January 15th, 2013
09:28 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA airs new TV ad criticizing Obama on eve of White House gun announcement

Washington (CNN) - The National Rifle Association released a new television commercial Tuesday night charging President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for being "skeptical" about placing armed guards at schools, while his own two daughters are protected by the U.S. Secret Service.

"Are the president's kids more important than yours?" a narrator says in the 30 second ad. "Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school."
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Filed under: Ads • Gun rights • NRA • President Obama
Obama political machine to be fired up, ready to go for second term
January 9th, 2013
08:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama political machine to be fired up, ready to go for second term

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama’s campaign operation is about to be fired back up just a few months after helping him win a second term with a new mission to assist the president in promoting his top legislative goals and progressive issues.

Senior Obama campaign aides are currently working on the specifics of how to restructure Obama for America, but are considering several different options such as converting it to a 501c4 or perhaps a super PAC, a source familiar with the campaign said.
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Rep. Markey to seek Kerry's Senate seat
December 27th, 2012
03:16 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Markey to seek Kerry's Senate seat

(CNN) - Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said Thursday he will seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. John Kerry, who was nominated to become the next secretary of state last week.

Markey's announcement makes him the first to publicly announce will seek the seat.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • John Kerry • Senate
Kennedy passes on Senate run
December 24th, 2012
11:36 AM ET
1 year ago

Kennedy passes on Senate run

Atlanta (CNN) - After giving it serious consideration, Ted Kennedy Jr. has decided not to run for Massachusetts’ soon-to-be open seat in the U.S. Senate.

"Over the last several days, many people have asked that I consider running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts," Kennedy said in a statement obtained by CNN. "I am extremely grateful for all the offers of support that I have received.
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Filed under: Massachusetts
A Kennedy considers following in his father’s footsteps
December 20th, 2012
11:46 PM ET
1 year ago

A Kennedy considers following in his father’s footsteps

Washington (CNN) – A family friend says Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, is seriously considering running for senate if John Kerry vacates the seat to become the next secretary of state.

Kerry is said to be the frontrunner to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post next year.

Friends and some Democratic Party leaders are encouraging Kennedy to run for the Massachusetts seat held by Kerry since 1985.

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Filed under: John Kerry • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Ted Kennedy
October 23rd, 2012
07:03 AM ET
1 year ago

5 things we learned in Monday's debate

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) – The third and final presidential debate proved to be a substantive, if not sharp, discussion on the major issues facing the nation as both candidates tried in earnest to persuade the small sliver of undecideds to vote for them.

While foreign policy was the overarching theme, it was no surprise that the domestic economy shared center stage as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each sought to score points on the No. 1 issue of this election.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
NRA sharpens political attack on Obama
October 17th, 2012
06:39 PM ET
2 years ago

NRA sharpens political attack on Obama

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's vow Tuesday to try and ban assault weapons prompted the National Rifle Association to immediately modify its political advertising campaign against Obama in seven toss-up states.

The NRA is spending $1.5 million on television commercials in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and an additional $800,000 on online ads in the aforementioned states as well as Colorado, Iowa and Nevada each week, an NRA official tells CNN. The initial ads featured a broad theme that blamed Obama for the country's debt, stated the nation's sovereignty was threatened and warned that people's rights were being attacked, including the Second Amendment during his presidency.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • NRA • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Scranton and compare and contrast strategies
October 11th, 2012
09:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Scranton and compare and contrast strategies

Danville, Kentucky (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden often references his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania on the campaign trail as he tries to connect with middle class voters.

Tonight, a Romney-Ryan campaign official tells CNN that they are prepared if Biden brings up Scranton in the debate.
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Filed under: 2012
GOP plans Armstrong tribute
August 26th, 2012
01:14 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP plans Armstrong tribute

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Republicans planned Sunday to pay tribute to the late astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first person to walk on the moon.

Republican National Convention officials put together a video tribute to the astronaut using the 13 LED panels that are part of the stage where Mitt Romney is scheduled Thursday to formally accept the GOP nomination.
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Florida Gov. canceling his Monday, Tuesday convention activities
August 25th, 2012
06:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida Gov. canceling his Monday, Tuesday convention activities

(CNN) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is canceling his Sunday and Monday activities at the Republican National Convention, but will remain in Tampa to monitor and coordinate a response to the storm as it passes the Florida Keys, a spokesman for the governor said Saturday.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Scott
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