Obama's jobs message to Iowans
September 7th, 2012
09:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's jobs message to Iowans

Iowa City, Iowa (CNN) - On the first day of campaigning after his speech to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama attempted to keep the post-convention momentum going with a rally on the campus of the University of Iowa.

He continued to push his economic message of what he calls "two fundamentally different visions" for the middle class.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Ann Romney defers same-sex marriage, birth control questions to husband
September 7th, 2012
07:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney defers same-sex marriage, birth control questions to husband

(CNN) – Ann Romney adamantly stayed on message when asked in an interview with an Iowa television station about same-sex marriage and whether employer-provided health insurance should cover birth control, deferring questions on such issues to the GOP nominee.

Mrs. Romney told KWQC via satellite Friday morning that her message to voters was to trust Mitt Romney to bring the country a sound economic future. But when asked her views on contentious social issues Mrs. Romney firmly adhered to the GOP's economic message and declined to answer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Iowa • Same-sex marriage
Obama saw jobs numbers Thursday night
September 7th, 2012
06:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama saw jobs numbers Thursday night

Iowa City, Iowa (CNN) – President Barack Obama viewed the latest jobs numbers Thursday night, before the figures were made available to the public, a White House official told CNN.

But the official would not say if Obama saw them before or after his Thursday night acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • President Obama
Obama outshines MTV's music awards on Facebook
September 7th, 2012
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama outshines MTV's music awards on Facebook

Washington (CNN) - Politics beat out pop culture Thursday night on Facebook. President Barack Obama was mentioned more times overall than MTV's Video Music Awards show, which aired the same evening as the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

It wasn't just Obama who was discussed more than the VMA's, former President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama, and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney were all discussed more than stars of Thursday night's music awards like One Direction and Lil Wayne. Vice President Joe Biden didn't get as many mentions as those pop stars, but he did surpass Taylor Swift and rapper Frank Ocean in overall mentions.
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Obama poster artist gets probation for evidence tampering
September 7th, 2012
06:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama poster artist gets probation for evidence tampering

New York (CNN) - The street artist who created the iconic red, white and blue Obama "Hope" posters in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election was sentenced Friday to two years' probation after tampering with evidence, prosecutors said.

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to criminal contempt of court for falsifying and destroying documents and coaching a witness while embroiled in a copyright infringement battle over his use of a now-famous image by The Associated Press that featured then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • President Obama
Rep. Jesse Jackson out of clinic for bipolar depression treatment
September 7th, 2012
05:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Jesse Jackson out of clinic for bipolar depression treatment

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has checked out of the Mayo Clinic, where he was being treated for bipolar depression, and is now back in Washington with his family, his chief of staff said Friday.

The 47-year-old Jackson had not been on Capitol Hill since late May.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jesse Jackson Jr.
Corporate taxes: What Obama and Romney would do
September 7th, 2012
05:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Corporate taxes: What Obama and Romney would do

New York (CNNMoney) - Policymakers last overhauled the corporate tax system 26 years ago. The economy, international trade and technology have changed drastically since then.

The result is an outdated corporate tax code, which tax experts and business leaders say hinders rather than spurs U.S. competitiveness.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 7, 2012
September 7th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 7, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 7, 2012| 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: WHILE CLINTON TOPS OBAMA IN SPEECH REVIEWS, OBAMA BEATS HIM IN THE RATINGS... While we wait for official Nielsen numbers, the preliminary ratings data shows that cumulatively, across broadcast and cable news networks, 29 million television viewers watched President Obama's speech last night from 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. (CNN beat out ABC, and CBS, as well as all cable networks, thanks to your loyal viewership). On Wednesday night, up against fierce competition from the NFL, former president Bill Clinton's speech attracted an estimated 25 million viewers vs. an average 23.9 million viewers for the key football game.

OBAMA EKES OUT A WIN ON FACEBOOK AS WELL... Politics beat out pop culture Thursday night on Facebook. President Barack Obama was mentioned more times overall than MTV’s Video Music Awards show, which aired the same evening as the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

According to Facebook’s Talk Meter, which measures the amount of buzz a person or event gets on Facebook, Obama’s Thursday night speech edged out former President Bill Clinton’s Wednesday night address, while both speeches ranked higher than their competitors in primetime – the MTV’s Video Music Awards on Thursday and the National Football League’s season opener on Wednesday. Even though Obama won overall buzz, Clinton garnered more buzz from user about the age of 45. – Eric Weisbrod

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 7, 2012
September 7th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 7, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 7, 2012| 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: WHILE CLINTON TOPS OBAMA IN SPEECH REVIEWS, OBAMA BEATS HIM IN THE RATINGS... While we wait for official Nielsen numbers, the preliminary ratings data shows that cumulatively, across broadcast and cable news networks, 29 million television viewers watched President Obama's speech last night from 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. (CNN beat out ABC, and CBS, as well as all cable networks, thanks to your loyal viewership). On Wednesday night, up against fierce competition from the NFL, former president Bill Clinton's speech attracted an estimated 25 million viewers vs. an average 23.9 million viewers for the key football game.

OBAMA EKES OUT A WIN ON FACEBOOK AS WELL... Politics beat out pop culture Thursday night on Facebook. President Barack Obama was mentioned more times overall than MTV’s Video Music Awards show, which aired the same evening as the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

According to Facebook’s Talk Meter, which measures the amount of buzz a person or event gets on Facebook, Obama’s Thursday night speech edged out former President Bill Clinton’s Wednesday night address, while both speeches ranked higher than their competitors in primetime – the MTV’s Video Music Awards on Thursday and the National Football League’s season opener on Wednesday. Even though Obama won overall buzz, Clinton garnered more buzz from user about the age of 45. – Eric Weisbrod

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CNN garners highest cable ratings on final night of DNC
September 7th, 2012
03:27 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN garners highest cable ratings on final night of DNC

(CNN) – On the final evening of the Democratic National Convention, CNN beat its cable competitors and two broadcast networks in television ratings, data from Nielson showed Friday.

CNN averaged 3.5 million viewers between 7 p.m. and midnight, the figures showed, putting the channel ahead of MSNBC, which averaged 3.2 million viewers, and Fox News Channel, which averaged 2.5 million viewers.
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