(CNN) - President Barack Obama will return to the campaign trail on Monday, the White House said Saturday, with events in the Western part of the US, including the state which has contributed more than any other to his reelection bid, California.
Both he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney modified their Friday campaign schedules after a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater that day killed at least 12 people and wounded 58 others.
(CNN) - The passenger of a car hit last month by Commerce Secretary John Bryson thought Bryson was driving drunk, according to 911 recordings released Monday by the San Gabriel, California, Police Department. Police said a breathalyzer test proved otherwise.
"We have a drunk driver that just hit us and fled," the caller said, apparently unaware that the driver was a high-ranking member of the Obama administration. "He hit us twice. We're actually pursuing him right now."
(CNN) - Jose Hernandez has been around the world more than 200 times. Next week, he'll make a much shorter - but significant - trip.
Hernandez, an astronaut and a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, will carry the Olympic torch in England on Monday.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is on the road again Wednesday, attending a fundraising breakfast in California before speaking at a gathering of journalists in New Orleans on Wednesday evening.
At a Tuesday evening fundraiser in Sacramento, Biden sought to defend President Barack Obama and himself from Republican charges they support policies that negatively affect high income-earners.
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden took a sledgehammer to Mitt Romney's position on government spending on Tuesday, accusing the GOP of launching an all-out front against public sector employees.
"You guys are under full blown assault. This is the greatest assault on the working class people and their unions that I've seen in my lifetime," Biden said at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) convention in Los Angeles
Washington (CNN) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, who is under investigation for possible felony hit-and-run after allegedly causing two car accidents in California, suffered a seizure, a Commerce Department spokeswoman said Monday.
Bryson was issued a citation at an area hospital after sustaining minor injuries in the Saturday accidents, said Lt. Ariel Duran of the San Gabriel Police Department. Authorities must still decide whether to formally file any charges.FULL STORY
(CNN) – While he predicted Republicans would adopt a bumper sticker slogan of "It's Obama's fault" this election year, President Barack Obama on Wednesday maintained he was "very proud" of his work in the past three and a half years.
"They're going to say, 'Well you know what, you're still not satisfied, then it's Obama's fault.' That's the essence of their campaign," he said. "It's very easy to put on a bumper sticker."
(CNN) - California's vote on a controversial cigarette tax remained too close to call Wednesday morning, although votes counted so far suggest it was narrowly rejected.
With all precincts reporting, the tally was 50.8% against the proposal and 49.2% in support of it, according to the California Secretary of State website.FULL STORY