(CNN) – Mitt Romney's presidential campaign continued blasting President Barack Obama for remarks made last week on the nature of private businesses, releasing a television ad on Friday in which a business owner claims Obama was "demonizing" him with his comments.
"These Hands," released initially as a web video on Thursday, features Jack Gilchrist, the owner of a metal fabricating company in New Hampshire, sharply criticizing the president for saying last week that business owners rely partly upon the government for their success.
(CNN) - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney issued the following statement responding to Friday's shooting in Colorado.
At least 12 people were killed and 50 wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, a police official told reporters.
“Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado and injured dozens more. We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief. We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice.”
(CNN) - President Barack Obama issued the following statement responding to Friday's shooting in Colorado.
Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama was informed of Friday's shooting at a Colorado movie theater by John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, at 5:26 a.m. ET, the White House said.
Obama spent the night in Florida after the first day of a two-day campaign swing through the state.
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