Romney super PAC hits Wisconsin
October 4th, 2012
10:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney super PAC hits Wisconsin

(CNN) – As President Barack Obama heads to Wisconsin for a post-debate campaign rally, the super PAC supporting his rival Mitt Romney will air an ad in the state hammering the president for his record on jobs and the economy.

Restore Our Future said it would spend $1.2 million to air the spot in the Badger State over the next week. A Marquette University poll conducted September 27-30 showed Obama leading Romney in Wisconsin 53%-42%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Dems: Today is a new day
October 4th, 2012
08:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Dems: Today is a new day

(CNN) – The morning after a presidential debate that saw a forceful Mitt Romney attacking President Barack Obama’s economic record, top Democrats said the event wouldn’t sway the state of the presidential race.

“I think that Gov. Romney is certainly a skilled debater. And last night he was able to elevate his level of performance. But he did not change the fundamental dynamics of this race, nor did he change some of the policies that actually got us into the economic mess that we have,” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat and top surrogate for Obama, said on CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.”
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Romney to deliver major foreign policy address next week
October 4th, 2012
07:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to deliver major foreign policy address next week

(CNN) – Mitt Romney will deliver a major speech on foreign policy Monday in Virginia, an aide to the Republican presidential nominee said on Wednesday, as new bloodshed emerged in Syria and fresh questions surfaced about President Barack Obama's administration's handling of the consulate attack in Libya.

The speech, which a source said would take place at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, comes after weeks in which foreign policy has taken a new role on the campaign trail. Romney has criticized Obama for his dealings with Iran and China, though he has remained largely silent on the lead-up and aftermath of the attack in Libya.
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • Virginia
On the Trail: October 4, 2012
October 4th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: October 4, 2012

(CNN) - With the first presidential debate of the 2012 cycle in the rearview mirror, both candidate head back out on the campaign trail. Before leaving Colorado, President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally in the key battleground state. He then heads to another battleground - Wisconsin - for an afternoon event.

Romney, meanwhile, flies east on Thursday afternoon to meet up with his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, for a rally in Virginia.

Joe Biden holds an event in Iowa.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama
CNN Fact Checks: What was truth, and what was not?
October 4th, 2012
06:26 AM ET
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, October 04, 2012
October 4th, 2012
04:33 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, October 04, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN Fact Check: Job creation versus unemployment
No issue has been hotter throughout the run-up to the election than jobs - and both candidates took pains to tackle the issue during their first debate Wednesday at the University of Denver.

CNN: 5 things we learned from the presidential debate
By most accounts, Republican challenger Mitt Romney was the clear winner of Wednesday's first debate with President Barack Obama. Romney engaged the incumbent while Obama looked down at his lectern. The challenger was a more forceful debater while Obama appeared less than engaged. Here are five things we learned on Wednesday.

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Romney boasts jobs plan in new ad
October 4th, 2012
03:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney boasts jobs plan in new ad

(CNN) – Hours after the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney reiterated his pledge to create 12 million jobs in a new television ad released Thursday morning.

"Let me tell you how I will create 12 million jobs when President Obama couldn't," Romney says, looking into the camera.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Economy • Jobs • Mitt Romney
October 4th, 2012
12:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Mentions of 'Big Bird' increased 800,000% on Facebook

(CNN) - All politics is social – and the world of Facebook is buzzing about the presidential debates. "Romney," "Obama," and "debate" were the top three debate-related terms mentioned on Facebook, but the fourth most popular term, "Big Bird," is undoubtedly the most unexpected trending word or name that arose from the debates.

During Wednesday night's event, the words "Big Bird" were posted to Facebook more times than "taxes," "Jim Lehrer," "Obamacare," "insurance," "Medicare" or "education."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Facebook • Mitt Romney
October 4th, 2012
12:12 AM ET
2 years ago

From the spin room...

(CNN) – Shortly after the candidates stepped off of the debate stage, their surrogates, spokespeople, and supporters began to spin.

Mitt Romney had a good night, and their representatives arrived first.
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Filed under: 2012 • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Rob Portman
October 4th, 2012
12:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Fact Check: Job creation versus unemployment

(CNN) – No issue has been hotter throughout the run-up to the election than jobs - and both candidates took pains to tackle the issue during their first debate Wednesday at the University of Denver.

"Over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created," Democratic incumbent Barack Obama said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Jobs • Presidential Debates
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