March 13th, 2012
09:09 PM ET
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(CNN) - Air Force One, Marine One and the armored motorcade aside, President Barack Obama treated British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday to a typical American night out with the guys …and the Secret Service.

The two leaders headed out of Washington, DC to Dayton, Ohio to enjoy the beginning of March Madness, the NCAA college tournament.

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Obama campaign to tout auto bailout
March 12th, 2012
03:26 PM ET
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Obama campaign to tout auto bailout

Washington (CNN) —When Vice President Joe Biden hits the campaign trail in the pivotal swing state of Ohio this week, he will likely focus on one of the Obama administration’s successes – the bailout of the auto industry.

Biden gives the first in a series of four high profile speeches at a United Auto Workers union hall in Toledo on Thursday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama
Obama campaign sends Biden on the road
March 6th, 2012
07:46 PM ET
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Obama campaign sends Biden on the road

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will hit the campaign trail next week beginning with a high profile speech in the critical swing state of Ohio.

A Democratic campaign official tells CNN the vice president will deliver four speeches over the next several weeks to "frame the issues that will define the campaign."

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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Ohio • President Obama
High octane fundraising events in the Big Apple
February 29th, 2012
07:42 PM ET
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High octane fundraising events in the Big Apple

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is set to highlight his energy vision during a speech at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire on Thursday. It's a whirlwind visit to the college. In fact the president will only be on the ground in New Hampshire fewer than 3 hours.

Soon thereafter he heads to the Big Apple for the real focus of his trip - fundraising. Like his other recent forays outside of Washington, D.C., the president’s "message" event in New Hampshire will be but a prelude to some heavy duty fundraising efforts.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • New York • President Obama
Obama campaign mines gold out west
February 15th, 2012
03:47 PM ET
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Obama campaign mines gold out west

(CNN) - It's a whirlwind tour for the president this week as he travels west to continue pressing his message about strengthening the nation's sputtering economy. At the same time, he will also press some big money supporters to fill his campaign coffers.

In the end, after eight campaign events in three days, the bottom line will be an impressive $8.5 million dollars raised, split between the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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Filed under: Fundraising • President Obama
Obama reflects on faith in prayer breakfast speech
February 2nd, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Obama reflects on faith in prayer breakfast speech

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Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spoke of his personal faith Thursday as he delivered remarks for the third year in a row at the National Prayer Breakfast.

In addition, Obama used the platform in front of religious dignitaries and politicians to express his vision of how faith and government intersect and can work together.

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Filed under: President Obama • Religion
Michelle Obama jokes with Jay Leno
February 1st, 2012
12:34 AM ET
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Michelle Obama jokes with Jay Leno

(CNN) - We're getting a glimpse into what life is like in the White House including mentally preparing for a presidential campaign and sleepovers for the first daughters from first lady Michelle Obama as she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday.

The first lady is in California raising money for her husband's campaign at Democratic National Committee fundraisers and also advancing her Let's Move initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

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Filed under: Jay Leno • Michelle Obama
January 11th, 2012
09:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's night of fundraising

President Obama focused on his 2012 campaign in earnest Wednesday when he returned to his hometown of Chicago to rally supporters at his re-election headquarters and raise some hefty campaign cash.

Not long after arriving in the Windy City, the president stopped by his national campaign headquarters to thank workers and supporters. It was the president’s first visit to the offices of Obama for America. There he addressed a few hundred campaign staffers encouraging them to run “a campaign that embodies the values we're fighting for.”

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Obama to raise hefty campaign dollars in his hometown
January 11th, 2012
12:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to raise hefty campaign dollars in his hometown

Washington (CNN) - A day after the GOP's New Hampshire primary, President Obama focuses on his re-election campaign, returning to his hometown Chicago to raise some hefty campaign cash. But pundits will be watching closely to see if he directly takes on Republican GOP front-runner Mitt Romney when the president speaks at a campaign event Wednesday evening.

Tuesday evening, as Romney celebrated his New Hampshire victory by attacking the president, Vice President Joe Biden unleashed the Obama camp's harshest attack yet on Romney, saying, "He thinks it's more important for the stockholders and the shareholders and the investors and the venture capital guys to do well for those employees to be part of the bargain."

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Obama campaign: President to address Iowa supporters Tuesday via web chat
December 30th, 2011
11:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign: President to address Iowa supporters Tuesday via web chat

Washington (CNN) – As Republican presidential hopefuls continue whirlwind campaign events in Iowa in advance of next week's caucuses, the Obama campaign is planning for the president to speak to his Iowa supporters via the web Tuesday night while the GOP caucus results come in.

A Democratic campaign official told CNN the technology is new and is a version of the web chat feature "Skype" but on a much larger scale.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • President Obama
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