(CNN) - Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney made the following statement Wednesday to mark the Fourth of July:
“Today we celebrate 236 years of the world's greatest design for liberty and self-government. As we gather to enjoy food and fireworks, let us also take a moment to pay tribute to the patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence - and the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedoms through every generation that has followed. With so many around the world still consigned to tyranny, the Fourth of July is a time to appreciate the blessing of liberty and be thankful that we are Americans.”
Washington (CNN) - More than two dozen active duty service members will celebrate their Fourth of July with a very patriotic event.
Twenty-five members of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force will be sworn in as citizens in the East Room of the White House Wednesday. President Obama will make remarks and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the oath of allegiance.FULL STORY
(CNN) - After a quiet several says, the candidates emerge one again Wednesday to celebrate Independence Day. Mitt Romney marches in a July 4th parade in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where he's been vacationing at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee. Marching with him will be Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who represents the Granite State.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama returns to the White House from Camp David. He'll hold a naturalization event for members of the military, and make remarks at the South Lawn Fourth of July celebration.
(CNN) – As Americans contemplate what they enjoy most about Independence Day, eating outside takes the cake – or apple pie, rather.
In a new CNN/ORC International poll, over one third of Americans say cookouts and picnics are their favorite part of the holiday.
The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.
CNN: RNC chairman: I'm not the GOP police
Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, said in a Tuesday interview that he would not abandon GOP Rep. Allen West, who said on Sunday that President Barack Obama wanted Americans to be "slaves." "He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave," the Florida congressman said of Obama at a rally in Port St. Lucie, according to CNN affiliate WPTV.
CNN: Obama campaign rails against Romney over foreign investments
The campaigns for Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama played ping pong with political jibes Tuesday over a news report detailing Romney's overseas investments and bank accounts. Team Obama heavily pushed the article that appeared in the August issue of Vanity Fair, calling into question the lengths Romney went to in managing his finances and asking if the former private equity CEO was in violation of tax evasion.