Giffords' successor, shooting survivor holds symbolic meet-and-greet event
Arizona Rep. Ron Barber was sworn in on June 19 by House Speaker John Boehner as Barber's wife, Nancy, looks on.
June 23rd, 2012
09:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Giffords' successor, shooting survivor holds symbolic meet-and-greet event

(CNN) - Days after being sworn in to fill Gabrielle Giffords' congressional seat, Rep. Ron Barber hobnobbed with constituents at a "Congress On Your Corner" event - the same type of meet-and-greet at which he, Giffords and 17 others were shot, six fatally.

Then in her third term, Giffords was holding her own "Congress On Your Corner" on January 8, 2011, outside a Safeway supermarket in Tucson when authorities say Jared Lee Loughner began opening fire. Shot in the head, Giffords resigned from Congress just over a year later to focus on her recovery.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Romney makes rounds at donor retreat
June 23rd, 2012
08:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney makes rounds at donor retreat

Park City, Utah (CNN) – At a weekend retreat for deep-pocketed Mitt Romney donors, attendees marveled at the perfect weather, the Olympics-style entertainment, even the food.

But the real draw was rubbing elbows with telegenic Republican powerbrokers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Utah
Obama's economy: A snapshot
June 23rd, 2012
08:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's economy: A snapshot

(CNNMoney) - Where 13 indicators stood when the president took office and how they've changed since.

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Filed under: Budget • President Obama
Jarrett to NABJ: White House bracing for health care decision
June 23rd, 2012
07:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Jarrett to NABJ: White House bracing for health care decision

New Orleans (CNN) - As the Supreme Court prepares to make a historic ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama's health care law, his top adviser shifted attention on the rest of the White House's legislative agenda rather than the potential dismantling of its signature piece of legislation.

Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday that the administration is prepared for the court's decision – which could come as early as Monday – then went on to attack Republicans in Congress for what she called a strategy of "no."
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • President Obama • Valerie Jarrett
Bain plane lands near Romney retreat
June 23rd, 2012
05:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Bain plane lands near Romney retreat

(CNN) - Democrats kept up their offensive on Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, on Saturday.

A Democratic operative snapped photos of a jet registered to the company that was parked at an airport near Romney's fundraising retreat in Park City, Utah.

The Bain plane photos came just hours after the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement criticical of the firm's practices.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Utah
Five things learned at Latino conference
June 23rd, 2012
05:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Five things learned at Latino conference

Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) - President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were among the high-profile political figures to speak at the annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials this week.

Here are five things we learned from their visits:
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Filed under: Florida
Web video hits Brown for royal meetings line
June 23rd, 2012
02:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Web video hits Brown for royal meetings line

(CNN) - Sen. Scott Brown finds himself alongside pop culture and cartoon royalty in a new video posted online by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Set to the tune of Abba's "Dancing Queen," the video released Friday makes light of comments Brown made in a recent talk radio interview.
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Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Obama reflects on being a dad in Title IX tribute
June 23rd, 2012
02:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama reflects on being a dad in Title IX tribute

(CNN) - President Barack Obama used his daughter Sasha as an example of the success of Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination of women in sports and education, in a Newsweek op-ed that honors its 40th anniversary.

Obama, who helps coach his daughter’s basketball team, wrote that while there are “few things more fulfilling than watching your child discover a passion for something,” prior to Title IX, “something like pursuing varsity sports was an unlikely dream for young women in America.”

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Filed under: President Obama • Title IX
New super PAC ad hits Romney over Bain
June 23rd, 2012
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

New super PAC ad hits Romney over Bain

(CNN) - The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement on Saturday featuring a man who uses stark terms to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's role in his own unemployment.

"Mitt Romney made over a hundred million dollars by shutting down our plant, and devastated our lives," the employee, Mike Earnest, says in the Priorities USA Action ad. "Turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin. And it just made me sick."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Texas candidates spar but show similarities in Senate debate
June 23rd, 2012
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Texas candidates spar but show similarities in Senate debate

(CNN) - The two Texas Republican candidates for a U.S. Senate seat locked horns in a Friday night televised debate, but displayed few policy differences.

When asked directly if there "is anything your opponent has done that shows he lacks the integrity and character that these voters say they want," both Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz said that question would be decided by voters, who can choose between them in a July 31 runoff election for the GOP nomination.
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Filed under: 2012 • Senate • Texas
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