September 12th, 2012
04:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Romney overstepped on Libya, Egypt attacks

(CNN) – President Barack Obama, responding to criticism from his rival Mitt Romney on the U.S. response to attacks in Egypt and Libya, said Romney had spoken before making a full assessment of the facts.

"There's a broader lesson to be learned here," Obama said in a CBS interview. A clip of the interview was aired Wednesday afternoon.
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Bloomberg: Democrats control deficit fight
September 12th, 2012
04:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Bloomberg: Democrats control deficit fight

Washington (CNNMoney) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that Democrats in Congress should use strong-arm tactics on Republicans to balance federal deficits and pull the nation from its economic malaise.

Bloomberg, an independent who has belonged to both parties, blamed "both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue" for undermining a full economic recovery. His comments were made in an appearance at the Economic Club of Washington.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • Michael Bloomberg
Biden mourns consulate deaths at Ohio campaign stop
September 12th, 2012
03:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden mourns consulate deaths at Ohio campaign stop

Fairborn, Ohio (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden forcefully responded at a campaign event on Wednesday to the violence that killed four American diplomats in Libya. In his remarks, Biden offered both prayers and praise for those who lost their lives, then transitioned to his standard political critique against his Republican rivals.

"I feel like it's necessary to begin on somewhat of a somber note with a word about the news out of Libya and out of Egypt," Biden said early on.
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Romney's political pretzel over Libya
September 12th, 2012
02:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's political pretzel over Libya

(CNN) – Has Mitt Romney twisted the narrative of Tuesday's attacks at U.S. missions in Libya and Egypt?

A timeline of the events suggests Romney was wrong in his accusation that the Obama administration's "first response" on Tuesday was one of sympathy for those who started the violence itself–as the violence came after the first statement was published.
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Filed under: 2012 • Egypt • Libya • Mitt Romney
September 12th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Mitt Romney's full remarks on Libya, Egypt attacks

(CNN) – Mitt Romney made the following remarks Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Democrats outraged with Romney foreign policy attacks
September 12th, 2012
02:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats outraged with Romney foreign policy attacks

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's harsh chiding of President Barack Obama's response to attacks in Libya and Egypt spurred a firestorm of backlash Wednesday from Democrats, who claim the GOP candidate is politicizing a tragedy that killed four, including the United States ambassador, in U.S. offices in Benghazi, Libya.

Following reports of the violence Tuesday, Romney's campaign released a statement calling the U.S. response "disgraceful." Romney delivered remarks Wednesday in Florida continuing his criticism.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Durbin • John Kerry • Mitt Romney
Ryan ramps up foreign policy attack on Obama
September 12th, 2012
01:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan ramps up foreign policy attack on Obama

De Pere, Wisconsin (CNN) – Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan, speaking at a campaign event in Wisconsin, condemned the deadly attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya on Tuesday while also accusing President Barack Obama of projecting weakness abroad.

The Republican opened his De Pere town hall on Wednesday with a mention of the "disturbing" news out of the Middle East. It was his first solo question-and-answer session with voters since becoming Mitt Romney's running mate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Paul Ryan
Romney: 'Can't imagine saying no' to Netanyahu meeting
September 12th, 2012
01:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: 'Can't imagine saying no' to Netanyahu meeting

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney focused campaign efforts Wednesday on putting a dent in President Barack Obama's foreign policy, including invoking reports that the administration refused a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Romney said at a campaign event that as president, he "can't imagine ever saying no" to a meeting with the Israeli leader.
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September 12th, 2012
01:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Are Romney's comments on Libya a 2012 game changer?

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's decision to comment on the diplomatic attacks in the Middle East is revealing a split among Republicans who differ over the GOP nominee's remarks on the violence.

"Too quick to politicize over faulty reporting initially. Too quick to politicize (the) death of foreign service officers. Makes him appear not ready," is how one top adviser to John McCain's 2008 campaign put it to CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney
FIRST ON CNN: Romney camp tries to manage fallout from Libya response
September 12th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Romney camp tries to manage fallout from Libya response

De Pere, Wisconsin (CNN) - Facing criticism for its aggressive and politically-charged response to Tuesday's violent attacks on the American embassies in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is quietly advising Republicans how to respond to questions about the campaign's handling of the episode.

In talking points currently being pushed to Republican leaders and top surrogates, the Romney campaign recommends attacking President's Obama "foreign policy of weakness" and dismissing questions about how the campaign responded to the crisis last night.
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney
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