September 1st, 2012
11:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Orange diplomacy in the skies

Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - Reporters used notes written on oranges to lure Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan into a dialogue on the running mates' respective airplanes Saturday.

The note to Romney was handwritten with a black Sharpie and rolled like a bowling ball to the front of the cabin where the Republican presidential nominee was sitting.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
RNC nets higher buzz factor than Hurricane Isaac, Facebook 'Talk Meter' shows
September 1st, 2012
09:19 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC nets higher buzz factor than Hurricane Isaac, Facebook 'Talk Meter' shows

(CNN) - While Republicans gathered in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, and Hurricane Isaac approached the Gulf Coast, more users of Facebook were talking about the Republican National Convention than the storm, according to data compiled by the Facebook "Talk Meter."

RNC social sharing was more significant in Washington, D.C., than in any other state, although Florida, which hosted the convention, placed second in a list of buzz by geography. The data provided by Facebook did not specify the timeframe for this buzz, but the Republican convention opened on Monday and concluded with Romney's acceptance speech on Thursday evening.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Republican National Convention
Obama, Biden to rally in New Hampshire after accepting nomination
September 1st, 2012
06:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Biden to rally in New Hampshire after accepting nomination

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold a campaign event in New Hampshire next Friday, the day after the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina concludes, their campaign announced Saturday.

The two candidates will be joined by their spouses, the campaign said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jill Biden • Joe Biden • Michelle Obama • President Obama
September 1st, 2012
05:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweets of the day: Romney brothers bug each other

(CNN) - Not all is serious on the campaign trail, as two of Mitt Romney's five sons demonstrated on Twitter Saturday.

When their mother, Ann Romney, was told of the incident by reporters, she replied, "My Craig? My Josh?"

"They still haven't grown up yet," she said, laughing.


Filed under: 2012 • Florida
Obama rallies in Iowa on 'Road to Charlotte' tour
September 1st, 2012
04:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama rallies in Iowa on 'Road to Charlotte' tour

Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) – President Obama began his "Road to Charlotte" tour before 10,000 people here on Saturday, kicking off a string of events that will bring him right up to his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.

"There's a reason for me to begin the journey here in Iowa, where it first began more than four years ago," Obama said, reminding Iowans that it was a victory at the state's caucuses in 2008 that set him on his path to the presidency. "And it will be you, Iowa, who choose the path we take from here."
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September 1st, 2012
02:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Mrs. Romney sweet-talks reporters on campaign plane

Cincinnati (CNN) – Ann Romney stepped up her charm offensive on the media Saturday and held a post-speech wardrobe consultation - complete with treats - with her husband's traveling press corps.

"I want to know, girls, we really wanted the girls to tell me about my dress for the speech," Romney said to the women of her husband's traveling pack of reporters, many of whom have covered the candidate for a year. "Girls, did I do OK?"
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Filed under: 2012
September 1st, 2012
02:43 PM ET
2 years ago

White House releases much-anticipated beer recipe

(CNN) - After some pressure from the online home brewing community that included a petition on the White House website and a Freedom of Information Act request, the Obama administration gave in Saturday and released its homemade beer recipe.

In a post on the White House Blog, head chef Sam Kass posted the recipes for two beers brewed on the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House Honey Ale and Honey Porter. Both beers are made using honey harvested from the White House bee hive.
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Filed under: President Obama
Source: Romney to rehearse for fall debates this week
September 1st, 2012
01:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: Romney to rehearse for fall debates this week

(CNN) - Mitt Romney will begin preparations for this fall's series of presidential debates this week when he goes head-to-head with a stand-in for President Barack Obama, a Romney campaign source said Saturday.

Separately, Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden said Saturday that Romney will prepare Tuesday through Thursday at the Vermont house of former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey.

The source also said that the campaign has not yet decided whether Romney will attend any public events this week.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman
Romney gets personal, more likeable
September 1st, 2012
01:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney gets personal, more likeable

Washington (CNN) - Republicans expended enormous effort last week to make Mitt Romney more appealing to everyday America, and strategists believe that could pay dividends as the campaign moves into its next phase.

In his speech on Thursday night that was aimed at changing the dynamics of his campaign and painting who he would be as both a candidate and a commander-in-chief, Romney showed a more personal side.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Romney speaks on jobs in weekly podcast
September 1st, 2012
01:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney speaks on jobs in weekly podcast

(CNN) - Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, spoke on jobs in his weekly podcast released Saturday, reviewing the plan he says would lead to the creation of 12 million new jobs in the next four years.

His plan includes points on energy, education, trade, federal deficit reduction and measures to support small businesses.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Ohio
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