Getting ready for Wednesday's showdown
September 29th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Getting ready for Wednesday's showdown

(CNN) – Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who's playing the role of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama's debate preparations, will join the president in Nevada this week, according to an Obama re-election campaign official.

The president travels to Nevada on Sunday, where he'll hold an evening rally. Obama will stay in Nevada to prepare for the debates before flying to Denver on Wednesday for the first debate.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Kerry • Rob Portman
Ann Romney to rally while Obama preps for debate across town
September 29th, 2012
12:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney to rally while Obama preps for debate across town

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama heads to Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday for several days of debate preparations, the campaign trail won't be far behind him.

Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will hold a rally on Monday in the city, her husband's campaign announced Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Nevada • President Obama
On the Trail: September 29, 2012
September 29th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: September 29, 2012

(CNN) - GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spend Saturday off the campaign trail, but their running mates are stumping in several battleground states.

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan begins the day in New Hampshire, then heads to Ohio, while Vice President Joe Biden holds a rally in Florida.

See a schedule of the day's events after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Joe Biden • New Hampshire • Ohio • On the Trail • Paul Ryan
Getting ready for Ryan
September 29th, 2012
09:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Getting ready for Ryan

Derry, New Hampshire (CNN) - Good morning from the Granite State, where Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is about to speak to a crowd of supporters.

Ryan's event at an academy in southern New Hampshire is also the location of a state GOP convention later Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Paul Ryan
Obama talks housing market in weekly address
September 29th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks housing market in weekly address

(CNN) – President Barack Obama highlighted the housing crisis of 2007 and 2008 in his weekly address Saturday, calling on Congress to act and pass a mortgage refinance measure.

Meanwhile, Republicans introduced Vernon Parker from Arizona, who is running for Congress, and spoke on the jobs plans the party supports.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • President Obama
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
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