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CNN: Ryan sides with Emanuel on Chicago strike
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.
CNN: Romney hits harder as poll shows Obama bounce
Mitt Romney strengthened his attacks on President Barack Obama on Monday in the face of a new CNN/ORC International poll that indicated the Republican challenger in November is losing ground after last week's Democratic National Convention. Noting that "forward" is Obama's campaign slogan, Romney said to cheers that "forewarned" would be more appropriate.