BREAKING: Obama condemns attacks in Libya
September 12th, 2012
10:51 AM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Obama condemns attacks in Libya

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the attack that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya.

"The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these acts," the president said, vowing justice for the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
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Filed under: 2012 • Egypt • Libya • President Obama
Romney hits Obama on Medicare in Spanish language ad
September 12th, 2012
10:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney hits Obama on Medicare in Spanish language ad

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign pushed its Medicare attack in a new Spanish language television ad released Wednesday.

The ad, "Yo Pagué," is a Spanish version of a spot it released last month, "Paid in," which makes the widely-criticized claim that the president cut more than $700 billion from Medicare in his health care reform.
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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Medicare • Mitt Romney
BREAKING: Romney renews criticism of Obama's Libya response
September 12th, 2012
10:31 AM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney renews criticism of Obama's Libya response

(CNN) – Mitt Romney blasted the Obama administration on Wednesday for a statement he said was made by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt after its security was breached, calling it "akin to an apology" that was "disgraceful" and adding that the president assumes responsibility for all communications from U.S. diplomats.

Romney, during a press conference in Florida, called the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy personnel "outrageous" and "disgusting," and said "America will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and against our embassies."

The Republican presidential nominee first released a statement Tuesday night.


Filed under: 2012 • Libya • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Crossroads GPS bets against Obama in Nevada ad
September 12th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads GPS bets against Obama in Nevada ad

(CNN) – Ahead of President Barack Obama's campaign trip to Las Vegas Wednesday, the private arm of the Karl Rove-backed super PAC American Crossroads released a new ad in Nevada targeting the president over the economy.

"After gambling your money on his failed stimulus, President Obama says, 'Don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas'," the ad's narrator says. "He doesn't get it. In Nevada, tourism means jobs. Under Obama, nearly 62,000 fewer Nevada jobs."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Crossroads GPS • Nevada • President Obama
Obama campaign launches TV ads in Wisconsin
September 12th, 2012
08:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign launches TV ads in Wisconsin

Detroit, Michigan (CNN) – The Obama campaign began airing television ads in Wisconsin on Wednesday, a sign that officials in Chicago now view the state as competitive.

The campaign says it's airing two TV spots, one positive and one critical of Republican Mitt Romney, across the state.
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Obama campaign advances attack over loopholes
September 12th, 2012
07:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign advances attack over loopholes

(CNN) - In a new television ad released Wednesday, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign continued to fuel its attack against Mitt Romney over the Republican presidential nominee's tax plan.

The spot, "Won't Say," accuses Romney of being cagey on the details of his proposal and cites reports, as the campaign has in the past, that claim the Republican challenger would have to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for his plan
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama • Taxes
September 12th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama condemns killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya

(CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of the United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, in a rocket attack on the U.S. Consulate in the city of Benghazi on Tuesday.

He called the attack "outrageous," and confirmed that four Americans, including Stevens, were killed.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
On the Trail: September 12, 2012
September 12th, 2012
07:08 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: September 12, 2012

(CNN) - With 55 days until Election Day, both candidates and their running mates are on the trail Wednesday, hitting crucial battleground states across the country.

President Barack Obama speaks in Nevada, while Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Ohio before returning to Washington, D.C. On the Republican side, presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds an event in Florida and GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan attends a town hall in Wisconsin.

Also in Florida, former President Bill Clinton campaigns for Obama and Ann Romney attends an event for her husband.

See a full schedule of the day's events after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Nevada • Ohio • On the Trail • Wisconsin
Super PAC releases six new ads targeting House races
September 12th, 2012
07:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Super PAC releases six new ads targeting House races

(CNN) – A super PAC dedicated to electing Democrats to Congress on Wednesday expanded its television advertising portfolio to include three new races while launching six new ads critical of Republicans.

The House Majority PAC said it would spend $2.2 million to run the six ads.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
September 12th, 2012
04:33 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click the headlines for more.

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CNN Security Clearance: White House: Obama talks with Netanyahu on Iran, no meeting sought
President Barack Obama talked with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a call Tuesday night about the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program, according to a White House statement. Obama placed the call to Netanyahu, a senior administration official told CNN. The one-paragraph statement from the White House, which referred to the Obama-Netanyahu discussion as "a part of their ongoing consultations," followed reports earlier in the day that the White House had rejected a request by Netanyahu to meet with Obama this month to discuss Iran's nuclear program.

CNN: Romney: Obama handling of Libya, Egypt violence 'disgraceful'
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks,” Romney said in the statement.

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