Obama aides express confidence amid campaign rituals
David Axelrod and David Plouffe briefed reporters on Monday.
November 5th, 2012
03:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama aides express confidence amid campaign rituals

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - Top aides to President Barack Obama on Monday expressed their confidence in an Election Day victory and placed stock in their campaign rituals.

"It's like the end of a long running series and all the characters are coming back," said David Axelrod, who has been a longtime aide to Obama, both on the campaign trail and in the White House.

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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • David Plouffe
Did the president hit delete on his national security stump speech?
October 17th, 2012
08:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Did the president hit delete on his national security stump speech?

Athens, Ohio (CNN) – A standard line in the president's stump speech that touts his administration's efforts to target al Qaeda has been missing from recent stops, in the wake of the Libya terror attacks.

"I said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11, and today al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead," the president has said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Al Qaeda • President Obama • Terrorism
President Obama swings west for campaign cash
October 7th, 2012
06:53 PM ET
2 years ago

President Obama swings west for campaign cash

Los Angeles (CNN) – President Obama is tapping his California ATM with a combination of star-studded concerts and intimate high-dollar dinners.

He's expected to raise nearly $9.5 million dollars for the Obama Victory Fund over two days.

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Filed under: California • Fundraising • President Obama
Team Romney 'good' heading into first debate
October 3rd, 2012
10:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Team Romney 'good' heading into first debate

Denver (CNN) – Going into the first presidential debate in Denver, a senior Romney campaign aide said they are feeling "good" about where they are in the campaign.

"It's a close one like we expected and we see it tightening and undecided voters as a better opportunity for us than for them," the official said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debate
October 1st, 2012
02:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama in debate prep mode

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama is spending the next two days in Nevada gearing up for his first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.

A senior campaign official tells CNN the president spent "some time" practicing Sunday night and then "reconvened" his sessions Monday morning.
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Filed under: Nevada • President Obama • Presidential Debate
President of Yemen visits White House
September 27th, 2012
06:54 PM ET
2 years ago

President of Yemen visits White House

Washington (CNN) - President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi of Yemen visited the White House Thursday, but is "not meeting with" President Obama, a senior administration official said.

The two leaders met in New York on Tuesday, when Obama dropped by a meeting between Hadi and John Brennan, the homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to Obama.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • White House
Obama to address jobs numbers in New Hampshire
September 7th, 2012
10:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to address jobs numbers in New Hampshire

(CNN) - A senior campaign official and a White House aide told CNN Friday that President Barack Obama will address August's jobs numbers at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 jobs in July, the Department of Labor said Friday. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, from 8.3% in July. The drop in unemployment was caused because 368,000 people stopped looking for work and therefore were no longer counted in the survey.


Filed under: Jobs • President Obama
The grades are in: Obama's first-term report card
September 6th, 2012
01:06 AM ET
2 years ago

The grades are in: Obama's first-term report card

Washington (CNN) - An energized electorate inspired by a groundbreaking election and expectations as high as Mount Everest had grown accustomed to greeting him with spontaneous chants of "yes we can."

He promised to take "bold, swift action" on the ailing economy and break the partisan grip on Washington by ending what he called "petty grievances and false promises."

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Conservative group’s ad tries to deflate historic presidential remarks
August 24th, 2012
03:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Conservative group’s ad tries to deflate historic presidential remarks

Washington (CNN) – It’s the video of President Obama announcing to the world that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.

“The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda," the president said.

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Filed under: President Obama
Anti-Obama group to make big YouTube splash Thursday
August 24th, 2012
01:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Anti-Obama group to make big YouTube splash Thursday

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by Kansas billionaires Charles and David Koch plans to "essentially own the front page of YouTube" on Thursday, when Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney officially accepts the nomination in Tampa, according to Levi Russell the groups director of public affairs.

The group is buying the large banner space at the top of YouTube's main page. "We'll be running a poll on how visitors feel about President Obama and they'll have the ability to cycle through 3 of our most recent national TV spots," Russell said.

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Filed under: Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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