Obama raises $75 million in July, outpaced by Romney
August 6th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama raises $75 million in July, outpaced by Romney

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election effort raised $75 million last month, his campaign announced Monday on Twitter.

The July haul falls far behind Republican rival Mitt Romney's fund-raising team, which raked in more than $101 million–the third month in a row in which Romney outraised Obama.
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Romney outdated on women's issues, Obama ad says
August 6th, 2012
10:41 AM ET
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Romney outdated on women's issues, Obama ad says

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign hit Mitt Romney over his position on abortion and contraception in a new ad this weekend, framing the Republican's stance as old-fashioned.

"This is not the 1950s," a woman in the ad says. "Contraception is so important to women."
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Priebus defends 'dirty liar' slam against Harry Reid
August 6th, 2012
09:50 AM ET
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Priebus defends 'dirty liar' slam against Harry Reid

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee chairman was far from apologetic Monday morning when asked if he took back a recent comment calling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "dirty liar."

"You know there's no triple-down in blackjack but I'll triple down on my comments from yesterday," Reince Priebus said on Fox News. "It's the truth."
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Filed under: 2012 • Harry Reid • Reince Priebus
Fiscal cliff: What's really in it
August 6th, 2012
07:03 AM ET
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Fiscal cliff: What's really in it

New York (CNNMoney) - If lawmakers cannot agree on how to address the pending "fiscal cliff," $7 trillion worth of tax increases and spending cuts will begin to go into effect in January.

The smart money says Congress won't come close to an agreement before the November election, and that lawmakers may not even be able to reach one until early next year. At that point, of course, they'd need to undo at least some of the tax increases and spending cuts that went into effect.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Congress • Debt • Deficit
With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow
August 6th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - three women rumored to be under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate - will have high profile speaking roles at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Monday.

The naming of the three women most likely means that Romney's campaign is no longer vetting their backgrounds, if they ever did.
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On the Trail: August 6, 2012
August 6th, 2012
06:58 AM ET
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On the Trail: August 6, 2012

(CNN) – It's a quiet day on the trail Monday for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who's spending the day at his lake home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama holds two campaign fundraising events Monday evening in Connecticut.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • On the Trail
Romney lands second $100 million month
August 6th, 2012
05:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney lands second $100 million month

(CNN) – The fundraising effort of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney brought in more than $100 million for the second month in a row, his campaign said Monday morning.

The $101.3 million haul is just shy of the campaign’s June fundraising, which reached $106.1 million.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, August 6, 2012
August 6th, 2012
04:27 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, August 6, 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.

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CNN: Wisconsin leaders respond to temple shooting
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who survived a recall effort in June, released the following statement Sunday on the Sikh temple shooting in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. "While the situation in Oak Creek continues to develop rapidly, we are working with the FBI and local law enforcement. I became aware of the situation late this morning and continue to receive updated briefings […]”

CNN: Graham, Gibbs tangle over Reid's allegations
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham strongly took issue with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's accusations that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes in 10 years, saying Sunday that the Democratic leader was "lying." "What he did on the floor of the Senate is so out of bounds. I think he's lying about his statement, of knowing something about Romney," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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New ad hits GOP over tax cuts
August 6th, 2012
12:01 AM ET
2 years ago

New ad hits GOP over tax cuts

(CNN) – The liberal nonprofit group Americans United for Change teamed up with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees labor union to release a new television ad Monday, attacking Republicans for opposing tax increases on the very wealthy.

Totaling $280,000, the ad buy will run on cable nationwide Monday and Tuesday, in addition to five spots tailored to attack five Republican members of Congress who the groups deem “vulnerable” this election year. The individualized ads will run in the lawmakers' respective states.

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