Boehner team touts $80 million raised this cycle
July 15th, 2012
07:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner team touts $80 million raised this cycle

(CNN) – Republican House Speaker John Boehner has helped pull in nearly $80 million since assuming his post in 2010, his political team announced Sunday.

In total, Boehner's has raised $79,220,330 through his political committees, along with the National Republican Congressional Committee and events held by Republican members of Congress at events the House speaker headlined. Boehner's team said he had headlined more than 100 such events.
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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner
Portman gets high-profile surrogate gig
July 15th, 2012
06:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Portman gets high-profile surrogate gig

(CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman, widely speculated to be a potential vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney, will undertake another high-profile surrogate task for the presumptive GOP nominee Monday: pre-butting President Barack Obama's campaign speech in Cincinnati.

Portman will address supporters in Lebanon, Ohio, mid-day on Monday, hours ahead of Obama's visit to nearby Cincinnati.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman
Obama: 'We won't be apologizing'
July 15th, 2012
05:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: 'We won't be apologizing'

(CNN) – Mitt Romney should not wait up for an "I'm sorry" phone call from President Obama after Democrats questioned the veracity of Romney's statements surrounding his departure from Bain Capital.

Romney originally called for Obama to apologize Friday, saying on ABC that the president "sure as heck ought to say he's sorry for the kinds of attacks that are coming from his team."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama returns to Virginia for golf
President Barack Obama is seen golfing in Hawaii in December 2009.
July 15th, 2012
04:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama returns to Virginia for golf

(CNN) - President Barack Obama returned to Virginia for the third time in as many days Sunday.

But unlike his campaign visits on Friday and Saturday, his most recent visit to the battleground state was a golf outing.
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Protesters shout 'Monica' as Hillary Clinton holds meetings in Egypt
Riot police stand guard in Alexandria, Egypt, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a flag raising ceremony at the U.S. Consulate General on July 15, 2012.
July 15th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Protesters shout 'Monica' as Hillary Clinton holds meetings in Egypt

Cairo (CNN) - Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.

Clinton said she was in Alexandria to answer critics who believe Washington has taken sides in Egyptian politics. There were already vocal protesters at the start of her visit to the consulate, forcing the ceremony to be moved inside.

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Filed under: Egypt • Hillary Clinton
Summer means campaigning, 'family time' for Obamas
President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia bicycle on Martha's Vineyard in 2011.
July 15th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Summer means campaigning, 'family time' for Obamas

Washington (CNN) – Although they won't be vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, the Obamas will fit in some "family time" and continue to hit the campaign trail this summer, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama said in an interview.

Neither offered where, if anywhere, the first family will travel between now and the September Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, but the president acknowledged he would be spending a significant amount of time campaigning for re-election.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • President Obama
First lady: This election closer than 2008
July 15th, 2012
03:20 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady: This election closer than 2008

(CNN) - Speaking to supporters at a farm in New York's Hudson Valley on Sunday, first lady Michelle Obama predicted a tighter result in November than the 7-point margin her husband enjoyed over Sen. John McCain in 2008.

"This election will be closer than the last one," Obama said in Pocantico Hills, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. "That is the only thing I can guarantee you. So he needs your help. And sitting on the sidelines is simply not an option if we want to keep moving this country forward. Barack needs you to be actively and passionately engaged in this election."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • New York
July 15th, 2012
02:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Gillespie: Romney 'retroactively' retired from Bain Capital

(CNN) - Mitt Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union" the GOP candidate “retroactively” retired from Bain Capital after the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics began.

"You know, there may have been thought at the time that he could be part time," Gillespie told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. "It was not part time. The Olympics was in a shambles. There was corruption. There was - the International Olympic Committee was going to pull the Olympics from the United States of America which would have been a huge embarrassment. Because of Mitt Romney's leadership skills he was called on to do it."

Gillespie continued, "He took a leave of absence and, in fact, Candy, he ended up not going back at all and retired retroactively to February of 1999 as a result."


Filed under: Ed Gillespie • TV-State of the Union
Romney camp bemoans negative ads - in a negative ad
July 15th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp bemoans negative ads - in a negative ad

(CNN) – The latest television attack from Mitt Romney's campaign hits President Barack Obama for his 2008 campaign slogan "hope and change," using clips of television pundits wondering if that pitch has expired in the 2012 contest.

"It seems like a lifetime ago that candidate Obama was talking about hope and change. Today, after four years of broken promises, President Obama is left to simply run 'negative' and 'inaccurate' ads," read a statement accompanying the ad's release.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney
Obama says if positions reversed, he'd make same attacks as Romney
July 15th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama says if positions reversed, he'd make same attacks as Romney

(CNN) – The continual barrage of attacks on President Barack Obama's handling of the economy comes as no surprise to the Democratic incumbent, who said in an interview that aired Sunday he would make the same criticisms if he were the challenger in the current climate.

Speaking on CBS, Obama agreed that rival Mitt Romney was centering his campaign on the current state of the U.S. economy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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