Feds: Man arrested for e-mailing threats against Obama
August 21st, 2012
11:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Feds: Man arrested for e-mailing threats against Obama

(CNN) – Secret Service agents arrested a Washington man Tuesday for making threats against President Obama, a spokeswoman with the justice department said.

The man sent a threatening e-mail to the FBI, Emily Langlie, with the U.S. Attorney's Office, said.

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Filed under: President Obama
August 21st, 2012
11:17 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Could the Akin problem become a Romney problem?

(CNN) - CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King takes a look at how the suburban women's vote could play out in 2012 for Mitt Romney, particularly in light of recent controversial remarks made by Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
August 21st, 2012
09:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Marion Barry has advice for politicians looking to bounce back from scandal

Washington (CNN) – Sitting in an office with political memorabilia on the walls, former Washington Mayor Marion Barry reflects on the bad moments - drug possession, jail, and tax evasion - and notes that he has moved on.

Barry is in many ways after a 40-year public career the prototype for political disgrace and political resurrection.

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Filed under: 2012 • Washington
Brown calls for change in GOP language on abortion
August 21st, 2012
08:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Brown calls for change in GOP language on abortion

(CNN) - U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts rejected his party's draft language on abortion in a letter to the Republican National Committee chairman Tuesday.

In the letter, Brown expressed apprehension over "language opposing a woman's right to choose and supporting a constitutional amendment banning abortion."
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Gingrich releases convention delegates
August 21st, 2012
08:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich releases convention delegates

(CNN) – Days before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Tampa next week, former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich released his delegates in a symbolic gesture and urged them to vote for Mitt Romney.

"I hereby release all delegates bound or pledged to me under any and all state laws or party rules," Gingrich wrote in a letter to delegates, which was posted on his website Tuesday night. "At the same time, I call upon them and all Americans committed to a safer and more prosperous American future to join Callista and me in strongly supporting the Romney-Ryan ticket."
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Poll: Ahead of GOP convention, presidential race in dead heat
August 21st, 2012
08:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Ahead of GOP convention, presidential race in dead heat

(CNN) - The latest developments in the presidential campaign - such as Mitt Romney's selection of a running mate - has little moved the presidential race, a new poll released Tuesday.

This NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey - conducted entirely after Romney's announcement that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan would join his ticket - shows President Barack Obama at 48% and his Republican challenger at 44%. That margin is within the poll's sampling error of plus or minus three points.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Poll of polls • Mitt Romney • President Obama
August 21st, 2012
06:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin defies mounting calls to withdraw from Senate race

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Todd Akin allowed a state deadline to pass Tuesday, defiantly staying in the race to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill despite mounting calls for him to withdraw over incendiary remarks on rape and pregnancy.

Under Missouri law, Akin would now need to get a court order to pull out of the race as he waited beyond the 5 p.m. deadline. He would also be required to pay for any necessary reprinting of ballots.

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Filed under: Missouri • Senate
August 21st, 2012
05:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Priebus: RNC won't support Akin in Senate race

(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus further urged Rep. Todd Akin to drop his U.S. Senate bid in Missouri, saying Tuesday the party is already halting its efforts to back the congressman.

"We're not going to send any money toward that race or spend money on the ground in that particular race. We're obviously going to work very hard for a nominee in Missouri up and down the ticket, congressional seats. But I've already called off the phone banks and all of the volunteers for Congressman Akin's race there," Priebus said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Romney says he spends 'more wisely' than Obama campaign
August 21st, 2012
05:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney says he spends 'more wisely' than Obama campaign

(CNN) – Mitt Romney, in remarks at a fund-raiser Tuesday, took a jab at President Barack Obama's campaign one day after financial filings revealed the president's re-election team had spent more money than it raised in July.

"We're a little wiser in our spending of dollars than the other side, apparently," Romney said, according to pool reports. "I'm not managing their campaign for them, but we're going to spend our money wisely. We're going to spend it to win."
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • Texas
Ann Romney rebounded from several medical problems
August 21st, 2012
05:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney rebounded from several medical problems

Washington (CNN) – As Ann Romney begins to take center stage at next week's Republican convention, we are learning more about some of the problems she has endured and how she fought back.

The Romneys, who are protective of the details of their private family life, have spoken often about Ann's battle with multiple sclerosis which was diagnosed in 1998. After the Super Tuesday primaries, she had a recurrence which she kept secret at the time but has since discussed in an interview with CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney
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