Specter released from hospital
September 7th, 2012
03:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Specter released from hospital

(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania left a hospital in Philadelphia Friday after receiving treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to a statement released through his attorney.

The statement also said Specter would return to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital to receive periodic treatments for the disease, a type of blood cancer.
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September 7th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama calls jobs report 'not good enough'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama called the last month's jobs report, which showed weak growth and over 350,000 people dropping out of the workforce, "not good enough" at a rally on Friday, meanwhile mocking Republicans' tax proposals and asking for another four years to accomplish his proposals.

The unemployment rate fell in August from 8.3% to 8.1%, according to the Labor Department report issued Friday, but that slip was fueled by 368,000 people dropping out of the workforce.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama
Palin: Kerry 'diminished' by mentioning her name
September 7th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Palin: Kerry 'diminished' by mentioning her name

(CNN) – Sarah Palin responded to John Kerry's jab during his speech at Thursday's Democratic National Convention questioning why the former Democratic presidential candidate would even know her name.

"I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name," said the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate appearing on Fox Business Network shortly after Kerry's remarks. "How does he even know my name? I mean, aren't these guys supposed to be these big wig elites who don't waste their time on little people like me-me, representing the average American."
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Filed under: 2012 • John Kerry • Sarah Palin
September 7th, 2012
12:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney fires back with 'straight talk'

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) – Mitt Romney fired back against Democrats Friday, the morning after being skewered by the president and top party officials on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention.

The GOP nominee, who emerged Friday from five days spent largely behind closed doors preparing for the upcoming presidential debates, accused President Obama of using his convention speech to recycle old promises instead of offering new ideas to turn around the economy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
Campaign scientists have a file on you
September 7th, 2012
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign scientists have a file on you

(CNN) – The Democratic and Republican conventions are designed to be the high points for both presidential campaigns. Countless man hours and tens of millions of dollars go into each event.

But the work that could really affect the outcome of the election is still taking place. Campaigns are poring over information you provide to them every time you use the internet.

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September 7th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

5 OMG Moments at the DNC

(CNN) - Anyone can turn on a TV, scan a newsfeed or fire up a laptop to get a sense of the important topics that were discussed at this week's Democratic National Convention. This is not about those important topics.

1. Biden goes off-script, literally

Grammarians and wordsmiths everywhere cringed as Vice President Joe Biden used the word literally instead of figuratively several times during his Thursday speech.

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September 7th, 2012
11:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: The importance of Michigan, Ohio

(CNN) – CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King at the magic wall breaks down the electoral votes of two key battleground states and explains why convention speakers touted the auto industry bailout.


Filed under: 2012 • Auto Bailout • John King • Michigan • Ohio
Eastwood breaks silence: Obama a 'hoax' on American people
September 7th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Eastwood breaks silence: Obama a 'hoax' on American people

(CNN) - In his first public statements since his rambling, improvised remarks at last week's Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood told a California newspaper that Mitt Romney's campaign wasn't able to approve his speech, since he wasn't sure what he was going to say until he walked out on stage.

"They vet most of the people, but I told them, 'You can't do that with me, because I don't know what I'm going to say,'" Eastwood told the Carmel Pine Cone. Eastwood served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea in the 1980s.
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Obama to address jobs numbers in New Hampshire
September 7th, 2012
10:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to address jobs numbers in New Hampshire

(CNN) - A senior campaign official and a White House aide told CNN Friday that President Barack Obama will address August's jobs numbers at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 jobs in July, the Department of Labor said Friday. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, from 8.3% in July. The drop in unemployment was caused because 368,000 people stopped looking for work and therefore were no longer counted in the survey.


Filed under: Jobs • President Obama
Jobs report brings end to Democrats' convention high
September 7th, 2012
09:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Jobs report brings end to Democrats' convention high

(CNN) – Friday's jobs report indicating only 96,000 jobs were created in August brought a quick end to any lingering Democratic euphoria from this week's party convention, bringing into sharp reality the challenges President Barack Obama will face in the two months until Election Day.

The monthly report, one of the few remaining before voters head to the polls November 6, showed the unemployment rate falling to 8.1% as more workers withdrew from the labor market. The 96,000 jobs created were also not enough to keep up with the population entering the workforce.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • President Obama
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