Akin, returning to Capitol, says he's 'totally in' Missouri race
September 10th, 2012
09:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin, returning to Capitol, says he's 'totally in' Missouri race

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Rep. Todd Akin returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since his comments about "legitimate rape" caused widespread condemnation from fellow Republicans, some of whom called on Akin to drop his bid for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat.

Trailed by reporters asking him about his plans for the Senate race as he walked out of the House chamber Monday, Akin said "I'm in, totally in."
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Filed under: Congress • Missouri • Senate
Ryan sides with Emanuel on Chicago strike
September 10th, 2012
06:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan sides with Emanuel on Chicago strike

Portland, Oregon (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential candidate, sided with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday in the strike by unionized Chicago teachers and urged President Barack Obama to stand behind his former chief of staff.

"Rahm and I have not agreed on every issue or on a lot of issues, but Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teachers' union strike is unnecessary and wrong," Mitt Romney's running mate said at a campaign fund-raiser in Portland, Oregon.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Rahm Emanuel
Ryan to return to Capitol Hill to vote on spending bill
September 10th, 2012
06:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan to return to Capitol Hill to vote on spending bill

Washington (CNN) – The last time Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, was on Capitol Hill he was known best as the chairman of the House Budget Committee and as a popular member among rank and file Republicans for leading the charge for major spending cuts and advocating a dramatic Medicare overhaul.

But Ryan, now the GOP vice presidential nominee in a tightly contested national race, will return this Thursday to an institution whose popularity is at record lows with the American people.
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Filed under: Congress • Paul Ryan
September 10th, 2012
06:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Worry inside Romney campaign?

(CNN) - Is the Romney campaign starting to worry about the election? CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Mitt Romney
CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 10, 2012
September 10th, 2012
04:54 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 10, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 10, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: OBAMA GETS CONVENTION BOUNCE... A new CNN/ORC Poll shows that Barack Obama received a four-point "bounce" following the Democratic National Convention, and he now holds a six-point advantage over Mitt Romney among likely voters.

DEVELOPING: HEADACHE LOOMS FOR WHOEVER WINS A recession is imminent if Congress and the Obama administration don't find a way to avoid impending drastic spending cuts and tax increases, a business group's top economist said Monday. … "If we don't figure out a way to finesse this fiscal cliff . . . if we don't figure out how to kick this can down the road, we will almost certainly be in a recession," said [U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Martin] Regalia in a briefing with reporters. – Jennifer Liberto

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 10, 2012
September 10th, 2012
04:52 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 10, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 10, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: OBAMA GETS CONVENTION BOUNCE... A new CNN/ORC Poll shows that Barack Obama received a four-point "bounce" following the Democratic National Convention, and he now holds a six-point advantage over Mitt Romney among likely voters.

DEVELOPING: HEADACHE LOOMS FOR WHOEVER WINS A recession is imminent if Congress and the Obama administration don't find a way to avoid impending drastic spending cuts and tax increases, a business group's top economist said Monday. … "If we don't figure out a way to finesse this fiscal cliff . . . if we don't figure out how to kick this can down the road, we will almost certainly be in a recession," said [U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Martin] Regalia in a briefing with reporters. – Jennifer Liberto

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
September 10th, 2012
04:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: CNN poll shows Obama advantage over Romney

(CNN) – CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King breaks down a new CNN/ORC poll showing President Barack Obama with a six point advantage over Republican opponent Mitt Romney among likely voters nationwide.

Romney aims for the offensive
September 10th, 2012
04:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney aims for the offensive

Mansfield, Ohio (CNN) – As Republicans braced for news of a post-convention bounce for President Obama Monday, Mitt Romney sought to reclaim the offensive in the race during a speech to Ohio voters.

Romney mocked the president's campaign slogan at an enthusiastic rally in a Mansfield, Ohio factory, warning if Obama were reelected Americans would face more years of high unemployment, a high deficit, and "more years of a nation at the cusp of the kind of crisis you're seeing in Europe."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio
September 10th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's tap dance around Obamacare

(CNN) – Mitt Romney gave the appearance of taking a stunning new position Sunday when it seemed he was embracing parts of Obamacare, a law he's vowed – vehemently and repeatedly – to repeal if he wins the election.

"So you'd keep that part of the federal plan," NBC's "Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked the candidate, referring to Obamacare's provisions about pre-existing conditions and coverage for young adults. Romney replied, "I'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. Of course, there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place."
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • President Obama
September 10th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 7-9 – Presidential Election

TOPICS: Two-way and four-way horse race; enthusiasm for voting; favorable ratings' effect of Democratic convention; Obama and ROmney issues and personal qualities

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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