September 15, 2012 |
An urgent fundraising appeal from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus that went out this week included some start-up money in the envelope: a single dollar bill. Priebus wrote in the letter that he was “risking a dollar bill to get your attention at this critical moment of the 2012 campaign.” The RNC chairman said the party still needed to raise $7.3 million by Sept. 28 to fully fund its get-out-the-vote operations for presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates.
August 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee voted Friday to boycott CNN and NBC if the networks produce films on Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is seen as the Democratic Party's strongest potential contender for the 2016 presidential election. Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman and a vocal opponent of the two films, said the party is “done putting up with this nonsense.” “There are plenty of other news outlets. We'll still reach voters, maybe more voters. CNN and NBC anchors will just have to watch on their competitors' networks,” he told RNC members during their summer meeting in Boston.
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 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Top Obama administration aides pushed back Sunday against a charge by Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney that women have suffered the brunt of the weak economy during the president's tenure. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner called Romney's claim that women have accounted for 92% of the jobs lost since Obama took office “ridiculous and very misleading.” “It's a meaningless way to look at the basic contours of the economy,” Geithner told Bob Schieffer on CBS' “Face the Nation,” adding that male-dominated industries such as construction and manufacturing were drained of jobs when the recession began underPresident George W. Bush.
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.
October 22, 2011 |
Nevada Republicans on Saturday voted to move the date of their nominating caucuses to February, a decision that likely ends uncertainty over the 2012 election calendar and avoids having the first votes for president cast this year. The state party's executive committee shifted the GOP caucuses to Feb. 4, after New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he was prepared to call the first-in-the-nation primary in December if Nevada's caucuses remained on Jan. 14. "We think that it's time somebody acted like an adult," former Nevada Gov. Bob List, a member of the state executive committee, said in an interview before the meeting.
August 31, 2011 |
The White House says it's "coincidental" that President Obama's planned address to Congress next Wednesday conflicts with a debate for GOP presidential candidates. Others aren't so sure. Just moments after the administration announced the president was requesting a rare joint-session address to roll out his long-awaited jobs plan, press secretary Jay Carney was peppered with questions about what some viewed as a curious bit of counter-programming. Would the White House really schedule such a major address intentionally to overshadow the Republicans seeking Obama's job?
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.
September 21, 2012 |
SATURDAY CBS News This Morning (N) 4 a.m. KCBS Today (N) 5 a.m. KCBS Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show (Season premiere) What may happen if Mitt Romney loses the election; memorable political moments of the last 10 years. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today Andrew McCarthy; Danny Pino. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Politics, Democratic agenda, immigration reform, U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)