Briefing Bites: Was strike on Libyan consulate a 'terrorist attack'?
September 26th, 2012
03:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Briefing Bites: Was strike on Libyan consulate a 'terrorist attack'?

(CNN) - Both the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee released statements Wednesday criticizing President Obama for not explicitly classifying the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya as “terrorist attacks” in public appearances over the past two weeks.

At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Obama called the violence, “attacks on America,” but stopped short of labeling the perpetrators as terrorists.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • President Obama
China conundrum: Romney event site benefited from Obama trade action
September 26th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
2 years ago

China conundrum: Romney event site benefited from Obama trade action

(CNN) – Despite Mitt Romney's ongoing attack against President Barack Obama for not protecting American businesses against China, the Republican nominee held an event at a company Wednesday that may have benefited from an Obama administration trade action against the country.

Romney held a roundtable discussion on manufacturing with business leaders at American Spring Wire's headquarters in Bedford Heights, Ohio as part of his campaign's three-day bus tour across the Buckeye State.
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Filed under: 2012 • China • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Trade
In Massachusetts, Brown and Warren in ugly sprint to finish
September 26th, 2012
02:13 PM ET
2 years ago

In Massachusetts, Brown and Warren in ugly sprint to finish

(CNN) – The battle for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, which seemed over the summer to be the nation's most civil political race, has morphed into one of the ugliest.

In just the last three days, dueling attack ads have reignited the debate over Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage, with Sen. Scott Brown, Warren's Republican rival, suggesting in his spot that Warren is untrustworthy.
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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
McDonnell to Iowa next month
September 26th, 2012
01:53 PM ET
2 years ago

McDonnell to Iowa next month

(CNN) - The Republican Party of Iowa announced Wednesday that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be a keynote speaker at their annual Ronald Reagan dinner next month, along with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

The announcement from the Iowa Republicans described McDonnell as a "top" surrogate for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Iowa is considered a battleground state in the race for the presidency.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Bob McDonnell • Reince Priebus
Ann Romney details 'shocking' emergency landing
September 26th, 2012
01:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney details 'shocking' emergency landing

(CNN) – Ann Romney gave details Wednesday about the emergency landing her plane took last week due to an electrical problem.

"I'm just watching a movie, sitting there and all the sudden, the movie goes off and I turn around, and it was so shocking. The whole inside of the plane was full of smoke," Ann Romney said in an interview that aired on "Access Hollywood Live."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney
Obama above 50% in some battleground polls
September 26th, 2012
12:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama above 50% in some battleground polls

(CNN) - New polls in three swing states indicate President Barack Obama exceeding 50% support among likely voters and holding leads of nine to 12 points over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Fueling those numbers, the four polls suggest that Romney has lost his edge on the economy, an issue on which the challenger has based his campaign.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour
Supporters attend a 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. organized by FreedomWorks.
September 26th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour

Washington (CNN) – Sometimes in politics, things are black and white – like the historically wide gulf between the black community and the conservative movement.
But a new effort by FreedomWorks, a conservative organization associated with the tea party movement, aims to change that. And a prominent African-African progressive activist says he thinks the outreach effort is premature, misguided and, therefore, not likely to be successful.

With an event Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, FreedomWorks is launching its national "Black and White Tour," an explicit, unapologetic effort to lobby African-Americans on economic policy issues at the core of the agenda of many fiscal conservatives involved in tea party activism.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Colorado • Florida • FreedomWorks • Illinois • Indiana • Louisiana • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Utah • Virginia • Wisconsin
'Hypocrisy' is ripe: New Obama web video, Romney pushback
September 26th, 2012
11:52 AM ET
2 years ago

'Hypocrisy' is ripe: New Obama web video, Romney pushback

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign is calling GOP nominee Mitt Romney a hypocrite when it comes to China in a new web video released Wednesday. And the Romney campaign is pushing back with their own charges of hypocrisy.

The narrator in the video says while the Republican candidate talks tough on China for "stealing American ideas and technology" on the campaign stump, in the past Romney did not hesitate to make money off Chinese companies.
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Filed under: 2012 • China • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin
September 26th, 2012
10:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin

(CNN) – Sen. Jim DeMint and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday morning endorsed Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, who is seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and made headlines for his controversial comments on rape earlier this fall.

On Tuesday – the last day Akin could legally request his name be removed from the November ballot – the congressman set out on a bus tour of the state. His move defied calls from a number of Republicans and GOP groups - including his state's Republican party - to quit the race, concerned his continued candidacy would challenge their chances of winning control of the Senate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Jim DeMint • Rick Santorum
Romney 'my heart aches' for those struggling
September 26th, 2012
10:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney 'my heart aches' for those struggling

Westerville, Ohio (CNN) – As he attempts to reverse a polling deficit against President Obama in Ohio, Mitt Romney had a message for that swing state's voters Wednesday: he feels their pain, and he knows how to fix it.

The GOP presidential candidate told 2,000 voters in a high school gym outside Columbus they could trust him to know his strengths – righting the economy, he said, as well as tackling the national debt.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitt Romney • Ohio
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