Conservative paper tells Romney to release taxes
July 26th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Conservative paper tells Romney to release taxes

(CNN) – The editorial page of the New Hampshire Union Leader – which endorsed Newt Gingrich ahead of the state's first-in-the-nation primary in January – called on Mitt Romney to release more of his personal income tax returns Thursday.

Romney has released his returns from 2010, and an estimate of his 2011 information. He vowed to release the full return when it's finalized by his accountant. The presumptive GOP nominee has consistently said that amount of disclosure is beyond what is legally required for presidential candidates, and plenty of information for voters.

CNN's Piers Morgan sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney Thursday in London. Watch "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET for their interview.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Taxes
July 26th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney in Piers Morgan interview: Stop attacking success

(CNN) – Following weeks of questions over Mitt Romney's personal wealth, the presumptive GOP nominee said Thursday that criticism of the nation's wealthy, including his family, would lead to economic demise.

"There are people who are trying to attack success and are trying to attack our success; that's not going to be successful," Romney said in an interview to air Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "When you attack success you have less of it, and that's what we've seen in our economy over the last few years."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • TV-Piers Morgan
Both political parties begin coordinated ad efforts with the campaigns
July 26th, 2012
02:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Both political parties begin coordinated ad efforts with the campaigns

Washington (CNN) – For the first time during this campaign season both the Democratic and Republican National Committees have begun coordinated ad efforts with their respective presidential campaigns as the media war in battleground states intensifies, ad tracking information shows and representatives of both parties confirmed to CNN.

This means some of the money for the ad buys is coming from funds that are set aside by each party for coordination with its presidential nominee. This move is important because each presidential campaign can keep some of its money in the bank but still stay on the air for the month preceding the conventions by dipping into the party coffers. The Federal Election Commission has said each party committee can spend $21.6 million in coordinated efforts this campaign cycle.
FULL POST


Filed under: Ads • DNC • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RNC
July 26th, 2012
02:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Romney: Olympic experience helped me

(CNN) - In an interview with Piers Morgan, Mitt Romney says running the 2002 Winter Olympics has prepared him to govern the U.S.


Filed under: Mitt Romney • TV-Piers Morgan
July 26th, 2012
01:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's Olympics false start

London (CNN) – Mitt Romney told British leaders he hopes to take in an Olympics swimming competition during his time in London. With no pool in sight, the Republican presidential candidate has already made waves of his own.

Early Thursday morning in the U.K., while much of the U.S. political world was fast asleep, the British press had seized on comments the GOP contender made about London's preparations for the Olympics.

CNN's Piers Morgan sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney Thursday in London. Watch "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET for their interview.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • United Kingdom
Nevada senator target of major LCV ad buy
July 26th, 2012
12:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Nevada senator target of major LCV ad buy

(CNN) – The League of Conservation Voters launched a $150,000 ad buy in Reno Thursday against Nevada Sen. Dean Heller.

The television spot criticizes the Republican senator for what the LCV says are votes supporting 'Big Oil' and against clean energy in light of what's thought will be a close Senate race between Heller and his Democrat opponent Rep. Shelley Berkley.
FULL POST


Filed under: Dean Heller • Nevada
Obama ad airs in Colorado; campaign cites station mistake
July 26th, 2012
12:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama ad airs in Colorado; campaign cites station mistake

(CNN) – A television ad from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign mistakenly aired in Colorado Springs Thursday morning, marking the first time since last Friday's deadly shooting a spot for one of the presidential candidates aired in the state.

Both candidates' campaigns said on the morning of the shooting they would discontinue airing political ads in the state. A spokeswoman for Obama's campaign said Sunday the ads would remain off the air through Friday. Romney's team said the ads would not be airing "until further notice."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • President Obama
Pew: Many Americans don't know religion of either presidential candidate
July 26th, 2012
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Pew: Many Americans don't know religion of either presidential candidate

(CNN) – Americans have limited knowledge of the presidential candidates’ religious faith, but their concerns about the candidates’ respective religious beliefs are unlikely to play a major role in the 2012 race, according to a Pew survey released Thursday.

Most Americans, 60%, know that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a Mormon; he would be the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints elected to the White House. Among those who are aware of Romney’s religion, 81% say that they are comfortable with it or that it doesn’t matter to them.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney foreign swing underway as candidate meets with British leaders
Mitt Romney meets with Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour opposition party, in London on Thursday.
July 26th, 2012
11:05 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney foreign swing underway as candidate meets with British leaders

(CNN) - Mitt Romney described his Thursday meetings with British political leaders as "enlightening and instructive" on the first day of his nearly week-long foreign tour.

Britain has long been considered the top ally of the United States, and Romney made clear he understood the importance of the relationship following a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

CNN's Piers Morgan sits down with Mitt and Ann Romney Thursday in London. Watch "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET for their interview.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • United Kingdom
Cameron reaffirms support for same-sex marriage on eve of Romney meeting
July 26th, 2012
08:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Cameron reaffirms support for same-sex marriage on eve of Romney meeting

(CNN) - They may both be members of their country’s conservative parties, but a look at the schedule of 10 Downing Street gives at least one indication that British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. GOP candidate Mitt Romney aren’t aligned on every issue.

On Wednesday the prime minister hosted a reception for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at 10 Downing in which he renewed his commitment to legal same sex civil marriage.
FULL POST


Filed under: David Cameron
« older posts
newer posts »