(CNN) - With 43 days until Election Day, Mitt Romney wakes up in Denver Monday before heading to Pueblo, Colorado for a campaign rally. The Republican presidential nominee later flies to New York City to address the Clinton Global Initiative meeting on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama also travels to the Big Apple to participate in events related to the United Nations General Assembly, where he'll deliver remarks the following day. The president and his wife, Michelle, will tape an appearance on ABC's "The View" while in New York.
Also on the trail Monday, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan kicks off a three day bus tour for the Romney campaign in Ohio.
(CNN) - One week after the release of hidden camera clips of Mitt Romney from a private fundraiser rocked the race for the White House, the Obama campaign is using the controversial comments in a new television commercial that they say will start running Monday.
In the 30 second ad, the narrator gets straight to the point, saying “Mitt Romney attacked 47% of Americans who pay no income tax, including veterans, the elderly and disabled."
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CNN: In voting, the early bird skips the line
Come the first Tuesday in November, when millions are streaming into polling stations across the country, as much as 40% of Americans will have already voted. In 2004, 22% of Americans voted early and that rate rose to 34% in 2008, according to Paul Gronke, Professor of Political Science who founded and runs the Early Voting Information Center at Reed College in Oregon.
CNN: Obama: I bear 'full responsibility for everything'
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.
(CNN) – For the second time in as many weeks, Mitt Romney's campaign released a new television ad blasting President Barack Obama as weak against China on trade.
"Fewer Americans are working today than when President Obama took office," the ad's narrator says. "It doesn't have to be this way. If Obama would stand up to China."