Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'
July 16th, 2012
10:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, found themselves Monday night in a spot where only few lovebirds have landed: the Kiss Cam at the Verizon Center in Washington.

The first couple appeared on the jumbo screen while sitting on the sidelines of the mens' USA National Team vs. Brazil basketball game.
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Filed under: Basketball • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Washington D.C.
Romney web video taken off YouTube
July 16th, 2012
10:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney web video taken off YouTube

(CNN) – A web video posted by Mitt Romney's campaign on Monday was taken off YouTube later that same day.

Those wanting to click on the video were instead met with a message that read: "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by BMG_Rights_Management."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Under attack, Romney accuses Obama of cronyism
July 16th, 2012
09:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Under attack, Romney accuses Obama of cronyism

Pittsburgh, Penn. (CNN) – As Mitt Romney's opponents continued to hammer him over details of his business record, the presumptive GOP nominee sought to change the conversation Monday with sharp criticism of President Barack Obama's record in office.

After a weekend dominated by family time, Monday was also a banner day of fund-raising for Romney. He headlined two events that raised roughly $3.7 million, according to pool reports.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Louisiana • Mitt Romney
George H.W. Bush will not attend GOP convention due to health reasons
July 16th, 2012
08:59 PM ET
2 years ago

George H.W. Bush will not attend GOP convention due to health reasons

Washington (CNN) - President George Herbert Walker Bush and his wife Barbara will not be attending the Republican National Convention this August in Tampa, his spokesman confirmed Monday.

Bush, 88, is confined to a wheelchair due to a disease that limits his mobility and ability to travel from his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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Obama fires up crowd in Ohio
July 16th, 2012
08:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama fires up crowd in Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN) – President Barack Obama took to the stage and sang at the Cincinnati Music Hall Monday afternoon while on a campaign stop in Ohio.

But he didn't sing a tune from Al Green, although there were requests. He sang a song for Adam, who was spending his 18th birthday at the president's campaign event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama
Presidential candidates have long history of releasing tax returns
July 16th, 2012
08:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Presidential candidates have long history of releasing tax returns

Atlanta (CNN) - Mitt Romney has insisted that he will only release two years of his personal income taxes. But while candidates running for president are not legally obligated to release their taxes, there is a long tradition of doing so, in addition to public financial disclosure laws candidates must follow.

On Friday, Romney stated that his 2010 and, when complete, his 2011 taxes will be all that he makes public. He already released a 2011 estimate of taxes when he filed an extension with the Internal Revenue Service. He told CNN in an interview that the two years are "what we're going to put out…those are the two years that people are going to have."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
Cheney to visit Capitol Hill to discuss defense cuts
July 16th, 2012
07:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Cheney to visit Capitol Hill to discuss defense cuts

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney is coming back to his old stomping grounds in the House of Representatives on Tuesday to highlight the impact that the automatic spending cuts to defense programs will have next year, according to two senior GOP leadership aides.

Cheney is scheduled to attend the weekly leadership meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and other top elected leaders and then will meet with the full House GOP whip team led by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, to discuss strategy for how to deal with the automatic cuts to defense programs that were included as part of the debt deal last summer.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Department of Defense • Dick Cheney • House
Kerry's office: Romney has facts wrong on Kerry's tax returns
July 16th, 2012
07:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Kerry's office: Romney has facts wrong on Kerry's tax returns

(CNN) - Sen. John Kerry's office took issue with Mitt Romney on Monday, saying the presumptive GOP nominee was wrong to use the Democratic senator and his wife as an example in the latest swirl over Romney's refusal to release more tax returns.

David Wade, Kerry's current chief of staff, said in a statement that Romney's team has long been "conjuring up false and convoluted alibis," including Kerry's 2004 tax disclosure, as an excuse for not releasing further tax returns of his own.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Kerry • Mitt Romney • Taxes
July 16th, 2012
06:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney focus on the economy

Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN) – Barack Obama and Mitt Romney resumed campaigning Monday, with both men focusing on the economy as key to their chances of winning the votes of Americans in November.

Obama told supporters here that he entered office four years ago seeking to restore "the basic bargain that made America the greatest nation on Earth." He cited the idea that "if you work hard, then you can get ahead; if you're responsible, then you can live out your dreams. You're not confined to the circumstances of your birth."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
Team Romney buys ad time in three states
July 16th, 2012
06:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Romney buys ad time in three states

Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign has bought $1.39 million worth of ad time beginning Thursday. It appears, though, that the campaign has dramatically curtailed the scope of its media campaign by purchasing time only in three battleground states, according to a Republican media tracking source.

The campaign purchased time in Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia for ads to run beginning Thursday through next Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney
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