Boehner's biggest disappointment
August 28th, 2012
11:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Boehner's biggest disappointment

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner revealed the "greatest disappointment" during his time as the country's top Republican, in an interview for an upcoming CNN documentary.

"If I look back over the year and a half or so that I've been speaker, my greatest disappointment was that the president and I couldn't come to an agreement in solving our debt crisis," Boehner told CNN White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin for "Obama Revealed: The man, the president," set to air Monday.
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August 27th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Reggie Love: Obama leads like he plays

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Reggie Love, the man by President Barack Obama's side for two years in the White House, said the president leads like he plays basketball.

In an exclusive interview with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin, Love said the president is a competitor above all else.
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Filed under: 2012 • Basketball • President Obama • White House
Crist readies Democratic convention speech
August 27th, 2012
07:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Crist readies Democratic convention speech

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, three Democratic officials confirmed to CNN Monday.

The move follows his endorsement of President Barack Obama on Sunday. Crist cited the president's leadership following the economic collapse and surrounding health care, as well as his disagreements with the GOP platform as reasons for his backing.
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Religious progressives prepare to mount case against Ryan
August 11th, 2012
11:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Religious progressives prepare to mount case against Ryan

(CNN) - Religious progressive groups are scheduled to hold a conference call with the Obama campaign Saturday morning as they prepare their case against Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's newly minted Republican vice presidential pick.

The Democratic organizations, including progressive Evangelical Christian groups, have criticized Ryan's principles and his budget proposals they say will negatively impact the poor's safety net.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Adelson's $60 million demand
August 8th, 2012
06:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Adelson's $60 million demand

Washington (CNN) - Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson filed a $60 million libel suit Wednesday against the National Jewish Democratic Council and its top officers, charging the group with falsely claiming he approved of prostitution at casinos his company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., owns in Macau.

The suit cites a July article posted on the NJDC website, titled "Tell Romney to Reject Adelson's Dirty Money" that claimed Adelson, a top donor to conservative super PACs, reportedly approved of prostitution. Adelson has denied the claims and in the document demanded a jury trial in addition to the $60 million sum and printed retractions.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising
July 21st, 2012
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama has largely steered clear of gun debate

(CNN) - In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.

"If there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's the reminder that life is very fragile. Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it's not the trivial things, which so often consume us and our daily lives," Obama said in Fort Myers, Florida, before returning to the White House.

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Adelson lawyer threatens suit over prostitution claims
July 18th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Adelson lawyer threatens suit over prostitution claims

Washington (CNN) - Casino mogul and high dollar Republican donor Sheldon Adelson threatened to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for libel over statements made that tied the magnate to a "'Prostitution Strategy ' in China."

CNN obtained a copy of the letter sent by Adelson's lawyer, Lewis R. Clayton, to DCCC press secretary Jesse Ferguson that accused the Democratic House fundraising arm of "maliciously branding Mr. Adelson as a pimp who has given 'Chinese prostitution money' to your political opponents."
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Romer: Obama's not to blame for female unemployment
Former economic adviser to President Barack Obama Christina Romer stands next to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Obama at the White House in 2009.
July 11th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Romer: Obama's not to blame for female unemployment

Boston (CNN) - One of the president's former top economic advisers said those who blame President Barack Obama's policies for the decline in job creation among women in particular are being dishonest.

"That's someone trying to lie with numbers," Christina Romer said Wednesday.
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Filed under: Christina Romer • President Obama
Obama campaign to opponents: Move past health care fight
June 28th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign to opponents: Move past health care fight

Washington (CNN) - Team Obama attempted to frame the political debate following the Supreme Court's ruling on health care Thursday, positioning the ruling as the final word on reform and urging Republicans not to resurrect earlier political fights.

"All three branches of government have now agreed that President Obama's health care law is the right thing to do," read a memo from Democratic campaign officials. "It's time to move past the same political battles and fully implement the law."
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • President Obama • Supreme Court
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