Police motorcyclist in presidential motorcade dies after Florida accident
September 9th, 2012
08:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Police motorcyclist in presidential motorcade dies after Florida accident

(CNN) - A police motorcyclist in President Barack Obama's motorcade died Sunday in Florida following a serious highway accident, the top White House spokesman said.

The officer from the Jupiter, Florida, police department was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center in nearby West Palm Beach after being injured in the accident.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • White House
Poll: Obama expands advantage over Romney
September 9th, 2012
08:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama expands advantage over Romney

(CNN) - Three days after the Democratic convention wrapped up, President Barack Obama opened up his largest margin over Mitt Romney since early July in Gallup's daily tracking poll.

According to the poll released Sunday, Obama has 49% among registered voters nationwide, while Romney has 44%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democratic National Convention • Polls • President Obama
New Woodward book goes in depth on debt battle
September 9th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
2 years ago

New Woodward book goes in depth on debt battle

(CNN) - Bob Woodward's new book, "The Price of Politics," unveils new details of last summer’s debt ceiling battle between the White House and Congress with a behind-the-scenes look at an intense showdown.

The book describes the president in repeated negotiations with congressional leaders, as he considered vetoing a bill that would have prevented the government from defaulting on its loans.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • John Boehner • President Obama • White House
September 9th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama gets a bear hug

Fort Pierce, Florida (CNN) - President Barack Obama got a warm embrace on Sunday - one that lifted him about a foot off the ground.

While campaigning in Fort Pierce, Florida, the president stopped into Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Restaurant, where about 10 customers were gathered inside, and greeted the shop's owner, Scott Van Duzer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • President Obama
Was free speech on mute during the conventions?
September 9th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Was free speech on mute during the conventions?

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Shane Brown squeezed through a gap between sections of a steel security fence 9 feet high, picked his way across a vacant lot infested with fire ants and climbed atop a rickety wooden platform. He stepped up and spoke into the microphone:

"God is a good, good God."

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Ryan vague on which loopholes to cut
September 9th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan vague on which loopholes to cut

(CNN) - Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Sunday attempted to clarify the plan that he and Mitt Romney have put forth to reduce the deficit, saying they aim to raise revenue not by increasing tax rates, but by ending certain loopholes and deductions for the wealthy.

The House Budget Committee chairman, however, did not elaborate on which loopholes he would plug, saying those decisions should be made in a public debate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Taxes
Medicare takes center stage for Obama campaign in Florida
September 9th, 2012
02:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Medicare takes center stage for Obama campaign in Florida

Melbourne, Florida (CNN) - In the senior-heavy coastal city of Melbourne on Sunday, President Barack Obama, armed with a new study, continued to hammer the Republican plan to reform Medicare.

He highlighted a Harvard analysis, conducted by a former Obama adviser, that found seniors would pay more under the "Romney-Ryan plan," compared to his plan, which he said will strengthen the entitlement program.
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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • President Obama
Obama says he's 'happy' to work with GOP, Ryan disagrees
September 9th, 2012
01:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama says he's 'happy' to work with GOP, Ryan disagrees

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that he would be willing to compromise on a budget deal, but he stood firm on his proposal to raise taxes on households making more than $250,000 per year.

"I'm, you know, more than happy to work with the Republicans," Obama said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "And what I've said is in reducing our deficits, we can make sure that we cut two and a half dollars for every dollar of increased revenue."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Paul Ryan
Romney says GOP made 'mistake,' weighs in on Eastwood, health care
September 9th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney says GOP made 'mistake,' weighs in on Eastwood, health care

(CNN) - Mitt Romney said congressional Republicans were wrong to accept a deal last year that could ultimately result in across-the-board spending cuts, including massive cuts to the military.

"I thought it was a mistake on the part of the White House to propose it," Romney said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I think it was a mistake for Republicans to go along with it."
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Filed under: 2012 • Budget • Debt • Deficit • Mitt Romney
Gingrich: Clinton a ‘real’ president, Obama a ‘pretender’
September 9th, 2012
10:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: Clinton a ‘real’ president, Obama a ‘pretender’

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich sought to put a wedge between President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Sunday, saying parts of Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention were “eerily anti-Obama.”

“You can take his speech, spin it not very much, and it's actually a condemnation of the fact that Obama learned nothing ... out of the 2010 election,” Gingrich said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Newt Gingrich • TV-State of the Union
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