October 16th, 2012
09:21 AM ET
1 year ago

13 reasons to watch the debate on CNN's platforms and nowhere else

1)1. CNN=The World:

Tonight's debate will focus on foreign policy and international issues, and there is no better network that dominates coverage of the planet than CNN. From our bureaus in the Middle East, China and Africa, to our stellar national security team, to analysis from Christiane Amanpour, CNN owns the story of the world.
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Romney tax plan: Two big unknowns
October 16th, 2012
08:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney tax plan: Two big unknowns

New York (CNNMoney) - The nature of campaigning is to make promises. The nature of governing makes it hard to keep all those promises. And so do unforeseen events, like recessions.

That may be why even those who broadly favor the kind of tax reform that Mitt Romney is proposing - lower tax rates, fewer tax breaks - worry that his $5 trillion plan might not deliver all that he's promised.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Taxes
Facebook 'likes' Republicans
October 16th, 2012
08:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Facebook 'likes' Republicans

New York (CNNMoney) - Facebook has spent $140,000 "friending" Republicans this year.

As the social media company prepares to influence policy, Facebook's political action committee has raised a sizable amount of money. It has doled out more to Republicans, $140,000, compared with $127,000 to Democrats through the end of September, according to a CNNMoney review of federal records released Monday.

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Filed under: Facebook • Mitt Romney
Romney, Ryan love North Face. Founder finds it 'ironic'
October 16th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Ryan love North Face. Founder finds it 'ironic'

New York (CNNMoney) - North Face seems to have become a clear favorite of the Republican presidential ticket lately.

Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have been spotted on the campaign trail sporting the easily recognizable jackets from the popular outdoorsy brand, which sell for $150 to $170 each.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Citing bad economy, Ross Perot backs Romney
October 16th, 2012
08:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Citing bad economy, Ross Perot backs Romney

(CNN) – Former presidential candidate Ross Perot came out in favor of Mitt Romney Tuesday, writing in a newspaper editorial the 2012 GOP nominee was in a better position to slash America's ballooning federal debt.

Perot, who ran as an independent candidate in 1992 and 1996, wrote in the Des Moines Register President Barack Obama hadn't done enough to fix a stalled economy.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Second straight poll suggests tight race in Pennsylvania
October 16th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Second straight poll suggests tight race in Pennsylvania

Hempstead, New York (CNN) - Hours before the second presidential debate Tuesday, a new poll indicates a close contest between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday morning, 50% of likely voters in the Keystone State say they are backing the president, with 46% supporting Romney. Obama's four point advantage is within the poll's sampling error.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania • Polls • President Obama
On the Trail: October 16, 2012
October 16th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: October 16, 2012

(CNN) - On the day of the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney and President Obama make their way to Hempstead, New York for the big showdown. Meanwhile, their surrogates are on the trail: Paul Ryan in Virginia and Michelle Obama in North Carolina.

Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral for Sen. Arlen Specter, who died Sunday.

See the full schedule after the jump.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • On the Trail • Paul Ryan
October 16th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Clinton talks debate, politics in interview

(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brushed off speculation that the controversy over last month’s consulate attack in Libya could thwart her chance at the White House should she decide to run for president in 2016.

In an interview with CNN Foreign Affairs Reporter Elise Labott, Clinton said the thought was not on her radar.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • State Department
October 16th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Five things to watch for in Tuesday's debate

HEMPSTEAD, New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off Tuesday in the second of their three debates, this one in a town hall-style setting in which they'll take questions from likely voters.

The stakes couldn't be higher: Obama must get his campaign back on track after a poor performance in the first debate that left Democrats demoralized and Obama's lead evaporating both in national polls and those in key battleground states. For Romney, who polls among voters showed won the first debate overwhelmingly, a second strong performance would boost his momentum going into the third debate next Monday and the final two weeks before Election Day.

Here are five things to watch for on Tuesday:

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John King: Stakes enormous in second debate
October 16th, 2012
06:30 AM ET
2 years ago

John King: Stakes enormous in second debate

Washington (CNN) - The expectations are very different for Obama vs. Romney, Round 2. And the stakes are enormous.

Democrats are nervous. A race many of them thought was a lock just a few weeks ago is now a dead heat, the momentum with the other side.

Watch CNN's coverage of Tuesday's presidential debate 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. Click here for 13 reasons to watch the debate only on CNN.

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