Romney calls Obama weak on nuclear Iran
June 17th, 2012
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney calls Obama weak on nuclear Iran

(CNN) – For the second day in a row, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney labeled his rival weak on combating a nuclear Iran, saying President Barack Obama is more worried about Israel, an American ally, taking preventative military action than about Iran itself.

"This president has communicated in some respects that he might even be more worried about Israel taking direct military action than he is about Iran becoming nuclear," Romney said Sunday on CBS. "That's the opinion of some who watch this."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iran • Israel • Mitt Romney • President Obama
'Golfer-in-chief' hits 100th round as president
President Barack Obama plays golf with Republican House Speaker John Boehner in Maryland on June 18, 2011.
June 17th, 2012
04:20 PM ET
2 years ago

'Golfer-in-chief' hits 100th round as president

(CNN) - President Barack Obama celebrated Father's Day on Sunday with a round a golf – his 100th as president, according to a calculation by the television travel pool.

Obama marked the milestone with a game at the century-old Beverly Country Club in Chicago, and hit the links with regular partners Eric Whitaker, Marty Nesbitt and Marvin Nicholson. The president was in Chicago to celebrate the wedding of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett's daughter, which took place Saturday, and will fly to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, later Sunday for a meeting of the G-20.
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Filed under: President Obama
June 17th, 2012
01:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Lawmakers mum on health care contingency plans

(CNN) – With a decision looming from the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, two lawmakers wouldn't describe in detail Sunday any plans for replacing the landmark piece of legislation.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," neither Republican Sen. John Barrasso nor Democratic Rep. Chris van Hollen could specify what preparations they were making should the Affordable Care Act be struck down.
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Filed under: Chris Van Hollen • Health care • John Barrasso
Romney sees bright side of rain-soaked campaign event
June 17th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney sees bright side of rain-soaked campaign event

Brunswick, Ohio (CNN) – Everyone was drenched by the time Mitt Romney arrived at his Father's Day pancake breakfast in Ohio, but the GOP candidate turned the lousy weather into a metaphor for the 2012 presidential race.

"It looks like the sun is coming out, and I think that's a metaphor for the country, the sun is coming out guys. Three and a half years of dark clouds are about to part and it's about to get a little warmer around this country, a little brighter," Romney said Sunday in Brunswick.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Ohio
McCain on campaign finance: 'The system is broken'
June 17th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
2 years ago

McCain on campaign finance: 'The system is broken'

(CNN) - "Uninformed, arrogant, naive." Sen. John McCain used those three words in an interview Sunday to slam the Citizens United decision, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for political donations from corporations and special interest groups.

Pressed on the issue of campaign cash and whether it is unduly influencing this year's presidential campaign, the Republican senator from Arizona maintained that allowing an "incredible amount of money" to enter political races opens the door for corruption.
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Filed under: Fundraising • John McCain
Lieberman calls for special counsel on leaks
June 17th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Lieberman calls for special counsel on leaks

(CNN) – Leaks disclosing important national security information should be investigated by a special prosecutor, independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday.

"I've been thinking about this since these leaks came out and I've reached a conclusion which is that we do need a special counsel," Lieberman said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Intelligence • Joe Lieberman • White House
Romney won’t say if he’d repeal Obama immigration rule
June 17th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney won’t say if he’d repeal Obama immigration rule

(CNN) – Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, wouldn’t say Sunday whether he’d repeal President Barack Obama’s decision to stop deporting certain young illegal immigrants.

In an interview, Romney would say only that his administration would seek longer-term solutions to the problem of illegal immigration, and that Obama’s new directive, announced Friday, was temporary fix.
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Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Mitt Romney
Romneys drag out the home videos for Father's Day
June 17th, 2012
09:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Romneys drag out the home videos for Father's Day

(CNN) - Mitt Romney’s five sons – four of whom are fathers themselves – marked Father's Day Sunday with a web video using old home video footage of childhood shenanigans with their dad.

“My dad didn’t have a playful side…I’m just kidding,” Ben Romney says at the beginning of the spot.
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Santorum: On immigration, Obama 'has not faithfully executed' the law
June 17th, 2012
09:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: On immigration, Obama 'has not faithfully executed' the law

(CNN) - Rick Santorum used a phrase from the presidential oath of office when asserting on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that President Barack Obama crossed the line in an immigration directive he issued on Friday.

The oath is a pledge to "faithfully execute the office of President of the United States" and follow the Constitution.
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Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • TV-State of the Union
June 17th, 2012
09:02 AM ET
2 years ago

Immigration change not political, Plouffe asserts

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's senior adviser maintained Sunday the White House's decision to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants was in no way designed to curry favor within the Latino community months ahead of November's general election.

David Plouffe, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," said the move was one in a series of steps already taken to allow the Department of Homeland Security greater discretion in enforcing America's immigration laws.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Plouffe • President Obama
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