Poll: Who will win Wednesday's debate?
October 1st, 2012
11:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Who will win Wednesday's debate?

Washington (CNN) - Two days before the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, a new poll indicates that most Americans see the GOP challenger as the underdog in the first showdown.

According to a ABC News/Washington Post national poll released Monday, 55% of likely voters say they think the president will win the debate, with 31% saying that Romney will be victorious. The findings on this question from the new survey are in-line with a CNN/ORC International poll conducted right after the Democratic convention earlier this month, where by 59%-34%, likely voters said Obama rather than the former Massachusetts governor would be more likely to do a better job in the October showdowns.
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Officials from Romney past to offer Obama's debate counter
October 1st, 2012
11:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Officials from Romney past to offer Obama's debate counter

Washington (CNN) - With the presidential debate two days away, the Obama campaign is poised to prebut arguments Mitt Romney will likely make and fact check Romney's claims after the debate.

On Monday the campaign revealed it will dispatch 11 Massachusetts officials, who served with then Gov. Mitt Romney, across nine battleground states during the week.
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Romney slaps Obama in foreign policy op-ed
October 1st, 2012
11:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney slaps Obama in foreign policy op-ed

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's handling of events in the Middle East, including last month's attack on an American consulate in Libya, was the focus of a scathing op-ed from his challenger Mitt Romney Monday, and will continue to be a focus of his campaign's message, according to advisers to the GOP nominee.

The op-ed, which recycles much of what Romney has said on the stump and in interviews, asserts Obama has been weak in promoting American interests as various events unfold in the Middle East, including in Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iran. Romney has latched onto a comment Obama made during an interview in September calling incidents of unrest in the region "bumps in the road," saying it reflected a dangerous nonchalance toward serious issues of national security.
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Supreme Court possibilities if Obama is reelected
October 1st, 2012
09:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Supreme Court possibilities if Obama is reelected

Washington (CNN) - Here is an unofficial list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court if President Barack Obama is reelected. This list was compiled from a number of legal and political sources, including government officials deeply involved in the selections of Justices Sonia Sotomayor (2009) and Elena Kagan (2010).

The Obama administration, like those before, keeps an informal list of possible high court nominees to consider in the event of a sudden vacancy. But serious vetting only begins when such a vacancy occurs or is announced in advance by the retiring justice.

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Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election
October 1st, 2012
09:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election

Washington (CNN) - Here is an unofficial list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court if Mitt Romney is elected president in November. This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those serving as informal advisers to the Romney campaign. The Republican nominee has not specified publicly on favorites for the court. Many names mentioned are relatively young judges named to the federal bench by President George W. Bush.

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Election raises stakes for possible Supreme Court vacancies
October 1st, 2012
09:24 AM 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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For candidates, all debate prep, all the time
October 1st, 2012
09:17 AM ET
2 years ago

For candidates, all debate prep, all the time

(CNN) – Two days before the first presidential debate, perhaps it's no surprise how Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are spending their day.

Romney will spend Monday in private meetings and debate prep sessions before heading to Denver for a campaign rally, his spokesman Rick Gorka said.
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Crowley: Memo to Chris Christie - did you get the memo?
October 1st, 2012
08:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Crowley: Memo to Chris Christie - did you get the memo?

Washington (CNN) - Apparently, Chris Christie didn't get the memo.

"Wednesday night is the restart of this campaign, and I think you're going to see those numbers start to move right back in the other direction," the Republican New Jersey governor said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Debate ad demands gun plan from candidates
October 1st, 2012
08:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Debate ad demands gun plan from candidates

(CNN) – As Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama prepare to square off at Wednesday's presidential debate in Denver, a survivor of the deadly shooting outside that city in July is pushing the candidates to spell out plans to stem deadly gun violence.

Stephen Barton, a 22-year old recent college graduate and Fulbright scholar, was shot in the face and neck during the July 20 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, that left 12 others dead. In an ad set to air nationally during Wednesday's debate, Barton sits in an empty movie theater and says he was lucky to survive the massacre.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gun rights • Mitt Romney • President Obama
On the Trail: October 1, 2012
October 1st, 2012
07:22 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: October 1, 2012

(CNN) - Mitt Romney spends most of Monday in Boston before flying to Denver for a late night rally, while President Barack Obama is in Las Vegas for debate prep. He has no public events.

Paul Ryan attends fundraisers in New York City Monday morning, then goes to Iowa to kick off a two-day "Real Recovery" bus tour across the state

See the full schedule after the jump.
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