Romney gets 'fat cat' treatment
April 16th, 2012
10:37 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney gets 'fat cat' treatment

(CNN) – The liberal MoveOn.org took on Mitt Romney's opposition to the "Buffett Rule" through a play off the Lolcats meme in a new ad released Monday, according to the group.

The 30-second spot, set to run on cat-themed Animal Planet programming, accuses Romney of letting "fat cats rig the system" through a series of images that show large felines on a private jet and swimming in money, among other rich-themed scenarios.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • moveon.org
Pro-Obama super PAC to hit Romney on taxes
April 16th, 2012
10:36 AM ET
10 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC to hit Romney on taxes

Washington (CNN) - An independent super PAC that's backing President Barack Obama's re-election bid said Monday it's going up with a television commercial and on-line video that highlight's what the group calls the "anti-middle class" tax policy of all but certain Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

"His own tax return from last year reveals he made $21 million, yet paid a lower tax rate than many middle class families," the narrator in the spot said. "Now, Romney's proposing a huge new one hundred fifty thousand dollar tax-cut for the wealthiest one percent while cutting Medicare and education for us. Mitt Romney. If he wins, we lose."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Taxes
Myers to lead Romney VP search
April 16th, 2012
10:13 AM ET
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Myers to lead Romney VP search

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign confirms that trusted adviser Beth Myers will lead the search for a running mate for the all-but-certain Republican presidential nominee.

The former Massachusetts governor made the comments Monday morning in an interview with ABC News that will air later in the day.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
Romney floats new proposals, Ann Romney calls Rosen controversy a 'present'
April 16th, 2012
09:33 AM ET
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Romney floats new proposals, Ann Romney calls Rosen controversy a 'present'

(CNN) – A Mitt Romney campaign official responded Monday to reports the presumptive Republican presidential nominee floated the possibility of eliminating or restructuring certain government agencies, saying he was tossing out ideas, not unveiling policy.

At a fundraiser in Palm Beach Florida on Sunday, Romney included the elimination of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a restructuring of the Department of Education among his ideas aimed at reforming Washington, according to reports from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Buffett Rule would barely dent debt but fits nicely into Obama's theme
April 16th, 2012
07:50 AM ET
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Buffett Rule would barely dent debt but fits nicely into Obama's theme

Washington (CNN) - Spoiler alert: The Senate on Monday will not get the 60 votes needed to move ahead with the so-called Buffett Rule, which makes critics think the White House spent a week pushing it just to make a political point.

Shocking, we know.

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Filed under: President Obama • Republicans • Taxes • Warren Buffett
Obama re-election team increases fundraising haul
April 16th, 2012
06:38 AM ET
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Obama re-election team increases fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign announced Monday that they raised $53 million in March, up about $8 million from the month before.

The campaign made their announcement in a web video, which touted 567,000 donors last month, including 190,000 first time contributors. The campaign said 97% of donations were for $250 or less and that the average contribution was $50.78.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Fundraising • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, April 16, 2012
April 16th, 2012
05:01 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, April 16, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: A behind-the-scenes look at the GSA investigation
The halls of Congress are rarely as quiet as on a Sunday, especially when spring break is coming to a close. But inside the Republican offices of the House Oversight Committee, it was hardly quiet. Chairman Darrell Issa of California and his aides were engaged in last-minute strategizing for Monday's hearing on excess spending at the General Services Administration, the agency charged with making sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.

CNN: Fund-raising tops on candidates' agendas ahead of primaries
Fresh into second quarter fund-raising, both President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will make the rounds this week in hopes of puffing up their coffers.

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