(CNN) - With 57 days until the presidential election, Mitt Romney campaigns in Ohio Monday, while his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, spends the day fund-raising on the West Coast, first in Seattle then in Portland.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend meetings at the White House and have no public campaign events.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who hasn't been seen on Capitol Hill since late May, hopes to return work Monday after checking out of the Mayo Clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression, his office said.
Monday is the first day back for Congress after summer recess.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - After a five-week summer recess, Congress returns to a long list of unfinished business, but with 57 left days before Election Day, it's likely it will tackle only the bare minimum in its short fall session.
The one must-pass measure - a short-term continuing resolution to fund federal agencies - will avoid any pre-election talk of a government shutdown, with which neither party wants to be tagged. Republican and Democratic leaders struck a deal this summer on a six-month bill, but both chambers still need to pass the legislation before government funding expires at the end of this month.FULL STORY
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CNN: Poll: Obama expands advantage over Romney
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%.
CNN: Obama outraises Romney for first time in months
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and supporting committees brought in more than $114 million last month – the first time the incumbent has outraised his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney, since April. Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced the figure for August late Sunday night.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and supporting committees brought in more than $114 million last month – the first time the incumbent has outraised his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney, since April.
Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced the figure for August late Sunday night.