Romney: Obama trade complaint 'too little, too late'
September 17th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Obama trade complaint 'too little, too late'

(CNN) - Mitt Romney issued the following statement Monday after it was announced the Obama administration will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization alleging China has illegally subsidized automotive exports and undercut American suppliers.

"President Obama has spent 43 months failing to confront China's unfair trade practices. Campaign-season trade cases may sound good on the stump, but it is too little, too late for American businesses and middle-class families. President Obama's credibility on this issue has long since vanished. I will not wait until the last months of my presidency to stand up to China, or do so only when votes are at stake. From Day One, I will pursue a comprehensive strategy to confront China's unfair trade practices and ensure a level playing field where our businesses can compete and win."


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
As Romney makes another push for Hispanic voters, rivals call foul
September 17th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
2 years ago

As Romney makes another push for Hispanic voters, rivals call foul

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's speech Monday to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will include the promise to "permanently fix our immigration system," the latest in a series of attempts to appeal to Hispanic voters, despite polls showing the Republican presidential nominee facing a sizable deficit among the key voting group.

Romney will also take part in a question and answer session with the Spanish-language television network Univision later this week, signaling his campaign hasn't yet ceded the Hispanic vote to President Barack Obama (who sits down with Univision the next day). Obama leads Romney among Latino registered voters 64%-27%, according to a Gallup poll conducted partially before and partially after the Republican National Convention at the end of August.
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On the Trail: September 17, 2012
September 17th, 2012
07:36 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: September 17, 2012

(CNN) – With 50 days until the election, all four candidates hit the trail Monday. Mitt Romney is in Los Angeles to address the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (read excerpts of his speech here), while his running mate Paul Ryan attends a fund-raiser in Indianapolis before heading to Iowa for a rally.

President Barack Obama heads to Ohio for a pair of rallies Monday, and Vice President Joe Biden kicks off a two-day tour through Iowa.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Obama's college tuition plans face tough fight
September 17th, 2012
07:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama's college tuition plans face tough fight

Washington (CNNMoney) – In his re-election campaign, President Obama says he wants to cut the growth of college tuition in half over the next decade.

But he faces hurdles toward that goal over which he has little control, even if he wins Nov. 6: dire state budgets and a gridlocked Congress.

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Where Obama, Romney stand on foreign policy challenges
September 17th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
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Where Obama, Romney stand on foreign policy challenges

Editor's note: Over the next week, CNN's national security reporters and producers will be looking at some of the most poignant differences between the two candidates on the most pressing foreign policy issues. Watch for the stories all week on CNN.

Washington (CNN) - The protests and violence at American diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa last week steered the 2012 presidential race into somewhat unchartered territory - a debate over U.S. foreign policy.

While the topic certainly has not been absent in the rhetorical sparring between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, most of the campaign's focus thus far has been a battle over who has the best prescription to jolt a seemingly sluggish economic recovery.

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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama hits China with trade complaint
September 17th, 2012
07:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama hits China with trade complaint

Hong Kong (CNNMoney) - The Obama administration will file a complaint Monday with the World Trade Organization, alleging that China has illegally subsidized automotive exports and undercut American suppliers.

The complaint accuses China of providing $1 billion in illegal subsidies to auto and auto-part exporters between 2009 and 2011, according to a senior administration official.

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Filed under: China • Economy • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, September 17, 2012
September 17th, 2012
05:14 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, September 17, 2012

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

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CNN: Giuliani: Obama's Middle East policy 'falling apart'
Widespread unrest in the Middle East signals a major failure of President Barack Obama's policies in the region, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani asserted Sunday. The 2008 Republican presidential candidate claimed the so-called "reset" strategy toward the region that was part of Obama's 2008 campaign has proven ineffective and dangerous.

CNN: Romney ads focus back on economy
A pair of television ads released Monday by Mitt Romney's campaign shift attention back to the nation's economy, with one spelling out in broad strokes the GOP nominee's plan to help middle-class Americans, and the second hitting President Barack Obama for what are portrayed as failed policies.

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Excerpts: Romney vows to 'permanently fix our immigration system'
September 17th, 2012
12:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Excerpts: Romney vows to 'permanently fix our immigration system'

(CNN) - GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled to address the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Monday in Los Angeles. Below are excepts of his speech released by his campaign.
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Romney ads focus back on economy
September 17th, 2012
12:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney ads focus back on economy

(CNN) - A pair of television ads released Monday by Mitt Romney's campaign shift attention back to the nation's economy, with one spelling out in broad strokes the GOP nominee's plan to help middle-class Americans, and the second hitting President Barack Obama for what are portrayed as failed policies.

In the first ad, a positive 30-second spot, Romney speaks interview-style about a few of the proposals he claims will help bolster earning for middle income Americans and ultimately create 12 million new jobs before the end of a potential first term.

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