October 12th, 2012
03:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Polls: Tight race in Florida, New Hampshire

(CNN) - New polls in two presidential battleground states - Florida and New Hampshire - show the race for the White House is locked up there.

Republican nominee Mitt Romney's slight advantage over President Barack Obama among likely voters is within the sampling error of the American Research Group polls in both states.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • President Obama
Beau Biden: Ryan wants more troops in Afghanistan
October 12th, 2012
03:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Beau Biden: Ryan wants more troops in Afghanistan

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden's son argued Friday that his father's opponent on the debate stage, Rep. Paul Ryan, wants to move more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

Ryan's campaign, however, hit back saying the GOP vice presidential nominee made no such argument during the two running mates' tense exchange Thursday over ending the decade-long war.
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Filed under: 2012 • Afghanistan • Beau Biden • Paul Ryan
White House clarifies Biden on Libya security
October 12th, 2012
03:10 PM ET
2 years ago

White House clarifies Biden on Libya security

Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) - Aides to President Barack Obama on Friday attempted to clean up comments made by Vice President Joe Biden regarding security requests in Libya during Thursday night's vice presidential debate.

When asked about the security of U.S. diplomats in Libya prior to the attack in Benghazi, Biden said "We weren't told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again."
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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Joe Biden
Clinton looks to boost races in Hoosier state
October 12th, 2012
02:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton looks to boost races in Hoosier state

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton leveraged his star power Friday to influence two of Indiana's hotly-contested state-wide races and, of course, boost President Barack Obama's appeal in the mid-west core.

Flanked by prominent Hoosier Democrats – former governor and Sen. Evan Bayh, Senate hopeful Joe Donnelly and gubernatorial candidate John Gregg – at a high school in Marion County, Clinton pulled no punches and hit the respective candidates' GOP opponents for a partisan agenda.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Indiana
A fracas? Congressional debate gets ugly
October 12th, 2012
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

A fracas? Congressional debate gets ugly

(CNN) - Though it didn't come to fisticuffs, so heated was the exchange between the two debating candidates for a San Fernando, California congressional seat Thursday night that a police officer got up on stage to separate the two.

During the debate Thursday at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, two incumbent Democratic congressmen -Rep. Brad Sherman and Rep. Howard Berman- got into a verbal disagreement over the correct author of the immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act.
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Filed under: Brad Sherman • California • Congress
October 12th, 2012
12:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Biden 'doubling down on denial'

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden of "doubling down on denial" as details continued to trickle out about the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans last month.

It was the second time in as many days that Romney sharply criticized the Obama administration for its posture in the aftermath of the attack.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Libya • Mitt Romney
A glimpse into the campaign life of Mitt Romney
October 12th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
2 years ago

A glimpse into the campaign life of Mitt Romney

Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) - Mitt Romney doesn't have a lot of free time.

That's certainly no surprise as the 2012 race heads into its final stretch, but a copy of Romney's internal campaign schedule obtained by CNN offers a small glimpse into how tightly-managed the Republican's long days on the campaign trail have become.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Pro-Romney super PAC makes another push for Michigan voters
October 12th, 2012
10:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Romney super PAC makes another push for Michigan voters

(CNN) – A super PAC supporting Mitt Romney took out a $1.5 million ad buy in Michigan, the group announced Friday.

Restore Our Future will run the same ad it launched on Tuesday, "New Normal," which hits President Barack Obama for the "over 8% unemployment" rate, even though the rate dropped last week to 7.8% for September.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan
Poll: Romney advantage in Florida
October 12th, 2012
10:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney advantage in Florida

(CNN) – A new poll of likely voters in Florida released Thursday indicates Republican nominee Mitt Romney has an edge over President Barack Obama in the state.

The Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll shows Romney up seven percentage points with 51% of likely Florida voters' support to Obama's 44%. Romney's advantage is within the poll's sampling error. The same survey conducted one month ago showed a much tighter race between the candidates in the Sunshine State with Obama up 48% to Romney's 47%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama
October 12th, 2012
07:58 AM ET
2 years ago

The facts behind Romney's $5 trillion tax plan

New York (CNNMoney) – Mitt Romney promises to pay for his $5 trillion in proposed tax cuts so they don't add to deficits - and would do so in large part by curbing tax breaks on the rich.

He also has promised not to raise taxes on the middle class.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Taxes
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