Poll: Immigration not a top issue for Hispanic voters
June 25th, 2012
05:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Immigration not a top issue for Hispanic voters

(CNN) – A new Gallup survey released Monday indicates immigration falls low among issues most important to Hispanic registered voters.

Twelve percent of respondents rated it as the top priority, while health care received the most nods with 21% ranking it as No. 1, according to the poll.
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Filed under: Immigration • Latinos • Polls
Palin's 'Death Panel' lives on
June 25th, 2012
03:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Palin's 'Death Panel' lives on

(CNN) – Sarah Palin defended Monday her controversial 2009 Facebook post, in which she claimed President Barack Obama's health care reform would include so-called death panels that have the right to make life or death decisions.

"I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin wrote in a separate post Monday.
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Filed under: Health care • Sarah Palin • Supreme Court
Romney weighs in on Arizona immigration ruling
June 25th, 2012
03:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney weighs in on Arizona immigration ruling

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said he wished the Supreme Court had given Arizona "more latitude" in its ruling on the state's controversial immigration law, saying the high court's decision undermined states' rights on the hotly-debated issue.

However, Romney saved most of his censure for President Barack Obama, accusing the president of creating a "muddle" over the issue and failing to lead on immigration reform.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Mitt Romney • Supreme Court
Obama campaign pushes back against 'doing fine' attacks in new ad
June 25th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign pushes back against 'doing fine' attacks in new ad

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election team is going up with a new campaign commercial in key battleground states that pushes back against Republican attacks over his statement that the private sector's "doing fine."

The TV ad starts with the president expressing empathy on the economy, saying "I've talked to folks, in rope lines, in coffee shops, people who've been out of work. You can tell it wears on them."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • President Obama
Poll: Obama up in New Hampshire
June 25th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama up in New Hampshire

(CNN) - President Barack Obama came out on top of Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new poll of Granite State voters.

The president received 51% support from those registered to vote in New Hampshire to Romney's 43%, according to an American Research Group poll released Monday.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Polls • President Obama
Obama, Biden hit the fund-raising road
June 25th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Biden hit the fund-raising road

Durham, New Hampshire (CNN) - While political observers focused on the Supreme Court Monday in anticipation of news on the future of President Obama's health care reform legislation, both the president and Vice President Joe Biden prepared to hit the road to drum up some campaign cash.

The president embarks on a two-day trip where he's expected to raise more than $5 million for his reelection efforts, according to a campaign official. The trip starts with a rally at a high school in Durham, New Hampshire before taking the president to Boston in the evening for three fundraisers worth a total of more than $3 million.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Joe Biden • President Obama
Politicians respond to Supreme Court rulings
June 25th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Politicians respond to Supreme Court rulings

(CNN) – Political figures reacted to the release of Supreme Court rulings Monday on the controversial Arizona immigration law and over campaign finance.

The high court struck down key parts of the Arizona bill, voting 5-3 that the federal government has the power to block the state's measure. However, the court upheld one of the most controversial parts of the bill – a provision that allows police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if "reasonable suspicion" exists that the person is in the United States illegally.
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Filed under: Arizona • Campaign finance • Immigration • Supreme Court
Supreme Court to release rulings on health care (and everything else) Thursday
June 25th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Supreme Court to release rulings on health care (and everything else) Thursday

(CNN) - The Supreme Court will release Thursday all of its remaining rulings, including one on the constitutionality of the Obama administration's health care law.


Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
Supreme Court refuses to reconsider campaign finance controversy
June 25th, 2012
10:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Supreme Court refuses to reconsider campaign finance controversy

(CNN) - The Supreme Court refused Monday to reconsider one of its most controversial decisions of recent years, which has had a dramatic effect on election campaigns.

In a 5-4 ruling, with the more liberal justices dissenting, the high court refused to hear arguments over whether a state can limit campaign spending by corporations.


Filed under: Campaign finance • Supreme Court
Condoleezza Rice to raise cash for GOP women
June 25th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Condoleezza Rice to raise cash for GOP women

Washington (CNN) – Condoleezza Rice will host her first Washington, D.C. fund-raiser Monday night in support of ShePAC, a super PAC focused on supporting Republican women.

Former Secretary of State Rice will lead a private briefing for GOP women serving in the House and Senate, a larger briefing for members and deliver remarks to a general reception, according to an adviser to the PAC.
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Filed under: 2012 • Condoleezza Rice • Republicans
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