Reid hits Romney over taxes, '47%' comments
September 30th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Reid hits Romney over taxes, '47%' comments

(CNN) – The leading Democrat in the Senate continued his attacks on Republican nominee Mitt Romney Sunday in an op-ed that questions the former Massachusetts governor's character and pivots back to criticism over the GOP candidate's taxes.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wrote the piece for the Las Vegas Sun, hitting Romney on a variety of recent missteps as well as the tax-related accusations that have dogged the Romney campaign since early in the Republican primaries.
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Filed under: 2012 • Harry Reid
September 30th, 2012
02:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Bain executive: Attacks against company are 'hyperbole'

(CNN) – An executive at Bain Capital, the private equity firm where Mitt Romney's was once CEO, described the attacks against his company this election year as an expected exaggeration.

"Hyperbole has been part of elections since the days of John Adams," Steve Pagliuca, a Democrat, said on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria, GPS." "I think from Bain Capital's perspective, people discount that hyperbole. They know it's hyperbole."
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Filed under: 2012 • Bain Capital • Mitt Romney • TV-Fareed Zakaria GPS
September 30th, 2012
02:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Election raises stakes for possible Supreme Court vacancies

Washington (CNN) – Barack Obama and Mitt Romney wasted little time rushing to the cameras when the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the president's sweeping health care reform law.

Their remarks after the June ruling were a contrast of competing rhetoric over a contentious piece of legislation, and a prism into how each candidate hopes to quietly change the makeup of the federal courts.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Supreme Court
Raising the bar: Christie says Romney will do 'extraordinarily well' Wednesday
September 30th, 2012
01:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Raising the bar: Christie says Romney will do 'extraordinarily well' Wednesday

(CNN) – Playing the expectations game? Not Chris Christie.

In fact, amid pre-debate campaign banter on both sides aimed at raising expectations for the opposing candidate, Christie showed unfiltered confidence in GOP nominee Mitt Romney's ability to best President Barack Obama in the debates.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie
September 30th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Blunt tells CNN: Todd Akin 'very well may win' Missouri Senate race

(CNN) - Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, said Sunday that Todd Akin "very well may win" the Senate race in Missouri. He said voters are more concerned with the Senate's performance than with the Missouri congressman's embattled candidacy.

"Frankly, I think that anybody else would have been a candidate that clearly would have won, and Todd very well may win," Blunt said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Roy Blunt • Senate • Todd Akin
September 30th, 2012
11:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod, McCain spar over Libya attack

(CNN) – Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod played defense Sunday on the administration's handling of the Libya consulate attack that killed four Americans, while Sen. John McCain said the response was marred by "political overtones."

On Friday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence revised its assessment of the attack, saying the administration now believes the event was a deliberate terrorist assault, rather than spontaneous violence spurred by protests against an anti-Muslim film.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • John McCain • Libya • TV-State of the Union
Ryan notes campaign ‘missteps,’ claims media bias
September 30th, 2012
11:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan notes campaign ‘missteps,’ claims media bias

(CNN) - GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledged the Republican campaign's "missteps" on Sunday, calling Mitt Romney’s now-notorious “47%” comments “inarticulate,” while still defending the crux of his running mate’s argument.

Ryan also took the media to task for what he called bias against conservatives.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
September 30th, 2012
10:54 AM ET
2 years ago

McCain: Debate will go down in history

(CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain - who has debated both President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney - weighed in Sunday on the upcoming showdown between the two candidates, saying both candidates will be "excellent in their own way" during this year's first presidential debate on Wednesday.

"I think both candidates are well prepared, and understandably, you'll see their surrogates lowering expectations," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union." "That's part of the whole routine."
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Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from Biden
September 30th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from Biden

(CNN) – GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday he's not counting on gaffes from Vice President Joe Biden when they debate on October 11.

"I don't think he will. You know he doesn't do that in debates. The gaffes - he's kind of legendary for this - that's not in these kind of situations," Ryan said on "Fox News Sunday." "He's a very disciplined person when he speaks in these kinds of situations. He doesn't produce gaffes in these moments. Those are when he's off the cuff."
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
On the Trail: September 30, 2012
September 30th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: September 30, 2012

(CNN) - With three days before this year's first presidential debate, President Barack Obama heads west to Las Vegas, where he holds a rally Sunday evening. He'll stay in Nevada for debate practice in the final days leading up to Wednesday night's event in Denver, Colorado.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney spends time in Boston with no public events on his schedule.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • President Obama
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