Tweet of the day: Yes, this just happened
September 19th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Tweet of the day: Yes, this just happened

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's official Twitter account got into the spirit of "Talk Like a Pirate Day" Tuesday, sending out a photo of this unlikely pair.

The photo was taken in 2009, and the pirate is actually speechwriter Cody Keenan. Obama used the photo in his speech to the White House Correspondents Association that year.


Filed under: President Obama
September 19th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 14-18 – Michigan

TOPICS: Presidential election in Michigan

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
September 19th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Romney trailing in birth state

(CNN) - It's the state where Mitt Romney was born and where his father served as governor, but a new poll indicates President Barack Obama is leading the Republican nominee in the race for Michigan's 16 electoral votes.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey (PDF) released Wednesday, 52% of likely voters in Michigan say if the presidential election were held today, they'd vote for the president, with 44% saying they'd cast a ballot for Romney. The poll is the second in a week to indicate Obama with a lead. The president was up 47%-37% over Romney in an EPIC/MRA poll released last week. But polls conducted earlier this summer indicated a closer contest.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC poll • Michigan • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Poll shows voters' reaction to Romney tapes
September 19th, 2012
03:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll shows voters' reaction to Romney tapes

(CNN) – The surreptitiously recorded video of Mitt Romney at a campaign fund-raiser has had a moderately negative effect on registered voters, a poll released Wednesday indicated.

The poll, taken Tuesday, showed 36% of registered voters indicating they would be less likely to vote for Romney after the tapes were released. Twenty percent said they were more likely to vote for Romney, and 43% said the tapes made no difference.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls
Topics for first presidential debate announced
September 19th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Topics for first presidential debate announced

(CNN) - Half of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be focused on the economy, the debate's moderator announced Wednesday.

The first three of the October 3 debate's six segments will focus on the economy, moderator Jim Lehrer said in a statement provided by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate
Ryan counters on the trail in Virginia
September 19th, 2012
02:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan counters on the trail in Virginia

Danville, Virginia (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan delivered the Romney campaign's new counter-offensive message of self-reliance versus redistribution of wealth at a rally on Wednesday.

"President [Barack] Obama said that he believes in redistribution. Mitt Romney and I are not running to redistribute the wealth. Mitt Romney and I are running to help Americans create wealth. Efforts that promote hard work and personal responsibility over government dependency are what have made this economy the envy of the world," the vice presidential candidate said in Virginia.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Virginia
Romney: Yes, 'I can'
September 19th, 2012
02:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Yes, 'I can'

Atlanta (CNN) – Mitt Romney fought back Wednesday after two of the most difficult days of his campaign, and argued Wednesday "I can" do more for the poor and middle class than President Obama.

In a speech to donors in Atlanta the GOP presidential nominee seemed to address concerns he had written off some voters during a May fund-raiser, when he said 47% of voters are dependent on government and unlikely to support his campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Justice Department: Diciplinary action, no criminal sanctions in Fast and Furious probe
September 19th, 2012
02:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Justice Department: Diciplinary action, no criminal sanctions in Fast and Furious probe

(CNN) - The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general found 14 employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responsible for management failures in the botched Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation, according to a report released Wednesday.

The inspector general's report referred the 14 for possible disciplinary action, but did not recommend criminal sanctions.


Filed under: 2012
FIRST TO CNN: Another GOP senator distances himself from Romney 47% comments
September 19th, 2012
01:41 PM ET
2 years ago

FIRST TO CNN: Another GOP senator distances himself from Romney 47% comments

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada became the latest Republican in a tight race of his own to distance himself from Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape comments writing off, and dismissing, 47% of Americans who will support President Barack Obama "no matter what."

"I have five brothers and sisters. My father was an auto mechanic; my mother was a school cook. I have a very different view of the world and as a United States senator I think I represent everybody, and I think every vote is important," Heller remarked in a hallway off the Senate floor.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dean Heller • Mitt Romney
Hoyer: Romney comments help 'in every swing district in America'
September 19th, 2012
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Hoyer: Romney comments help 'in every swing district in America'

Washington (CNN) - The number two House Democrat predicted Wednesday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments at a closed door fundraiser would prove "helpful" to congressional Democrats and President Obama when voters go to the polls in November.

"It's got to help us in every swing district in America," House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters on Capitol Hill. Independent voters are "are looking to find a party that they believe cares about them and their interests and their future."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Steny Hoyer
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