January 11th, 2012
10:21 AM ET
I've been covering New Hampshire primaries since 2004. It's a political process that puts the candidates up close with independent minded voters. They need more than one handshake and a chance meeting at the corner of Main Street to seal the deal.
But this time around voters were looking for much more and struggling to make a choice.
As we found out in the final hours on Tuesday some voters only made up their minds in the last week, the last day or the last minute.
In the end the "anything but Mitt Romney" candidate ended up being Mitt Romney himself. The polls that had him way out front moved very little once the final votes were casts.
December 21st, 2011
06:29 PM ET
The mad dash to buy last minute Christmas presents is about at its peak. Shoppers rush around, their eyes glaze over. No words are exchanged but the message is clear, what can I find? What will it cost? Will they like this?
The president of the United States joined the throngs just days before Christmas with an unannounced stop at a local Best Buy to purchase Just Dance 3, a Wii game. “This is for the girls,” he said.
Retailers are banking on the holiday season to polish an otherwise dismal year in an economy that is struggling at best.
President Obama, who has delayed his Christmas getaway to Hawaii to join his family, is fighting with Congress to create jobs and ease the pressure on the unemployed, but there’s a lot of partisan bickering.
However, take a step away from all the political noise and listen.
Do you hear what I hear?
December 23rd, 2010
01:03 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – CNN got to ask two questions at Wednesday's departure press conference. Espanol's Juan Carlos Lopez asked Obama about immigration reform, and garnered a reaction from the president about the failure of Dream Act passage earlier this month. And CNN's White House correspondent Dan Lothian asked a question that was decidedly...Lothianistic.
Take a look.
November 13th, 2010
10:12 PM ET
YOKOHAMA, Japan (CNN) –Traveling with the president is always a plum assignment that becomes even sweeter during long trips to wonderful cities around the world.