October 17th, 2012
05:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Tweet of the day: Kerry comes prepared

(CNN) - When Sen. John Kerry showed up to help President Barack Obama prepare for Tuesday's presidential debates, one can safely assume he didn't bring any "binders full of women."

Obama tapped the senator from Massachusetts to play the role of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in their mock debate sessions. He also "spun" for the candidate in the debate spin room on Tuesday.

At the debate, the former Massachusetts governor set the internet afire with his comment that to find women qualified to work in hia administration, he requested - and received - "binders full of women."

Wednesday afternoon, Kerry posted this tweet:


Filed under: Debate • John Kerry
Biden: Romney bogged down in '1950s time warp in terms of women'
October 17th, 2012
05:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden: Romney bogged down in '1950s time warp in terms of women'

Greeley, Colorado (CNN) – What might June Cleaver of "Leave it to Beaver" think?

Seizing on Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment from Tuesday's presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden mocked the Republican presidential candidate on Wednesday. And in a twist, Biden added a nostalgic knock, casting Romney as bogged down in a throwback time known more for women as homemakers and doting wives than as powerbrokers keeping pace with men.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Joe Biden • Presidential Debates
Bloomberg to spend big in next three weeks
October 17th, 2012
05:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg to spend big in next three weeks

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday the launch of an "independent spending campaign" that will aid moderate candidates in both parties during the next three weeks.

"It's critically important that we have elected officials in Washington, Albany, and around the nation who are willing to work across party lines to achieve real results," Bloomberg said in a statement on his website.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maryland • Michael Bloomberg
Tired of 2012?  Only 384 days 'til 2013 NJ
October 17th, 2012
05:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Tired of 2012? Only 384 days 'til 2013 NJ

(CNN) - All eyes are fixed on New Jersey in November... of 2013.

While it's a fairly safe bet the Garden State will go to President Barack Obama this year, what could happen at the polls on November 5, 2013 in the gubernatorial race is far from certain.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Cory Booker • New Jersey
Tuesday's debate, and its 'binders full of women' buzzing on Facebook
October 17th, 2012
04:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Tuesday's debate, and its 'binders full of women' buzzing on Facebook

(CNN) - Facebook users were buzzing about the presidential debate Tuesday night more than anything else, including the Major League Baseball playoffs.

According to Facebook's 'Talk Meter' analysis, which measures the increase in buzz surrounding an event on a scale from 1-10, the second presidential debate scored a 7.63.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debate • Twitter
Ohio touts early voting numbers
October 17th, 2012
04:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Ohio touts early voting numbers

(CNN) – More than 1.4 million Ohio voters have either cast or requested an absentee ballot for the November election, Ohio's secretary of state Jon Husted announced Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state had to keep open its voting booths in the final three days–Saturday, Sunday, Monday–before Election Day, rejecting Republican-led attempts to try and force all counties to close their polling locations that same weekend.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
McGovern on life support in hospice, family says
October 17th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
1 year ago

McGovern on life support in hospice, family says

(CNN) – Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was on life support and "no longer responsive" on Wednesday, two days after he was admitted to a hospice, his family said.

The 90-year-old former U.S. senator from South Dakota suffers from a variety of ailments "that have worsened over recent months" due to age, the McGovern family said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.

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Filed under: George McGovern
Romney: Obama's 'running on fumes'
October 17th, 2012
02:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney: Obama's 'running on fumes'

Chesapeake, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney renewed his criticism of President Obama in his first appearance after Tuesday's contentious presidential debate, and accused his rival of not having a plan for a second term in office.

But the GOP presidential nominee did not mention Tuesday night's skirmish over Libya that has dominated much of the coverage of the debate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates • Virginia
October 17th, 2012
02:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama picks up on Romney 'binder' line

(CNN) – At a rally in Iowa Wednesday, President Barack Obama picked up on Republican nominee Mitt Romney's awkward "binders full of women" line from Tuesday night's second presidential debate.

Asked by an undecided voter and audience member about gender pay inequality during the debate, Romney said that as he was assembling his cabinet after being elected governor in Massachusetts, he questioned his staff for sending him only male applicants.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debate
Pretty in pink and for a cause
October 17th, 2012
02:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Pretty in pink and for a cause

(CNN) - Michelle Obama and Ann Romney's dresses drew attention at Tuesday's presidential debate first for their color, and second for the statement they may have made.

While their husbands clashed spectacularly onstage, Obama's and Romney's dresses bore more in common than one might expect of people with their two last names.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Michelle Obama
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