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.
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 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.
August 8, 2011 |
Republicans immediately pounced on President Obama's speech Monday as insufficient after the nation's credit rating was downgraded for the first time in history last week. In his remarks, the president declared that America remains a "triple-A country" and that the downgrade by Standard & Poor's would hopefully “give us a renewed sense of urgency" to tackle the nation's fiscal troubles. But with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 500 points after Obama's address, the head of the Republican National Committee said the markets had already spoken.
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?