Romney campaign pounces on Obama national security comments
September 23rd, 2012
11:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign pounces on Obama national security comments

(CNN) – The Romney campaign was quick to pounce on comments made by President Barack Obama in an interview that aired Sunday, calling into question the president’s commitment to Israel as the United States’ closest ally in the Middle East.

In an interview with CBS’ Steve Kroft recorded the day following the deadly attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing four including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Obama was asked if he felt pressure from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to change his policy and a draw line in the sand when it comes to Iran's nuclear program.
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Filed under: 2012 • Israel • President Obama
Romney: Obama 'trying to fool people'
September 23rd, 2012
08:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Obama 'trying to fool people'

Denver, Colorado (CNN) – Mitt Romney blamed President Barack Obama for mischaracterizing his positions and forcing him to spend more time fund-raising, as the GOP presidential candidate looked to turn around his campaign trajectory and end a difficult week.

The Republican standard-bearer did not push back when asked Sunday whether he had fallen behind the president in key swing states, but said he expected the upcoming trio of debates would help him set the record straight.
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Candidates discuss topics from presidential legacies to night-time routines
September 23rd, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidates discuss topics from presidential legacies to night-time routines

(CNN) – Stepping away from the intricacies and attacks that have dominated the 2012 campaign season, the candidates spoke in interviews aired Sunday in more broad terms of leadership qualities, past presidents' legacies and how they unwind amid the whirlwind race for the White House.

President Barack Obama told CBS News that he is a night owl. While his wife and two daughters retire earlier for the evening, the president stays awake, perched on the Truman balcony to read, write and reflect into the early hours of the morning, he said.
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Obama: I bear 'full responsibility for everything'
September 23rd, 2012
07:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: I bear 'full responsibility for everything'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama discussed his frustration with gridlock in Washington, saying his "biggest disappointment" in his nearly four years in office has been the failure to oversee change in the nation's political climate.

"My biggest disappointment is that we haven't changed the tone in Washington as much as I would have liked," Obama said in a CBS News interview that aired Sunday.
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Perry struggled with sleep disorder during campaign
September 23rd, 2012
05:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry struggled with sleep disorder during campaign

(CNN) – New behind-the-scenes details are emerging about Rick Perry's presidential campaign, one that started strong but shriveled after a series of surprising gaffes and misstatements.

A spokesperson with Perry's office confirmed an account in a new book that the Texas governor discovered he had "mild sleep apnea" during his White House bid.
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Poll: Obama up by five points in Ohio
September 23rd, 2012
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama up by five points in Ohio

(CNN) – One day before Mitt Romney's campaign starts a three day bus tour in Ohio, a new poll indicates the Republican nominee is behind President Barack Obama by five percentage points in the Buckeye State.

Just over half - 51% - of likely voters back the president, while 46% support Romney, according to a new survey released Sunday and conducted by the University of Cincinnati's Institute for Policy Research.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Polls • President Obama
September 23rd, 2012
04:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Undecided voters: Who are they and how much do they matter?

(CNN) - Undecided voters are few, angry, and not particularly focused on the campaign, according to members of a roundtable discussion with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

Republican pollster Whit Ayers said undecided voters–who make up 7% of the electorate, according to a recent Pew poll–are less partisan, less engaged and are only now starting to pay attention to the 2012 race. Ayers added he expects most of them to break for Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
September 23rd, 2012
02:57 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Campaigns push to get voters registered

(CNN) – With less than 44 days left before the election, voter registration efforts are well underway in battleground states.

According to the Census Bureau, there are about 73 million eligible citizens who aren't registered to vote. We catch up with supporters for both campaigns as they try to register voters, and educate them about how to vote. One potential complicating factor at the polls: voter ID laws.


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Candidates prepare to take center stage
September 23rd, 2012
02:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidates prepare to take center stage

Washington (CNN) - With just 10 days to go before the first presidential debate, both campaigns are weighing what they can do to take advantage of the three head-to-head matchups in October that will help decide the race.

Republican pollster Whit Ayres said GOP nominee Mitt Romney must use the debates to "score points" on the economy, the No. 1 concern of voters.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Gibbs: Romney has advantage in debates
September 23rd, 2012
02:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Romney has advantage in debates

(CNN) – A senior Obama campaign adviser said Mitt Romney has a leg up on President Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential debates.

"Mitt Romney I think has an advantage, because he's been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year," Gibbs said Sunday on Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debate • Robert Gibbs
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