Crossroads going up with ads in three key Senate races
June 7th, 2012
09:43 AM ET
3 years ago

Crossroads going up with ads in three key Senate races

Washington (CNN) - An independent group co-founded by Karl Rove that's already spending big bucks to put up television commercials critical of President Barack Obama is now going up with ads in three crucial U.S. Senate races.

Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads announced Thursday they will spend $1.12 million to run spots statewide on broadcast TV and cable in Indiana, Montana, and New Mexico.
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Filed under: American Crossroads • Indiana • Montana • New Mexico
Ron Paul admits he won't be nominee
June 7th, 2012
09:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul admits he won't be nominee

(CNN) - Ron Paul, who has not officially dropped his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, admitted to supporters in an email Wednesday he was not positioned to receive enough delegates to challenge Mitt Romney at the GOP convention in Tampa.

The delegate math, however, won't stop his supporters from voicing their stance on small government and fiscal reform, Paul wrote.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul
Romney remembered as CEO governor
Mitt Romney speaks to reporters during a news conference in Boston in 2004.
June 7th, 2012
08:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney remembered as CEO governor

Boston (CNN) – It is one of Mitt Romney's favorite selling points. Romney often points out as governor of Massachusetts, he worked with a mostly Democratic legislature to tackle his state's problems.

"It did not take a rocket scientist to figure out if I was going to do anything as governor, I had to have a working relationship with the Democrats," Romney said at a campaign event last year in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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Filed under: Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
June 7th, 2012
08:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Second lady talks prospects of 'Biden 2016'

(CNN) – Her husband has already made two bids for the White House, but Jill Biden said in an interview airing Thursday she wasn't ruling out a third attempt.

"I think Joe would be a great president. I supported him twice. In 1987, I was out there campaigning. The last election I was out there campaigning. Of course, Barack must have thought he would be a good president, too, or he wouldn't have chosen him as vice president," Biden told CNN's Soledad O'Brien on "Starting Point."
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Filed under: Jill Biden • Vice President Biden
Obama's May campaign cash tops previous two months
June 7th, 2012
07:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama's May campaign cash tops previous two months

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort brought in more than $60 million in May, the Democratic incumbent's campaign announced on Twitter Thursday.

"The campaign raised more than $60 million across committees in May. Thanks to everyone who chipped in," Obama wrote, noting more than 572,000 people donated to the re-election team and 147,000 were donating for the first time.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Poll: Does McDonnell on ticket change race in Virginia?
June 7th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Does McDonnell on ticket change race in Virginia?

Washington (CNN) - A second straight survey indicates a pretty close race right now between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney for Virginia's 13 electoral votes.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday morning, the president holds a 47%-42% margin over Romney in the battleground state, with 6% unsure. Obama's five point margin is down from an eight point 50%-42% lead over Romney in Virginia in Quinnipiac's previous poll in the state, which was conducted in March before the former Massachusetts governor became the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Virginia
ON THE TRAIL: June 7, 2012
June 7th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
3 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: June 7, 2012

(CNN) - After a day of raking in campaign cash, President Barack Obama returns to Washington Thursday - but not before making one more stop in L.A. for a fund-raiser. He will also deliver remarks at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, will hold a campaign event in St. Louis.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, June 7, 2012
June 7th, 2012
05:24 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, June 7, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: FBI looks into possible White House leaks
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.

CNN: Analysis: Wisconsin now tougher for Obama, but still uphill climb for Romney
Republicans scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the bitter Wisconsin recall election as Gov. Scott Walker beat back Democratic challenger Tom Barrett and his organized labor allies to keep his seat in Madison. But will it matter in November? Unfortunately for a pundit class that has been eager to ascribe sweeping national meaning to a race that hinged entirely on local issues, the answer is... maybe.

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Filed under: Political Hot Topics
June 7th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – May 29-31 – Syria

TOPICS: U.S. action in Syria

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
June 7th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – May 29-31 – Former Presidents

TOPICS: Favorable ratings for Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H. Bush, George W. Bush

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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