Stolen Secret Service metal detectors recovered, source says
September 3rd, 2012
09:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Stolen Secret Service metal detectors recovered, source says

(CNN) - Metal detectors belonging to the Secret Service that were on a stolen rental truck have been recovered, a law enforcement source said Monday.

The metal detectors, which were to have been used at a campaign event for Vice President Joe Biden, were found at an abandoned house in Detroit and in the U-Haul, left near Henry Ford Hospital, the source said.

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Charges of politics surround visits to hurricane damage
September 3rd, 2012
09:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Charges of politics surround visits to hurricane damage

(CNN) - Making political hay of a disaster may still be distasteful, but accusing one's opponent of doing as much is alive and well.

President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana on Monday came three days after his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, also toured damage in the region left in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
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Conservative group's ad compares American health care to Canada's system
September 3rd, 2012
08:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Conservative group's ad compares American health care to Canada's system

(CNN) - The conservative group Americans for Prosperity on Monday announced it would spend just over $6 million to run in eleven states an ad hitting President Barack Obama's health reform law.

The 60-second spot features a woman, Shona Holmes, who said she turned to the U.S. medical system for treatment of her brain condition when the wait for a specialist would have been too long under the system in her country, Canada.
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Filed under: 2012 • Canada • President Obama
Obama praises New Orleans' resilience on tour of storm damage
September 3rd, 2012
08:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama praises New Orleans' resilience on tour of storm damage

New Orleans (CNN) - President Barack Obama toured storm-damaged St. John the Baptist parish and Laplace, Louisiana, late Monday afternoon, and received a briefing from local officials on the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Isaac.

Speaking to members of the media following his tour, the president thanked local and federal officials for what he called their "extraordinary work" both preparing for and recovering from the devastation caused by last week's hurricane.
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Filed under: Louisiana • President Obama
Top California Dem likens Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels
September 3rd, 2012
08:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Top California Dem likens Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - The chairman of the Democratic Party in California walked back his statements comparing Rep. Paul Ryan to a Nazi propagandist on Monday, shortly before emceeing an event ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, John Burton said Ryan's convention speech last week contained fabrications that amounted to a "bold-faced lie."
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Democratic National Convention • Paul Ryan
September 3rd, 2012
06:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Party leaders split on 'better off' question

(CNN) - The leaders of the Republican and Democratic Party committees on Monday made their battle lines clear in CNN interviews over whether the economy and Americans are now better off than they were when President Barack Obama took office.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, went as far as suggesting on CNN's "The Situation Room" that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not care about those who are struggling economically, but rather about his own electoral prospects.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Reince Priebus
Paul Ryan ties Obama to Carter on eve of Dem convention
September 3rd, 2012
06:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul Ryan ties Obama to Carter on eve of Dem convention

Greenville, North Carolina (CNN) – At a Labor Day rally, Republican vice presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan raised the question 'are you better off' and compared President Barack Obama to one-term President Jimmy Carter.

"You see the president has no record to run on. In fact, every president since the Great Depression who asked Americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you were four years ago, except for Jimmy Carter and for President Barack Obama," said Ryan.

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September 3rd, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: State of the race in North Carolina

(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King explains the state of the presidential race in North Carolina ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 3, 2012
September 3rd, 2012
04:36 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 3, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 3, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: “ARE YOU BETTER OFF THAN YOU WERE 4 YEARS AGO,” DEMOCRATS SEARCH FOR AN ANSWER Democrats tried to massage their message a day before their convention after some top Obama advisers on Sunday talk shows struggled with whether voters were better off since President Barack Obama took office.

David Axelrod, a senior Obama campaign adviser, in an interview with Fox News Sunday: “I think the average American recognizes that it took years to create the crisis that erupted in 2008 and peaked in January of 2009… And it's going to take some time to work through it.”

Sunday on CBS, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley answered “no” to the question – a comment that Republicans jumped on.

However, O'Malley in an interview with CNN’s “Starting Point”: “We are clearly better offer as a country because we're creating jobs rather than losing them. We have not recovered all that we lost in the Bush recession. That's why we need to continue to move forward.”

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 3, 2012
September 3rd, 2012
04:36 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 3, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 3, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: “ARE YOU BETTER OFF THAN YOU WERE 4 YEARS AGO,” DEMOCRATS SEARCH FOR AN ANSWER Democrats tried to massage their message a day before their convention after some top Obama advisers on Sunday talk shows struggled with whether voters were better off since President Barack Obama took office.

David Axelrod, a senior Obama campaign adviser, in an interview with Fox News Sunday: “I think the average American recognizes that it took years to create the crisis that erupted in 2008 and peaked in January of 2009… And it's going to take some time to work through it.”

Sunday on CBS, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley answered “no” to the question – a comment that Republicans jumped on.

However, O'Malley in an interview with CNN’s “Starting Point”: “We are clearly better offer as a country because we're creating jobs rather than losing them. We have not recovered all that we lost in the Bush recession. That's why we need to continue to move forward.”

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Gut Check
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