July 18th, 2012
12:56 PM ET
9 years ago

Boehner says president 'doesn't give a damn about the middle class Americans'

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner has recently stepped up criticism of President Barack Obama, but his comments Wednesday were particularly harsh, saying the president "doesn't give a damn about the middle class Americans who are out there looking for work."

"What he's trying to do is distract the American people in order to win his own reelection," Boehner asserted.
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Filed under: John Boehner • Mitt Romney • President Obama
King of Jordan: Romney understands importance of peace process
July 18th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
9 years ago

King of Jordan: Romney understands importance of peace process

(CNN) – A little more than a week before Mitt Romney's overseas trip that includes a visit to Israel, Jordan's King Abdullah said he believes the presumptive GOP nominee understands that brokering peace between Israelis and Palestinians remains the top goal in the Middle East.

Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview set to air beginning at 4 p.m. ET, King Abdullah said his meeting with Romney last year led him to believe the candidate has a solid knowledge of how important the peace process remains.

What are the differences King Abdullah sees between Mitt Romney and President Obama? Tune in Wednesday to "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" at 4 p.m. ET on CNN to find out.
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Filed under: 2012 • Israel • Mitt Romney
George W. Bush: Presidential afterlife is ‘awesome’
July 18th, 2012
12:06 PM ET
9 years ago

George W. Bush: Presidential afterlife is ‘awesome’

(CNN) – George W. Bush says the “afterlife” of his Presidency has been, simply put, "awesome."

Bush’s wife, Laura, used the term “afterlife” to describe life after the presidency as documented by Bush in his book, "Decision Points," published after he left the White House. Asked by interviewer Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution what Bush wanted to accomplish in his “afterlife,” Bush said contrary to the name, the “afterlife” has been “awesome.”
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Adelson lawyer threatens suit over prostitution claims
July 18th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
9 years ago

Adelson lawyer threatens suit over prostitution claims

Washington (CNN) - Casino mogul and high dollar Republican donor Sheldon Adelson threatened to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for libel over statements made that tied the magnate to a "'Prostitution Strategy ' in China."

CNN obtained a copy of the letter sent by Adelson's lawyer, Lewis R. Clayton, to DCCC press secretary Jesse Ferguson that accused the Democratic House fundraising arm of "maliciously branding Mr. Adelson as a pimp who has given 'Chinese prostitution money' to your political opponents."
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Filed under: DCCC
Another day on the trail: Dancing horses, cronyism
July 18th, 2012
10:21 AM ET
9 years ago

Another day on the trail: Dancing horses, cronyism

(CNN) – On July 18, a dancing horse officially became a part of the 2012 presidential campaign.

A web video from national Democrats uses an equine performer to suggest GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "dancing around the issues," namely the issue of releasing more of his personal income tax returns.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • RNC
Romney's son – and father - star in latest Spanish language ad
July 18th, 2012
08:56 AM ET
9 years ago

Romney's son – and father - star in latest Spanish language ad

(CNN) - Soy Craig Romney.

That's the beginning of the latest Spanish language television ad from presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who uses his youngest son to highlight his family's roots in Mexico.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney
Poll: How much does VP pick matter?
July 18th, 2012
08:28 AM ET
9 years ago

Poll: How much does VP pick matter?

(CNN) - How much of an impact will Mitt Romney's much anticipated choice of a running mate have on the battle for the White House?

According to a CBS News/New York Times national poll released Wednesday morning, 26% of registered voters say the choice matters a lot to their vote, with 48% saying it matters somewhat. One in four questioned in the survey say the choice of a vice presidential nominee doesn't matter at all to their vote.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Polls
Americans view Romney's campaign more unfavorably than Obama's
July 18th, 2012
08:17 AM ET
9 years ago

Americans view Romney's campaign more unfavorably than Obama's

(CNN) – After weeks of scathing back-and-forth between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a plurality of the American public views the incumbent Democrat as running a more favorable campaign, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll indicated 46% of Americans viewed Obama's campaign favorably, compared to only 38% who viewed Romney's. On the flip side, 45% viewed Obama's effort as unfavorably and 49% said they had an unfavorable impression of Romney's campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
On the Trail: July 18, 2012
July 18th, 2012
07:32 AM ET
9 years ago

On the Trail: July 18, 2012

(CNN) - It's all goes back to Ohio. Mitt Romney spends the day in the state Wednesday, stopping in Bowling Green outside of Toledo for a town hall at 2:05 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, two running mate contenders will also make appearances in the Buckeye State, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

A day after campaigning in Texas, President Barack Obama stays closer to home in Washington, D.C. and attends a private fund-raiser. First Lady Michelle Obama, on the other hand, will attend a fund-raiser in Birmingham, Alabama Wednesday night.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • Jeb Bush • Mitt Romney • Ohio • On the Trail • President Obama
New Romney ad hits Obama for cronyism
July 18th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
9 years ago

New Romney ad hits Obama for cronyism

(CNN) – Mitt Romney’s campaign released a new television ad Wednesday, advancing its latest attack strategy that knocks President Barack Obama for cronyism.

The 30-second spot, “Where did all the money go?” charges the president with sending taxpayer dollars to failed energy companies whose owners contributed to his campaign.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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