Romney campaign jabs at Obama over voting rights suit
August 4th, 2012
09:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign jabs at Obama over voting rights suit

(CNN) - Mitt Romney lashed out Saturday against President Barack Obama's campaign and Democratic allies, who sued Ohio requesting the state’s early voting law apply equally to all voters, rather than only to military personnel and citizens who reside overseas.

Romney issued a statement calling the lawsuit an "outrage," and claimed the Democrats' lawsuit argues "it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state's early voting period."

But the lawsuit argues the additional three days of early voting afforded to military personnel and citizens who reside overseas should be opened to all voters. Obama's campaign on Saturday said Romney's criticism was "shameful" and based on a "fabricated" claim.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
Romney and Mourdock to 'change Washington'
August 4th, 2012
07:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney and Mourdock to 'change Washington'

Evansville, Indiana (CNN) - Mitt Romney will likely win Indiana in November but Saturday he visited the Hoosier state to help the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Richard Mourdock.

The presumptive presidential nominee also attended a fund-raiser that included former Vice President Dan Quayle and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from neighboring Kentucky.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Mitt Romney • Richard Mourdock
August 4th, 2012
07:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to CNN: Federal Reserve should not enact new major stimulus

Evansville, Indiana (CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Saturday that he does not support the Federal Reserve enacting a new stimulus program to boost the economy, telling CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger that a previous effort by the nation's central bank did not have a major impact.

"I am sure the Fed is watching and will try to encourage the economy. But I don't think a massive new QE3 will help the economy," Romney said, referring to a program called quantitative easing.

More of the interview airs Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" at 9 a.m. and noon ET.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • TV-State of the Union
August 4th, 2012
03:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the day: Obama's birthday

(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama wished her husband a happy birthday via Twitter on Saturday.


Filed under: Michelle Obama • President Obama
Biden received warmly at disabled veterans' convention
August 4th, 2012
03:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden received warmly at disabled veterans' convention

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden was met with a warm reception Saturday at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Las Vegas, where he cast himself as a top defender of veterans’ needs.

"Let me be crystal, absolutely crystal clear: we're going to keep our commitment to American veterans, no matter what happens," he said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Nevada • Veterans
Tennessee Democrats disavow primary winner
The Democratic candidate, Mark Clayton, face incumbent Sen. Bob Corker, pictured above
August 4th, 2012
02:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Tennessee Democrats disavow primary winner

(CNN) – The Tennessee Democratic Party has distanced itself from the winner of its primary in a U.S. Senate race and on Friday encouraged Democrats to write in someone other than Mark Clayton in November.

"Mark Clayton is associated with a known hate group in Washington, D.C., and the Tennessee Democratic Party disavows his candidacy, will not do anything to promote or support him in any way, and urges Democrats to write-in a candidate of their choice in November," the party said.
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Filed under: Tennessee
August 4th, 2012
01:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Fistfights over jobs and Romney's taxes

(CNN) - CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser on the clash over unemployment between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, plus and the clash between Romney and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over Romney's tax returns.


Filed under: 2012 • TV-CNN Newsroom
August 4th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
2 years ago

RNC marks Obama's birthday with gag gifts

(CNN) - President Barack Obama hit the links for a Saturday round on the morning of his 51st birthday, while Republicans sent gag gifts his way.

"Happy birthday Mr. President," read a cake the Republican National Committee said was delivered on their behalf to the Democratic National Committee. "You didn't bake this," the frosted letters continued, a rift on the president's comment "you didn't build this" - a line on which Republicans have seized.
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Filed under: DNC • President Obama • RNC
On the Trail: August 4, 2012
August 4th, 2012
09:19 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: August 4, 2012

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is off the campaign trail on Saturday as he celebrates his 51st birthday, beginning with a round of golf Saturday morning. He will travel to Camp David later in the day, the White House said.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will campaign with Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the US Senate from Indiana, then attends a fund-raiser.

Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Las Vegas.

Govs. Rick Scott of Florida and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will be among those speaking at the conservative RedState meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: On the Trail
Obama's Olympic well-wishes
August 4th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama's Olympic well-wishes

(CNN) - President Barack Obama put politics aside on Saturday, using his weekly address to recognize the sportsmanship, success and sacrifice of the U.S. Olympic team.

Obama stayed stateside - holding official events and hitting the campaign trail - while his wife, Michelle, led the official U.S. delegation to the London games opening ceremony.
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