California golden for President Obama
June 6th, 2012
11:42 AM ET
1 year ago

California golden for President Obama

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(CNN) - Is California President Barack Obama's ATM?

The president heads to California Wednesday for four fund-raisers. It's his third fund-raising swing through the Golden State over the past month.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • President Obama
White House calls attacks on leaks 'grossly irresponsible'
June 6th, 2012
11:24 AM ET
2 years ago

White House calls attacks on leaks 'grossly irresponsible'

Washington (CNN) - The White House denied authorizing national security leaks and pushed back on criticism that the release of sensitive information was politically motivated Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to campaign events on the West Coast, spokesman Jay Carney called the latter charge “grossly irresponsible.”

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Seven things you should know about Solyndra
June 6th, 2012
10:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Seven things you should know about Solyndra

New York (CNNMoney) - No mater how hard President Obama may try, the Solyndra debacle - and its $529 million taxpayer-backed price tag - just won't go away.

Just last Week Mitt Romney criticized Obama's economic acumen while standing in front of the company's now-closed headquarters in Fremont, Calif.

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Filed under: Energy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney taps Gutierrez to lead Hispanic leadership team
June 6th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney taps Gutierrez to lead Hispanic leadership team

(CNN) – Carlos Gutierrez, the former secretary of Commerce, will lead Mitt Romney's Hispanic Steering Committee, the presumptive Republican nominee announced Wednesday.

The new leadership team, which Romney's campaign is calling "Juntos Con Romney," also includes Jose Fuentes, the former attorney general of Puerto Rico, and Hector Barreto, the former administrator of the Small Business Administration.
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Filed under: Latinos • Mitt Romney
Democrats appear to take Wisconsin Senate after recall
June 6th, 2012
09:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Democrats appear to take Wisconsin Senate after recall

(CNN) – Republicans scored big in Wisconsin Tuesday when Gov. Scott Walker fended off a recall vote, but Democrats appeared to eke out a victory in the state senate, where local news organizations reported Democrats taking control after winning their own recall attempts.

Four Republican senators faced recall votes Tuesday. At least three held on to their seats, but former Sen. John Lehman, a Democrat, declared victory in ousting incumbent Sen. Van Wanggaard. The vote was extremely close, and results have not been certified, CNN affiliate WTMJ reported.
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Poll: Obama holds double digit lead in Pennsylvania
June 6th, 2012
09:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama holds double digit lead in Pennsylvania

(CNN) - A new survey indicates President Barack Obama with a 12-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania.

According to a Franklin and Marshall College Poll released Wednesday, 48% of registered voters in Pennsylvania say they back the president, with 36% saying they support Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Twelve percent were unsure.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • President Obama
Poll: Cuccinelli way ahead in Va. governor primary
June 6th, 2012
08:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Cuccinelli way ahead in Va. governor primary

(CNN) – A poll released Wednesday showed Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli holding a commanding lead over his rival in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, set to take place next year.

Cuccinelli, who will face Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling in 2013, led his rival 51%-15%, the Quinnipiac University survey indicated. Cuccinelli's popularity among Virginia GOP voters was also reflected in the two men's approval ratings: 70% of Republicans approved of the job Cuccinelli is doing as attorney general, compared to 48% who approve of Bolling. The two men's approval ratings were more similar among all voters.
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Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Virginia
California cigarette tax remains too close to call
June 6th, 2012
08:40 AM ET
2 years ago

California cigarette tax remains too close to call

(CNN) - California's vote on a controversial cigarette tax remained too close to call Wednesday morning, although votes counted so far suggest it was narrowly rejected.

With all precincts reporting, the tally was 50.8% against the proposal and 49.2% in support of it, according to the California Secretary of State website.

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Filed under: California
June 6th, 2012
07:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Barrett slapped in the face

(CNN) - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was slapped in the face while greeting supporters after losing Wisconsin's recall election.

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Filed under: Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Source: FBI looks into possible White House leaks
June 6th, 2012
07:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Source: FBI looks into possible White House leaks

(CNN) - The FBI has launched an investigation into apparent leaks of classified information involving a cyberwarfare program against Iran, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

FBI spokesman Paul Bresson had no comment on the reported investigation.

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Filed under: Congress • Iran • White House
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