(CNN) – The latest ad from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign hits President Barack Obama for his stance on China, which the ad characterizes as devastating to the American manufacturing sector.
"Under Obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs," a narrator in the ad says. "And for the first time, China is beating us."
(CNNMoney) - The Federal Reserve announced plans to unleash more stimulus Thursday, in its third attempt at a controversial program to rev up the U.S. economy.
The policy, known as quantitative easing and often abbreviated as QE3, entails buying $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities each month. The end date remains up in the air, as the Fed will re-evaluate the strength of the economy in coming months.
Fairfax, Virginia (CNN) – A presidential campaign that has, until recently, focused almost exclusively on the nation's struggling economy entered a second day of forceful foreign policy debate Thursday, with GOP nominee Mitt Romney again criticizing President Barack Obama's strategy in dealing with attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya.
At a rally in a northern Virginia suburb of Washington, Romney offered his condolences for families of American diplomatic workers who died at the American consulate in Benghazi - including Chris Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya - but quickly turned to a barbed critique of how Obama has positioned the United States in the world.
(CNN) - The top House Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, welcomed Paul Ryan back to Congress in true partisan style Thursday with a video highlighting Ryan's vote for a measure enacting automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, and other heated political topics.
A combative and long-standing Democratic figure in Washington, Pelosi posted the video to her YouTube page as Congress reconvenes from their summer recess and Ryan returns to Washington after being tapped as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate on August 11.
(CNN) - Are the auto bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler motoring President Barack Obama to a lead in the swing state of Michigan?
A new poll indicates President Barack Obama holding a double digit lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the state. According to an EPIC/MRA survey, 47% of likely voters in Michigan support the president, with 37% backing Romney and 16% unsure.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama's fund-raising team, never known for being discreet in email solicitations, used a new name in the "From" field Thursday to ask supporters for money: Beyoncé Knowles.
"I usually don't email you - but I have an amazing invitation I have to share," the email from the singer read, an understatement for most Americans who don't receive emails from platinum-selling recording artists, usually or unusually.
(CNN) - No surprise here!
In the battle for the White House, New York remains dark blue.
(CNN) - Jesse Benton, a top political adviser to both Rep. Ron Paul and his son, Sen. Rand Paul, will head Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's bid for re-election, Benton said Thursday.
Benton acted as Ron Paul's campaign manager during the Texas congressman's bid for the Republican nomination earlier this cycle. In 2010 Benton led Rand Paul's tea party-backed bid for Senate in Kentucky.
New York (CNNMoney) - Is U.S. trade better now than it was four years ago?
Like so many economic issues swirling around this year's presidential election, the answer is not clear cut.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama is out of the nation's capital continuing a West Coast campaign swing on Thursday, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney campaigns in Virginia, near Washington, D.C.
Obama holds one rally before returning to Washington. Romney also holds one event, then travels to New York for fund-raisers.
Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, will be off the campaign trail, but in Washington, D.C. for an afternoon vote in the House of Representatives.
Vice President Joe Biden holds a rally at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, then returns to Washington for an evening event.
See the full schedule below the jump.