Biden drenched by children with super-soakers
Vice President Joe Biden distributed water guns to children at the annual media picnic he hosts.
June 9th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden drenched by children with super-soakers

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's cordial annual media picnic turned into an all-out war between the vice president and children of journalists in attendance.

The vice president distributed high-powered water guns to the children gathered at his official residence and identified notable journalists for them to pursue.
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Democrats say Romney doesn't support firefighters, teachers, police
June 9th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats say Romney doesn't support firefighters, teachers, police

(CNN) - President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign continued to pounce Saturday on Mitt Romney for his comments opposing more stimulus measures, claiming they show the GOP presidential candidate isn’t on the side of teachers and first responders.

Jumping on Obama’s assertion on Friday that the "private sector's doing fine" - which he later dialed back - Romney said at a campaign event later in the day in Iowa that the president is "pushing aside the private sector" in favor of more government. That includes supporting economic stimulus measures that helped cash-strapped local governments pay the salaries of some public employees.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Similarities seen between 2008 Obama ad, 2012 RNC video
June 9th, 2012
02:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Similarities seen between 2008 Obama ad, 2012 RNC video

(CNN) - If a web video released by the Republican National Committee on Friday looked familiar, no, that's not an old link from four years ago.

The web video, which hits President Barack Obama's comment on Friday that the "private sector's doing fine," bears certain similarities to an economy-themed television advertisement produced by the Obama campaign in 2008.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • John McCain • President Obama • RNC
By the numbers: Wisconsin recall
Thousands of demonstrators protest outside the Wisconsin State Capitol March 12, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin.
June 9th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Wisconsin recall

(CNN) - In a political battle where fiscal conservatives faced off against the labor movement, Wisconsin held a closely watched gubernatorial recall election this week.

By the numbers, here's a look at the Wisconsin recall.

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Obama talks education, GOP tackles health care in weekly addresses
June 9th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks education, GOP tackles health care in weekly addresses

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged congressional action to help cash-strapped local governments fund teacher positions, while Republicans called for passage of their jobs plan and repeal of the health care law.

Obama and Rep. Erik Paulsen, a Minnesota Republican, issued their appeals in their weekly addresses.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama