(CNN) - An independent, conservative group spent $1.2 million on a new television ad targeting Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic candidate in the heated Wisconsin Senate battle.
The commercial, made by Crossroads GPS, will run on local and broadcast networks in the Badger State beginning Wednesday.
New York (CNNMoney) – It's one of the biggest decisions facing Congress: what to do about the fiscal cliff - the $7 trillion worth of tax increases and spending cuts that start taking effect next year.
Two major sticking points: whether to extend some or all of the Bush tax cuts and and how to replace the nearly $1 trillion in spending cuts.
(CNN) – 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.
(CNN) – With less than a week to go before early voting begins in Ohio, the Buckeye state has the political world’s full attention Wednesday with both presidential candidates campaigning in the state for events focused on the middle class.
Mitt Romney makes three stops in Ohio on the final day of his campaign's three-day bus tour. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, appears at Bowling Green State University and Kent State University.
See a schedule of the day's events after the jump.
Washington (CNN) - Restore Our Future, the major super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, is making its second major ad buy in Wisconsin and Michigan hitting President Barack Obama on his economic record.
Republicans had hoped both states would be toss-ups, but recent polls show the president with an edge in both.
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CNN: Bill Clinton not persuaded by Iran on nuclear weapons
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday he does not trust Tehran's assertions that it is not pursuing a nuclear weapon, and he urged the international community to pressure Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to allow inspectors to verify his claims.
CNN: Brown doesn't 'condone' staffers' actions
Republican Sen. Scott Brown, engaged in one of the nation's closest battles for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, said Tuesday he does not condone the offensive gestures and sounds some of his staffers made at a rally this week. The Brown staffers were captured on video making "war whoops" and "tomahawk chops," an apparent reference to the controversy surrounding Warren's claim to Native American heritage during her time as a professor at Harvard Law School.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's latest ad, released Wednesday, sticks to his campaign's longstanding economic message that policies enacted by President Barack Obama aren't working for many Americans.
Speaking directly to the camera in the minute-long spot, the GOP presidential nominee says, "Too many Americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. Too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck, trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. More Americans are living in poverty than when President Obama took office and 15 million more are on food stamps."