Biden levels charges against GOP ticket over entitlements
September 28th, 2012
10:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden levels charges against GOP ticket over entitlements

Tamarac, Florida (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden launched a new line of attacks on Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Friday, dismissing the Republican vice presidential nominee as "that guy" and asking an audience who it would believe on the critical issue of Medicare.

Romney's campaign described the attacks as false and warned they would backfire.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Joe Biden
RNC cuts ties with firm tied to questionable voter registration applications
September 28th, 2012
09:50 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC cuts ties with firm tied to questionable voter registration applications

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee said this week it has cut ties with a consulting firm that Florida election officials say may have filed falsified voter registration paperwork.

Palm Beach County, Florida, Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told CNN that her office has called into question as many as 106 voter registration applications that were turned in by someone connected to Strategic Allied Consulting. Fred Petti, an attorney for the firm, said the employee involved in the questionable signatures was "fired immediately."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Republican National Committee
McCaskill: Akin so extreme, other conservative looks like a 'hippie'
September 28th, 2012
09:11 PM ET
2 years ago

McCaskill: Akin so extreme, other conservative looks like a 'hippie'

(CNN) – Sen. Claire McCaskill fired back Friday at Rep. Todd Akin over his recent characterization of her as less "ladylike" in the pair’s current senatorial election than she was in her last, dismissing her Republican foe as an outlier even in right-wing circles.

"I was speechless," the senator said in an interview with MSNBC, referring to Akin’s latest comments. "I mean, this is somebody who does make Michele Bachmann look like a hippie. He is that far on the fringe."
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Michele Bachmann • Missouri
Campaign intends Biden to be among first to react to presidential debate
September 28th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign intends Biden to be among first to react to presidential debate

Fort Myers, Florida (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will attempt to be one of the first voices to react to Wednesday's first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

In localized e-mails being sent out to supporters, Obama for America deputy campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon cast out invitations to debate watch parties across the country.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden
White House to contractors: Hold off on layoff warnings
September 28th, 2012
07:23 PM ET
2 years ago

White House to contractors: Hold off on layoff warnings

New York (CNNMoney) - The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs.

The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act.

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Filed under: White House
Obama 'victim'-izing Romney
September 28th, 2012
06:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama 'victim'-izing Romney

(CNN) - President Barack Obama wasted little time recently adding a new element to his stump speech which makes Mitt Romney the victim of his own comments.

At a fund-raiser in Florida last spring, Romney said that that 47% of people pay no federal income taxes, are dependent on government, and view themselves as victims - and will support Obama regardless of the arguments Romney makes about lowering taxes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Analysis: Polling criticism unfounded
September 28th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Polling criticism unfounded

Washington (CNN) – It's a conspiracy theory of the highest level: media organizations allegedly manipulating data in public opinion polls to try and help President Barack Obama win a second term. Democracy crushed.

The accusations are predicated on the idea that some media organizations are interviewing too many Democrats in their surveys, which skew the results in way to benefit Obama over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
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CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 28, 2012
September 28th, 2012
05:12 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 28, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 28, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CHANGES ASSESSMENT OF LIBYA ATTACK... The U.S. intelligence community has revised its assessment of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. It has moved from an initial assessment of the September 11 attack as something that began spontaneously after a protest over an anti-Muslim film to the belief that it was "a deliberate and organized terrorist assault carried out by extremists" affiliated or sympathetic with al Qaeda, according to a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. – Suzanne Kelly

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Filed under: 2012
CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 28, 2012
September 28th, 2012
05:12 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for September 28, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 28, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CHANGES ASSESSMENT OF LIBYA ATTACK... The U.S. intelligence community has revised its assessment of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. It has moved from an initial assessment of the September 11 attack as something that began spontaneously after a protest over an anti-Muslim film to the belief that it was "a deliberate and organized terrorist assault carried out by extremists" affiliated or sympathetic with al Qaeda, according to a statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. – Suzanne Kelly

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
Look at words over wardrobe, Romney says
September 28th, 2012
05:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Look at words over wardrobe, Romney says

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested Friday that the audience pay closer attention to what he says, rather than what he wears when he takes to the debate stage next week.

"I know that in debates there's always interest in the theatrics if you will and the one-liners, the jokes, and who wore what color tie and so forth," he said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
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