Pro-Romney super PAC has big fund-raising month
October 19th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Pro-Romney super PAC has big fund-raising month

(CNN) - Restore Our Future, a super PAC supportive of Mitt Romney, raised $14.8 million in September, according to its monthly filing with the Federal Election Commission.

The group spent $4.6 million and ended the month with $16.6 million cash in the bank for the final month of 2012 presidential race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
October 19th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – October 17-18 – Florida

TOPICS: Presidential election in Florida

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
October 19th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Close contest for Florida's 29 electoral votes

(CNN) - Three days before the final presidential debate, a new survey in the biggest of the battleground states indicates the race for the White House is basically tied.

According to a CNN/ORC International poll conducted Wednesday and Thursday, entirely after the second presidential debate, 49% of likely voters in Florida say they support Republican nominee Mitt Romney, with 48% backing President Barack Obama. Romney's one point margin is well within the survey's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Florida • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Florida's largest paper again backs Obama
October 19th, 2012
03:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida's largest paper again backs Obama

(CNN) - The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, announced on Friday it was again endorsing President Barack Obama, saying he is stronger than Romney on a range of economic, foreign policy, and social issues.

But the paper said it "would like the president to present a sharper vision for a second term."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • President Obama
Officials: CIA memo calling Libya incident 'spontaneous' poor word choice
October 19th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Officials: CIA memo calling Libya incident 'spontaneous' poor word choice

Washington (CNN) – Several senior administration officials tell CNN UN Ambassador Susan Rice's use of the word "spontaneous" on Sunday talk shows five days after the Libya incident came directly from an assessment provided to the House intelligence community by the CIA, which was not edited by the White House.

The officials maintain the criticism is a result of a poor word choice rather than a true difference in representing what was known about the attack at the time. Several officials say instead of calling it "spontaneous" - it might have been better phrased as: the attack had not been long planned; or there were no signs of an upcoming attack on September 11th.
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Filed under: 2012 • CIA • Libya • State Department
Congressman calls challenger 'lowlife scumbag'
October 19th, 2012
02:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Congressman calls challenger 'lowlife scumbag'

(CNN) - They didn’t actually throw sticks and stones, but a congressional debate in Minnesota Thursday was every bit as schoolyard.

It didn't take long for the showdown to turn ugly with accusations flying over who was the bigger liar and jabs escalating into a fight over the two candidates' respective divorces.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Keith Ellison • Minnesota
October 19th, 2012
02:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama diagnoses 'Romnesia'

(CNN) – After an evening of light-hearted jabs, President Barack Obama returned to his cutting criticism of rival Mitt Romney Friday, accusing the GOP nominee of forgetting the hard right positions he took during the GOP primary in order to seem more moderate.

Obama, speaking at a rally in the Northern Virginia suburb of Fairfax, told the crowd his opponent was suffering "Romnesia" after seeming to change his position on contraception, coal, equal pay, and taxes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Virginia
Obama talks housing... on The Daily Show
October 19th, 2012
01:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks housing... on The Daily Show

New York (CNNMoney) - Finally! A presidential candidate brought up the housing crisis.

Appearing Thursday night on The Daily Show, President Barack Obama said that housing has been one of the weakest parts of the economic recovery. But he blamed Congress for not doing more to help struggling homeowners, specifically citing his plan to expand refinancing for underwater borrowers who owe more than their property is worth. Refinancing typically puts an additional $3,000 in a homeowner's pocket, he said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • President Obama
Unemployment falls in seven swing states
October 19th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Unemployment falls in seven swing states

New York (CNNMoney) - Unemployment declined in 41 states in September, seven of which are key battlegrounds in the election. But falling unemployment rates don't necessarily point to improvement.

Ohio, which has 18 electoral votes up for grabs, saw its unemployment rate decline to 7% in September, down from 7.2% just a month earlier. While hiring has picked up slightly in the state, unemployment is mostly falling for the wrong reasons.

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Filed under: 2012 • unemployment
Citing 47% remark, Denver Post repeats Obama endorsement
October 19th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Citing 47% remark, Denver Post repeats Obama endorsement

(CNN) – The editorial page of Colorado's largest newspaper backed President Barack Obama Friday, writing the Democratic incumbent had made "demonstrable – though hardly remarkable – progress" since they first backed him for president in 2008.

"Obama…has shown throughout his term that he is a steady leader who keeps the interests of a broad array of Americans in mind," the editorial from the Denver Post read, providing a sharp contrast with Obama's rival Mitt Romney, who the paper excoriated for his remarks on the 47% of Americans who rely on the federal government for financial support.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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