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