Obama to hit up big time fundraisers in L.A.
April 19th, 2011
08:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama to hit up big time fundraisers in L.A.

(CNN) – Democratic sources tell CNN the president's Los Angeles fundraisers include two small dinners and a rally. Each dinner seats 60 people. The ask: $35,800 per person. That includes $30,800 for the DNC and $5000 to the campaign.

The first 60-person dinner will be on the Sony Pictures lot. Sony CEO and Chairman Michael Lynton helped organize the event. The second, at the Brentwood restaurant, the Tavern, will be chaired by tennis channel CEO Ken Soloman and Capital Group's John Emerson – Southern California finance Co-chairs – as well as democratic consultant and fundraiser Andy Spahn and movie mogul Jeffery Katzenberg.
FULL POST


Filed under: President Obama
August 10th, 2010
06:46 PM ET
4 years ago

Tancredo: Deny public school funding to children of illegal immigrants

 Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told CNN Tuesday that he wants to deny public school funding to the children of illegal immigrants.
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told CNN Tuesday that he wants to deny public school funding to the children of illegal immigrants.

Denver, Colorado (CNN) - Colorado Gubernatorial hopeful Tom Tancredo, an outspoken critic of illegal immigration, told CNN he opposes altering the 14th Amendment calling the debate over it: "almost a ruse."

Describing himself as "an outspoken critic of the anchor baby phenomenon," the former five-term Republican congressman said the question of who is a citizen should be resolved by the courts.

If elected, Tancredo vowed he would trigger a court fight by denying public school funding to the children of illegal immigrants.

Tancredo also said he would force the issue "through the mechanism we use to fund education. We could say for instance that we are not going to provide support for people, the children of people who are here illegally."

FULL POST


Filed under: 2010 • Colorado • Immigration • issues • Tom Tancredo
June 3rd, 2010
06:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Calif. GOP candidates targeted by Planned Parenthood

(CNN) – A Los Angeles chapter of Planned Parenthood is taking on the Republican candidates for governor, accusing them of misleading voters on their views on abortion rights in the final days of the campaign.

In a radio ad airing in the Los Angeles market, the group tells voters, who support abortion rights, to "Say no to Meg Whitman and no to Steve Poizner." The $100,000 buy from the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, says neither candidate agreed to meet with the statewide group or support their mission.

"Both candidates claim they support choice and both have attacked each other for that same support," said Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood affiliates of California.

FULL POST


Filed under: Abortion • California • GOP • Meg Whitman • Steve Poizner
May 19th, 2010
11:02 AM ET
4 years ago

Rand Paul's missed calls

Consider it a measure of the acrimony in the Kentucky Republican Party, ground zero Wednesday morning for the Tea Party insurgency.
Consider it a measure of the acrimony in the Kentucky Republican Party, ground zero Wednesday morning for the Tea Party insurgency.

Bowling Green, Kentucky (CNN) - Consider it a measure of the acrimony in the Kentucky Republican Party, ground zero Wednesday morning for the Tea Party insurgency.

Dr. Rand Paul's campaign manager Dave Adams reacted with disbelief to reports that Secretary of State Trey Grayson had complained that Paul wouldn't take his concession call Tuesday night.

"That's false," said Adams, who noted that he personally received Grayson's call and he couldn't reach Paul at the time. "I said Rand isn't here. So Trey said tell him congratulations and I will say good things about him tonight and I'll see him on Saturday."

CNN Radio: Bad day for the establishment

FULL POST


Filed under: 2010 • GOP • Kentucky • Popular Posts • Rand Paul • Tea Party movement
April 9th, 2010
11:36 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama to address Stevens retirement

(CNN) - A senior administration official tells CNN President Obama is expected to address the Justice Stevens retirement announcement when he arrives back at the White House.

The President is expected to arrive about 1:20 p.m. ET.