Washington (CNN) - A new national survey indicates President Barack Obama has opened up a double digit lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the race for the White House, an advantage for Obama that no other major poll released this month has found.
According to a Bloomberg National Poll released Wednesday, 53% of people likely to vote in the November presidential election say they support the president, with 40% saying they back Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and presumptive GOP nominee.
(CNN) - A conservative women's advocacy group on Wednesday announced a major ad buy aimed against President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform.
Concerned Women for America said it's dropping a whopping $6 million on a commercial that will begin airing Wednesday nationwide on cable and in six key swing states.
(CNN) – Former Republican Sen. George LeMieux of Florida ended his bid to return to the upper chamber Wednesday, citing low poll numbers and name recognition in a video to supporters.
LeMieux endorsed GOP rival Rep. Connie Mack, but also blamed his decision on Mack's refusal to debate.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is on the road again Wednesday, attending a fundraising breakfast in California before speaking at a gathering of journalists in New Orleans on Wednesday evening.
At a Tuesday evening fundraiser in Sacramento, Biden sought to defend President Barack Obama and himself from Republican charges they support policies that negatively affect high income-earners.
(CNN) – David Maraniss, who wrote the recently published Barack Obama biography, "Barack Obama: The Story," on Wednesday characterized the president's life as "an effort to avoid traps."
"He had the trap of being born on an island further than any land mass in the world. He had the trap of being bi-racial, trying to figure himself out, the trap of a dysfunctional family," Maraniss said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien." "And when people look at him today, you know he's often seen as too cautious, and I think there's a reason for that."
Maraniss, the current associate editor of the Washington Post, said the book, which chronicles Obama's young life, provides insight into why "he acts the way he does."
Washington (CNN) - An extraordinary House committee hearing began considering a contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday even though President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege over documents sought by the panel investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting.
Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, said the White House assertion of executive privilege "falls short" of any reason to delay the hearing.
(CNN) - A major conservative organization, Americans for Prosperity, became the latest group Wednesday to capitalize on President Barack Obama's line that the "private sector is doing fine," with an ad in six presidential battleground states.
Backed by what they say is a $5.5 million ad buy, the AFP spot weaves the president's June 8th line with economic statistics and narration.
(CNN) - Do Floridians like their state's push to purge non-citizens from the voter rolls?
According to a new survey, the answer is yes.
Washington (CNN) - It is the line Mitt Romney and his allies hope keeps giving.
The super PAC backing Mitt Romney, Restore Our Future, is up Wednesday with a $7.6 million ad buy featuring a spot going after President Barack Obama's line at a recent White House press conference that "the private sector is doing fine."
(CNN) –President Barack Obama's re-election campaign blasted Republican rival Mitt Romney in two new TV spots released Wednesday.
The ads targeted Romney's record as former Massachusetts governor, mostly hitting him for tax increases and accusing him of outsourcing jobs while he headed the Bay State.