On the Trail: August 7, 2012
August 7th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: August 7, 2012

(CNN) – As Republicans in Missouri and Michigan head to the polls Tuesday to vote in their state's GOP Senate primary races, Mitt Romney will campaign in the Midwest, attending fund-raisers in Chicago and West Des Moines. President Obama will be in Washington Tuesday.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Romney set to assail Obama for welfare changes
August 7th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney set to assail Obama for welfare changes

(CNN) - Changes to welfare pushed by President Barack Obama's administration are providing his Republican challenger Mitt Romney with material for a new round of attacks, including a television ad released Tuesday.

The changes, which would allow states greater flexibility in administering their welfare-to-work programs, came in a directive issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in mid-July. At the time, some Republicans claimed the new rules amounted to a "gutting" of work requirements for welfare recipients, which were a central element of the bipartisan welfare reform law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
August 7th, 2012
04:29 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, August 7, 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: Potential VPs to hit the trail with Romney
Mitt Romney will be joined by a trio of potential vice presidential picks on his upcoming bus tour through four battleground states, sources confirmed to CNN Monday. The presumptive GOP nominee will stump with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman on his tour, which begins Saturday.

CNN: Obama debuts 'Romney Hood'
Legendary outlaw Robin Hood has suddenly assumed a featured role in the 2012 presidential campaign. Adding a new attack line on Monday to his stump speech, the president railed against rival Mitt Romney's tax proposals, saying they amount to "Robin Hood in reverse."

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