Obama campaign gets feedback from supporters
November 28th, 2012
10:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama campaign gets feedback from supporters

(CNN) – Obama for America, the president's re-election campaign, released results Wednesday from its survey of supporters, and nearly 80% of the 1 million respondents said they "want to keep volunteering, primarily around the President's legislative agenda."

The campaign has been seeking input in recent days over how to use its vast resources and contact lists now that the election is over.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Rouzer concedes House bid after recount in North Carolina race
David Rouzer spoke at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 28.
November 28th, 2012
10:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Rouzer concedes House bid after recount in North Carolina race

(CNN) - In the final race deemed too close to call, Republican David Rouzer conceded Wednesday after a recount in the race for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District showed incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre won by a razor-thin margin.

"Now that the recount has been completed and the tally of votes is official, we can move forward satisfied that each vote was counted properly and accurately," Rouzer said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • House • North Carolina
November 28th, 2012
09:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Cornyn 'increasingly pessimistic' about deal

(CNN) – While President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hopes to reach a deficit-reduction deal by Christmas, Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas didn't sound too confident that such an agreement will be made by year's end, meaning many tax increases and spending cuts would automatically kick in at the start of 2013.

"I'm increasingly pessimistic, not optimistic, because the president seems to be campaigning rather than going anywhere and doing anything to get a deal," Cornyn said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "If we don't get a deal, it will hurt a lot of people."
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Cornyn • President Obama
November 28th, 2012
09:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Cole defends position on tax compromise in fiscal cliff battle

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Tom Cole, who drew sharp disagreement from House Speaker John Boehner when he broke from party lines in the fiscal cliff negotiations, further stood by his position Wednesday night but added he would support the GOP no matter what decision was reached.

"I'm one voice. I'm not king of the universe, and I support my speaker," Cole, from Oklahoma, said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "I recognize he's the speaker. I support my conference."
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Filed under: Anderson Cooper 360 • Fiscal Cliff • House • John Boehner
November 28th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Could the GOP block Rice for secretary of state?

(CNN) – Some Republican senators have openly stated they would work to block a nomination of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice to the position of secretary of state. But what happens if President Barack Obama decides to nominate her, anyway? CNN National Political Correspondent John King explains.


Filed under: President Obama • State Department • Susan Rice
Whitehouse Christmas
November 28th, 2012
07:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Focus on military families at 2012 debut of White House Christmas

Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama welcomed the holiday season at the White House Wednesday with a viewing of decorations throughout the house.

She celebrated her fourth Christmas in Washington with military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • White House
November 28th, 2012
07:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Blankfein says he wouldn't 'preclude' a raise in tax rates

(CNN) – Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Wednesday he'd be open to moving the top marginal tax rate for families making above $250,000 a year from 35% to the Clinton-era level of 39.6% if it was an essential step to avoid the fiscal cliff.

"I think if that's what it took to make the math work, when you looked at the entitlement side and when you looked at the revenue side, I wouldn't preclude that," Blankfein said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "I think it's better to have as low a marginal rate as possible ... but if we had to lift up the marginal rate, I would do that."

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Huntsman's tough talk for GOP on taxes
November 28th, 2012
06:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Huntsman's tough talk for GOP on taxes

(CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has some tough words for his party as they approach negotiations with the White House to avert the "fiscal cliff."

"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," Huntsman said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post published Wednesday.
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Filed under: Jon Huntsman
Democrats highlight investigation of GOP House member
November 28th, 2012
06:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats highlight investigation of GOP House member

(CNN) - Democrats pounced Wednesday on news from earlier this week about a Department of Justice investigation involving Republican Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island and possible campaign finance violations.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the group tasked with helping Democrats get elected to the House, described the allegations against Grimm, a former undercover FBI agent, as "the latest blow" to House Republicans.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • House • New York
President uses hashtag 'My2K' in fiscal cliff PR effort
November 28th, 2012
06:17 PM ET
1 year ago

President uses hashtag 'My2K' in fiscal cliff PR effort

(CNN) – The White House looked to harness the power of social media – again – to boost its public relations push on the fiscal cliff by launching the #My2K hashtag Wednesday.

The effort to popularize the Twitter subject hashtag coincided with President Barack Obama's meeting Wednesday with 85 Americans who answered a White House email sent out last week asking why extending middle class tax cuts was important for Americans.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • President Obama • Twitter
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