September 26th, 2012
09:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Barney Frank says pot brownie 'made me sleepy'

(CNN) - CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Rep. Barney Frank about his support for marijuana reform. He also reveals the one time he's tried the drug.


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September 26th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama steps up Romney jabs in Ohio

Kent, Ohio (CNN) - Buoyed by a string of recent polls suggesting his lead in Ohio is nearing double digits, President Barack Obama crisscrossed the crucial battleground state on Wednesday and sharpened his attacks on rival Mitt Romney's "47%" comments.

"I don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims, who never take responsibility for their own lives," Obama told a crowd of more than 5,000 at Bowling Green State University. "I've got to tell you, as I travel around Ohio and as I look out on this crowd, I don't see any victims. I see hard-working Ohioans."
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Health reform law an example of compassion, Romney says
September 26th, 2012
07:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Health reform law an example of compassion, Romney says

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pointed Wednesday to the Massachusetts health reform law he signed – and particularly its coverage of children – when asked about his compassion for middle class people.

Romney raised the law in an interview with NBC News. Conservatives have criticized Romney for supporting the law, which is similar to the health reform law signed by President Barack Obama. Romney has said his law was constitutional and appropriate in Massachusetts, but was not meant to be implemented nationally.
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Obama, Romney clash on China, taxes in Ohio battleground
September 26th, 2012
05:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney clash on China, taxes in Ohio battleground

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney went head-to-head on China, taxes, and jobs on Wednesday as the two campaigned throughout Ohio.

Both sought to illustrate what the next four years would be like under their leadership as new polls indicated Obama exceeding 50% support among likely voters in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. Those are all swing states that combined will account for nearly a quarter of the electoral votes needed to win the White House.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
September 26th, 2012
05:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich hits Romney in frank assessment

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's former rival Newt Gingrich issued a harsh assessment of the GOP nominee's campaign strategy Wednesday, saying Romney's presidential bid was struggling in key battlegrounds against President Barack Obama because of a messaging failure.

"The Romney campaign has yet to find a thematic way of explaining itself and laying out in a clear, crisp way the difference between Romney and Obama. And I think that frankly is a problem," Gingrich said on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 26, 2012
September 26th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 26, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 26, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: ALL EYES ON OHIO… Polls show Mitt Romney trailing President Barack Obama in just about every one of the swing states where the 2012 campaign is being waged. But Romney appears to be in deeper trouble in Ohio than elsewhere, an alarming development for Republicans who know that the candidate's White House chances begin and end with the kind of middle-class voters who reside in places such as Akron, Cincinnati and Zanesville. – Peter Hamby

– Obama: ‘I don’t see any victims, I see hardworking Ohioans’ –
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN OHIO: “I don’t believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims, who never take responsibility for their own lives, and I’ve got to tell you, as I travel around Ohio and as I look out on this crowd, I don’t see any victims. I see hard-working Ohioans.

– Romney: ‘Talk is cheap’ –
MITT ROMNEY AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN OHIO: “A lot of people can talk. Talk is cheap. You can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do but when you cut through the words you can look at the record and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs America needs then you know it is time to choose a new leader, get a new coach, get America growing again.”

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 26, 2012
September 26th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 26, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 26, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEVELOPING: ALL EYES ON OHIO… Polls show Mitt Romney trailing President Barack Obama in just about every one of the swing states where the 2012 campaign is being waged. But Romney appears to be in deeper trouble in Ohio than elsewhere, an alarming development for Republicans who know that the candidate's White House chances begin and end with the kind of middle-class voters who reside in places such as Akron, Cincinnati and Zanesville. – Peter Hamby

– Obama: ‘I don’t see any victims, I see hardworking Ohioans’ –
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN OHIO: “I don’t believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims, who never take responsibility for their own lives, and I’ve got to tell you, as I travel around Ohio and as I look out on this crowd, I don’t see any victims. I see hard-working Ohioans.

– Romney: ‘Talk is cheap’ –
MITT ROMNEY AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN OHIO: “A lot of people can talk. Talk is cheap. You can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do but when you cut through the words you can look at the record and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs America needs then you know it is time to choose a new leader, get a new coach, get America growing again.”

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Once-controversial super PAC releases first presidential ads
September 26th, 2012
04:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Once-controversial super PAC releases first presidential ads

(CNN) – A super PAC that came under fire this year over a controversial ad campaign proposal will begin running its first television ads this presidential cycle on Thursday.

The Ending Spending Action Fund spent $1.5 million on the ad buy, which features former supporters of President Barack Obama who now plan to vote for Mitt Romney.
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Romney gets down and 'Dirty' in Ohio
September 26th, 2012
03:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney gets down and 'Dirty' in Ohio

(CNN) – Campaigning in the battleground state of Ohio at same time as President Barack Obama, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney held a business discussion starring a man who has made a name for himself taking the jobs others don't want.

"Mike Rowe as you know is, well he is a guy that has made a name for himself by doing things other people don't want to do – really ugly, dirty jobs," Romney said. "Like standing with a politician, alright?"
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Air Force One aborts landing, second try successful
September 26th, 2012
03:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Air Force One aborts landing, second try successful

(CNN) - Air Force One, flying President Barack Obama to a campaign event, aborted an initial landing attempt in Ohio on Wednesday due to weather conditions.

The jumbo jet experienced turbulence on approach to Toledo and was within sight of the runway when the pilot pulled the plane up and circled the airport, according to reporters on board.

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Filed under: Ohio • President Obama
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