Romney quotes Bill Clinton in new ad about experience
July 31st, 2012
10:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney quotes Bill Clinton in new ad about experience

(CNN) – In a new television ad released Tuesday, Mitt Romney touts a record of success in his former roles as businessman, head of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games and governor of Massachusetts.

"My own experience was I got the chance to start my own business," Romney says in the ad, which splices together footage from a variety of interviews and speeches by the candidate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Mitt Romney
Campaigns debut mobile apps
July 31st, 2012
08:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Campaigns debut mobile apps

(CNN) – The dueling presidential campaigns revealed two new mobile phone apps Tuesday they say will allow supporters greater leverage in their support for President Barack Obama or presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Team Romney's app, called "Mitt's VP," will send a notification to users when the candidate is ready to announce his vice presidential selection. The campaign said the app would be the "first official distribution channel" for the big reveal.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama
First lady, San Antonio mayor take big roles at convention
July 31st, 2012
08:07 AM ET
2 years ago

First lady, San Antonio mayor take big roles at convention

(CNN) – The speaker schedule for September's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte had two big names added Tuesday, when the event's organizers announced first lady Michelle Obama would speak on opening night and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro would deliver the keynote address.

Both the first lady and Castro will speak on Tuesday, September 4. The convention committee said Castro's speech will mark the first time a keynote address is delivered by a Latino at a Democratic convention.
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July 31st, 2012
07:35 AM ET
2 years ago

In Poland, Romney heralds economic freedom

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's speech in Warsaw Tuesday – his last on a week-long foreign tour – offered effusive praise for Poland, the country that has proved to be the smoothest stop on his three-nation trip.

Romney framed the former Soviet-aligned state as an example of free enterprise at its best, and linked the economic successes of the country to principles he cites frequently as a presidential candidate: smaller government, living within budgetary means, and a climate that fosters innovation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Poland
Texas Senate runoff expected to be close
July 31st, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Texas Senate runoff expected to be close

(CNN) – In an election year with notable Senate primary upsets, Texas may well be the next state with a narrative ending in victory for a conservative grassroots underdog.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose between Lt. Gov David Dewhurst, Gov. Rick Perry's number two for nearly a decade, and Ted Cruz, a former solicitor general making his first run for office.
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Filed under: 2012 • Texas
On the Trail: July 31, 2012
July 31st, 2012
06:40 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: July 31, 2012

(CNN) - Mitt Romney concludes his foreign trip Tuesday, flying back to the United States after delivering a speech in Warsaw. President Barack Obama does not have any campaign events scheduled for Tuesday.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • On the Trail
July 31st, 2012
05:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney aide loses cool, curses at press in Poland

Warsaw, Poland (CNN) - The traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney lost his cool and cursed at reporters who attempted to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate in a public plaza near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw Tuesday.

After Romney paid his respects to Poland's war dead and shook hands with a small gathering of the nation's military veterans, the GOP contender walked approximately 100 yards away from the memorial as he chatted with Warsaw's mayor.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Poland
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
July 31st, 2012
04:34 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Romney talks tough but differs little from Obama on Iran
Mitt Romney seeks to assure Israel and Iran, as well as Jewish voters in the United States, that he will be tougher against Iran's nuclear ambitions than President Barack Obama. So far, though, the main differences on the issue between the presumptive Republican nominee and the president he hopes to defeat in the November election involve tone and nuance more than substance.

CNN: Senate Republicans filibuster Obama judicial nominee
In keeping with their vow to prevent any more of President Barack Obama's appeals court nominees from being confirmed until after the election, Senate Republicans successfully upheld Monday their filibuster of Judge Robert Bacharach's nomination to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in Denver.

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Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales
July 30th, 2012
10:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales

Washington (CNN) - Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.

Longtime gun control advocates Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-New York, introduced the bill that they said would prevent buyers from purchasing unlimited quantities of ammunition through the Internet or through the mail. The bill would also require ammunition dealers to report bulk ammo sales to law enforcement.

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Filed under: Congress • Gun rights
Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton
July 30th, 2012
09:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton

(CNN) – U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will speak in a headlining role at the Democratic National Convention, the Obama campaign said Monday.

A rising star in the Democratic Party, Warren will speak in primetime just before former President Bill Clinton, who will enter President Obama’s name into the nomination.
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