October 11th, 2012
01:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign: Ryan to 'focus on substance' at debate

(CNN) - Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will "focus on substance" on Thursday evening in his debate face-off against Vice President Joe Biden, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign told CNN.

In seeking to set expectations for the GOP candidate, the adviser said the high-profile debate stage is "certainly a new environment for him."

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Joe Biden • Kentucky • Paul Ryan
Obama camp, liberal groups use VP debate to organize Catholic voters
October 11th, 2012
01:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama camp, liberal groups use VP debate to organize Catholic voters

(CNN) – As it organizes Catholic watch parties for Thursday night’s debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, who are both Roman Catholic, the Obama campaign hasn’t been shy about suggesting that the GOP vice presidential nominee hasn’t lived up to his Catholic values.

“For Catholic outreach, a defining moment in this campaign has been (Mitt) Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate,” said Broderick Johnson, a senior adviser with Barack Obama’s campaign who spearheads Catholic outreach efforts.

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Filed under: 2012 • Belief Blog • Joe Biden • Paul Ryan • Religion
FIRST ON CNN: Biden debate prep photos
October 11th, 2012
12:11 PM ET
2 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Biden debate prep photos

Danville, Kentucky (CNN) - CNN has obtained exclusive pictures showing Vice President Joe Biden practicing for the vice presidential debate against Rep. Paul Ryan in the Sheraton Hotel in Wilmington, Delaware where Biden spent the last four days in an intensive debate camp.

This look at Biden's practice set up shows the lengths his team went to replicate the debate conditions he will experience tonight as he squares off in his only debate against his Republican opponent at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Vice presidential debate
A competitive Biden expected Thursday
October 11th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
2 years ago

A competitive Biden expected Thursday

Danville, Kentucky (CNN) - Senior Democrats are predicting a scrappy competitive debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan when they meet onstage in Kentucky Thursday. But both men are collegial people so don't expect a fight club atmosphere.

With polls tightening and new pressure to energize Democrats after last week's presidential debate, Biden has been off the campaign trail for six days hunkered down in debate prep since the weekend.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Joe Biden • Kentucky
October 11th, 2012
10:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod hits Romney on $5 trillion tax cut–again

(CNN) - David Axelrod, Obama campaign senior adviser, continued to argue Mitt Romney's tax plan would cost $5 trillion, a claim that has been debunked by several fact-checking organizations, including CNN.

"What nobody disputes is that Governor Romney's proposed $5 trillion in tax cuts that would be skewed to the wealthy. What he says is, 'I'm going to offset it with $5 trillion in tax increases in the form of closed loopholes and deductions.' But he won't tell anybody what they are," Axelrod said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien." "So what we know is he's got a tax cut that's going to favor the wealthy and he'll give us the details on how he's going to offset that later. And if I'm the middle class, I'm saying, 'Watch out' because we know how this ends."

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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod
October 11th, 2012
10:26 AM ET
2 years ago

TIME: Ryan's heavy lifting

(CNN) - GOP vice presidential candidate and fitness fiend Paul Ryan poses lifting weights in pictures taken by TIME Magazine in December 2011 and published on Thursday.

In response to the photos, Ryan spokesman Michael Steel said, "Paul Ryan takes his health seriously. Clearly - judging by these silly pictures - he doesn't take himself too seriously."
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
Closest U.S. elections
October 11th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Photos: When every vote counted: Closest U.S. elections

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Filed under: 2012
October 11th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Priebus defends Romney over abortion comments

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee chairman took to Mitt Romney's defense Thursday, saying the GOP presidential nominee has been unwavering on his position about abortion this cycle.

"I see the flap over this Des Moines Register question. But… there's nothing there there," Reince Priebus said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Mitt Romney • Reince Priebus
October 11th, 2012
08:36 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN VP debate digital experience allows viewers to play TV producer

(CNN) - On Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden will try to slow the recent momentum of the Republican presidential tide, while Rep. Paul Ryan hopes to widen the gap between his boss and the current president, with less than four weeks to go until Election Day.

So, in the middle of tonight's debate, if you find yourself wanting to rewind the last budget comment from Ryan or capture Biden's possible gaffes, there is a new CNN tool to allow you to view, replay and share your favorite clips on-the-fly.
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New polls increase stakes for VP showdown
October 11th, 2012
08:24 AM ET
2 years ago

New polls increase stakes for VP showdown

Danville, Kentucky (CNN) – Hours before the only vice presidential debate this campaign, six new polls provide more evidence that the race for the White House is extremely tight.

The surveys were all conducted after last week's first face-off between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and they indicate the Democratic and Republican tickets are all knotted up in the battleground states of Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado.

Tune to CNN for Thursday’s vice presidential debate coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Polls • President Obama • Virginia • Wisconsin
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