Warren, Brown Senate race is priciest
September 25th, 2012
12:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Warren, Brown Senate race is priciest

Washington (CNNMoney) – The $48 million fight for the Senate seat in Massachusetts pitting Harvard University professor Elizabeth Warren against Sen. Scott Brown is now this year's priciest congressional race.

Warren, a Democrat, is the nation's most recognized consumer advocate who helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • Fundraising • Scott Brown
Court says West Virginia can use redrawn congressional districts
September 25th, 2012
12:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Court says West Virginia can use redrawn congressional districts

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld West Virginia's redrawn congressional districts, and officials hope to have the changes in place for the November vote.

The justices said in an unsigned opinion on Tuesday that a divided three-judge federal district court panel had "misapplied the standards for evaluating" challenges to voting maps drawn by the state legislature.

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Filed under: 2012 • Supreme Court • West Virginia
Ryan compares NFL replacement refs to Obama
September 25th, 2012
12:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan compares NFL replacement refs to Obama

Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN) – Devoted Green Bay Packers fan Rep. Paul Ryan weighed in on the stunning referee call during Monday night's Packers-Seattle Seahawks football game Tuesday. The GOP vice presidential nominee likened the replacement referees to bad calls made by President Barack Obama.

"Did you guys watch that Packers game last night? I mean, give me a break. It is time to get the real refs," Ryan said Tuesday at a town hall in Ohio. "And you know what, it reminds me of President Obama and the economy. If you can't get it right, it's time to get out."
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
Christie visit to N.H. raises some eyebrows
September 25th, 2012
12:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Christie visit to N.H. raises some eyebrows

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spends Tuesday in New Hampshire.

Christie's heading to the Granite State to help out Republican gubernatorial nominee Ovide Lamontagne, as he tries to win back the governor's office for the GOP. Christie is currently vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • New Hampshire
Crossroads ads continue in fight for U.S. Senate
September 25th, 2012
12:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads ads continue in fight for U.S. Senate

(CNN) – In the race to gain control of the U.S. Senate for Republicans, the conservative group Crossroads backed by Karl Rove released a series of ads Tuesday assailing Democratic candidates for Senate in key battleground states.

The $5.5 million ad buy hits five Senate candidates in states thought to be in the balance for which party controls the upper chamber come November-Florida, Virginia, Nevada, Ohio and Indiana. The ads will run Tuesday for a week on cable and broadcast.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Indiana • Nevada • Ohio • Virginia
Obama: Romney is a teacher-basher
September 25th, 2012
11:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Romney is a teacher-basher

(CNN) – President Barack Obama, who was largely quiet on the recent teachers strike in Chicago, said in an interview that aired Tuesday he was glad the issue had been resolved and took aim at Mitt Romney's approach to the situation.

"Governor Romney and a number of folks try to politicize the issue and do a lot of teacher-bashing. When I meet teachers all across the country, so devoted and dedicated to their kids, and what we've tried to do is actually break through this left-right, conservative – liberal gridlock," Obama said on NBC's "Today."
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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Fresh polls give Obama the advantage in four crucial battlegrounds
September 25th, 2012
11:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Fresh polls give Obama the advantage in four crucial battlegrounds

(CNN) – New polls released in four swing states on Tuesday all indicate President Barack Obama edging out Republican nominee Mitt Romney by four to eight points, including by eight-points in Ohio, where Romney is making several campaign stops Tuesday and Wednesday. In each survey, Obama's advantage is within the poll's sampling error, but each survey indicates the president grabbing at least 50 percent of the likely voters interviewed.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Poll of polls • Florida • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Nevada • Ohio • Polls • President Obama
September 25th, 2012
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney makes Clinton joke–in front of Clinton

(CNN) - Mitt Romney cracked wise about former President Bill Clinton Tuesday, seconds after the 42nd president introduced the Republican nominee at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

"Thank you, Mr. President. I appreciate the kind words and your invitation here today. If there's one thing we've learned this election season, it's that a few words from Bill Clinton can do any man a lot of good," Romney said, drawing laughs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Mitt Romney
Live Blog: Obama addresses United Nations General Assembly
September 25th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Live Blog: Obama addresses United Nations General Assembly

(CNN) - President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Follow along on CNN's Live Blog.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • United Nations
Romney lays out 'aid with trade' in major foreign policy speech
September 25th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney lays out 'aid with trade' in major foreign policy speech

(CNN) – Mitt Romney sought to bolster his foreign policy credentials Tuesday, stressing his plan to strengthen aid to developing markets overseas through free enterprise and trade.

"The aim of a much larger share of our aid must be the promotion of work and the fostering of free enterprise. Nothing we can do as a nation will change lives and nations more effectively and permanently than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of America's own economy," Romney said at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • New York
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