Protesters demonstrate outside of Koch fund-raiser for Romney
July 8th, 2012
06:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Protesters demonstrate outside of Koch fund-raiser for Romney

Southampton, New York (CNN) – Some 200 protesters, according to local law enforcement officials, gathered Sunday near the residence of billionaire David Koch, who held a private fund-raiser attended by Mitt Romney at his home in Southampton.

The protesters, taking issue with the amount of money Koch and his brother Charles are likely to spend in the race, carried signs and beat drums as they marched along the water near Koch’s residence and chanted, "Our elections aren't for sale," and "Whose beach? Our beach."
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • New York
Poll: Obama holds slight edge over Romney in swing states
July 8th, 2012
05:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama holds slight edge over Romney in swing states

(CNN) – A new poll released Sunday indicates the presidential race between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is still tight in a dozen major battlegrounds.

According to the latest survey by USA Today/Gallup, the president has a small advantage over his Republican rival, 47% to 45%, in 12 key states. The two-point margin falls well within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
Photo: Romney hits the Hamptons for fundraisers
July 8th, 2012
05:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo: Romney hits the Hamptons for fundraisers

(CNN) – Security stands outside the home of billionaire David Koch on Meadow Lane in Southampton, as Mitt Romney attends one of two high-dollar fund-raising events in the area on Sunday.

Koch, and his brother Charles, are major power players in the Republican Party that support conservative and libertarian causes.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • New York
Rubio ties himself to Romney in op-ed
July 8th, 2012
03:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Rubio ties himself to Romney in op-ed

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida linked himself with Mitt Romney in a Sunday op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel, taking sharp aim at the controversial health care law recently upheld by the Supreme Court.

The junior senator, the only person Romney has confirmed he is vetting as a potential running mate, wrote about Romney's visit to Florida in 2010 when the former Massachusetts governor campaigned on Rubio's behalf.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Florida • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney
McCain on U.S. handling of Syria: 'Shameful and disgraceful'
July 8th, 2012
02:13 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain on U.S. handling of Syria: 'Shameful and disgraceful'

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Sunday sharply criticized the United States' handling of the ongoing crisis in Syria and called on the Obama administration to take further action.

"The United States of America, its performance so far has been shameful and disgraceful," McCain said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
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Filed under: John McCain • Syria
Jindal defends Romney on investment slams
July 8th, 2012
01:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Jindal defends Romney on investment slams

(CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose name is often floated as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney, defended the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sunday against attacks over Romney's offshore investments.

"Look, I'm happy he's a successful businessman. We've got a president today who's never run a business, never run anything including a lemonade stand before he was president of the United States," Jindal said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Mitt Romney
Gibbs: Obama 100% committed to expiring Bush tax cuts
July 8th, 2012
12:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Obama 100% committed to expiring Bush tax cuts

(CNN) – A top adviser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Sunday the president was entirely dedicated to ending the so-called Bush tax cuts for the wealthy at the end of this year.

"He is 100% committed to it," Robert Gibbs said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • President Obama • Robert Gibbs • TV-State of the Union
Gibbs blasts Romney for overseas accounts
July 8th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs blasts Romney for overseas accounts

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign adviser Robert Gibbs continued to hammer Mitt Romney on Sunday over questions about the candidate's overseas financial accounts.

Gibbs, however, stopped short of saying whether Romney was in violation of any tax evasion laws, saying "nobody knows."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Robert Gibbs
McConnell: 50-50 chance Republicans will take the Senate
July 8th, 2012
10:21 AM ET
2 years ago

McConnell: 50-50 chance Republicans will take the Senate

(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hedged his bets Sunday when asked about the GOP's chances of winning control of the Senate in November.

"50-50. I think it's going to be a very close, competitive election," the Kentucky senator said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch McConnell • Senate • TV-State of the Union
Bill Bradley calls for higher taxes on 'a lot of people'
July 8th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Bill Bradley calls for higher taxes on 'a lot of people'

(CNN) – Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley on Sunday said too few elected officials are willing to tell the truth about how to solve the country's financial problems.

According to the one-time Democratic presidential candidate, the ideal fix requires a number of steps, including raising taxes across a broad spectrum of people.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Taxes • TV-State of the Union
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