(CNN) – Ohio's secretary of state announced Tuesday he will move to appeal a federal court's recent ruling that overturned an early voting restriction in the state.
Jon Husted said he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case. On Friday, a federal appeals court sided with the Obama campaign in its protest against a ban on voting in the final weekend–Saturday, Sunday, and Monday–before Election Day.
Washington (CNNMoney) – Tax loopholes should be closed, and the savings should pay down deficits, not lower taxes for the wealthy, according to Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat from New York.
"It is an alluring prospect to cut taxes on the wealthiest people and somehow still reduce the deficit, but you can't have your cake and eat it, too," Schumer said Tuesday, in a speech at the National Press Club.FULL STORY
Editor's note: Part of an occasional series on the #homestretch to Election Day with GOP nominee Mitt Romney
En route Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With 28 days to go, can you tell us how to get away from Sesame Street?
It doesn't take a campaign report from Kermit the Frog to figure out Mitt Romney woke up to the equivalent of an Oscar the Grouch style ad from the Obama campaign this morning.
(CNN) - The battle in Massachusetts between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate is locked in a dead heat, two polls released this week indicated.
One poll, from Western New England University, showed Warren edging Brown 50%-45%. Another survey, from WBUR, showed Brown with the advantage, netting the support of 47% of likely Massachusetts voters compared to 43% for Warren. Margins in both polls were within the sampling error.
New York (CNNMoney) – For all that divides President Obama and Mitt Romney, both candidates swear they'll protect the middle class from higher taxes.
But that's a promise that will be hard to keep given their other stated aims - to reduce deficits, reform entitlement programs and make what they call critical investments.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, a longtime friend of President Barack Obama, said Tuesday the president was "surprised" in last week's debate against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
"He was shocked and surprised, many of us were. Mitt Romney came on that set at the first debate and said things which completely contradicted what he'd said in the campaign before. I think it caught the president a little bit by surprise. He won't be surprised again," Durbin said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
(CNN) – An independent, conservative group said it launched five new television ads in tight Senate races across the country on Tuesday.
Crossroads GOP spent $4 million on the ads, set to run in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin through Monday.
(CNN) - Despite a jobs report showing unemployment falling to 7.8% in September, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney continued to use "over 8% unemployment" in a new ad hammering President Barack Obama Tuesday.
Restore Our Future said it was spending $6.3 million to air the spot in Florida, Iowa and Virginia. In the commercial, a narrator asserts high unemployment is a "new normal" of Obama's economy.
(CNN) - With 28 days left in the presidential race, Republican nominee Mitt Romney talks Tuesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, host of the "The Situation Room."
Tune in at 6 p.m. ET as Romney joins "The Situation Room" live from the trail in Ohio.