August 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Still no Sarah Palin, but the Republican National Committee announced a roster of mostly conservative headliners for the GOP convention this month in Tampa, Fla. The Republican 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, will be among the top speakers at the four-day gathering of party faithful. One of the party's rising stars, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, will have a leading spot, as will top conservatives - Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and now television host, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
April 11, 2013 |
As the Republican National Committee begins to chart its path after stinging losses in recent presidential elections, a major focus of its spring meeting in Hollywood is how to draw more support from communities that have shunned the party in large numbers, notably Latinos, Asian Americans and single women. Much of Thursday's agenda is focused on reaching out to such groups. This afternoon, committee members will take part in workshops about messaging, ethnic media, minority communities and women.
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.
May 3, 2012 |
The latest volley in the fight for women voters, “The Life of Julia,” has pitted the Obama campaign's vision of a country under Mitt Romney's leadership against the president's record. "The Life of Julia" is essentially an interactive timeline, a tool that examines the life of a composite of American women -- a fictional character named Julia -- and the different ways in which the policies of Obama and Romney would affect her....
August 17, 2011 |
The president coming to your hometown is one thing. His arriving in a monstrous shimmering black bus is another. The U.S. Secret Service's new $1.1 million bus has been almost as big a star as the president himself has been during his backroads tour of the upper Midwest. People point at it. Kids gape at it. And just about everyone is curious about it. It has even brooked comparisons to Darth Vader's helmet. The bus--and there is another one like it that will eventually be used by the Republican presidential nominee--has been in the works for 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.
March 30, 2012 |
When the GOP primaries finally do come to a close, the RNC will have a nice wrap-up gift on hand for the eventual nominee: an extra $21 million to spend. The RNC announced yesterday that it has fully funded its Presidential Trust, a fund that can be spent in direct coordination with the eventual Republican nominee's campaign. Those coordinated expenditures are capped by the Federal Election Commission at $21 million for the 2012 cycle “With a fully-funded trust, we stand ready on day one once we have a presumptive nominee.
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.