Rangel could defy odds in 22nd House run
June 26th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Rangel could defy odds in 22nd House run

(CNN) – Iconic Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for the Democratic nomination in a newly redrawn New York district, after an over four-decade long congressional career that made him one of the most high profile lawmakers and almost culminated after he was censured on the House floor in 2010.

The 21-term representative is locked in a five-way Tuesday race for the nomination in his Harlem-area district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans, a shift that has no doubt helped Rangel's fiercest competition, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.

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Filed under: 2012 • Charlie Rangel • House • New York
Poll: Obama up in New Hampshire
June 25th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama up in New Hampshire

(CNN) - President Barack Obama came out on top of Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new poll of Granite State voters.

The president received 51% support from those registered to vote in New Hampshire to Romney's 43%, according to an American Research Group poll released Monday.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Polls • President Obama
Condoleezza Rice to raise cash for GOP women
June 25th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Condoleezza Rice to raise cash for GOP women

Washington (CNN) – Condoleezza Rice will host her first Washington, D.C. fund-raiser Monday night in support of ShePAC, a super PAC focused on supporting Republican women.

Former Secretary of State Rice will lead a private briefing for GOP women serving in the House and Senate, a larger briefing for members and deliver remarks to a general reception, according to an adviser to the PAC.
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Filed under: 2012 • Condoleezza Rice • Republicans
Pawlenty: I'm best as a volunteer
June 24th, 2012
12:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Pawlenty: I'm best as a volunteer

(CNN) – Tim Pawlenty on Sunday said he told Team Romney he could best serve the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as a volunteer or surrogate, not as his running mate - but he didn't rule out accepting the No. 2 spot on the ticket.

“I indicated that I think I can best serve Gov. Romney in other ways, in particular as a volunteer and surrogate speaker in places where he can't go,” the former Minnesota governor said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” "I've encouraged people who've asked this question to, in the campaign, to look at other prospects.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
Perry: Fast and Furious is 'Nixonian'
June 24th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Perry: Fast and Furious is 'Nixonian'

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday labeled President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege over Operation Fast and Furious as "Nixonian," suggesting the scandal is worse than Watergate.

"You have a president who is using his executive privilege to keep that information from Congress. If that's not Nixonian, then I don't know what is," Perry said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
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Filed under: President Obama • Rick Perry
Romney adviser: Obama immigration measure subject to repeal
June 24th, 2012
10:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney adviser: Obama immigration measure subject to repeal

Washington (CNN) - Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, would not say on Sunday whether a President Romney would leave President Barack Obama’s recent immigration directive in place, but said all executive actions will be subject to “review and repeal.”

Gillespie, a former adviser to President George W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Obama's immigration announcement was a political move. He also predicted more such actions in the lead-up to the November election.
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Filed under: 2012 • Immigration • Latinos • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
Obama ad courts women
June 21st, 2012
09:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama ad courts women

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on Thursday released the first in a series of television ads targeting female voters.

The 30-second spot points to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first law signed by the president that makes it easier for women to receive the same compensation as men doing the same work.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • President Obama
June 21st, 2012
08:20 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney sons to start a boy band? ... Just kidding

(CNN) – Mitt and Ann Romney's five sons, often dubbed the "Romney boys," took to comedian Conan O'Brien's couch Wednesday night where they received some playful mocking and lightheartedly described their father, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Fashioned with name tags after O'Brien admitted "I really honestly don't know who's who and I've been looking at your pictures for days," Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig described some of the pranks delivered in the Romney household.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
June 20th, 2012
09:56 AM ET
3 years ago

New ad keeps 'doing fine' in the spotlight

(CNN) - A major conservative organization, Americans for Prosperity, became the latest group Wednesday to capitalize on President Barack Obama's line that the "private sector is doing fine," with an ad in six presidential battleground states.

Backed by what they say is a $5.5 million ad buy, the AFP spot weaves the president's June 8th line with economic statistics and narration.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • President Obama
Poll: Voters support Obama immigration change
June 19th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Voters support Obama immigration change

(CNN) – A majority of voters agreed with the immigration policy unveiled by President Barack Obama last week, according to a new poll.

The Bloomberg Poll released Tuesday showed 64% of likely voters backed the shift, which would allow the children of illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements to stave off deportation for two years. Although 30% of those surveyed disagreed with the president, coveted independent voters agreed with the decision by better than a two-to-one margin.
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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