Obama and Romney ahead in ad fight
March 8th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama and Romney ahead in ad fight

(CNN) - The most aired political ads of the 2012 election cycle prove it's a battle between President Barack Obama and Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney, at least when it comes to television advertising.

The five spots run most during the presidential campaign include commercials from the Obama re-election campaign, a Republican super PAC, the Romney campaign, a pro-Romney super PAC and the Democratic National Committee, according to a report from the Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG).
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
March 8th, 2012
08:28 AM ET
2 years ago

'Joe the Plumber' explains qualification for run

(CNN) – Samuel Wurzelbacher, the Ohio Congressional candidate best known as "Joe the Plumber," said Thursday his status as an American citizen was qualification enough to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

In an interview on CNN's "Early Start," Wurzelbacher said he had developed a new political awareness in the four years since his rise to fame as a backer of then-presidential candidate John McCain.
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Filed under: Congress • Ohio
House set to vote on jobs bill aimed at small businesses
March 8th, 2012
07:37 AM ET
2 years ago

House set to vote on jobs bill aimed at small businesses

(CNN) – The House is expected to vote Thursday on jobs legislation that would mark rare agreement between the Obama administration and House Republicans.

The proposal called the JOBS act, short for "Jump-starting Our Business Startups," comprises six measures aimed at removing barriers to small business investment.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy
Obama releases movie trailer a week before campaign film's debut
March 8th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama releases movie trailer a week before campaign film's debut

(CNN) – Team Obama is releasing a movie trailer Thursday, followed by a debut of the 17-minute campaign film next week.

The film, "The Road We've Traveled," comes out March 15 and will chronicle the president's first term in office, officials said.

But the trailer - just like the real movies - comes out Thursday.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, March 8, 2012
March 8th, 2012
04:24 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, March 8, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Santorum: I'm not asking anyone to drop
Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum said Wednesday that candidates currently in the GOP field should continue their presidential campaigns "for as long as they feel they should stay in the race." His comments came in response to reporters' questions surrounding a pro-Santorum super PAC adviser's comments that Gingrich should exit the race.

CNN: Romney challengers reject calls to give up
Mitt Romney's campaign tried Wednesday to put the best possible spin on Super Tuesday's mixed verdict, releasing a memo arguing that it is now nearly impossible for his opponents to catch him in the Republican presidential race.

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