(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner named three Republicans as potential vice presidential picks for Mitt Romney, but said there is a "long list" of qualified candidates.
The top Republican in Congress said Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio and Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana fit his criteria that the pick be capable of serving as president.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades on Friday issued his first memo analyzing the state of the race for the White House now that Romney is the presumptive nominee, in which he took aim at President Barack Obama's handling of the economy.
Fresh off the news the economy grew at a slower-than-expected rate of 2.2% in the first quarter of 2012 (from January to March, according to initial estimates from the Commerce Department), Rhoades contrasted Romney's Tuesday night speech that he said painted a "positive vision for a better America" with Obama's actions this week, which he said included "slow-jamming the news" and picking a fight over student loans.
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Scott Brown's income more than doubled when he entered the Senate due in large part to a book advance he received after winning the Massachusetts special election, according to tax returns released Friday by his campaign.
Brown reported earning more than $294,000 in 2009, before he entered the Senate and $840,000 in 2010, his first year in the upper chamber of Congress. In the most recent tax year Brown and his wife, television reporter Gail Huff, reported bringing in $510,856.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama wants to crack down on for profit colleges his administration says deceptively recruit post-9/11 veterans with false promises of lucrative careers.
The president will travel to Ft. Stewart in Georgia Friday where he will unveil a new executive order aimed at forcing schools to be more transparent in their recruitment and marketing efforts.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Secret Service agents on the job will no longer be allowed to go to places of "bad acts" or bring foreigners to their hotel rooms. The new rules come in response to the scandal over alleged hiring of prostitutes in Colombia, a legislator said after speaking to agency Director Mark Sullivan.
"If this is the culture, then they want to immediately put it to rest," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said Thursday night on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," after meeting with Sullivan about the controversy that has embarrassed the 147-year-old agency and raised questions about possible security breaches.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Conservative crooner Pat Boone lent his voice and support to Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana via a radio ad on Friday in hopes of helping the six-term incumbent beat back a challenge from the right.
The successful pop singer and ardent Republican described the longest serving Republican senator as a "true conservative" who shares Hoosier State voter's "Midwestern values."
Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will be the main attraction at a campaign fundraising breakfast in the nation's capital Friday morning.
Biden will speak to over 200 members of the Turkish and Azerbaijani communities at the Fairfax Hotel, according to an Obama re-election official, who added that tickets started at $2500.
Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton praised President Barack Obama's decision making process in last year's military raid that killed Osama bin Laden in a new web video out Friday by Obama's re-election team. The campaign video also questions whether Republican challenger Mitt Romney would have made the same call as the president.
"The president is the decider in chief. Nobody can make that decision for you," Clinton says in the web video. "Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the Navy Seals had gone in there and it hadn't been bin Laden. Suppose they had been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him, but he reasoned I cannot in good conscience do nothing. He took the harder and the more honorable path and the one that produced in my opinion the best result."
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