U-Haul with equipment for Biden event stolen in Detroit
September 2nd, 2012
07:53 PM ET
2 years ago

U-Haul with equipment for Biden event stolen in Detroit

Washington (CNN) – A U-Haul truck loaded with equipment for a Monday event featuring Vice President Joe Biden was stolen in Detroit Sunday, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said.

"A U-Haul that we were utilizing was stolen at the Westin Hotel overnight," Ed Donovan told CNN.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Michigan
Democrats mildly resist GOP argument on Obama's presidency
September 2nd, 2012
06:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats mildly resist GOP argument on Obama's presidency

(CNN) – Republicans raised the question in their convention of whether the country is better off than it was when President Barack Obama was elected, and it doesn't seem that Democrats have a convincing argument going into their convention this week.

Both Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan had a variation on the theme in their acceptance speeches last week in Tampa, Florida.

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Filed under: Economy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
California delegate steps aside after police incident
September 2nd, 2012
06:20 PM ET
9 months ago

California delegate steps aside after police incident

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – A California man has agreed to step down from his position as a voting delegate at this week's Democratic National Convention after an incident with police at a local hotel early Sunday morning.

"Earlier this morning, we received reports that indicated two members of the delegation were intoxicated when they arrived at their hotel. Hotel staff noticed that one of the men appeared to be unconscious and immediately called paramedics for assistance. The delegate was taken to a local hospital. He has since recovered and been released," said California Democratic Party spokesman Tenoch Flores in a statement. "Additionally, the other delegate according to several reports, became disruptive with hotel staff and emergency technicians, prompting the hotel to call police. The delegate was not arrested."
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Obama kicks off Rocky Mountain showdown
September 2nd, 2012
06:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama kicks off Rocky Mountain showdown

Boulder, Colorado (CNN) - Visiting his second Colorado university in less than a week, President Barack Obama tried to spark a little voter registration competition on Sunday between two traditional sports rivals.

"I know you guys are a little bummed out about the game yesterday. I know the Rocky Mountain Showdown did not go down the way you wanted," the president told a crowd of 13,000 at Colorado University on Sunday.
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Filed under: Colorado • President Obama
Romney crosses million mark on Twitter
September 2nd, 2012
05:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney crosses million mark on Twitter

(CNN) - Three days after accepting his party's nomination for president, Mitt Romney on Sunday crossed the one-million mark in Twitter followers.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Twitter
Biden claims Romney wants war with Iran and Syria
September 2nd, 2012
04:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden claims Romney wants war with Iran and Syria

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden claimed Sunday that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, might engage in war with Syria and Iran if elected president in November.

"He said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home," Biden said at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. "He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he's ready to go to war in Syria and Iran."
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Filed under: Iran • Joe Biden • Syria
September 2nd, 2012
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Exclusive: Obama says fatherhood trumps schmoozing

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – President Barack Obama dismissed criticism he doesn't spend enough time developing relationships with Washington deal-makers who can help push his agenda forward.

In an exclusive interview with CNN chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin, Obama said he is determined to make time for his family.

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Filed under: President Obama
Marriott head praises Romney for bringing Mormonism 'out of obscurity'
September 2nd, 2012
02:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Marriott head praises Romney for bringing Mormonism 'out of obscurity'

Boston (CNN) - The head of the Marriott hotel chain, in deeply personal and reflective remarks at a New Hampshire church Sunday, credited Mitt Romney with changing Americans' perceptions about Mormonism.

J.W. Marriott Jr., a hotel magnate from one of America's most prominent Mormon families, spoke during services at the Wolfeboro branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - where Mitt and Ann Romney were also in attendance.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Religion
Democrat claims most re-tweeted message of GOP convention
September 2nd, 2012
01:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrat claims most re-tweeted message of GOP convention

(CNN) – The most re-distributed tweet of the Republican National Convention came from a Democrat.

A representative of Twitter said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s message rebuffing Clint Eastwood’s speech was the most re-tweeted message of the GOP event.
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Huckabee, Gingrich blast Rove for 'murder' comment, both citing Giffords
September 2nd, 2012
12:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Huckabee, Gingrich blast Rove for 'murder' comment, both citing Giffords

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee both had harsh words for conservative strategist Karl Rove on Sunday after Rove joked about murdering GOP U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, whose controversial comments about rape and pregnancy drew the ire and condemnation of most Republicans. Both Gingrich and Huckabee referred to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as they condemned Rove's joke.

"We should sink Todd Akin. If he's found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts," Rove said Thursday at a private fund-raiser, according to a Businessweek reporter who was not supposed to be there.
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Filed under: Abortion • Karl Rove • Mike Huckabee • Newt Gingrich
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