July 13th, 2012
09:20 PM ET
2 years ago

What we learned from Mitt Romney

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney tried time and again to make one thing clear in our interview. On five different occasions in the first few minutes of the interview, Romney said he had “no role whatsoever” at Bain Capital after February 1999.

Here are the ways he said it:
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Filed under: Bain Capital • Mitt Romney
Obama campaign staffer dies after collapsing
July 13th, 2012
08:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign staffer dies after collapsing

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Friday called the family of a campaign staffer who collapsed in the Chicago headquarters and later died, Obama's campaign said.

The staffer, 29-year-old Alex Okrent, worked in the campaign's advertising department, the Chicago Sun-Times said in a report, which campaign officials acknowledged was accurate.
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Filed under: President Obama
July 13th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
2 years ago

The pros and cons of Condi

(CNN) - Condoleezza Rice for vice president?

Before we go A-to-Z with pros and cons, let's start with why Romney's team might have floated the Condi trial balloon now.

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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Condoleezza Rice
July 13th, 2012
07:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama says Romney needs to explain his Bain timetable

(CNN) - President Barack Obama weighed in Friday on the controversy surrounding when Mitt Romney surrendered leadership of his former financial firm, Bain Capital, saying he thinks the Republican candidate should address questions that have been raised.

The issue has dominated the political conversation since documents surfaced earlier in the week suggesting that Romney might not have left Bain in 1999 as his campaign has long claimed.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • President Obama
July 13th, 2012
06:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Acosta interview: Romney's spirited Bain rebuttal

(CNN) - Following a week of some of the sharpest attacks yet on his management of the financial firm Bain Capital, Mitt Romney offered a vocal defense Friday of his tenure there and strongly disputed reports he left the firm years later than he has previously said.

"There's nothing wrong with being associated with Bain Capital, of course," Romney said in an interview with CNN's Jim Acosta. "But the truth is that I left any role at Bain Capital in February of 1999."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • Taxes • TV-The Situation Room
Campaigns proclaim hats, buttons and signs made in America
July 13th, 2012
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaigns proclaim hats, buttons and signs made in America

Washington (CNN) – She's a "grand old flag" and that's exactly why the two men running for president want you to know that all of their official campaign paraphernalia was made in the good old USA.

Those "I bark for Barack" car magnets.

Made in the USA.

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CNN's GUT CHECK for July 13, 2012
July 13th, 2012
05:03 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 13, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for July 13, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING... MITT ROMNEY FACES THE CAMERAS: The presumptive Republican presidential nominee sits down for multiple one-on-one interviews today including with CNN’s Jim Acosta. Romney is facing questions about the timing of his departure from Bain Capital as well as a new round of speculation about who he will choose as his running mate. TUNE IN TO THE SITUATION ROOM AT 6 P.M. ET TO SEE THE FULL INTERVIEW.

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Pro-Obama super PAC raises $6.1 million in June
July 13th, 2012
04:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC raises $6.1 million in June

(CNN) – Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, said Friday it brought in $6.1 million in June, closing off the second quarter with $11.7 million total raised.

The June figure topped its May haul of $4 million, but it's unclear yet if it raised more this month than the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, which outpaced Priorities in fund-raising last month at $4.96 million.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Priorities USA
Obama says GOP tax stance contrary to mantra
July 13th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama says GOP tax stance contrary to mantra

Virginia Beach, Virginia (CNN) – Once again setting up this election as a battle between "different visions" for the future of America, President Barack Obama took his campaign to Virginia on Friday and questioned Republicans' commitment to one of their central campaign themes.

Repeating his pledge to let lower tax rates for upper-income workers expire at the end of the year, the president said that his opponents' disagreement means they're not determined to reduce the nation's deficit.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Virginia
Romney campaign adds two senior advisers
July 13th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign adds two senior advisers

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has added two additional staffers to its upper ranks, a senior campaign aide confirmed to CNN on Friday.

Danny Diaz and Kevin Sheridan have joined the campaign as senior advisers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
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