August 30th, 2012
01:31 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Romney gets a chance to sell himself at RNC

(CNN) – As the Republican National Convention concludes Thursday night, Mitt Romney's speech will mark the big finale. CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser reports.


Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
First on CNN: Romney's airplane, now with logo
August 30th, 2012
12:53 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Romney's airplane, now with logo

(CNN) - CNN obtained photos of Mitt Romney's charter airplane in Lakeland, Florida on Thursday, which now has his campaign slogan, "Believe in America," emblazoned on its side.

Until now, Romney, his aides, and reporters covering him have flown in either unmarked charter planes or in planes marked with their operators' logos.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
TIME: What he knows now: Obama on popularity, partisanship and getting things done in Washington
August 30th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
2 years ago

TIME: What he knows now: Obama on popularity, partisanship and getting things done in Washington

(TIME) – White House correspondent Michael Scherer spoke with President Obama aboard Air Force One on Aug. 21 for the Sept. 10 issue of TIME

MICHAEL SCHERER: What is your message for the independent voter who supported you from Ohio or Iowa in 2008 because he thought you could change the tone in Washington, change politics? Did you do something wrong? And why will the next four years be different?

BARACK OBAMA: The message I have for them is no different than the message I have for the rest of the country, which is, I ran for office to not only deal with a looming economic crisis but also reverse a decade in which middle-class families had seen their security erode.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
BREAKING: Texas voter ID law struck down
August 30th, 2012
12:18 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Texas voter ID law struck down

(CNN) - A federal appeals court in Washington has struck down the Texas voter ID law which required photos for voters at the polls, saying the law amounts to racial discrimination.

The decision is considered a major victory for the Obama administration and its Democratic allies who had challenged the law.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Rick Perry • Texas
The youngest Republican delegate
August 30th, 2012
12:08 PM ET
2 years ago

The youngest Republican delegate

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - One way or another, Evan Draim is the future. The 17-year-old Virginian is the youngest delegate to the Republican National Convention. He’s also one of the GOP’s emergent voices.

He’s passionate about America’s economic woes.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Radio • Florida • Republican National Convention
Humanizing Romney and a little mystery for the final night
August 30th, 2012
11:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Humanizing Romney and a little mystery for the final night

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Speakers at the Republican National Convention's final evening will focus on telling Mitt Romney's "personal story," a Romney campaign adviser said again Thursday as the campaign moves to make Romney appealing to voters who thus far have heard mostly about his credentials as a businessman.

"What you're going to see tonight is a lot of telling Gov. Romney's personal story," Romney strategist Russ Schriefer said on a morning conference call.
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August 30th, 2012
10:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign defends Ryan's speech

(CNN) – Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser for Mitt Romney's campaign, defended Paul Ryan against criticism of his speech, saying the vice presidential hopeful was not inaccurate when he blamed President Barack Obama for the failure of a General Motors plant in Wisconsin.

"He didn't talk about Obama closing the plant. He said that candidate Obama went there in 2008, and what he said was 'With government assistance, we can keep this plant open for another 100 years.' Here we are four years into his administration. That plant is still closed," Fehrnstrom said Thursday on CNN's "Starting Point."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
August 30th, 2012
09:08 AM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Bush: Ryan's GM plant claim not misleading

(CNN) - On CNN's "Starting Point," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush weighed in on Rep. Paul Ryan's Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention.


Filed under: 2012 • Jeb Bush • Paul Ryan
August 30th, 2012
08:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Five things we learned at the Republican National Convention

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Tampa, Florida(CNN)– On the night vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan made his debut on the national stage, the GOP turned its attention to America's influence abroad and what the party sees as President Barack Obama's failed economic policies. The roster of speakers at the Republican National Convention boasted two of the party's foreign policy heavy hitters and rhetoric designed to appeal to voters who are still undecided.

Here are five things we learned from the convention's second...

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Republican National Convention
Fact Check: 'Looming tax hike,' a recession and Obama's palate
August 30th, 2012
08:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Fact Check: 'Looming tax hike,' a recession and Obama's palate

(CNN) – U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell isn't impressed that President Obama would wax about spicy cuisine as unemployment rises, and he hopes you're not, either.

McConnell, speaking at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, made a series of verbal jabs at the president and warnings about the economy.

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