Jarrett to NABJ: White House bracing for health care decision
June 23rd, 2012
07:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Jarrett to NABJ: White House bracing for health care decision

New Orleans (CNN) - As the Supreme Court prepares to make a historic ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama's health care law, his top adviser shifted attention on the rest of the White House's legislative agenda rather than the potential dismantling of its signature piece of legislation.

Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday that the administration is prepared for the court's decision – which could come as early as Monday – then went on to attack Republicans in Congress for what she called a strategy of "no."
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • President Obama • Valerie Jarrett
Un-conventional wisdom: Why a brokered convention probably won't happen
February 28th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Un-conventional wisdom: Why a brokered convention probably won't happen

Washington (CNN) - Two months into the Republican presidential nominating process, many thought that one candidate might have it sewn up by now.

The scenario was simple: An easy win in the first four states, coupled with big support from party leaders, fat bank accounts chock-full of campaign cash and a slew of rival candidates who would have likely folded by now, would virtually guarantee a smooth path to the GOP convention in August and a quick nomination on the first ballot.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
February 6th, 2012
09:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Were politics buried inside Eastwood's 'Halftime' commercial?

Washington (CNN) - Moments after an energetic Madonna entertained fans during the halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl, millions of television viewers got an emotional jolt back into reality.

The imagery was powerful: Stern faces of workers and families in Detroit, aged plants rumbling back to work, a city resiliently fighting back from the devastating slump of the auto industry.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads
'I can't make up my mind': The tale of the undecided voter
January 19th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
3 years ago

'I can't make up my mind': The tale of the undecided voter

Charleston , South Carolina (CNN) – A fish salesman. A restaurateur. A cigar aficionado. A retired cop.

Four voters. Four candidates. No clear choice who to vote for.

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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina
Four years later, some Iowa Democrats have mixed feelings about Obama
January 2nd, 2012
10:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Four years later, some Iowa Democrats have mixed feelings about Obama

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - Daniel Bradshaw, a young barber at Platinum Kutz in central Des Moines, hovers over a customer's half-trimmed head, clippers in hand, talking about the good old days of 2008.

"Yeah, I was all for Obama. He was the man!" proclaimed Bradshaw, 32, whose friends call him "Mr. Puerto Rico" and whose colleagues sometimes refer to him as "Mr. Steal-Your-Client." As he brushed the hair clippings off his apron, he goes on: "I even got to meet him, once. He was all that."

Or so he thought.  Bradshaw, like many of his fellow Democrats, feels let down.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama