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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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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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
Adelsons push back on 'media double standard'
September 28th, 2012
04:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Adelsons push back on 'media double standard'

(CNN) – Dr. Miriam Adelson, wife of Las Vegas casino magnate and billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is pushing back on what she calls "relentless" attacks from Democrats and Obama re-election campaign on her and her family, underscoring what she views as a bias in the media against conservatives.

Dr. Adelson penned an op-ed posted to the conservative-leaning Daily Caller's website Thursday pointing to her and her husband's political affiliations as reason for the attacks.
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September 28th, 2012
04:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney debate challenge: High stakes, lowered expectations

Washington (CNN) – He's prepped. His campaign's armed with spin. All that's left for Mitt Romney to do is to step into the proverbial ring and verbally duke it out with someone his own campaign called a "universally acclaimed public speaker."

Romney enters Wednesday's debate in Denver down in swing state polls and trying to recover from his politically damaging comments about nearly half the nation being shoo-ins for President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debate
Obama bans wind-farm purchases by Chinese company
September 28th, 2012
04:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama bans wind-farm purchases by Chinese company

New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama vetoed the acquisition of four wind-farm companies in the U.S. by a Chinese-owned firm on Friday, citing national security concerns.

The companies' projects are all located near a U.S. military site in Oregon, the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, the Treasury Department said in a statement.

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Filed under: China • Energy • President Obama
Akin consultant compares him to cult leader
September 28th, 2012
03:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin consultant compares him to cult leader

(CNN) - A consultant for Rep. Todd Akin likened the Senate candidate to David Koresh on Friday, saying Akin's ability to withstand GOP pressure to withdraw from the Missouri race was like the cult leader's resistance during the deadly 1993 standoff with federal authorities.

Consultant Kellyanne Conway said she has expressed her opinion to Akin "for a while now," adding Akin was successfully able to sustain the aftermath of his controversial rape comments last month.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Polls: New numbers in New Hampshire and Virginia
September 28th, 2012
02:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Polls: New numbers in New Hampshire and Virginia

(CNN) – New polls in Virginia and New Hampshire indicate close contests in those two swing states in the race for the White House.

According to an American Research Group survey released Friday in Virginia, 49% of likely voters support President Barack Obama, with 47% backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • New Jersey • Polls
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