July 2nd, 2012
06:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: IRS is 'easiest' enforcer of health care law, DNC chief says

(CNN) – The Internal Revenue Service is the "easiest, most basic way" of enforcing the health care law's fee for those who can afford to but choose not to get insurance but it is not a "tax," Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Monday.

Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Wasserman Schultz said Monday, that the law should be enforced by the federal government's taxing arm because "it's simply a matter of ease in administration."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Health care
Protesters assigned time slots at DNC
Protesters at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008.
July 2nd, 2012
06:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Protesters assigned time slots at DNC

(CNN) – Winners of a lottery Monday in North Carolina won't be expecting big checks–but assigned protest times at the Democratic National Convention in September.

The city of Charlotte held a live lottery for those wanting to demonstrate at the convention as a way to organize the more than 40 applications for permits.
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Can congressional Republicans repeal Obamacare?
July 2nd, 2012
05:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Can congressional Republicans repeal Obamacare?

Washington (CNN) - While conservatives are still seething over last week's Supreme Court ruling saving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, top Capitol Hill Republicans are gleefully using the decision to fire up their base with promises of a repeal in 2013.

The high court's 5-4 decision "underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said shortly after last Thursday's ruling. "Republicans stand ready to work with a president who will listen to the American people."

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Filed under: Congress • Health care • Republicans
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 2, 2012
July 2nd, 2012
05:16 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 2, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for July 2, 2012| 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING…NO BOUNCE ON HEALTH CARE… CNN POLL: HEALTH CARE RULING HAS BIG INFLUENCE ON YOUR HEALTH COVERAGE, LITTLE INFLUENCE ON 2012 RACE: Thursday's landmark Supreme Court decision appears to have had exactly zero impact on the general election so far, and has produced virtually no change in opinions on Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, although Obama has an edge among registered voters when it comes to health care. In a hypothetical two-way match-up, Obama now has a 49%-46% edge over Mitt Romney among registered voters - identical to the results from the last CNN poll conducted in late May.

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Romney to Israel
July 2nd, 2012
04:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to Israel

(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to Israel this summer to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his presidential campaign confirmed Monday.

Romney will already be overseas in late July to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Israel • Mitt Romney
CNN Poll: Health care ruling has not impacted race for White House, so far
July 2nd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Health care ruling has not impacted race for White House, so far

Washington (CNN) - Thursday's landmark Supreme Court decision upholding the country's health care law appears to have had exactly zero impact on the presidential election so far, and has produced virtually no change in opinions on President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a new national poll.

And while the CNN/ORC International survey released Monday indicates the president with a very slight three point edge over Romney among registered voters nationwide, the presumptive GOP nominee appears to hold an eight point advantage among voters who live in the 15 states considered in play in the race for the White House.
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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • Poll
July 2nd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – June 28-July 1 – 2012 Election

TOPICS: Obama vs. Romney, favorable ratings, Obama approval rating, enthusiasm about voting, better job on health care

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Even health reform critics say quit repeal talk
July 2nd, 2012
03:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Even health reform critics say quit repeal talk

New York (CNNMoney) - The Supreme Court's decision on health reform brought a sigh of relief from small businesses. Whether they love or hate the new rules, they like certainty.

They could draw up business plans for next year. They could choose to hire or not.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Health care
Obama campaign says president's AF-1 fund-raising call 'routine'
July 2nd, 2012
02:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign says president's AF-1 fund-raising call 'routine'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's plea for donations from Air Force One was "a routine fund-raising call," according to a senior campaign official.

The call, which the official confirmed took place Friday, was recorded and posted in part on the Daily Beast.
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Filed under: Fundraising • President Obama
Portman to headline New Hampshire GOP event
July 2nd, 2012
02:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Portman to headline New Hampshire GOP event

(CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will appear at a roundtable event with New Hampshire Republicans later this week, his office publicized Monday.

According to the state's GOP, he'll lead the event Saturday at the party's headquarters in Concord, where he'll discuss the 2012 presidential election and take questions from the media.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Ohio • Rob Portman
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