Senate candidates trade jabs over defense cuts, taxes in Virginia debate
July 21st, 2012
09:46 PM ET
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Senate candidates trade jabs over defense cuts, taxes in Virginia debate

(CNN) - At a luxury resort where visitors usually come for rest and relaxation, former Virginia governors George Allen and Tim Kaine, who hope to represent the Commonwealth in the U.S. Senate, squared off Saturday morning in a debate moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Both candidates noted Friday's mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado in their opening remarks. Republican Allen praised Democrat Kaine’s handling of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre while he was governor.
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Filed under: George Allen • Tim Kaine • Virginia
Obama to meet with families of victims in Colorado
July 21st, 2012
04:55 PM ET
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Obama to meet with families of victims in Colorado

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will travel to Colorado Sunday to visit with the families of victims who died in Friday's movie theater shooting, the White House said late Saturday.

Homeland Security adviser John Brennan updated Obama overnight Friday and Saturday regarding developments in the investigation and authorities' efforts to disarm traps which had been set at the suspect's apartment, an administration official told CNN earlier.
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Filed under: Colorado • President Obama • White House
Obama talks FAMU hazing on campaign trail
July 21st, 2012
02:41 PM ET
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Obama talks FAMU hazing on campaign trail

(CNN) – President Barack Obama weighed in this week on a hazing incident at Florida A&M University which attracted national attention and resulted in the death of a band member.

Following a campaign appearance in the state on Thursday, CNN affiliate WCTV in Jacksonville caught up with the president who commented on last November's death of band member Robert Champion. Champion was badly beaten on a band bus after a football game in Orlando.
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Obama to return to campaign trail, cash-rich California
July 21st, 2012
02:18 PM ET
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Obama to return to campaign trail, cash-rich California

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will return to the campaign trail on Monday, the White House said Saturday, with events in the Western part of the US, including the state which has contributed more than any other to his reelection bid, California.

Both he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney modified their Friday campaign schedules after a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater that day killed at least 12 people and wounded 58 others.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • President Obama
Pro-Obama super PAC out-raised by pro-Romney group in June
July 21st, 2012
12:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC out-raised by pro-Romney group in June

(CNN) - Priorities USA Action, the primary super PAC supporting the reelection of President Barack Obama, brought in $6 million in June and was easily outraised by the primary super PAC supporting GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Priorities $6.1 haul brought their cash on hand to $10.6 million at the end of June, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed Friday evening.
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Crossroads reports $5.7 million raised in June
July 21st, 2012
12:28 PM ET
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Crossroads reports $5.7 million raised in June

(CNN) - American Crossroads, a major conservative super PAC, brought in $5.7 million in June, according to a report the group filed with the Federal Election Commission late Friday.

The organization - co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove - has over $31.4 million cash on hand heading into the fall election, the report showed. It spent only $3.7 million last month.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads
July 21st, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Obama has largely steered clear of gun debate

(CNN) - In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.

"If there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's the reminder that life is very fragile. Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it's not the trivial things, which so often consume us and our daily lives," Obama said in Fort Myers, Florida, before returning to the White House.

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July 21st, 2012
10:52 AM ET
2 years ago

For Democrats, gun politics are bad politics

(CNN) - The sun was barely up when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the Colorado massacre to scold President Obama and Mitt Romney for ignoring the gun issue.

"This is a real problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them concretely," Bloomberg argued.

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Filed under: Democrats • Gun rights
July 21st, 2012
10:07 AM ET
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Romney strikes rare notes of faith in Aurora speech

(CNN) - In a speech to a wounded nation, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returned to his roots of faith in the face of a national tragedy.

It was a rare public expression of faith for the candidate who has kept much of his faith private.

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Filed under: Colorado • Mitt Romney
Virginia Senate race to hit debate stage
July 21st, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Virginia Senate race to hit debate stage

(CNN) – The two former Virginia governors and current candidates for the state's open U.S. Senate seat will face off Saturday in a debate moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine will debate at The Virginia Bar Association's statewide meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia.
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Filed under: George Allen • Tim Kaine • Virginia
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