Rubio phones into campaign event after plane makes emergency landing
July 28th, 2012
06:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Rubio phones into campaign event after plane makes emergency landing

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a speech by telephone Saturday after his plane made an "emergency landing" in Albuquerque, New Mexico, preventing him from physically making it to a Mitt Romney rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

"Not one, but two planes I was on today had malfunctions," Rubio tweeted. "Second one forced to make emergency landing in New Mexico. I know how to take a hint!"
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Romney campaign bars reporters from Jerusalem fund-raiser
July 28th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
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Romney campaign bars reporters from Jerusalem fund-raiser

Update: The campaign said Sunday it will now allow the press to cover Romney's remarks at the fund-raiser, but reporters will be escorted out before he takes questions from the audience.

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign will not allow reporters to cover the candidate's Monday fund-raiser in Jerusalem, a campaign aide said Saturday.

That decision is a change in practice from an agreement the campaign and media outlets, including CNN, reached with the campaign last spring.
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Romney in Israel to discuss Iran, which aide calls world’s ‘biggest foreign policy challenge’
July 28th, 2012
04:57 PM ET
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Romney in Israel to discuss Iran, which aide calls world’s ‘biggest foreign policy challenge’

Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN) - In the latest leg of what’s become a high stakes overseas tour, Mitt Romney arrived in Israel late Saturday night to address the issue of Iran – or, as one of his aides described it, “the biggest foreign policy challenge the world faces.”

“I think, above all, the Iran challenge is something that will be a topic of discussion with Israeli officials over the next day,” Romney adviser Lanhee Chen said in a briefing to reporters on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s charter flight to Israel.
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Romney's son plugs 'Built By Us' merchandise jabbing at Obama remark
July 28th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's son plugs 'Built By Us' merchandise jabbing at Obama remark

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's son on Saturday e-mailed supporters promoting a line of merchandise which hits continues to hit President Barack Obama over his comment to business owners that "you didn't build that."

Tagg Romney pitched the "Built By Us Collection," which includes posters, buttons, and T-shirts highlighting the remark, which Romney and other Republicans have criticized.
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Camp to undergo treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
July 28th, 2012
02:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Camp to undergo treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

(CNN) - House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp announced Saturday that he will undergo treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The Michigan Republican released the following statement:
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Olympics day one, Obama shoots hoops
President Barack Obama holds a basketball given to him by the 2012 NCAA Champions University of Kentucky men's basketball team in the East Room of the White House in May
July 28th, 2012
12:58 PM ET
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Olympics day one, Obama shoots hoops

(CNN) - As the U.S. women's basketball team takes on Croatia and first lady Michelle Obama cheers for the nation's athletes in London, President Barack Obama may also be feeling the Olympic spirit back home.

Obama shot hoops at the FBI building in Washington on Saturday. Meanwhile, both his wife and Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney are overseas experiencing the 2012 Games.
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Olympic wrestler lifts Michelle Obama
July 28th, 2012
12:54 PM ET
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Olympic wrestler lifts Michelle Obama

(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama was in London this weekend to give the U.S. Olympic team a boost, and one of the athletes returned the favor.

When wrestler Elena Pirozhkova met Obama on Friday, she asked, "Can I pick you up?"
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Rep. Jesse Jackson being treated at Mayo Clinic for depression
July 28th, 2012
10:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Jesse Jackson being treated at Mayo Clinic for depression

(CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is at the Mayo Clinic undergoing an "extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues," the congressman said in a statement released Friday via the hospital.

The Illinois Democrat and son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader, has not been on Capitol Hill since late May. Earlier in July - one month after announcing he was on a leave of absence due to a "medical condition" - the congressman's office released a statement saying he was "receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder."

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On the Trail: July 28, 2012
July 28th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
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On the Trail: July 28, 2012

(CNN) - President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not hold events Saturday. Romney will fly from London to Tel Aviv to begin the second leg of his three country tour. Meanwhile, Romney surrogates will campaign for the Republican candidate on American soil. First lady Michelle Obama will continue her visit to London on Saturday and plans attend a few Olympic events to cheer on Team USA.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Romney on to Israel
July 28th, 2012
09:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney on to Israel

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has boarded his charter flight from England to Israel for the next leg of his overseas trip.

Joining him on the flight are his wife Ann Romney, son Josh and a slew of policy advisers.
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