CNN Poll: Most watchers say Romney debate winner
October 3rd, 2012
11:30 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Most watchers say Romney debate winner

Denver, Colorado (CNN) – Two-thirds of people who watched the first presidential debate think that Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the showdown, according to a nationwide poll conducted Wednesday night.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey conducted right after the debate, 67% of debate watchers questioned said that the Republican nominee won the faceoff, with one in four saying that President Barack Obama was victorious.
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KitchenAid apologizes for tweet insulting Obama
October 3rd, 2012
11:17 PM ET
2 years ago

KitchenAid apologizes for tweet insulting Obama

(CNN) - The home appliance brand KitchenAid apologized Wednesday evening for a political tweet sent out from its official account during the presidential debate.

The tweet has been removed but at least a dozen retweets of the post showed it read, "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president.'"
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • President Obama
Four more years vs. four more months
October 3rd, 2012
08:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Four more years vs. four more months

Denver, Colorado (CNN) - Call it the pre-debate battle of the diehards.

Just outside the debate security perimeter here at the University of Denver, hundreds of supporters of Republican nominee Mitt Romney are lined up on one side of University Avenue. On the other side of the street, hundreds of supporters of President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Lewis slams Republican effort to 'steal' Florida election
October 3rd, 2012
08:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Lewis slams Republican effort to 'steal' Florida election

(CNN) - Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, leveled an explosive charge in a fundraising email for a candidate seeking to oust a Republican congressman from Florida.

Lewis, wrote that there is a "deliberate and systematic effort on the part of Republican officials to prevent minorities, seniors, the young, and the poor from casting their ballots."

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Georgia • John Lewis
October 3rd, 2012
06:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney: 'One thing I know about Mitt. He doesn't fail'

Washington (CNN) – After her husband's failed 2008 run for president, Ann Romney said she would never do it again - until she decided she would. And now that Mitt Romney is in the political fight of his life, Ann has become a key advocate and character witness. And when he's attacked, she's his chief defender - as this race has become an increasingly personal crusade for a woman who wants the voters to see her husband the way she sees him.

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Romney suggests $17,000 cap on tax deductions
October 3rd, 2012
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney suggests $17,000 cap on tax deductions

(CNN) – Mitt Romney detailed with fresh specificity this week how he would pay for large tax cuts he's proposed for all Americans, though his campaign says the suggestions were merely options and not a firm look into what policies he would seek to enact as president.

In the interview with CNN affiliate KDVR on Monday, Romney began by offering the broad strokes of his tax plan that he's been touting for months: lowering rates for all Americans and limiting deductions for higher income tax payers.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
Michelle Obama 'excited' about anniversary debate double date
October 3rd, 2012
05:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama 'excited' about anniversary debate double date

Denver (CNN) - To the political world, October 3 is a high-stakes night in the presidential election. But for first lady Michelle Obama, it's the date night that wasn't.

"I told Barack, 'This, you know, attending a presidential debate on my 20th anniversary is probably the worst way for me to spend (it).' ... I get so nervous at these debates," she said in a recent interview alongside her brother, Craig Robinson.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • Presidential Debate
CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 3, 2012
October 3rd, 2012
05:39 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 3, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 3, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: LIKELY VOTERS THINK OBAMA WILL WIN TONIGHT Americans think that President Barack Obama will win tonight’s presidential debate, with 56% of poll respondents stating that the president would likely win, compared to 32% who believe Republican challenger Mitt Romney will end up winning. … It's a good thing that the first presidential debate will be about domestic issues, because that's what is on the minds of the American voters. Nearly half say the economy is the most important issue facing the country today - not surprising when nearly three quarters say that the economy is in poor shape. The economy is followed at a great distance by the federal budget deficit (15%), health care (12%), and education (10%).

NEWS NUGGET: TODAY MARKS THE OBAMA’S 20th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Read about the first lady’s response as CNN’s Jessica Yellin asks her if a double date with the Romneys is what she had in mind for celebrating their platinum anniversary.

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 3, 2012
October 3rd, 2012
05:39 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 3, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 3, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: LIKELY VOTERS THINK OBAMA WILL WIN TONIGHT Americans think that President Barack Obama will win tonight’s presidential debate, with 56% of poll respondents stating that the president would likely win, compared to 32% who believe Republican challenger Mitt Romney will end up winning. … It's a good thing that the first presidential debate will be about domestic issues, because that's what is on the minds of the American voters. Nearly half say the economy is the most important issue facing the country today - not surprising when nearly three quarters say that the economy is in poor shape. The economy is followed at a great distance by the federal budget deficit (15%), health care (12%), and education (10%).

NEWS NUGGET: TODAY MARKS THE OBAMA’S 20th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Read about the first lady’s response as CNN’s Jessica Yellin asks her if a double date with the Romneys is what she had in mind for celebrating their platinum anniversary.

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Romney campaign:  No 'knock-out punch' planned
October 3rd, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign: No 'knock-out punch' planned

Denver (CNN) - Zingers? Maybe. Knock out punches? No.

Aides to Mitt Romney told CNN the GOP contender will not be looking for a "knock out" punch at tonight's first presidential debate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Debate • Mitt Romney
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