June 13th, 2012
08:37 PM ET
2 years ago

'Obama Boy' replaces 2008's 'Obama Girl'

(CNN) – The latest internet video features a voter who can't help but sing about his crush on Obama.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Romney: Obama fails on Russia
June 13th, 2012
08:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Obama fails on Russia

(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration's policies toward Russia, as tensions rise between the country and the United States over the unrest in Syria.

"Russia has openly armed and protected a murderous regime in Syria, frustrated international sanctions on Iran, and opposed American efforts on a range of issues," Romney said in a statement. "This is an unfortunate failure of President Obama's foreign policy."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Russia
Congressman says Justice Department can avoid Holder contempt vote
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa wants more documents from the Justice Department.
June 13th, 2012
07:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Congressman says Justice Department can avoid Holder contempt vote

Washington (CNN) – A week before his committee is scheduled to hold a vote on a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told the Department of Justice Wednesday it still has a chance to produce materials about the failed "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation and avoid a public vote.

Holder held out an olive branch in his testimony before a Senate committee on Tuesday, volunteering to compromise on the House committee's request for documents the DOJ has so far declined to hand over because it does not want to release details on its internal discussions. Holder also offered to meet with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Issa, R-California, or others to find a way to avoid what he called a "constitutional crisis."

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Holder • Justice Department
June 13th, 2012
05:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney prep for dueling speeches

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney gear up for a head-to-head battle in Ohio on Thursday, where both candidates will appear in different parts of the state at the same time. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
CNN’s GUT CHECK for June 13, 2012
June 13th, 2012
05:16 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for June 13, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 13, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: The Department of Justice drops all charges in the John Edwards case.

REACTION, in a statement from attorney Abbe Lowell: “The novel theory of campaign law violations charged by the Justice Department is not a crime. It should be addressed, if at all, by the Federal Election Commission.” … “We are very glad that, after living under this cloud for over three years, John and his family can have their lives back and enjoy the peace they deserve.”

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
June 13th, 2012
04:39 PM ET
2 years ago

KPTM: Romney staff disrespectful to hosts, cafe owner said

(CNN) - The owner of an Iowa cafe which Mitt Romney visited on Friday say the Republican presidential candidate's staff were "arrogant" and disrespectful to her establishment, CNN affiliate KPTM reported.

Romney called owner Dianne Bauer of the Council Bluffs Main Street Cafe to offer an apology, the report said.

A Romney campaign source told CNN they had "assured the Bauers that the campaign would take responsibility for any remaining issues."


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
Feds drop remaining Edwards charges
June 13th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Feds drop remaining Edwards charges

Washington (CNN) – Federal prosecutors dropped the remaining charges against former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Wednesday, less than two weeks after his corruption trial ended in an acquittal and mistrial.

The Justice Department had accused Edwards of using nearly $1 million in illegal campaign contributions to keep his pregnant mistress under wraps as he mounted a second presidential bid in 2008. But after more than 50 hours of deliberation, a North Carolina jury acquitted him on one of the six counts against him and deadlocked on the other five.

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Filed under: John Edwards
Romney details 'First 100 Days,' says Obama's 'words are cheap'
June 13th, 2012
03:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney details 'First 100 Days,' says Obama's 'words are cheap'

Washington (CNN) – Having already aired advertisements describing what he'd do on "Day 1" in the White House, Mitt Romney explained on Wednesday what he'd do over another 99 days.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also used his address to business chiefs to prebut President Barack Obama's economic speech in Ohio on Thursday. Romney will campaign in Ohio the same day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Washington D.C.
Obama, Romney campaigns in rare agreement: Text them money!
June 13th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney campaigns in rare agreement: Text them money!

(CNN) - Could the national conventions become more than just political rallies? That's what one political expert predicts with the Federal Elections Commission ruling that will allow people to text donations to the campaign of their choice.

"You now have the ability to turn the political conventions to a texting telethon," said Mark Armour, president of Armour Media, a political advertising firm that advocated for the change with the FEC. "You can even put the number to text on every TV spot. The potential is almost unlimited, and it opens up an entirely new fundraising stream."

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Filed under: Fundraising • Mitt Romney • President Obama
BLITZER’S BLOG: Pressure mounting on Obama to free Pollard
June 13th, 2012
02:49 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Pressure mounting on Obama to free Pollard

(CNN) – The pressure is mounting on President Barack Obama to free Jonathan Jay Pollard, the American convicted of spying for Israel.

Israeli President Shimon Peres says he will ask Obama to give clemency to the former U.S. naval intelligence analyst who pleaded guilty to providing Israel with classified documents in 1987.

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Filed under: Israel • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
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