Polls: Obama leads in New Hampshire; tight race in Nevada, North Carolina
September 27th, 2012
08:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Polls: Obama leads in New Hampshire; tight race in Nevada, North Carolina

(CNN) - New polls of likely voters in three battleground states show President Barack Obama with a lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, and with a slight advantage in Nevada and North Carolina.

The NBC News/Marist/Wall Street Journal polls show Obama 7 points ahead of Romney in New Hampshire, 51% to 44%, a difference outside of the poll's sampling error of 3.1 percentage points.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada • New Hampshire • North Carolina • President Obama
President of Yemen visits White House
September 27th, 2012
06:54 PM ET
2 years ago

President of Yemen visits White House

Washington (CNN) - President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi of Yemen visited the White House Thursday, but is "not meeting with" President Obama, a senior administration official said.

The two leaders met in New York on Tuesday, when Obama dropped by a meeting between Hadi and John Brennan, the homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to Obama.

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New poll: Close contest in Virginia
September 27th, 2012
06:00 PM ET
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New poll: Close contest in Virginia

(CNN) - On the day that President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney both campaigned in Virginia, a new poll indicates a very close contest between the two candidates for the state's 13 electoral votes.

According to Suffolk University/WWBT-Richmond survey released Thursday, Obama holds a 46%-44% edge over Romney among likely voters in Virginia, with seven percent undecided. The president's two point margin is within the poll's sampling error.
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First on CNN: Romney memo seeks to lower debate expectations
September 27th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
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First on CNN: Romney memo seeks to lower debate expectations

Washington (CNN) – If it wasn't already clear that Mitt Romney and his allies are trying to lower expectations heading into next Wednesday's debate against President Obama in Denver, the campaign is now making it official.

In a memo about the debates distributed to campaign surrogates and provided to CNN on Thursday, longtime Romney adviser Beth Myers outlines a series of reasons why the president is likely to emerge as the winner of the first debate.
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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 27, 2012
September 27th, 2012
04:57 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 27, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 27, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU: Akin: McCaskill more 'ladylike' in last election Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, who on Tuesday repeated his decision to remain in Missouri's battle for U.S. Senate, said in an interview published Thursday that his opponent, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, was more "ladylike" in her 2006 election than she is this time around. According to the Kansas City Star, Akin claimed McCaskill's demeanor at last week's debate indicated she was nervous about remaining in office. – Kevin Liptak

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 27, 2012
September 27th, 2012
04:57 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 27, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 27, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU: Akin: McCaskill more 'ladylike' in last election Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, who on Tuesday repeated his decision to remain in Missouri's battle for U.S. Senate, said in an interview published Thursday that his opponent, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, was more "ladylike" in her 2006 election than she is this time around. According to the Kansas City Star, Akin claimed McCaskill's demeanor at last week's debate indicated she was nervous about remaining in office. – Kevin Liptak

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Soros commits $1 million to help Obama
September 27th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Soros commits $1 million to help Obama

Washington (CNN) - Billionaire financier George Soros is committing $1 million to the Democratic leaning super PAC backing President Barack Obama's bid for re-election.

An official with Priorities USA Action confirmed the news, which was reported earlier Thursday by the New York Times and Politico.
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Filed under: 2012 • George Soros • President Obama • Priorities USA
And so this happened... in 1968
September 27th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
2 years ago

And so this happened... in 1968

(CNN) - While a missionary with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in France, now-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had this photo taken for his then-girlfriend, who is now his wife, Ann.

The photo was first published in CNN's sister publication Time Magazine this week.


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Planned Parenthood hits Romney in Virginia mailboxes
September 27th, 2012
03:56 PM ET
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Planned Parenthood hits Romney in Virginia mailboxes

Washington (CNN) - Swing state television airwaves are already saturated with ads, and now - with early voting soon to be underway in several states - mailboxes are starting to fill up as well.

Voters in Virginia this week received a glossy mailer from Planned Parenthood Action Fund warning that Republican nominee Mitt Romney would "turn back the clock" for women if elected.
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Filed under: 2012 • Planned Parenthood • Virginia
Obama looks for veteran support in Virginia
September 27th, 2012
03:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama looks for veteran support in Virginia

(CNN) - On the offense in a state that has historically voted GOP in presidential elections, President Obama brought his campaign to the southern tip of Virginia Thursday and made a direct appeal to military veterans whose support he will need to carry the Old Dominion's 13 electoral votes.

"I travel around a lot in Virginia and across this country, I don't meet a lot of victims," the president told a crowd here numbering more than 7,000. "I see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction. And I see soldiers who defend our freedom every single day."
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