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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.