Obama hits California fundraisers
June 6th, 2012
11:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama hits California fundraisers

(CNN) – While he predicted Republicans would adopt a bumper sticker slogan of "It's Obama's fault" this election year, President Barack Obama on Wednesday maintained he was "very proud" of his work in the past three and a half years.

"They're going to say, 'Well you know what, you're still not satisfied, then it's Obama's fault.' That's the essence of their campaign," he said. "It's very easy to put on a bumper sticker."
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Filed under: California • Fundraising • President Obama
Major GOP donor ready to give big donation to pro-Romney super PAC
June 6th, 2012
11:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Major GOP donor ready to give big donation to pro-Romney super PAC

Washington (CNN) – Nevada billionaire and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is ready to show his support for the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney.

He will give at least $1 million and possibly more to the group in his "first round of donations," a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
June 6th, 2012
10:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney go country in CMT Music Awards

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney courted the country music vote Wednesday night, both making appearances in the opening segment of the CMT Music Awards.

The video featured a faux news report in which the show's co-hosts - actress Kristen Bell and country star Toby Keith - refuse to share the stage, prompting a campaign between the two over who will win the spotlight.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
June 6th, 2012
08:38 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Romney reaches out to Latinos

(CNN) – Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez talked about his new role helping Mitt Romney reach Latino voters on Wednesday. Gutierrez was tapped to head the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's Hispanic Steering Committee, the Romney campaign announced earlier in the day.

"Hispanics have been political pawns to be used every time an election comes up," he said on CNN's "John King, USA." " We need to look holistically and strategically about immigration long-term because it’s going to become an economic and competitive issue."


Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
June 6th, 2012
08:30 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Romney's 'CEO-style' of governing

(CNN) – Mitt Romney is remembered as a 'CEO governor' by many of his former colleagues in the Massachusetts State House. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
After winning GOP primary, rabbi takes moderate tone
June 6th, 2012
07:51 PM ET
2 years ago

After winning GOP primary, rabbi takes moderate tone

Washington (CNN) – If Rabbi Shmuley Boteach wins a congressional race in New Jersey's 9th district in November he will become the first rabbi to serve in Congress. And while he moved a step closer by winning the district's Republican primary on Tuesday night, Boteach says he is not hung up on being first.

"I think it would be a beautiful thing for the Jewish community," Boteach, a Republican, said about a rabbi serving in Congress. "I am kind of wondering why we didn't have one before. And if it is me, I would be very pleased. But if it is someone else, I would be pleased… but maybe not as pleased."
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • House • New Jersey
Pelosi reflects on 25 years in Congress
June 6th, 2012
07:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Pelosi reflects on 25 years in Congress

(CNN) – At an event to commemorate her 25 years in Congress, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi talked about the need for less money and more women in politics.

"The answer to almost every 'How can we do better?' is one word: women. More women in power," Pelosi said at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington.
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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Congress • Nancy Pelosi
Michelle Obama fires up crowd in Philly
June 6th, 2012
06:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama fires up crowd in Philly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama rallied supporters in this must-win state Wednesday, imploring the energetic crowd to help give her husband a "chance to finish what we started."

Touting the passage of health care reform, the improving economy and the withdrawal of troops in Iraq as examples or her husband's achievements in office, Obama told the crowd to " make sure that people know that all of this - and so much more - is at stake this November."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • Pennsylvania • President Obama
Forget politics. Bush tax cuts still loom
June 6th, 2012
06:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Forget politics. Bush tax cuts still loom

New York (CNNMoney) – Washington awoke with hair on fire Wednesday after media reports - many of which later required corrections - suggested that the Democratic Party was suddenly split over extending the Bush tax cuts.

Bill Clinton's interview Tuesday on CNBC came first. The former president suggested that a temporary extension of the tax cuts would be an acceptable - and indeed the most likely - outcome of talks over the expiring tax cuts. (He soon walked his statement back.)

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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • CNNMoney.com • Taxes
June 6th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Pawlenty: On foreign policy, Romney would be stronger than Obama

(CNN) - Resolute not to discuss his prospects as a vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Wednesday that Romney would be a better commander in chief than President Barack Obama has been.

"His drone strikes and killing of Osama Bin Laden obviously are positives, but they don't go far enough," Pawlenty said in an interview.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
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