(CNN) - Late night comedian David Letterman says he isn't upset with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Rather, he feels sorry for him.
Miami (CNN) – Mitt Romney renewed his outreach to Latino voters Wednesday in a wide-ranging and, at times, pointed Q&A session, declaring he would be president for “the 100%” as he sought to regain his footing in the race to the White House.
The Republican presidential hopeful began his week with a speech to Hispanic business leaders, but a spate of secretly-filmed clips of Romney were released in the hours that followed and quickly overshadowed his remarks
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney stepped up efforts to woo Latino voters Wednesday in a forum broadcast live online by the Spanish-language Univision network.
The forum, broadcast from the University of Miami, comes several weeks after co-host Jorge Ramos criticized the Commission on Presidential Debates for not picking a Latino debate moderator.
New York (CNNMoney) - Congress' official scorekeeper said Wednesday that roughly two million more Americans will pay penalties under President Obama's health care law for lacking insurance than had previously been estimated.
Under the law, Americans must be insured starting in 2014 or pay a penalty assessed on their tax returns.
Washington (CNN) - It is not a good sign when your high profile political allies have to spend their day explaining and clarifying what you said.
But that's what happened in conversation after conversation with Republican senators on Wednesday as they tried to verbally navigate their way through requests for reaction to Mitt Romney's secretly recorded comments writing off - and dismissing – 47% of Americans who will support President Barack Obama "no matter what."
(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was joking when he said at a Florida fundraiser last spring that he would have a better shot at winning the presidency if he were Latino, Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday.
On a conference call with reporters, Rubio said that the comments - recorded secretly and published earlier this week along with other clips of the same event by a left-leaning magazine - were intended to be a line of humor.
(CNN) - A new poll of Wisconsin likely voters released Wednesday afternoon shows President Barack Obama with a double digit lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney there. It stands in contrast to other national and state polls released Tuesday and Wednesday which have shown a close race, some giving Obama a slight advantage over Romney.
The Marquette Law School Poll put Obama 14 percentage points ahead of Romney among likely voters in the Badger State. It also shows a significant change in the Wisconsin race for a U.S. Senate seat.
Washington (CNN) - With the level of activity in Wisconsin picking up this week, both presidential campaigns have bought a second week of ad time there, a Republican source tracking media buys told CNN.
The Obama campaign has booked $353,000 for this week while Romney's has purchased $205,000.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 19, 2012 | 5 p.m.
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BREAKING: FAST AND FURIOUS REPORT FINDS “FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP”… Fourteen employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Justice Department face disciplinary action for their roles in the botched Fast and Furious weapons-tracking program, according to a report released today by department investigators. Also, two of these employees no longer work at the ATF. Attorney General Eric Holder said he has accepted the resignations of Kenneth Melson, the former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein in connection with their roles in the Fast and Furious weapons-tracking program. The program was designed to track kingpins responsible for illegal gunrunning to Mexico. It has been blamed for contributing to crimes - including the high-profile slaying of a U.S. border patrol agent.
JUST IN: FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE TO FOCUS ON THE ECONOMY… For the first time in the history of the Commission on Presidential Debates, the debate commission released the topics of the first presidential debate in advance. The debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, moderated by Jim Lehrer, will be broken up in six 15-minutes segments: 1. the Economy– I, 2. The Economy – II, 3. The Economy – III, 4. Health Care, 5. The Role of Government, 6. Governing. The debate will be broadcast on CNN on Wednesday, October 3, at 9:00 p.m. ET.