Former Obama team member pushes White House to reject pipeline
April 7th, 2013
05:26 PM ET
10 years ago

Former Obama team member pushes White House to reject pipeline

(CNN) - Bill Burton spent the greater part of the past two years working to get President Barack Obama re-elected.

Now he's in a different job, calling on the president to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project, which Obama's administration last month said would have no significant effect on the environment.

Filed under: Bill Burton • Energy
October 14th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN Panel tackles tax policies, the VP debate and state of the campaigns

(CNN) – President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have widely different beliefs on taxes, and it is not clear how either plan would work, according to a CNN panel Sunday with chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

Grover Norquist, president of the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform, said Romney's plan to lower marginal tax rates by lowering deductions and exemptions was in line with Norquist's "taxpayer protection pledge," which opposes income tax increases. Lowering rates across the board by 20%, said Norquist, was in line with what presidents Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy did.

Filed under: 2012 • Bill Burton • Grover Norquist • Mitt Romney • President Obama
August 8th, 2012
07:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC defends controversial ad

(CNN) – Bill Burton, the co-founder of the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, said Wednesday he "absolutely" stood by an ad tying Mitt Romney to the loss of insurance and eventual death of a laid off steel worker's wife.

"The point of this ad is to tell the story of one guy, Joe Soptic, and the impact on his life that happened for years, and to this day, as a result of decisions that Mitt Romney made," Burton said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "This is one of a series of ads in which we talk about the very long lasting impacts that Mitt Romney's decision had on these communities, on these individuals and their families."

Filed under: Bill Burton • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama and Romney camps fire Tweets over jobs report
July 8th, 2011
07:05 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama and Romney camps fire Tweets over jobs report

Washington (CNN) - Welcome to the 2012 campaign, where rapid response comes in the form of poison-tipped tweets fired by the nation’s top political operatives.

Witness the battle being waged in the Twitter-verse over the disappointing June jobs report.

Filed under: 2012 • Bill Burton • David Plouffe • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA • Twitter