(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.
(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.
(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.”
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."
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.