Walker says Sikhs showed love in response to hate
August 10th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Walker says Sikhs showed love in response to hate

OAK CREEK, Wisconsin (CNN) - The Sikh community lived the words of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this week by responding with love to an attack that killed six Sikhs, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a memorial service Friday.

Wearing an orange head covering in keeping with Sikh tradition, Walker quoted King's assertion that only love can overcome hate, and said he witnessed that truth in the aftermath of Sunday's attack at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb.

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Filed under: Scott Walker • Wisconsin
August 10th, 2012
01:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – August 7-8 – V.P. Selection

TOPICS: What Republicans are looking for in Romney's running mate

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
Team Romney blasts Obama campaign for 'desperate tactics'
August 10th, 2012
12:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Romney blasts Obama campaign for 'desperate tactics'

Boston, Mass. (CNN) – Seizing on a controversy that has dogged President Barack Obama's campaign in recent days, a top adviser to Mitt Romney accused the president of diminishing his office with "unbelievable distortions" in his reelection effort.

Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior member of team Romney, faulted what he called the Obama campaign's "desperate tactics," over a pro-Obama super PAC's advertisement that linked Romney to the death of a steelworker's wife.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • President Obama
CNN Poll: What Republicans want in their VP nominee
August 10th, 2012
12:43 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: What Republicans want in their VP nominee

Washington (CNN) – They don't get a say when it comes to whom Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate, but a new national survey indicates that rank and file Republicans say it's critical that person be qualified to become president if needed.

According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Friday, nearly nine in ten Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that it's very important to them that Romney choose a running mate who can take over in the White House if necessary.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • CNN/ORC International poll • Mitt Romney
Will Romney's running mate step off the bus?
August 10th, 2012
11:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Will Romney's running mate step off the bus?

(CNN) – As Mitt Romney hits the road for his four-state bus tour this weekend, could he possibly reveal his running mate pick on the road?

Starting Saturday, the presumptive GOP nominee will blaze through Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Ohio - all battleground states in this fall's election.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
Trump will have 'memorable' role at GOP convention, aide says
August 10th, 2012
09:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Trump will have 'memorable' role at GOP convention, aide says

(CNN) – Donald Trump is set to get a 'unique' gig at the Republican National Convention in late August, an aide to the real estate titan confirmed on Friday.

"Mr. Trump's role will occur at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (site of the convention), though the specifics of the role are not being released at this time. The role, like Mr. Trump, is unique and will be memorable for all those in attendance at the convention and those watching around the country. Stay tuned," Executive Vice President and Special Counsel Michael Cohen told CNN.
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August 10th, 2012
09:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Roseanne Barr dishes on why she's running for president

(CNN) – Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr, who's running for president as the nominee for the Peace and Freedom Party, said Thursday she's making a White House bid in order to push "socialist solutions."

"I was asked to carry the water and carry a message during this election and to make socialist solutions part of the narrative, because they're being left out and they work," she said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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Filed under: 2012 • TV-Piers Morgan
August 10th, 2012
08:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Priebus: Romney will outspend Obama in coming months

(CNN) - The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday predicted the tables would soon turn in the presidential election, saying Americans can expect to see a lot more of Mitt Romney due to fund-raising hauls by the GOP.

"We now are in a position to oustpend (President Barack Obama's re-election effort) on television and tell our story and tell the Mitt Romney story, starting with our convention and going through the fall," Reince Priebus said on CNN's "Starting Point."
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • Reince Priebus
Fiscal cliff threatens small businesses
August 10th, 2012
08:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Fiscal cliff threatens small businesses

New York (CNNMoney) - Potential massive cuts in federal spending are still months away, but some small businesses that rely on government contracts are already feeling the pinch.

The looming cutbacks - part of the "fiscal cliff" - are causing firms to slow business or shrink production and could threaten jobs, according to company owners.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Congress • Debt • Deficit
Obama rebuts Romney ad with new ad
August 10th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama rebuts Romney ad with new ad

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign countered Mitt Romney's controversial television ad about welfare with the release of its own commercial on Friday.

The new Obama ad, "Blatant," points to news media reports that debunk Romney's welfare-based attacks, labeling them inaccurate or "blatantly false."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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