July 24th, 2012
03:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney blasts Obama for leaks and military cuts

Reno, Nevada (CNN) - Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama and his administration of leaking classified intelligence details for political gain in a major foreign policy speech in Reno Tuesday.

"Whoever provided classified information to the media, seeking political advantage for the administration, must be exposed, dismissed, and punished. The time for stonewalling is over," Romney said at a gathering of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. President Barack Obama addressed the group Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Feinstein hits Romney for using her comments in speech
July 24th, 2012
03:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Feinstein hits Romney for using her comments in speech

(CNN) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, on Tuesday walked back recent comments accusing the White House of leaking national security information and blasted Mitt Romney for using her remarks in a speech on foreign policy.

"I am disappointed by the statements made by Mr. Romney today regarding a question I was asked yesterday at the World Affairs Council," Feinstein said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dianne Feinstein • Mitt Romney • Nevada • White House
Romney walks political tightrope on foreign policy
July 24th, 2012
02:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney walks political tightrope on foreign policy

Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney's political tightrope in his quest for the presidency has been especially evident on foreign policy, with the certain Republican nominee sounding conservative while also espousing more moderate approaches similar to his opponent, President Barack Obama.

Facing opinion polls that show more public support for Obama on foreign policy, Romney has constantly criticized what he calls the president's failure to lead on international issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Celebs open their wallets in White House race, mostly for Obama
July 24th, 2012
01:29 PM ET
3 months ago

Celebs open their wallets in White House race, mostly for Obama

(CNN) – Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman made headlines recently for his sizable $1 million contribution to a pro-Obama super PAC, but he's hardly the only celebrity who cut a check in support of a presidential hopeful.

Members of the entertainment industry have a long history of sending money to their preferred presidential candidates, usually but not exclusively to Democrats. Below is a non-comprehensive list of some of the celebrities past and present who made a donation in May or June to the major political committees involved in the 2012 race for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Poll: Majority of voters know enough about candidates
July 24th, 2012
12:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Majority of voters know enough about candidates

(CNN) – President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are spending millions on television ads presenting their platforms, but a poll released Tuesday suggests most voters feel they know enough already about each man vying for the White House.

The Pew Research Center poll indicated 90% of registered voters nationwide already feel they know what they need to about Obama, who has been in office since January 2009. Sixty-nine percent say they know enough about Romney, who ran for the GOP nomination in 2008 and formally launched his 2012 campaign in June 2011.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
On Twitter, a curious spike for Romney
This graph from the Twitter Counter analytics tool shows a big spike in Romney followers from July 20-23.
July 24th, 2012
12:06 PM ET
2 years ago

On Twitter, a curious spike for Romney

(CNN) - Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

The Republican presidential nominee's account on the site, which had been gaining followers at a clip of about 3,000 to 4,000 a day, appears to have gained more than 116,000 followers Friday and another 24,000 on Saturday.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Twitter
Bush 43 visits Romney campaign HQ
July 24th, 2012
10:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Bush 43 visits Romney campaign HQ

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush visited Mitt Romney's Republican presidential campaign headquarters in Boston Tuesday.

The Romney campaign tells CNN the former president addressed Romney staffers. Romney was not at the headquarters during Bush’s remarks. He started his day in southern California and addresses a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nevada later Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • George W. Bush • Mitt Romney
Obama camp pushes context in web videos
July 24th, 2012
09:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama camp pushes context in web videos

(CNN) – As Mitt Romney and fellow Republicans ramp up their attacks on President Barack Obama for his remarks on small business, the president's operation is pushing back with a duo of web videos arguing the comments are out on context.

The battle stems back two weeks, when Obama told a crowd in Roanoke, Virginia, that successful small businesses got that way with the help of governmental support like roads and educators.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
On the Trail: July 24, 2012
July 24th, 2012
07:07 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: July 24, 2012

(CNN) - President Obama heads to the Pacific Northwest Tuesday, with campaign stops in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney addresses the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nevada (Obama addressed the group Monday).

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • President Obama
7 key swing state economies
July 24th, 2012
06:59 AM ET
2 years ago

7 key swing state economies

(CNNMoney) - The election will be won or lost in just a handful of battleground states, and a weak local economy could turn a state from blue to red.

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