Axelrod on the GOP field: Romney vs. an un-Romney
October 19th, 2011
05:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod on the GOP field: Romney vs. an un-Romney

Washington (CNN) - When asked about the shifting landscape in the GOP presidential race, President Barack Obama's senior campaign strategist David Axelrod attributed the back and forth to many Republican voters wanting to coalesce around a candidate that is unlike former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

"We've had Romney and an un-Romney in a variety of iterations throughout this campaign," Axelrod said Wednesday during an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
Obama re-election hits 1 million donors
October 17th, 2011
05:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama re-election hits 1 million donors

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign reached a self-proclaimed milestone Monday receiving financial contributions from 1 million grassroots donors.

To signal this achievement, "2012 One Million Strong" is the new slogan that appears on the official campaign website. Positioned below that is an interactive ticker that tracks the number of grassroots donations received so far this cycle.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
Obama and GOP highlight common ground
October 15th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama and GOP highlight common ground

Washington (CNN) - Aside from the usual sparring about their strategies for repairing the economy, the weekly addresses delivered Saturday by the GOP and President Barack Obama both noted that common ground was reached this week.

"It was good to see Congress act in a bipartisan way on something that will help create jobs at a time when millions of Americans are out of work and need them now," the president said during his weekly address.
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Filed under: House Republicans • President Obama
October 13th, 2011
06:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum on the threat of Iran's nuclear weapons program

Washington (CNN) – GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Thursday that as president he would use "whatever means necessary" to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear program, including going to war.

In an effort to halt the steps he says Iran is taking to grow a nuclear weapons program, the former Pennsylvania senator said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" that in addition to using covert operations he would order "actual operations within the country to make sure the program does not continue."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iran • Nuclear power • Nuclear weapons • Rick Santorum • TV-The Situation Room
Christie: I wouldn't be the best No. 2
October 12th, 2011
09:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Christie: I wouldn't be the best No. 2

Washington (CNN) -While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not rule out the possibility of appearing in the No. 2 slot on the 2012 GOP presidential ticket, he does have his reservations about how he'd fare in that role.

"There are certain personalities that are appropriate for being vice president. I don't know that mine fits in that particular mold," the high-profile Republican said during a press conference in his homestate Wednesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney
Poverty ambassadors blast Herman Cain's views on racism
October 10th, 2011
06:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Poverty ambassadors blast Herman Cain's views on racism

Washington (CNN) – GOP hopeful Herman Cain drew concern from some black opinion elites Monday after expressing his views on racism and how it affects the upward mobility of African Americans.

"People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve," Cain, the only African-American vying for the Republican slot on the 2012 ticket,  told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: GOP • Herman Cain
GOP lauds pro-trade proposals, ignores Obama's pitch for jobs bill
October 8th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP lauds pro-trade proposals, ignores Obama's pitch for jobs bill

Washington (CNN) – This week's radio spokesperson for the Republican Party said he is "glad to see that President Obama finally" did something to his liking.

South Dakota Sen. John Thune during the weekly Republican address on Saturday expressed relief that President Barack Obama took action on some pro-trade fiscal recommendations he said GOP politicians sent the White House nearly three years ago in an effort to revitalize the economy.
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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • Republicans
DeMint on jobs bill: Senate Democrats are bluffing
October 5th, 2011
09:38 PM ET
3 years ago

DeMint on jobs bill: Senate Democrats are bluffing

Washington (CNN) - GOP Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina said he's calling a fellow senator's bluff.

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said that he is ready to revisit President Barack Obama's jobs bill because Senate Democrats "have figured out a new way to pay for it," DeMint not only scoffed at the new proposal, but also the idea that Democrats widely support it.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Jim DeMint • Jobs • President Obama • TV-John King U.S.A.
Axelrod: 'I'm not negative, I'm just realistic'
October 4th, 2011
11:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod: 'I'm not negative, I'm just realistic'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser chooses to remain practical when strategizing next year's re-election bid.

David Axelrod on Tuesday told CNN Anchor Erin Burnett that while he was very confident Obama would secure a two-term presidency in the 2012 election, he didn't expect the effort to be particularly easy.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama
Liberal PAC endorses progressive candidates because "Electing Democrats is not enough"
September 30th, 2011
04:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Liberal PAC endorses progressive candidates because "Electing Democrats is not enough"

Washington (CNN) – The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a leading liberal political action group, on Friday endorsed three candidates in campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives.

"We saw over the last couple years that just electing 'Democrats' is not enough," the group said in the endorsement statement e-mailed to supporters on Friday, reaffirming their mission to help elect bold progressive candidates that will fight for liberal causes, most notably a public option clause in health care packages nationwide.
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Filed under: 2012 • House of Representatives
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