(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Friday, the day after the Israeli leader publicly urged the international community to draw a "clear red line" with Iran over its suspected nuclear development program.
The White House released a statement on the president's phone call shortly after 1 p.m. ET. Obama's call with Netanyahu was more than 20 minutes, according to a senior administration official.
Iowa City, Iowa (CNN) – Katherine Valde is ready when a fellow student says "no thanks" to early voting because of the thrill of casting a ballot on Election Day.
"Things come up, you can have an exam," says Valde, the president of the University of Iowa Democrats.
(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will campaign with President Barack Obama in Los Angeles a week from Sunday, an Obama campaign aide told CNN on Thursday.
The campaign is using the joint appearance to raise money.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney campaigns in Pennsylvania before attending a private event in Boston Friday. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama attends several campaign fund-raisers in Washington, D.C.
Vice President Joe Biden begins a two-day campaign trip in southern Florida with campaign rallies in Boca Raton and Tamarac.
See a schedule of the day's events after the jump.
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CNN: Polls: Obama leads in New Hampshire; tight race in Nevada, North Carolina
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.
CNN: Romney memo seeks to lower debate expectations
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.