Obama team: Campaign was great, but candidate more important
November 8th, 2012
03:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama team: Campaign was great, but candidate more important

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign chiefs said on a final, victorious conference call Thursday that ground game and a changing set of nationwide demographics helped drive the president's re-election, but that the infrastructure responsible for propelling two winning presidential bids wouldn't necessarily bolster just any Democratic candidate in 2016.

"There's no doubt that we had a game plan from the beginning, and we executed it well, and that was reflected on Tuesday," said David Axelrod, who served as a senior adviser to Obama's campaign. "We have a bunch of very smart people, most of them young enough to be my kids, who once again re-invented the campaign, as in 2008, using the best tools."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama
Romney’s loss closes out ‘Mormon moment’
November 8th, 2012
03:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney’s loss closes out ‘Mormon moment’

Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney’s defeat appears to close out a years-long “Mormon moment,” a period of national fascination with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It has also provoked Mormon disappointment; Romney would have been first Latter-day Saint in the White House, culminating a decades-long process of growing Mormon acceptance and influence.

FULL STORY

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
November 8th, 2012
03:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Coming to Washington? The eight unsettled House races

(CNN) – Seven of eight unresolved U.S. House races remain too close to call with votes still being counted and potential losers preparing and, in some cases, already launching court challenges.

Republicans maintained control of the House in Tuesday's election, but Democratic gains could give them 200 seats in the 435-seat chamber.

FULL STORY

Filed under: 2012 • Congress • House
Battleground Blog: How the swing counties swung
November 8th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Battleground Blog: How the swing counties swung

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. Here CNN Contributor John Avlon's take on how it all shook out:

(CNN) – Over the last two months of the campaign, CNN focused on the swing districts of swing states as a way of looking at who would win the election. From Jefferson County Colorado and Loudon County Virginia on CNN's OutFront's Final Factors, to the Battleground Bus Tour with Ali Velshi from Florida's I-4 Corridor to Ohio's Stark County, we hit the road and talked with swing voters on the ground. In the end, here's how they voted.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Battleground Blog • Mitt Romney • President Obama
November 8th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Analysis: It's never too early to talk about 2016

(CNN) - Get ready: The 2016 campaign for the White House is getting under way.

Among those attending next week's Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas are the group's chairman, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, as well as popular Republicans such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

FULL STORY

Filed under: 2012 • 2016
Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting
November 8th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
1 year ago

Loughner sentenced for 2011 Giffords shooting

(CNN) – Jared Loughner is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the January 2011 attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the killings of six people and attempted murder of 13 others.

"The evidence clearly shows that he knew what he was doing, despite his mental illness," U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said.


Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Obama plans to visit Myanmar during upcoming Asia trip, White House says
November 8th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama plans to visit Myanmar during upcoming Asia trip, White House says

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will travel to Myanmar, where he will meet with President Thein Sein and activist Aung San Suu Kyi, on a trip to Asia later this month, the White House said Thursday.

Obama will stop in Myanmar, also known as Burma, during a November 17-20 trip to "speak to civil society to encourage Burma's ongoing democratic transition," according to a news release.

FULL STORY

Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • White House
Attorney General Holder: No decision on whether to stay
November 8th, 2012
01:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Attorney General Holder: No decision on whether to stay

Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet decided whether to remain in his Cabinet post during President Barack Obama's second term.

Answering a question during an appearance at the University of Baltimore Law School, Holder said he would discuss the question with the president and with his family before making any decision about how long to remain as attorney general.

FULL STORY

Filed under: Eric Holder
Washington governorship still up for grabs
November 8th, 2012
01:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Washington governorship still up for grabs

(CNN) – The only undecided gubernatorial race is in the state of Washington where the contest appears to remain close with just over half of the votes counted Thursday.

Democrat and former Rep. Jay Inslee hopes to bar Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna from breaking the state's over 30 year streak of electing a Democrat to the office.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • Washington
Rubio to headline fundraiser for Iowa governor
November 8th, 2012
12:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio to headline fundraiser for Iowa governor

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will headline a birthday fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad next week, a spokesman for the governor announced Thursday.

The speaking gig will no doubt stir talk of a potential 2016 presidential bid for Rubio, as the event provides the first-term senator the chance to mingle with the Republican class in Iowa, the first state to hold caucuses in a presidential election.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Marco Rubio • Terry Branstad
« older posts
newer posts »