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TRENDING: 'The economy is not doing fine,' Obama clarifies
June 8th, 2012
04:06 PM ET

TRENDING: 'The economy is not doing fine,' Obama clarifies

President Obama took back statements he made earlier about the economy being "fine," but he's not the first politician to correct a slip-up. Tonight on John King, USA, we explore this and other political blunders. Tune in at 6pm ET/5pm CT.

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama, walking back his assertion at a press conference the "private sector's doing fine," acknowledged Friday that "it is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine."

The struggling economy, he clarified, is "why I had the press conference."

"That's why I spent yesterday, the day before yesterday, this past week, this part month, this past year talking about how we can make this economy stronger," Obama said in the Oval Office. "The economy is not doing fine. There are too many people out of work. The housing market is still weak, there are too many homes underwater."

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Economy • Elections • JKUSA • John King • Uncategorized
June 7th, 2012
07:54 PM ET

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rendell "not sure" if Obama will win

(CNN) – In an interview on John King, USA Thursday, former Pennsylvania governor and Democratic Party chairman Ed Rendell admitted to Jessica Yellin he’s uncertain whether President Obama will win this year’s election.

“He should win,” Rendell told Yellin. “He’s got the best plans for turning the economy around, and I think he’s done a good job.” Rendell continued, “He inherited the worst set of problems any president in my lifetime and he’s done a good job advancing the ball. Not as far as any of us would like, including himself. He’s done a good job.”

Rendell also wishes the Obama campaign would “get a sense of humor.”

As an example, he recounted a story from his new book, “A Nation of Wusses.” Rendell recounts his clashes with the 2008 Obama campaign.

Rendell told Yellin that during the 2008 race for the White House, he was reprimanded by Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod for making a joke about the president not wearing a flag pin on his lapel during the first campaign.

“I love David Axelrod, and I love Valerie [Jarrett], but they’re too serious all the time,” Rendell said.

Rendell adds the Obama camp has failed to highlight the president’s more candid, humorous side. “He tells funny stories,” Rendell said, “He's a very human, good guy. But they don't use that asset.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Ed Rendell • Elections • Interview • JKUSA
June 7th, 2012
07:25 PM ET

FBI investigates security leaks

Rep. Mike Rogers tells Jessica Yellin that U.S. allies are nervous cooperating with the country due to intelligence leaks. What do you think the implications are for the country's national security?

Filed under: 2012 • Interview • JKUSA
June 6th, 2012
07:09 PM ET

Romney reaches out to Latinos

Romney taps former Commerce Secretary Gutierrez to help court Latinos. What do you think Romney needs to bridge the gap with that group of voters?

Filed under: 2012 • Elections • Interview • JKUSA
June 6th, 2012
06:59 PM ET

Sen. Warner pushes bipartisan jobs bill

Virginia Sen. Warner talks to John King about his proposed jobs bill, blaming veteran senators for getting in the way. What do you think – how can the divisive Congress get something done?

Filed under: 2012 • Elections • Interview • JKUSA
June 6th, 2012
12:32 PM ET

The Venus transit phenomenon

Did you miss the Venus transit yesterday? You don't have to wait until it happens again in another 105 years. Check it out here and let us know how magical you thought it was.

Filed under: 2012 • Interview • JKUSA • John King
June 5th, 2012
07:07 PM ET

Clinton: U.S. in another recession

CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen talks with John King on Clinton's new support for temporarily extending Bush Tax Cuts. What do you think about the former president re-entering the spotlight?

Filed under: 2012 • Elections • Interview • JKUSA
June 5th, 2012
06:56 PM ET

O'Malley: Race will be decided by people

DGA chairman Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says Obama visit would have nationalized the Wisconsin race. Do you think Obama should have gotten more involved?

Filed under: 2012 • Elections • Interview • JKUSA
June 4th, 2012
07:34 PM ET

Alleged Sandusky victims will be named

The alleged Sandusky victims will be named in the trial of the former Penn. State coach. Watch John King's interview with CNN contributor Sara Ganim and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin as they share the latest. What do you think?

Filed under: 2012 • Interview • JKUSA
June 4th, 2012
07:29 PM ET

Romney camp: Obama did not create jobs

Romney Campaign adviser Kerry Healey told John King that the first year after getting elected shouldn't count on jobs. Does the same rule apply to Obama? Watch the interview and let us know what you think.

Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Elections • Interview • JKUSA
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