August 6th, 2012
03:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans point to Axelrod as Reid-Romney feud deepens

Washington (CNN) - Republicans on Monday stepped up attempts to undermine Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's unsubstantiated allegations that Mitt Romney went 10 years without paying taxes, saying Reid and other Democrats' accusations are being orchestrated by President Barack Obama's campaign – specifically his senior campaign adviser David Axelrod.

To that end, Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer noted that Axelrod visited Senate Democrats for their weekly lunch last Tuesday. Later that afternoon the Huffington Post story published with Reid's allegations about the presumptive GOP nominee not paying any taxes.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Harry Reid • Mitt Romney • RNC
August 1st, 2012
09:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Would more tea party-backed senators mean more gridlock?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Texas GOP upstart Ted Cruz claimed victory Tuesday with a familiar tea party rallying cry.

"Millions of Texans and Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, to defend liberty and to restore the Constitution," he told supporters.

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Filed under: Senate • Tea Party • Texas
Obama talks guns, Democratic leaders duck
July 26th, 2012
06:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks guns, Democratic leaders duck

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama broke his silence on the Colorado movie massacre Wednesday night and spoke out on the issue of gun control.

"I believe the majority of gun owners would agree ... that we should check someone's criminal record before they can check out a gun seller; that a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily," said the president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • President Obama
July 21st, 2012
10:52 AM ET
2 years ago

For Democrats, gun politics are bad politics

(CNN) - The sun was barely up when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the Colorado massacre to scold President Obama and Mitt Romney for ignoring the gun issue.

"This is a real problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them concretely," Bloomberg argued.

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Filed under: Democrats • Gun rights
July 13th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
2 years ago

The pros and cons of Condi

(CNN) - Condoleezza Rice for vice president?

Before we go A-to-Z with pros and cons, let's start with why Romney's team might have floated the Condi trial balloon now.

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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Condoleezza Rice
Reid: Romney couldn't be confirmed as dog catcher
July 12th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Reid: Romney couldn't be confirmed as dog catcher

Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted Mitt Romney Thursday in personal and biting terms, so to speak, telling reporters the presumed Republican presidential nominee could not be confirmed as "dog catcher" by the Senate.

A day earlier, Reid said on the Senate floor that Romney "couldn't get approved" as a Cabinet officer, because "he won't show anybody his income tax returns."
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Filed under: 2012 • Harry Reid • Mitt Romney
House panel to take up contempt measure against Holder
June 11th, 2012
11:18 AM ET
3 years ago

House panel to take up contempt measure against Holder

Washington (CNN) – A House committee announced Monday it will consider a measure next week to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to provide requested information on the department's handling of the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling sting operation.

The House Oversight Committee will consider the contempt citation on June 20, said a statement by the panel. A vote by the panel could occur that day, and the measure would then require approval from the full chamber.

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Filed under: Congress • Eric Holder
June 2nd, 2012
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Would a Latino running mate help Romney?

Washington (CNN) - At the Council on Foreign relations this week, Sen. Marco Rubio talked tough on the international hotspot of the day, Syria.

"It's time to act now. I don't want to score political points on this issue, I want to see it resolved," Rubio told Time Magazine's Rick Stengel, the event's moderator.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Brian Sandoval • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Susana Martinez
First on CNN: Romneys donated $150,000 of own money to presidential bid
May 18th, 2012
03:23 PM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Romneys donated $150,000 of own money to presidential bid

Washington (CNN) - Mitt and Ann Romney each donated $75,000 this week to the Romney Victory Fund, the joint fundraising committee between Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee, a Romney campaign source told CNN.

Under the law, $75,800 is the maximum amount an individual can contribute to the fund. Although the law allows a candidate, in this case Romney, to give unlimited funds to his own campaign.

The Romney source said the information will appear in the campaign's Federal Election Commission report for May.


Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
May 9th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Lugar's loss further polarizes U.S. Senate

Indianapolis, Indiana (CNN) - Richard Lugar's landslide loss in Tuesday's Indiana Republican primary isn't just a 36-year veteran getting tossed out of office before he wanted to go.

It's also the latest blow to the political center in an increasingly polarized Senate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Richard Lugar • Richard Mourdock
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