Obama campaign: Text us your money
August 23rd, 2012
10:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign: Text us your money

New York (CNNMoney) – The Obama campaign announced Thursday that it will begin to accept donations via text message this week, marking the first move by a political campaign into fundraising territory pioneered by charities.

The system will allow cell phone users to make small donations - less than $50 at a time - to the Obama campaign via text message. The charge will be added to the user's monthly cell phone bill.

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Filed under: Fundraising • President Obama
Obama closer to breaking even on jobs
August 3rd, 2012
10:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama closer to breaking even on jobs

New York (CNNMoney) - Is President Obama a job creator? Not yet. But he might be by Election Day.

The American economy only has to add another 316,000 jobs to get back to where it was in January 2009, when the president was sworn in.

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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama
Top super PAC donors
June 27th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Top super PAC donors

New York (CNNMoney) – The nine largest super PAC donors have collectively donated over $60 million to various political causes.

Who are these guys?

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Fundraising
Forget politics. Bush tax cuts still loom
June 6th, 2012
06:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Forget politics. Bush tax cuts still loom

New York (CNNMoney) – Washington awoke with hair on fire Wednesday after media reports - many of which later required corrections - suggested that the Democratic Party was suddenly split over extending the Bush tax cuts.

Bill Clinton's interview Tuesday on CNBC came first. The former president suggested that a temporary extension of the tax cuts would be an acceptable - and indeed the most likely - outcome of talks over the expiring tax cuts. (He soon walked his statement back.)

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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • CNNMoney.com • Taxes
Economy puts Washington to the test
June 1st, 2012
01:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Economy puts Washington to the test

New York (CNNMoney) – If you are a struggling business owner, a freshly unemployed worker or just a concerned citizen, don't look to policymakers in Congress for help on the economy.

It won't be coming.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy
For Obama, some promises kept, some broken
June 1st, 2012
07:22 AM ET
3 years ago

For Obama, some promises kept, some broken

New York (CNNMoney) – President Barack Obama has made a boatload of promises for the economy.

He's pledged to do plenty of things during his presidency - cut the deficit in half, double exports and slash unemployment. The list goes on and on. Some have worked out, and others not so much.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Economy • President Obama
Republicans shift burden to avoid defense cuts
May 7th, 2012
01:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans shift burden to avoid defense cuts

New York (CNNMoney) – Surprise! The budget battles are back.

In an effort to avoid cuts to defense spending, House Republicans are pushing a bill that would shift hundreds of billions in spending cuts from the Pentagon to domestic programs, services for the poor and government regulators.

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Filed under: Budget • CNNMoney.com • Department of Defense • House • Republicans
Romney campaign spent $18.50 per vote
April 25th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign spent $18.50 per vote

New York (CNNMoney) – Well, it's over. Mitt Romney has amassed a nearly-insurmountable delegate lead, and is on track to become his party's nominee for president.

The road to victory hasn't been easy for the former Massachusetts governor. The primary campaign stretched on for months, and at least 10 different candidates topped the national polls at some point.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Mitt Romney
Catholic groups spar with Paul Ryan over budget
April 24th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Catholic groups spar with Paul Ryan over budget

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan is scheduled to deliver a speech at Georgetown University later this week, but he is unlikely to receive a standing ovation from some members of the faculty.

Almost 90 faculty members at the prestigious Jesuit school have signed a letter to Ryan that claims the Republican budget guru is misinterpreting Church doctrine as it relates to the role of government in public life.

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Campaign 2012: Bring on the cash money
April 24th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Campaign 2012: Bring on the cash money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - With primary season over, the race for president - and the race for cash - is about to heat up.

Campaign finance experts expect President Obama and Mitt Romney will attract enough money to break all previous fundraising records. For Obama, who raised $750 million in 2008, a jump up to $1 billion is not out of the question.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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