Obama's 2012 campaign makes moves
May 28th, 2011
03:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's 2012 campaign makes moves

(CNN)– There are 531 days to go until the 2012 presidential election, and a new web video released today by the Obama campaign promises a jump start for a campaign designed to reignite President Obama's backers and build grassroots support.

"In September and October we will see a sea of volunteers come into our offices. We know we have to have an infrastructure in place, an organization in place to properly channel that energy," Obama's Battleground Director Mitch Stewart says in the video.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Bush officials: Good job Obama but...
May 3rd, 2011
02:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush officials: Good job Obama but...

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld applauded the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden under the Obama administration, but also highlighted the pivotal role their team played in the search for America's most wanted terrorist.

"It was also important that President Bush put in place counterterrorism strategies and policies, efforts that the military and intelligence have been making over the years," Rice told CNN's "American Morning" on Tuesday. "To work together better to achieve that kind of level of integration didn't happen yesterday. This is something that has been happening for quite a long time."
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Sen. Scott Brown to serve in Afghanistan
May 2nd, 2011
12:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Scott Brown to serve in Afghanistan

Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown announced Monday that he will go to Afghanistan as part of his annual National Guard duties.

The Republican senator, who is a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, will leave for Afghanistan before the end of the calendar year, according to his office.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • National Guard • Scott Brown
Poll: Tea Party support continues to hurt
April 29th, 2011
11:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Tea Party support continues to hurt

(CNN) – The Tea Party movement has grown more unpopular among Americans with nearly half now seeing it in an unfavorable light, according to a new poll. The sentiment will be closely watched by both sides of the aisle for its potential influence as the 2012 presidential campaign gears up.

According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, 47 percent of Americans view the Tea Party movement in an unfavorable light while 33 percent hold a favorable view.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Polls • Tea Party movement
Sen. Paul wants proof of Trump's GOP cred
April 28th, 2011
01:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Paul wants proof of Trump's GOP cred

Washington (CNN) – While real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to raise doubt over Obama's presidential credentials, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky questioned Trump's legitimacy, not as an American, but as a Republican.

Speaking at a Merrimack County Republican Committee fundraiser on Thursday in Concord, New Hampshire, Paul said, "I've come to New Hampshire today because I'm very concerned. I want to see the original long-form certificate of Donald Trump's Republican registration."
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Filed under: 2012 • Birthers • Donald Trump • New Hampshire • President Obama
Bristol Palin's character cast in HBO's, 'Game Change'
April 27th, 2011
03:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Bristol Palin's character cast in HBO's, 'Game Change'

(CNN)– Casting continues for HBO's upcoming movie "Game Change," based on the bestselling book documenting the contentious 2008 presidential campaign.

Hollywood Reporter writes that the role of Bristol Palin will be played by Melissa Farman, whose resume includes roles in the television series "Lost" and "Law and Order."
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Intrigue surrounds Trump's campaign contributions
April 25th, 2011
05:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Intrigue surrounds Trump's campaign contributions

Washington (CNN) - Shortly before announcing interest in pursuing the GOP presidential bid, Republican Donald Trump gave $50,000, his largest campaign contribution in Illinois, to Democrat Rahm Emanuel, who was running for mayor, in December 2010.

The connection?
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump
Medicare campaign takes shape
April 25th, 2011
02:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Medicare campaign takes shape

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has officially launched its campaign targeting 25 House Republican lawmakers over their support of the 2012 GOP budget proposal.

Adding to paid radio advertisements that went up last week is an initiative to flood Republican home districts with telephone calls to get the DCCC word out, as well as a web video posted Monday. All make the point that the Republican members promised to protect Medicare on the 2010 campaign trail only to support a 2012 budget which would cut Medicare spending in the future.
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Filed under: DCCC • Medicare
Poll: Most Americans can't name GOP candidates
April 21st, 2011
04:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Most Americans can't name GOP candidates

Washington (CNN) - The growing number of Republican presidential hopefuls face a long road to gain support and attention from their party and other Americans, according to a new poll.

Americans remain relatively unaware of the various potential 2012 GOP candidates, according to results from a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday. The survey found that more than half of Americans cannot name a single GOP presidential candidate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls
Former New Mexico gov. joins the GOP presidential pack of contenders
April 21st, 2011
10:45 AM ET
4 years ago

Former New Mexico gov. joins the GOP presidential pack of contenders

Washington (CNN) – Joining the colorful group of Republicans throwing their hats in the ring for the 2012 presidential nomination, is former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who announced his candidacy Thursday on the steps of New Hampshire's State House.

The libertarian-leaning Republican, who has been compared to the likes of Ron Paul, is an avid supporter of the legalization of marijuana, gay marriage, and abortion rights in most cases. Johnson is also a vocal advocate of cutting a huge chunk - 90 percent - of the defense budget.
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