Poll: Warren moves ahead of Brown in Mass. Senate race
September 17th, 2012
11:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Warren moves ahead of Brown in Mass. Senate race

(CNN) – Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts appears to have received a slight bounce after her big speech at the Democratic National Convention, according to a new poll released Monday.

The Suffolk University/7News poll indicates Warren has a four-percentage-point margin, 48%-44%, among likely voters over Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Polls • Scott Brown • Senate
September 17th, 2012
10:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Controversial private fund-raiser video shows candid Romney

On Tuesday, Mother Jones released the full tape of Romney's fund-raising, totally nearly 50 minutes. Watch the tape here.

(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Monday said his controversial statements caught on tape were "off the cuff" and "not elegantly stated," but he defended the main message of his remarks.

Romney took three questions in a brief press conference with pool reporters late Monday night in California, scheduled at the last minute in response to the release of secretly recorded video of the candidate speaking at a private fund-raiser in May.
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Democrats pounce on Romney's comments from secret video
September 17th, 2012
10:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats pounce on Romney's comments from secret video

(CNN) – Democrats were quick to denounce comments made by Mitt Romney in a old video that emerged online Monday.

The Republican nominee could be heard in the film–secretly recorded at a private fund-raising event earlier this year–saying nearly half of Americans will automatically vote for President Barack Obama because they are "dependent" on Americans.
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Romney has first intelligence briefing
September 17th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney has first intelligence briefing

(CNN) – Mitt Romney received his first intelligence briefing Monday, less than one week after criticizing the president over the attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in Egypt and Libya.

His campaign confirmed that the Republican nominee took part in the briefing at an FBI building in Los Angeles following a campaign event.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Foreign Policy • Intelligence • Mitt Romney
Team Obama releases China ad following WTO case
September 17th, 2012
07:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Obama releases China ad following WTO case

(CNN) – Coinciding with the Obama administration's new trade enforcement case against China Monday, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released a new television ad touting his tough stance on China while criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney for opposing the president's policies.

Following a clip of Mitt Romney promising to crack down on China's trade policies, the ad's narrator says, "Tough on China? Not Mitt Romney."
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Biden: 'I'm a good vice president'
September 17th, 2012
06:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden: 'I'm a good vice president'

Muscatine, Iowa (CNN) - At a brief stop in Iowa on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden jokingly graded his own political success this way: he failed as a presidential candidate but has succeeded as vice president.

Biden's comments came during a stop at a farmer's market and restaurant in Muscatine, Iowa, ahead of an afternoon campaign rally.
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Romney: I haven't met with immigration adviser Kobach
September 17th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: I haven't met with immigration adviser Kobach

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney told an interviewer Monday that he has never met with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect of tough immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona who says he has been counseling Romney for years.

Univision America Radio host Helen Aguirre-Ferre asked Romney, who spent Monday making a push for Hispanic voters, if Kobach is advising his campaign on immigration policy.
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Romney addresses Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
September 17th, 2012
05:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney addresses Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles, California (CNN) – Mitt Romney reached out to Hispanic voters Monday in a speech tailored to the growing Latino community, offering a new veneer on long-standing campaign policies.

The speech came hours after a top aide to the GOP presidential candidate said Romney would focus more on policy specifics in the 50 days that remain before Election Day.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Immigration • Latinos • Mitt Romney
CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 17, 2012
September 17th, 2012
05:30 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 17, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 17, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: OBAMA VS. ROMNEY ON CHINA... President Barack Obama campaigned in America's car country on Monday after his administration filed a trade complaint against China's auto industry subsidies, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney complained the move was "too little, too late." – Tom Cohen

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN OHIO: “He has been running around Ohio claiming he is going to roll up his sleeves and he is going to take the fight to China. Here, here’s the thing – his experience has been owning companies that have been called pioneers in outsourcing jobs to countries like China. He, he, he made money investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to China. Pioneers. Now Ohio, you can’t stand up to China when all you have done is sent them our jobs. You can talk a good game, but I like to walk the walk not just talk the talk.”

MITT ROMNEY AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN LOS ANGELES: “The president may think that announcing new trade lawsuits less than two months from the election will distract from his record, but American businesses and workers struggling on an uneven playing field know better. If I had known that all it took to get him to take action was to run an ad citing his inaction on China’s cheating, I would have run one a long time ago.”

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 17, 2012
September 17th, 2012
05:30 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 17, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 17, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: OBAMA VS. ROMNEY ON CHINA... President Barack Obama campaigned in America's car country on Monday after his administration filed a trade complaint against China's auto industry subsidies, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney complained the move was "too little, too late." – Tom Cohen

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN OHIO: “He has been running around Ohio claiming he is going to roll up his sleeves and he is going to take the fight to China. Here, here’s the thing – his experience has been owning companies that have been called pioneers in outsourcing jobs to countries like China. He, he, he made money investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to China. Pioneers. Now Ohio, you can’t stand up to China when all you have done is sent them our jobs. You can talk a good game, but I like to walk the walk not just talk the talk.”

MITT ROMNEY AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN LOS ANGELES: “The president may think that announcing new trade lawsuits less than two months from the election will distract from his record, but American businesses and workers struggling on an uneven playing field know better. If I had known that all it took to get him to take action was to run an ad citing his inaction on China’s cheating, I would have run one a long time ago.”

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