June 25th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
Durham, NH – President Barack Obama confronted his critics head-on during an address at Oyster River High School here on Monday, redirecting attack lines most often aimed at him and turning them against his opponents instead.
“This is going to be a close election, and from now until November the other side will spend more money then at any time in American history,” Obama said. “And almost all of it will be on ads that tell you the economy’s bad. It’s all Obama’s fault. He can’t fix it because he thinks government’s always the answer, because he doesn’t have the experience of making a lot of money in the private sector, and because he’s in over his head.”
Pointing specifically to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as one likely source of these kinds of attacks, Obama commended his opponents for their message discipline but derided them for their objectives.
June 25th, 2012
02:09 PM ET
Durham, New Hampshire (CNN) – While political observers focused on the Supreme Court Monday in anticipation of news on the future of President Obama's health care reform legislation, both the president and Vice President Joe Biden prepared to hit the road to drum up some campaign cash.
The president embarks on a two-day trip where he's expected to raise more than $5 million for his reelection efforts, according to a campaign official. The trip starts with a rally at a high school in Durham, New Hampshire before taking the president to Boston in the evening for three fundraisers worth a total of more than $3 million.
The first fundraiser will be at Hamersley's Bistro where 25 people will each pay $40,000 to attend a roundtable with the president. This event will be closed to the media. Then Obama will head to Boston's Symphony Hall where 1,800 people will pay between $144 and $250 to hear the president deliver an on-camera campaign speech.
Finally, Obama heads to a private residence in Weston, Massachusetts where 100 people will pay $17,900 each for the chance to eat dinner with the president.
June 25th, 2012
06:54 AM ET
On Sunday President Obama called Egyptian president-elect Morsi to congratulate him on his election. The WH says President Obama also called the losing candidate, Ahmed Shafiq encouraging him to "continue to play a role in Egyptian politics by supporting the democratic process and working to unify the Egyptian people."
Worth noting: Vice President Biden’s campaign event in Ohio scheduled for Monday, June 25 has been postponed. No new date is set at this time. Additional details about future events will be announced when they become available.
In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with Secretary of State Clinton in the Oval Office.
The President will then travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at a campaign event. Later in the afternoon, the President will depart Portsmouth, New Hampshire en route Boston, Massachusetts. In the evening, the President will attend a campaign event at Hamersley’s Bistro. The President will then deliver remarks at a campaign event at Symphony Hall. Later in the evening, the President will deliver remarks at a campaign event at a private residence. The President will remain overnight in Boston, Massachusetts.