Spoiler alert: Poll finds small following for Libertarian candidate
September 10th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Spoiler alert: Poll finds small following for Libertarian candidate

Washington (CNN) – Gary Johnson's poll numbers may not give him much-of-a shot at winning the presidency, but in the latest CNN/ORC Poll, he is registering enough of a following to possibly tip the balance in an increasingly close election.

Three percent of likely voters responded that they would vote for Johnson, the Libertarian Party's candidate for president, in November. That number is slightly higher among registered voters, with 4% identifying with the former governor of New Mexico.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC poll • Gary Johnson
CNN Poll: Obama up six points over Romney
September 10th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama up six points over Romney

(CNN) – A new survey indicates President Barack Obama moved up four points following the Democratic National Convention last week, and now has a six point advantage over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll (PDF) released Monday, 52% of likely voters nationwide back the president, compared to 46% for Romney. Just before the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama was tied with Romney 48%-48%.
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Nicki Minaj on Romney endorsement: Sarcasm, get it?
September 10th, 2012
03:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Nicki Minaj on Romney endorsement: Sarcasm, get it?

(CNN) – Singer, songwriter and eclectic celebrity Nicki Minaj took to Twitter Monday to clarify what appeared to be an endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, thanking President Barack Obama for understanding her "sarcasm."

Minaj stirred political controversy last week following the release of a new song from Lil' Wayne's "Dedication 4" mixtape including rap lyrics by Minaj proclaiming support of the GOP candidate.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Political barbs fly amid Chicago teachers' strike
September 10th, 2012
03:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Political barbs fly amid Chicago teachers' strike

(CNN) – Mitt Romney implicated President Barack Obama Monday in the ongoing strike of teachers in Chicago, portraying his Democratic rival as bending to powerful teachers' unions at the expense of parents and students.

Romney's statement put him in the unlikely position of supporting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat who previously served as Obama's chief of staff. Emanuel has been harshly criticized by union officials, who accuse the mayor of reneging on promises made to teachers, police officers and other civil servants.
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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Mitt Romney
Romney, Obama to speak at Clinton Global Initiative
September 10th, 2012
01:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Obama to speak at Clinton Global Initiative

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will speak at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City later this month, former President Bill Clinton announced Monday.

"I'm grateful that President Obama and Governor Romney are taking time to join leaders from all parts of society who choose to address our greatest global challenges through the Clinton Global Initiative," said Clinton, who created the Clinton Foundation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Mitt Romney • President Obama
'Go Obamacare,' Obama signs on med student's lab coat
September 10th, 2012
01:03 PM ET
2 years ago

'Go Obamacare,' Obama signs on med student's lab coat

(CNN) – There is one University of Iowa medical student with a lab coat unlike anyone else's in his class.

At a rally on campus Friday, it was signed by President Barack Obama. But the president did not only inscribe his name.
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Filed under: 2012 • Healthcare • Iowa • President Obama
Team Romney calls surveys showing Obama bounce a 'sugar high'
September 10th, 2012
12:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Romney calls surveys showing Obama bounce a 'sugar high'

Washington (CNN) – Polling that indicates a post-convention bounce for President Barack Obama is merely a "sugar high" that will dissipate by the time voters head to the voting booths on Election Day, Mitt Romney's chief pollster wrote in a memo Monday.

"Don't get too worked up about the latest polling," Neil Newhouse wrote, the day after Gallup's Daily Tracking Poll, along with some other surveys, indicated that Obama received a "bounce" after last week's Democratic National Convention. The Gallup poll showed the president opening a five point margin over Romney, and was conducted September 2-8, a time window that included the entirety of the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina-as well as two days before and two days after the event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls
Obama campaign pushes Romney, Ryan on loopholes
September 10th, 2012
12:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign pushes Romney, Ryan on loopholes

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on Monday released a new web video attacking the GOP presidential ticket for being "evasive."

The Obama web video opens up with text on the screen: "Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan won't answer the most basic questions on their tax plan."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama • Taxes
Drone program something you 'struggle with,' Obama says
September 10th, 2012
12:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Drone program something you 'struggle with,' Obama says

Washington (CNN) – The use of armed drones, or unmanned aircraft, to target and kill suspected terrorists has increased dramatically during the Obama administration but President Barack Obama said he struggles with the use of armed drones to target terrorists.

"That's something that you have to struggle with," the president said in a CNN interview at the White House conducted for the documentary "Obama Revealed: The man, The President" by this reporter. He continued, "if you don't, then it's very easy to slip into a situation in which you end up bending rules thinking that the ends always justify the means. That's not been our tradition. That's not who we are as a country."
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Filed under: CIA • President Obama
September 10th, 2012
10:21 AM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: DNC chair details platform change

(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explains why convention delegates revised their official platform last week.

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