(CNN) – President Barack Obama says in a new television spot that the economic plan favored by his rival Mitt Romney is a tired approach that would only favor the wealthy.
The Obama campaign says the minute-long ad, called "The Choice," will air in nine battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Obama's campaign said on Sunday they would not air any ads in Colorado through Friday in light of the shooting there last week. "The Choice" will begin airing in the state on Saturday, the Obama campaign tells CNN.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday emphasized the fulfillment of his promise to end the war in Iraq and pointed to his administration's work for veterans over the last three and a half years.
"Four years ago I made you a promise. I pledged to take the fight to our enemies and renew our leadership in the world. As president, that's what I've done," he said while speaking in Reno, Nevada at the 113th convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is pointing to a new national poll that suggests the attacks by President Barack Obama's campaign on the GOP challenger's business record are not working.
According to a USA Today/Gallup national survey released Monday, 63% of Americans say Romney's business background, including his years at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he co-founded, would cause him to make good decisions in handling the nation's economy over the next four years, with 29% saying his background would cause him to make bad decisions.
New York (CNNMoney) - Turns out there's a price to pay for incessant fighting in Congress and political grandstanding.
The federal government spent an extra $1.3 billion to borrow last year because of the showdown over the debt ceiling, the Government Accountability Office reported Monday.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign said Monday it will raise $10 million in a two-day West Coast campaign swing.
Romney held three fundraisers in the Bay Area on Sunday and four around Southern California on Monday.
(CNN) - Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown launched a campaign web video Monday evaluating America's past and present while taking a swipe at his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, along with President Barack Obama.
The video, called "Let America Be America Again," hailed presidents including John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ronald Reagan as supporters of free enterprise and job creation.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama, if elected to a second term, would visit Israel, something he has not done since taking office-according to Obama campaign aides.
In a conference call with reporters Monday, Colin Kahl, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, said "we can expect him to visit Israel in a second term should he be elected."
(CNN) – In an address to police officers Monday, Vice President Joe Biden focused almost exclusively on the heroism displayed in the aftermath of last week's deadly shooting in Colorado, saying law enforcement officers and ordinary citizens who rushed to help victims of the massacre "define who we are as a nation."
"They make us proud of our country, and maybe more important at this moment, they make us confident that this country is made of that sterner stuff and there is reason to be hopeful and confident," Biden told the National Association of Police Organizations, meeting in Manalapan, Florida.
(CNN) – The bitter partisan fights that have been waged for months reappeared Monday after a weekend of reflection following Friday's deadly shooting in Colorado.
David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign, was the first to break the silence on Twitter.
Washington (CNN) – Here are two things you can bank on:
1) The race for the White House is a battle for the states and their electoral votes.
2) The economy, and jobs in particular, remain the top issue on the minds of American voters.