign trail

(CNN) – Ever wonder how political reporters survive on the campaign trail, traveling from city to city, trailing a presidential candidate? And how do they keep track of the time zones?

CNN's political team held the second election roundtable Tuesday, fielding questions on presidential and down-ballot campaigns in real time, giving viewers insight into life on the trail.
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CBO: Hard choices ahead on debt
June 5th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
3 years ago

CBO: Hard choices ahead on debt

New York (CNNMoney) - The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday painted a stark picture of the country's fiscal future, which will be determined in part by tough choices lawmakers face in the coming months on the federal budget.

The CBO, the nonpartisan official beancounter in Washington, painted two scenarios for Congress.

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Filed under: Budget • Congressional Budget Office • Taxes
Appeals court refuses rehearing on California's Proposition 8
June 5th, 2012
01:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Appeals court refuses rehearing on California's Proposition 8

(CNN) - The divisive issue of same-sex marriage in California may become another landmark case taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appeals court judges refused Tuesday to revisit an earlier ruling.

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied a request to re-examine the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved referendum defining marriage as only between a woman and a man.

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Filed under: California • Same-sex marriage
Cigarette showdown as Californians vote on tax
June 5th, 2012
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Cigarette showdown as Californians vote on tax

(CNN) - California voters Tuesday will decide on Proposition 29, a proposed tax on cigarettes that spiraled into a $60 million battle

The new law would raise taxes on every pack of cigarettes by $1, yielding an estimated $735 million a year for the state. About three-quarters of that would go to cancer research.

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Filed under: 2012 • California
Recalling a governor is rare - trying to, not so much
Former California Gov. Gray Davis. Davis became the second recalled governor in American history in 2003.
June 5th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
3 years ago

Recalling a governor is rare - trying to, not so much

Washington (CNN) – Many have tried, especially in California, but few have managed to successfully oust a U.S. governor through a recall election.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faces that possibility Tuesday, due to Democratic outrage over steps last year by Walker and his Republican colleagues in the state legislature to weaken public unions.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
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