December 31st, 2012
07:43 AM ET
1 year ago

2012's top political stories historic and hysterical

Washington (CNN) – Picking the top 10 moments of an election year is like finding your favorite grain of sand on the beach - there is an impossible number of possibilities.

Take catchphrases that became boomerangs - President Barack Obama's "If you've got a business, you didn't build that." Or GOP challenger Mitt Romney's "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me."

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Filed under: 2012
November 5th, 2012
08:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Crowley: It's the losing campaigns I remember most

Washington (CNN) – We were somewhere down South in the back half of October 1996. I believe we were in a theater. I remember thinking how terrible the lighting was, how small and deflated the crowd.

I remember the look on the candidate's face.
Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was on stage with Heather Whitestone, the first deaf Miss America. She signed, "I love you" to the crowd. Then he signed it, too.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Crowley: Memo to Chris Christie - did you get the memo?
October 1st, 2012
08:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Crowley: Memo to Chris Christie - did you get the memo?

Washington (CNN) - Apparently, Chris Christie didn't get the memo.

"Wednesday night is the restart of this campaign, and I think you're going to see those numbers start to move right back in the other direction," the Republican New Jersey governor said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Source: Rubio convention address will focus on American exceptionalism
August 30th, 2012
04:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: Rubio convention address will focus on American exceptionalism

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio's introduction of Mitt Romney Thursday at the Republican National Convention will touch on themes of Americans exceptionalism, including Rubio's own experience growing up as the son of Cuban exiles, according to a source familiar with Rubio's plans.

The source said Rubio would delve into themes he's used for the past several years, including the sacrifices his parents made to ensure their children had every opportunity they themselves were denied.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Marco Rubio • Republican National Convention
July 23rd, 2012
10:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: No gun law changes likely after shooting

(CNN) - CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley reports on the dormant state of the gun control debate, and why it's likely to remain so.


Filed under: Gun rights
July 2nd, 2012
10:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Crowley: Voters might be higher power than high court

Washington (CNN) – You can't go higher than the high court. So, the way the White House figures it, health care is the law of the land. Period.

"It's time now to get over the debate and to implement the law," White House chief of staff Jack Lew told me on "State of the Union" on Sunday.

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Filed under: Health care • Mitt Romney • President Obama
June 4th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Does Obama's absence portend outcome of Wisconsin recall vote?

Washington (CNN) - Fueled by the power of organized labor, the passion of the tea party and millions in outside money, it is politics gone wild in Wisconsin.

The recall race to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker has pretty much seen it all - except for President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: President Obama • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
May 14th, 2012
07:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Crowley: JP Morgan shakes up Wall Street and Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - JPMorgan Chase announced last week that it lost $2 billion as the result of some complicated hedge fund trading, which according to its top executive is apparently not as bad as it sounds.

"This is a stupid thing we should never have done, but we are still going to earn a lot of money this quarter. It's not like this company is jeopardized - we hurt ourselves and our credibility, yes, and we've got to fully expect that and pay the price for that," CEO Jamie Dimon said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Wall Street
April 30th, 2012
10:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Crowley: Playing politics with bin Laden

Washington (CNN) - It was probably only a matter of time - about 365 days, in fact - before the death of Osama bin Laden got into the political groundwater of 2012.

In a campaign ad for President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton praises Obama for approving the risky raid into Pakistan and suggests Mitt Romney wouldn't have.


Filed under: 2012 • Osama bin Laden • President Obama
April 23rd, 2012
09:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Secret Service director survives scandal, so far

Washington (CNN) - There is nothing good to say about a scandal involving 12 Secret Service agents in a foreign country in advance of a presidential trip with 20 prostitutes and too much liquor.

"It included two supervisors," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. "That is particularly shocking and appalling."

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Filed under: Congress
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