January 24, 2012 |
Republicans have synthesized their opposition to President Obama's policies into a campaign slogan that ricocheted across the Capitol on Tuesday: He's made it worse. "The president's policies have made our economy worse," said House Speaker John A. Boehner. "And you know, the president's policies, again, are just going to double down on what hasn't worked. " Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the GOP leader, echoed that theme, suggesting Obama's proposals for the future should be weighed against his record of the last two years.
May 3, 2012 |
With President Obama set to kick off his "forward"-themed re-election campaign Saturday, Republicans have unveiled a stinging slogan to answer the message of hope and change in his last run -- "Hype and Blame. " It's a message that speaks to the competing efforts of the two parties to frame the issues. The Obama campaign hopes voters see the November vote as a choice between two candidates, and have thus cast Mitt Romney as someone who would return the nation to failed policies.
June 9, 2011 |
President Obama urged employers to invest in displaced American workers whom he called "sparks" ready to ignite the economy. In a visit Wednesday to a community college in suburban Washington, Obama touted a $2-billion federal plan designed to customize job-training programs to suit the needs of manufacturing companies around the country. "Right now, there are people all across America with talent waiting to be tapped," Obama said in a speech at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria.
April 25, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will publicly kick off his bid for a second term next week, his campaign announced Wednesday evening. The president, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, will travel to Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Va., on May 5, events that represent a long-awaited shift from official to purely political travel. At the events, campaign officials say the president "will speak about how far we've come, and lay out the very real stakes in this election: whether we choose to keep moving our country forward, or go back to the failed policies that crashed our economy and left the middle class struggling to catch up. " In an election in which as many as a dozen states will be considered potential battlegrounds, both Ohio and Virginia are expected to be among the most fiercely contested.
April 14, 2012
SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer GOP race: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.); world affairs: Former British prime minister Tony Blair. 3 p.m. CNN The Chris Matthews Show How former presidents help the current president; possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Beluga whales; Today's life illustrated. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley GOP unity, 2012 politics: Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; the Trayvon Martin case, civility, the 2012 campaign: Bill Cosby.
June 7, 2012 |
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign reached a significant milestone Thursday, surpassing President Obama's fundraising efforts in a single month for the first time with a whopping $76.8 million raised in May. Obama's campaign announced earlier in the morning that it and the Democratic National Committee had raised more than $60 million. In the first full month of joint fundraising between Romney's campaign, RNC and various committees associated with the two, 93% of donations were of $250 of less, totaling 297,442 individuals.
April 25, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich will suspend his presidential campaign on Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets, and Rick Santorum will meet with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney three days later, tying up loose ends as Republicans unite behind Romney for the general election campaign against President Obama. Romney's status as the inevitable nominee has not been in question for weeks, but his sweep of five Northeast primaries on Tuesday night prompted the Republican National Committee to announce on Wednesday that it has launched a “merger” between its operation and the Romney campaign.