Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) – Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan said Mitt Romney’s leaked comments were “obviously inarticulate” in an interview Tuesday, but stood by the point that people have become too dependent on government under President Barack Obama.
“He was obviously inarticulate in making this point, and the point we’re trying to make here is under the Obama economy, government dependency is up and economic stagnation is up, and what we’re trying to achieve is getting people off of government dependency and back to a job that pays well and gets them onto a path of prosperity,” Ryan said in the interview with KRNV in Reno, Nevada.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney told Latino business leaders this week in Los Angeles that he is convinced the "Republican Party is the rightful home of Hispanic Americans," but added that "my speech today isn't about my political party."
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(CNN) - Mitt Romney heads to Florida and Georgia Wednesday for fund-raisers and campaign events, including participating in Univision's Meet the Candidate's forum. Paul Ryan holds a campaign rally in Virginia before heading to Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are in Washington for official business Wednesday.
See the full schedule after the jump.
Washington (CNN) - New poll numbers out Wednesday from three key battleground states underscore the danger of that leaked fundraising video for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
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CNN: Myanmar's Suu Kyi to receive top congressional honor in Washington
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy campaigner who was kept under house arrest for years by the country's military rulers, is due to receive the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in Washington on Wednesday. The honor is one of the highlights of a 17-day tour of the United States by Suu Kyi, who was freed in 2010 and elected to the Myanmar parliament this year, a historic moment in the incipient political reforms under way in the Southeast Asian nation.
CNN: Romney doesn't back away from message caught on secret tape
Mitt Romney on Tuesday didn't back away from remarks he made in a secretly recorded video casting supporters of President Barack Obama as dependent on welfare, and instead said the comments that generated more problems for him in a tight race were an honest reflection of his campaign's message.
(CNN) - The secretly recorded and recently released clips of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are gaining more momentum on Facebook than Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention.
According to Facebook data provided to CNN, Mitt Romney’s remarks that some 47% of voters would not support him because of their government dependence ranked a 5.1 on the Facebook “Talk Meter” scale on Monday, which assigns a number to a person or event's magnitude on a 1-10 scale.
Washington (CNN) - For the second time on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden briefly commented on the controversial secret tape of a Mitt Romney fundraiser in May.
But in his second remarks on the matter, Biden went further than he had gone earlier: he raised the issue unprompted by reporters, indicated that he was aware of the interest in his reaction and essentially said that more will come, soon, from the Obama campaign.
(CNN) – On the second day Mitt Romney's campaign sought to explain controversial recordings of the Republican presidential candidate speaking at a fundraiser, Donald Trump had his own frank explanation and analysis.
"I think he's somebody that will make a great president," Trump said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "That doesn't mean he's going to be a great campaigner, but he will be a great president.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney released two new campaign ads on Wednesday in which coal workers say the Republican presidential nominee would be better for their industry - and their families' economic futures - than President Barack Obama.
"Obama's ruining the coal industry," one miner says.