Romney defends 'culture' remark, which drew Palestinian ire
July 31st, 2012
11:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney defends 'culture' remark, which drew Palestinian ire

(CNN) - In an opinion piece published online Tuesday, Mitt Romney defended a comment he made in Israel that drew the ire of Palestinians.

On Monday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee pointed to a wealth disparity between Israelis and Palestinians and referenced a book which argued that "culture makes all the difference."
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Filed under: Israel • Mitt Romney
Colorado governor, wife separating
July 31st, 2012
10:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Colorado governor, wife separating

(CNN) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his wife announced on Tuesday their intention to separate.

"After years of marriage that have added tremendous love and depth to both of our lives, we have decided to separate," Hickenlooper and his wife, Helen Thorpe, said in a joint statement distributed by his office. "This decision is mutual and amicable. We continue to have the utmost respect for each other, and we remain close friends. We intend to continue functioning as a family that spends a great deal of time together."
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Cruz claims victory in Texas runoff for US Senate nomination
July 31st, 2012
10:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Cruz claims victory in Texas runoff for US Senate nomination

(CNN) - National conservatives and tea party-allied organizations congratulated Texas Republican Ted Cruz on Tuesday for winning his party's nomination for a U.S. Senate seat.

"Wow," Cruz, a former state solicitor general making his first run for office, told supporters Tuesday evening. "We did it."
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Filed under: Republicans • Senate • Texas
July 31st, 2012
09:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Differing views on political aspect of Romney overseas trip

(CNN) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark and Richard Grenell, a former foreign policy spokesman for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, sparred Tuesday on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" over the role of politics in Romney's recent three-country tour.

"The trip really was for political purposes, not for foreign-policy purposes," said Clark, who also makes appearances as a surrogate for President Barack Obama's campaign. He added, "There must be some horserace reason why he is leaving the country."
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Filed under: Mitt Romney
July 31st, 2012
09:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: The power of Ohio

(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King travels the key battleground of Ohio and looks at how conditions and attitudes in this state could influence the election.


Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • TV-The Situation Room
Fundraising spike follows Bachmann's controversial charges against Clinton aide
July 31st, 2012
06:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Fundraising spike follows Bachmann's controversial charges against Clinton aide

(CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann's controversial charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have paid off in the form of money flowing into her re-election campaign.

According to her campaign, the Minnesota Republican raised over one million dollars in a 25 day period in July – the same time that controversy brewed over a letter she sent with four other GOP Members to the State Department Inspector General, requesting an investigation into Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Michele Bachmann
July 31st, 2012
06:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum defends Romney's trip, expects convention speaking slot

(CNN) - Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania defended Mitt Romney's recent overseas trip for its overall strength Tuesday and stated he expected to receive a speaking slot at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

Interviewed by CNN's senior correspondent Joe Johns on "The Situation Room," Santorum put aside their bitter Republican primary battles to laud Romney's support of U.S. allies.
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New Obama ad takes on Romney tax policies
July 31st, 2012
06:20 PM ET
2 years ago

New Obama ad takes on Romney tax policies

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign knocks Republican challenger Mitt Romney's vision for tax cuts and military spending in a new ad released Tuesday.

The 30-second spot, "Worried," begins with references to what could be interpreted as George W. Bush-era policies.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Deficit • Military • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Taxes
Romney trip may not matter much to voters in November
July 31st, 2012
05:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney trip may not matter much to voters in November

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's high-profile trip to England, Israel and Poland featured cheering crowds, iconic settings and forceful speeches, but may be remembered more for diplomatic gaffes.

Whether any of it will matter when American voters choose between Romney and President Barack Obama three months from now is less clear.

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Filed under: Israel • Mitt Romney • Poland
July 31st, 2012
05:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaigning with Ferrell, Galifianakis

(CNN) - In an interview with CNN's Joe Johns, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis respond to the sharp language an aide to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney aimed at reporters.


Filed under: TV-The Situation Room
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