Live from New York, it's... different actor to play Obama
September 13th, 2012
04:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Live from New York, it's... different actor to play Obama

(CNN) - The role of President Barack Obama will be played by a different actor this season on the comedy program "Saturday Night Live," the show's head writer said Thursday.

In an interview on NBC's "Today Show," writer Seth Meyers acknowledged that Jay Pharoah, who is in his third year on the program, would be playing the president, while the actor who has played Obama since 2008, Fred Armisen, will continue on the show.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New York • President Obama
Romney to receive intel briefings starting next week
September 13th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to receive intel briefings starting next week

Sterling, Virginia (CNN) - After Mitt Romney was knocked back on his heels for commenting on the diplomatic attacks in the Middle East before all of the facts were in, advisers to the GOP nominee said he has yet to receive national security briefings from the Obama administration.

But those briefings will begin next week, a campaign spokesperson told CNN on Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Pennsylvania high court hears high-profile voter ID case
September 13th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Pennsylvania high court hears high-profile voter ID case

(CNN) - Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court on Thursday took up a controversial case over the state's new voting law, which requires voters to furnish a photo ID before casting their ballots.

Court spokesman Art Heinz said the case, which is an appeal from a lower court's August 15 decision which upheld the law, is not expected to be resolved by Thursday.

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Filed under: Pennsylvania
September 13th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 7-9 – Economy

TOPICS: Current economic conditions, economy a year from now, blame for economic problems, better off than four years ago

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: Are you better off than four years ago?
September 13th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Are you better off than four years ago?

Washington (CNN) - It was the question that Mitt Romney presidential campaign and Republican Party officials kept asking earlier this month: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

After some initial stumbling, the response from President Obama's campaign and other top Democrats was "yes."

So what do you think?
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
September 13th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Obama navigate Arab world turmoil

Washington (CNN) - Is this week's anti-American chaos in the Arab world going to be President Barack Obama's Jimmy Carter moment or Republican challenger Mitt Romney's John McCain moment?

The unrest so far in Libya, Egypt and Yemen - embassies attacked, an American ambassador killed, spreading protests - evokes memories of another U.S. crisis more than 30 years ago.

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Filed under: 2012 • Egypt • Libya • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Republicans blame Obama for Fed action
September 13th, 2012
03:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans blame Obama for Fed action

Washington (CNNMoney) - Republicans used the Federal Reserve's announcement of a third round of stimulus to blast President Obama, saying the lackluster economic recovery he's overseen is behind the central bank's "artificial" and "ineffective" move.

Most Republicans, including the campaign of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, used the Fed's move to tout their main campaign message going into the Nov. 6 elections, that Obama's economic stewardship has failed.

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Filed under: Economy • Federal Reserve • Republicans
After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus
September 13th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
2 years ago

After 'big stick' rebuke, Palin goes after new stimulus

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took quick aim at new stimulus money announced Thursday by the Federal Reserve, calling the new attempt at spurring the nation's struggling economy a "sugar fix" designed for political gain.

It's the second rebuke in as many days from Palin, who late Tuesday took President Barack Obama to task for his handling of attacks on American diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. She wrote on her Facebook page if Obama "doesn't have a 'big stick' to carry, maybe it's time for him to grow one."
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Filed under: President Obama • Sarah Palin
Colorado, Ohio divided between presidential candidates
September 13th, 2012
02:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Colorado, Ohio divided between presidential candidates

(CNN) - New polls released Thursday showed the battleground states of Colorado and Ohio remain statistically tied between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Likely voters in Ohio put Obama at 48% and Romney at 47%, and in Colorado, likely voters split 49% for Obama and 47% for Romney, according to the surveys by American Research Group. The sampling error of each survey was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
Romney on Obama: Foreign policy sometimes 'at the mercy of events'
September 13th, 2012
01:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney on Obama: Foreign policy sometimes 'at the mercy of events'

Fairfax, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney continued to portray President Obama as weak on foreign policy Thursday, though he did not repeat his harshest, direct criticisms from a day earlier during his first public event since four Americans were slain in Libya.

After expressing sympathy for the families of U.S. citizens killed in the Benghazi attacks, the GOP presidential candidate leveled an attack without mentioning the president's name.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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