Obama speech to take on human sex trafficking
September 25th, 2012
10:17 AM ET
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Obama speech to take on human sex trafficking

New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama will address human sex trafficking when he speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday, according to two sources with knowledge of his planned remarks.

In an election year, human trafficking, considered by many as modern day slavery, is an issue with the potential to play well with female voters and Evangelical Christians.

Obama's remarks at CGI will follow a speech to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning.


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Planned Parenthood targets Romney in swing state
September 25th, 2012
09:33 AM ET
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Planned Parenthood targets Romney in swing state

(CNN) - Planned Parenthood Votes, a super PAC, released a new television ad Tuesday in Virginia that hits Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as out of touch with women.

The ad, "Cynthia's Story," features a patient who credits Planned Parenthood with helping her survive a battle with cancer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • Planned Parenthood • Virginia
On the Trail: September 25, 2012
September 25th, 2012
07:23 AM ET
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On the Trail: September 25, 2012

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney address the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City on Tuesday. The president also speaks at the United Nations General Assembly while in the Big Apple.

Later in the day, Romney travels to Ohio to join his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, on a bus tour in the Buckeye State.

See a schedule of the day's events after the jump.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
September 25th, 2012
04:42 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: New voting measures could deter Latinos, civil rights group says
Nearly half of the nation's states have new voting measures that could stop some Latinos from heading to the polls in November, a civil rights group said Monday. "This year, an unprecedented number of voting restrictions impose barriers to voting that disproportionately affect the Latino community," said a report from Advancement Project, which has also sued to block such voting measures in a number of states.

CNN: Obama campaign stands by 'overboard' ads
Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama, said in an interview Monday that she stood by all of the president's television ads, despite the assertion from Obama himself that some of the spots have gone "overboard." In an unaired portion of Obama's "60 Minutes" interview, the president admitted that sometimes political ads, even from his own campaign, go too far.

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Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race
September 25th, 2012
03:31 AM ET
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Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race

(CNN) – Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, under fire for his controversial rape comments, has until Tuesday to drop out of the U.S. Senate race – but he has vowed to continue.

Akin became a political pariah after an appearance on Missouri television station KTVI on August 19, where his comments on rape-induced pregnancy caused public outrage.

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