Obama campaign pressures Crossroads GPS to disclose donors
June 19th, 2012
09:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign pressures Crossroads GPS to disclose donors

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign filed a complaint Tuesday, claiming a conservative group founded by Karl Rove is in violation of election law by not disclosing its donors.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission, a lawyer for Obama's campaign argued that Crossroads GPS is a political committee–not a charitable organization–and therefore should meet disclosure requirements.
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Filed under: 2012 • Crossroads GPS • FEC • President Obama
June 19th, 2012
09:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to Romney campaign: 'We have one president at a time'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday chastised Mitt Romney and his presidential campaign while in Mexico at a conference of world leaders.

"I would point out that we have one president at a time and one administration at a time and I think traditionally the notion has been that America's political differences end at the water's edge," he told reporters at the G-20 conference in Los Cabos, Mexico.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
June 19th, 2012
06:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Romney shows his lighter side

(CNN) – As Mitt Romney re-introduces himself to voters on the campaign trail this summer, CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports on the candidate's attempt to show his lighter side.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
June 19th, 2012
06:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Rubio is being vetted as VP possibility

(CNN) – Mitt Romney said Tuesday that a report that Sen. Marco Rubio was not being vetted as a possible running mate is "entirely false."

"Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process," Romney said in Holland, Michigan.
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Filed under: 2012 • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
June 19th, 2012
05:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Ron Paul: 'No way' on being ready to endorse Romney

(CNN) – While his son came out in support for Mitt Romney last week, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Tuesday he won't be following suit.

"No. Not ready. No way," Paul said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" when asked if he was ready to endorse Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ron Paul
GOP senators hold comment on immigration policy, wait on Romney
June 19th, 2012
05:41 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP senators hold comment on immigration policy, wait on Romney

Washington (CNN) - Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he and most other Republican senators will hold off commenting on the merits of President Obama's new immigration policy until Mitt Romney makes his position clear in a speech scheduled Thursday to a group of Latino elected officials.

"I think most of my members are interested in learning what Gov. Romney has to say about this issue, and we're going to withhold judgment, most of us, until that time," McConnell said, in what amounted to a slightly awkward vow of silence from a politician who is typically proficient at shredding the president's positions.
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Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Jon Kyl • Mitch McConnell • Mitt Romney
June 19th, 2012
05:36 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for June 19, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 19, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING... Reports conflicted Wednesday over whether the 84-year-old former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was clinically dead.

DEVELOPING… A MEETING AT THE O.K. CORRAL (THE U.S. CAPITOL): Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California will meet to discuss Issa's demand for more documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched federal firearms sting operation that allowed weapons to reach Mexican drug gangs.

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
First on CNN: Conservative group reveals plans in anti-Democrat Senate strategy
June 19th, 2012
05:23 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Conservative group reveals plans in anti-Democrat Senate strategy

Washington (CNN) - A major conservative advocacy group revealed Tuesday the next steps in its strategy to influence Senate campaigns this fall. Americans for Prosperity will launch a fresh round of political attack ads against Democratic policies in six races and support the ads with rallies, bus tours and other political activities in each state.

"We're going to launch a half a dozen Senate television ads in the next 10 days," AFP President Tim Phillips told CNN. "It'll be a very significant effort… a two week buy in almost every state. So a big buy. I mean, these aren't phantom buys."
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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • Republicans • Senate
Easy as pie: Romney finds momentum on bus
June 19th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Easy as pie: Romney finds momentum on bus

DeWitt, Michigan (CNN) - Mitt Romney has followed a punishing schedule this week on a six-state, five-day bus tour chock-full of more daily events than he's held for months.

That practice, it seems, is paying off.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney
MSNBC serves up second round of 'sandwiches' after controversy
June 19th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
2 years ago

MSNBC serves up second round of 'sandwiches' after controversy

(CNN) - MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell aired a longer cut from a Mitt Romney stump speech on her Tuesday program after facing criticism from conservatives that the clip, which aired on her Monday morning program, took his remarks out of context.

The first cut suggested Romney's remarks focused somewhat vacuously on sandwiches. But what was cut from the clip which aired was Romney's actual explanation for telling the story of ordering sandwiches at a Quakertown, Pennsylvania WaWa.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania
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