Jack Welch: I was right about jobs report
October 9th, 2012
11:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Jack Welch: I was right about jobs report

Hong Kong (CNNMoney) - Jack Welch elaborated Wednesday on his widely-debunked criticism of the latest government jobs report, claiming in an op-ed that the reported 7.8% unemployment rate is "downright implausible."

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Welch said that it is an overstatement to suggest that data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is "precise" or "bias-free." And he raised questions over three key statistics - the labor-force participation rate, the growth in government workers and overall job growth - saying big one-month gains "have to raise some eyebrows."

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#Homestretch: Romney warms up for Wolf with Wendy's
October 9th, 2012
09:55 PM ET
2 years ago

#Homestretch: Romney warms up for Wolf with Wendy's

Editor's note: Part of an occasional series in the #homestretch covering GOP nominee Mitt Romney

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (CNN) - How to describe Mitt Romney's feelings about fast food? He's lovin' it.

After sinking his teeth into McDonalds following his foreign policy speech in Virginia on Monday, Romney made a pit stop at an Ohio Wendy's minutes before his interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Homestretch • Mitt Romney
October 9th, 2012
09:43 PM ET
2 years ago

On Iran, Romney says he sees eye to eye with Netanyahu

(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Tuesday said that he would use the same test to evaluate Iran over its suspected nuclear weapons program as would Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In a wide-ranging interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," the Republican presidential nominee also defended his proposed U.S. tax model and shed light on how he would handle the civil war in Syria.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
#homestretch: Romney lowers debate expectations for Ryan
October 9th, 2012
09:34 PM ET
2 years ago

#homestretch: Romney lowers debate expectations for Ryan

Editor's note: Part of an occasional series on the #homestretch to Election Day with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (CNN) - During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, GOP nominee Mitt Romney suggested his running mate, Paul Ryan is an inexperienced debater.

"Obviously, the vice president has done, I don't know, 15 or 20 debates during his lifetime, experienced debater. This is, I think, Paul's first debate. I may be wrong. He may have done something in high school, I don't know," Romney said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Homestretch • Mitt Romney • Ohio
October 9th, 2012
08:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Romney's full interview with Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was interviewed on Tuesday by CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who asked the candidate about foreign policy, taxes, and his debate stage ritual.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • TV-The Situation Room
October 9th, 2012
06:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney on debate inspiration from his father

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday confirmed and elaborated on his wife's disclosure, first to CNN, on how he handles his first moments onstage at a presidential debate.

"I write my dad's name at the top of the piece of paper to remind myself of all that he sacrificed to give me the opportunities I now have," Romney said in the interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, which aired on "The Situation Room."
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CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else
October 9th, 2012
05:57 PM ET
2 years ago

CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else

New York (CNNMoney) – Surprise. David Siegel, the resort CEO who is building the biggest private home in the country, really, really doesn't like President Obama.

And while Siegel hasn't sent any money to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he has gone a step farther to support him.

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Poll: Race tightening in New Hampshire as well
October 9th, 2012
05:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Race tightening in New Hampshire as well

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's advantage over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the Granite State has shrunk, according to a new poll of likely voters in New Hampshire conducted both before and after last Wednesday's presidential debate.

The WMUR Granite State Poll found Obama at 47% and Romney at 41%, with Obama no longer holding the 15 point lead he had a week ago. The difference between the two candidates is now within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • President Obama
CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 9, 2012
October 9th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 9, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 9, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: MITT ROMNEY PULLS CLOSER IN OHIO Among likely voters Barack Obama has a 51%-47% margin over Mitt Romney, well within the poll's sampling error. Polls taken before the first presidential debate tended to show Obama with a 7- to 10-point advantage over his GOP challenger. Romney has a solid 14-point lead among men, while Obama's lead among women is even larger, indicating a large gender gap in the Buckeye State. Independents, suburban voters and older voters are evenly divided, indicating a close race right now. But that's not a prediction of what will happen in November. With one in eight likely voters saying they could change their minds between now and November, and several crucial debates still to come, there is every reason to expect the race to change in Ohio. – Keating Holland

JUST IN: OBAMA CAMPAIGN BRINGS BACK 47% IN NEW AD A new Obama campaign ad focuses on Medicare, showing pictures of senior citizens as a narrator says, "Victims, dependent. That's what Mitt Romney called 47% of Americans, including people on Medicare.” The ad says Romney would "replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system" and that seniors would pay more. On screen is a series of images of seniors. "You're no victim," the narrator says. "You earned your benefits."

STAY TUNED: Mitt Romney will sit down with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “The Situation Room” at 6 p.m. ET.

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CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 9, 2012
October 9th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 9, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 9, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: MITT ROMNEY PULLS CLOSER IN OHIO Among likely voters Barack Obama has a 51%-47% margin over Mitt Romney, well within the poll's sampling error. Polls taken before the first presidential debate tended to show Obama with a 7- to 10-point advantage over his GOP challenger. Romney has a solid 14-point lead among men, while Obama's lead among women is even larger, indicating a large gender gap in the Buckeye State. Independents, suburban voters and older voters are evenly divided, indicating a close race right now. But that's not a prediction of what will happen in November. With one in eight likely voters saying they could change their minds between now and November, and several crucial debates still to come, there is every reason to expect the race to change in Ohio. – Keating Holland

JUST IN: OBAMA CAMPAIGN BRINGS BACK 47% IN NEW AD A new Obama campaign ad focuses on Medicare, showing pictures of senior citizens as a narrator says, "Victims, dependent. That's what Mitt Romney called 47% of Americans, including people on Medicare.” The ad says Romney would "replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system" and that seniors would pay more. On screen is a series of images of seniors. "You're no victim," the narrator says. "You earned your benefits."

STAY TUNED: Mitt Romney will sit down with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “The Situation Room” at 6 p.m. ET.

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