(CNN) - President Obama heads to New York City on Wednesday night to participate in the long-awaited Obama Classic, a basketball fundraiser with current and former NBA and WNBA stars.
Originally scheduled during the 2011 NBA lockout when basketball fans had nowhere to see their favorite players play, the event was canceled after the lockout was resolved and rescheduled for this summer.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – In a polling memo released by campaign pollster Joel Benenson on Thursday along with a related conference call, Team Obama tried to paint Rep. Paul Ryan as one of the worst vice presidential selections in recent history.
"This reflects something about Mitt Romney's decision making priorities and what he did was he tapped as a running mate the person who's been dubbed the leader of the most extreme wing of the Congressional Republicans," Benenson said on the call.FULL STORY
Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - Continuing an increasingly heated campaign exchange on the topic of Medicare, President Obama defended his record here on Wednesday against attacks from his Republican rivals that he has cut benefits to seniors.
Linking the reforms included in Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s congressional budget proposal with Mitt Romney’s campaign platform, Obama argued that they’re attacking his plan because they don’t want to sell their own.FULL STORY
Oskaloosa, Iowa (CNN) – Kicking off the second day of his three-day bus tour across Iowa, President Obama shifted his message from drought relief to renewable energy, and even found a way to connect wind power to Mitt Romney's now-infamous dog Seamus.
Speaking in a state that gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind power, Obama on Tuesday criticized his Republican rival Mitt Romney for opposing tax credits for renewable energy companies.
Boone, Iowa (CNN) – President Barack Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd of more than 2,000 supporters in Boone, Iowa, Monday, but even among the most diehard of fans it wasn't hard to find a critic.
Krishna Prabhu, a recent college graduate from Ames, Iowa, stood just over the president's left shoulder throughout his remarks at the Herman Park pavilion. A few minutes after Obama took the stage, Prabhu quietly unfolded a regular piece of white printer paper with the words "FUND PEPFAR" printed on it in big black letters. He held it silently for about five minutes in full view of the audience and all the television cameras aimed at the president's remarks, and then just as quietly, he refolded the paper and put it away.
Council Bluffs, Iowa (CNN) – President Obama mixed business and campaigning on Monday, holding a rally and an official event on the first leg of a three-day bus tour across the Hawkeye State.
After delivering his campaign stump speech here at Bayliss Park, the president and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stopped by a drought-ravaged farm in the Missouri Valley to officially announce a new initiative to aid farmers and ranchers.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Representatives from the Obama campaign tried to distance themselves on Wednesday from a new ad released by the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA that links actions taken by Bain Capital to the death of former steelworker Joe Soptic's wife.
Aboard Air Force One, campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that the campaign had "no involvement with any ads that are done by Priorities USA."FULL STORY
(CNN) – After losing the monthly fundraising battle in July for the third straight month, the Obama campaign is rolling out a new money-raising gimmick to encourage its supporters to pony up donations.
In an email sent out on Tuesday, Obama for America announced that future donors to the president’s reelection campaign will be automatically entered into a lottery for the chance to play basketball with current and former NBA and WNBA stars at the rescheduled Obama Classic. The winner will also get a dinner with President Obama and NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Akron, Ohio (CNN) – Making his 12th visit to the Buckeye State since announcing his campaign for reelection, President Barack Obama on Wednesday continued to hammer home the differences between his tax policies and those of his opponent.
At a morning event in Mansfield, Obama used his speech to highlight a new study by the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center that concluded Mitt Romney's tax proposals would provide large tax cuts to the very wealthy while increasing the tax burden on the lower and middle classes.
(CNN) - On the final stop of his three-day tour of the western United States, President Barack Obama will attend two campaign fund-raisers in New Orleans Wednesday evening while in town to address the National Urban League.
According to an Obama campaign official, the first event is at the home of Lori and Bobby Savoie. The president will meet at Savoie's home in Metarie where roughly 20 people paid $25,000 each to attend. Savoie is the CEO of Geocent, "one of the largest Information Technology and Engineering Services Companies headquartered in New Orleans," according to the company's web site.