Bill Clinton to play prominent role at Democratic Convention
July 29th, 2012
11:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Bill Clinton to play prominent role at Democratic Convention

Washington (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will play a prominent role at the Democratic convention in Charlotte by giving a major speech and placing President Barack Obama's name into nomination, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced on Tuesday.

The former president will give a primetime speech on Wednesday, September 5, in which he is expected to starkly lay out the differences in the economic policies of the two parties and describe why Obama is the best choice compared to presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, the aide said.
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Romney shrugs off magazine's ‘wimp’ cover
July 29th, 2012
05:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney shrugs off magazine's ‘wimp’ cover

(CNN) – Romney defended himself Sunday from an upcoming Newsweek cover that suggests he's a "wimp."

“If I worried about what the media said I wouldn’t get much sleep,” said Romney in an interview in with CBS’ “Face the Nation” in Jerusalem on Sunday. “And I’m able to sleep pretty well.”
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With Romney away, possible VP picks defend home turf
July 29th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

With Romney away, possible VP picks defend home turf

(CNN) – As Mitt Romney makes waves overseas, his campaign has deployed a crowd of possible vice presidential picks to continue hammering home the Republican candidate’s message on American soil.

The slew of high-profile surrogates covered the country over the weekend hounding President Barack Obama for what they say is a failed economic and foreign policy, all the while singing Romney’s praise.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • John Thune • Kelly Ayotte • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Rob Portman • Tim Pawlenty • Veepstakes
July 29th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney talks tough on Iran

Jerusalem (CNN) – Warning that a nuclear-capable Iran would lead to war, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday pledged to support “any and all measures” to keep Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.

During what his campaign billed as a major foreign policy speech in Jerusalem, Romney said he hoped economic and diplomatic steps would deter the Islamic republic from pursuing the ability to develop nuclear weapons - but “no option should be excluded.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Benjamin Netanyahu • Israel • Mitt Romney
July 29th, 2012
01:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney says Jerusalem is Israel's capital, vows to move embassy

(CNN) - The American embassy in Israel, currently in Tel Aviv, should move to Jerusalem, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said in an interview Sunday.

"A nation has the capacity to choose its own capital city, and Jerusalem is Israel's capital," Romney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview set to air Monday. "I think it's long been the policy to ultimately have our embassy in the nation's capital of Jerusalem."

- Watch Wolf Blitzer's full interview with Mitt Romney on "The Situation Room" Monday 4-7 p.m. ET
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Filed under: 2012 • Israel • Mitt Romney
Romney in Jerusalem: American support for Israel critical
July 29th, 2012
12:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney in Jerusalem: American support for Israel critical

(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, speaking in Jerusalem, says: "With much of the Middle East in tumult, with Iran bent on nuclear arms, America's vocal and demonstrated commitment to defense of Israel is even more critical."


Filed under: Israel • Mitt Romney
Romney cancels meeting with party leaders in Israel
July 29th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney cancels meeting with party leaders in Israel

Jerusalem (CNN) – The leaders of the liberal Labor Party in Israel took issue with Mitt Romney's decision to cancel a meeting during the presumptive GOP nominee's trip in Israel on Sunday.

Romney made a "last-minute cancellation" with Labor Party Leader Shelly Yachimovich, according to Labor parliamentary member Isaac Herzog, who was also scheduled to take part in the session.
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Filed under: 2012 • Israel • Mitt Romney
Romney in London
July 29th, 2012
11:23 AM ET
July 29th, 2012
10:38 AM ET
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Cheney: Picking Palin in 2008 was a 'mistake'

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain made a mistake in 2008 by picking then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview that aired Sunday.

Cheney led the vice presidential search for Gerald Ford in 1976, and again for George W. Bush in 2000. That last search resulted in Cheney himself being selected, and he served as Bush's number two for eight years.
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Filed under: Dick Cheney • John McCain • Sarah Palin
Gibbs: Romney embarrassed the U.S. in London
July 29th, 2012
10:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Romney embarrassed the U.S. in London

(CNN) – Robert Gibbs, senior adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, argued Sunday that Mitt Romney's recent trip to London was an embarrassment.

"Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether London was ready for the Olympics, and I think it's clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether Mitt Romney is ready for the world," Gibbs said on ABC's "This Week."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Robert Gibbs
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