(CNN) - President Barack Obama will address the latest jobs report, to be released Friday morning, at his first campaign event of the day in Poland, Ohio, a senior campaign official told CNN.
Economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect the monthly report to show the economy added 95,000 jobs in June.
That would be an improvement over the 69,000 jobs added in May, but is still pretty weak and unlikely to make the unemployment rate budge from its current 8.2%.
– CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian and CNNMoney's Annalyn Censky contributed to this report
(CNN) - He had one more Ohio campaign stop on his schedule, but President Barack Obama's bus first pulled over Thursday evening for a beer.
The president's visit to Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant was his fifth campaign event of the day in the battleground state of Ohio. On Friday, his bus tour will continue in neighboring battleground Pennsylvania.
(CNN) – A fellow Republican former governor offered some advice on Thursday to the Romney campaign in light of a scathing Wall Street Journal editorial that suggests the front runner's campaign is proving ineffective.
When CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked former New Hampshire governor and high profile Romney surrogate John Sununu if he had any advice for the candidate, Sununu said that his own party should be more concise, using more “declarative sentences.”
(CNN) – Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield that he has no regrets about saying the military service of his his opponent, Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, is "all she talks about," and that outrage over his remarks "is a manufactured issue."
CNN's GUT CHECK | for July 5, 2012 | 5 p.m.
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BREAKING: ROMNEY DOE$ IT AGAIN: ROMNEY BREAKS FUNDRAISING RECORD: Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign raked in a massive $100 million in June, a Romney campaign source told CNN. The amount, which includes money raised by the campaign along with the Republican National Committee, far surpasses his May fund-raising haul of $77 million.
CNN’s Peter Hamby puts it in historical perspective: McCain + RNC in June 2008: $48 million.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., on a leave of absence from Congress since early June, is suffering from a medical condition more serious than initially disclosed, his office revealed Thursday.
Jackson Communications Director Frank Watkins said in a written statement that the nine-term Illinois Democrat "is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility." and "will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Most Americans are unfamiliar with some of the men speculated to be on Mitt Romney's list of potential running mates, according to a new CNN/ORC International Poll released Thursday.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the one person Romney has confirmed is being vetted, was the only name in the poll known by at least half of the general public.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign said Thursday they had a behemoth fund-raising month in June, bringing in more than $100 million, two Republican sources confirmed.
The amount, which includes money raised by the campaign along with the Republican National Committee, far surpasses his May fund-raising haul of $77 million.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's course correction on whether the health care mandate is a tax puts him in line with Republicans who have pinned hopes for winning down-ballot races in part on hammering President Barack Obama for imposing what they've called the biggest tax in the nation's history.
But amid criticism of Romney's campaign as muddled and clumsy, the messaging shift could also cement Romney's image as a flip-flopper, political experts say.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama has a slight 3-point advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Thursday's CNN Poll of Polls, a sample of three recent national surveys of the presidential race.
It shows Obama at 48% and Romney at 45%.