New Spanish language ads go after Romney
July 11th, 2012
04:36 PM ET
2 years ago

New Spanish language ads go after Romney

(CNN) – Three key swing states - Colorado, Nevada and Florida - will see a new Spanish language ad attacking Mitt Romney start airing Thursday in a $4 million buy from two Democratic third party groups.

Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting President Obama, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are sponsoring the ad campaign, "Mitt Romney: In His Own Words." This is the third round of Spanish-language negative ads against Romney from the pair.
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Filed under: Latinos • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA • SEIU
Independent leads Republican, Democrat in race to replace Snowe
July 11th, 2012
04:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Independent leads Republican, Democrat in race to replace Snowe

(CNN) - Former Gov. Angus King leads his rivals in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

The Portland Press Herald poll puts King at 55%, with Republican Secretary of State Charlie Summers at 27% and Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill at 7%.
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Filed under: Olympia Snowe
House Republicans vote to repeal health care law
July 11th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

House Republicans vote to repeal health care law

Washington (CNN) – House Republicans voted Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law despite Democratic objections that the move was a waste of time.

The vote amounted to political theater because the measure is sure to die in the Democratic-led Senate and the White House has made clear Obama would veto any repeal.

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Filed under: Health care • House • Republicans
Romer: Obama's not to blame for female unemployment
Former economic adviser to President Barack Obama Christina Romer stands next to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Obama at the White House in 2009.
July 11th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Romer: Obama's not to blame for female unemployment

Boston (CNN) - One of the president's former top economic advisers said those who blame President Barack Obama's policies for the decline in job creation among women in particular are being dishonest.

"That's someone trying to lie with numbers," Christina Romer said Wednesday.
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Filed under: Christina Romer • President Obama
Poll: Obama maintains lead in Wisconsin
July 11th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama maintains lead in Wisconsin

(CNN) - A new poll released Wednesday indicates President Barack Obama is holding onto his lead over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin, a crucial battleground state this November.

According to the Marquette University Law School survey, Obama is ahead of his Republican challenger by eight percentage points, 51% to 43%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Wisconsin
Romney, Obama bicker over Venezuela
July 11th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Obama bicker over Venezuela

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama traded barbs Wednesday over Obama's national security assessment of Venezuela in an interview, with Romney calling the comments "stunning and shocking" and Obama's campaign saying Romney “was only playing into the hands” of that nation’s dictator.

Romney was joined by several prominent Republicans as well as the Republican National Committee, which called Obama "out of touch.” Obama demonstrates "an alarmingly naïve understanding of the challenges and opportunities we face in the Western Hemisphere," Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Hugo Chavez • Mitt Romney • President Obama
July 11th, 2012
02:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Voters sick and tired of health care debate

Washington (CNN) - Thomas Dean is sick of all the congressional bickering over the health care law.

Sure, the small town doctor understands the law's technical nuances and what's at stake for the millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's biggest policy achievement.

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Filed under: Congress • Health care
Kaine out-raises Allen in Virginia
July 11th, 2012
12:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Kaine out-raises Allen in Virginia

(CNN) - In the Virginia Senate race between two former governors, Democratic candidate Tim Kaine out-raised his Republican opponent George Allen in the second quarter.

Kaine's campaign announced Wednesday it brought in approximately $3 million in the last three months, while Allen's team said it took in more than $2 million during the same time period.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • George Allen • Tim Kaine • Virginia
Romney draws boos over Obamacare at NAACP convention
July 11th, 2012
12:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney draws boos over Obamacare at NAACP convention

(CNN) – Mitt Romney touted his economic and educational proposals, tailored his message to the predominantly black audience, and beat back an isolated, though seemingly uncomfortable, smattering of "boos" in an address Wednesday to the nation's oldest civil rights organization.

During his speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's convention, the Republican presidential candidate stressed the need to reduce government spending: "If our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year. And so, to do that, I'm going to eliminate every non-essential, expensive program I can find. That includes 'Obamacare.'"

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • NAACP
Embed America: Voters question if this election matters
July 11th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Embed America: Voters question if this election matters

Kensington, NH (CNN) – In fiery speeches and fundraising pleas, both sides in the 2012 presidential contest are stressing one common theme: This is a critical election year. It matters.

Voters may see it very differently.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama
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