Bill Clinton on wife's 2008 campaign, possible 2016 run
September 29th, 2013
02:56 PM ET
12 months ago

Bill Clinton on wife's 2008 campaign, possible 2016 run

Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Sunday on the lessons learned from the 2008 presidential campaign, when his wife, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, battled then-Sen. Barack Obama through a historic Democratic primary.

At the heart of it, the 42nd president said, candidates need to be able to define themselves before the opposition does it.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
October 3rd, 2012
07:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Conservative media coordinates on release of old Obama video

(CNN) - On the eve of the first presidential debate, conservative media outlets seized on footage of a five-year-old, widely covered speech by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, who argued at the time that the federal government discriminated against Hurricane Katrina victims.

The June 2007 speech at Hampton University in Virginia was widely covered by CNN and other news outlets, as Obama was already well into his presidential campaign, running alongside then-Sen. Hillary Clinton at the front of the polls.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • President Obama
Obama poster artist gets probation for evidence tampering
September 7th, 2012
06:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama poster artist gets probation for evidence tampering

New York (CNN) - The street artist who created the iconic red, white and blue Obama "Hope" posters in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election was sentenced Friday to two years' probation after tampering with evidence, prosecutors said.

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to criminal contempt of court for falsifying and destroying documents and coaching a witness while embroiled in a copyright infringement battle over his use of a now-famous image by The Associated Press that featured then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • President Obama
Similarities seen between 2008 Obama ad, 2012 RNC video
June 9th, 2012
02:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Similarities seen between 2008 Obama ad, 2012 RNC video

(CNN) - If a web video released by the Republican National Committee on Friday looked familiar, no, that's not an old link from four years ago.

The web video, which hits President Barack Obama's comment on Friday that the "private sector's doing fine," bears certain similarities to an economy-themed television advertisement produced by the Obama campaign in 2008.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • John McCain • President Obama • RNC
Tweet of the day: McCain congratulates Palin
April 3rd, 2012
03:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the day: McCain congratulates Palin

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizona, something of a prolific user of Twitter compared to other senators, took to the site Tuesday to recognize his one-time running mate's guest hosting of a morning television show.

"Great job by @SarahPalinUSA on @TODAYShow this morning!" he tweeted of Sarah Palin's morning television appearance.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • John McCain • Sarah Palin
McCain: Palin was 'best qualified'
Then-Republican presidential nominee John McCain stands with then-Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
March 11th, 2012
04:10 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain: Palin was 'best qualified'

(CNN) – Despite the hype, Sen. John McCain has no plans to watch HBO’s “Game Change,” the new film about his unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign.

“I’m not going to watch it,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s based on a book that’s completely biased and with unattributed quotes, et cetera.”
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Filed under: 2008 Election • John McCain • Sarah Palin
March 9th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: 'Game Change' doesn’t disappoint

(CNN) – Washington insiders were at the Newseum last night to see the new HBO film, “Game Change,” about Sarah Palin and the 2008 race for the White House.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I was very impressed with the finished product. It kept my interest for the entire two hours.

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February 24th, 2012
05:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Newly released Palin e-mails show frustration and discussion of her marital status

Washington (CNN) - Thousands of newly released e-mails from former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin show her frustration with the increasing ethics complaints filed against her and the mounting legal costs her family was personally incurring.

Also there is one tantalizing e-mail from Sept. 26, 2007 - almost a full year before she was tapped for the unsuccessful GOP presidential ticket - with the subject line saying "Marital Problems." Addressing two of her gubernatorial aides, she said "So speaking of ... If we, er, when we get a divorce, does that quell 'conflict of interest' accusations about BP?"
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Filed under: 2008 Election • Sarah Palin
Palin advisers condemn 'Game Change' movie
February 22nd, 2012
08:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin advisers condemn 'Game Change' movie

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - In a rare show of public unity from a notoriously media-shy group, several current and former Sarah Palin advisers spoke out Wednesday about the upcoming HBO film "Game Change," which they said portrays the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee in a harsh and unfair light.

"It's false portrait cobbled together by a bunch of people who simply weren't there," said Jason Recher, a senior adviser to Palin during the 2008 race who was a fixture at the candidate's side during campaign, but does not appear in the film.
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Filed under: 2008 Election • Sarah Palin
Gingrich plans major speeches, including one on space
January 22nd, 2012
11:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich plans major speeches, including one on space

(CNN) – Riding the momentum of his South Carolina win on Saturday, Newt Gingrich said Sunday he planned a week of big speeches offering “big solutions for a big country.”

“I’ll be at the space coast in Florida this week giving a speech — a visionary speech — on the United States going back into space in the John F. Kennedy tradition,” the former House Speaker said on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • Florida • Newt Gingrich
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