Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) – Mitt Romney running mate Rep. Paul Ryan said the presidential race “is within our grasp” but pleaded with Iowa voters for their help during two rallies held 16 days before Election Day.
The Republican vice presidential nominee spoke before energetic crowds of nearly 800 people in Sioux City and a similar-sized crowd in Council Bluffs on Sunday, the same day a new national poll was released that shows the race for the White House in a dead heat.
(CNN) - Monday's debate focuses on foreign policy and national security. The debate commission announced that the main topics will be: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Israel and Iran, "The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism," and "The Rise of China and Tomorrow's World.
Ahead of the debate, here's a look at some campaign claims about foreign policy that we've looked at:
(CNN) - While foreign policy became an unexpected pivotal point in last week's town-hall style presidential debate, Monday's final showdown will focus entirely on international affairs.
And with the U.S. government knee-deep in an investigation of its handling of the Benghazi consulate attacks and as reports emerge of planned negotiations with Iranian leaders, the topic could provide a pivot point in the tight race for the White House.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, released a statement Sunday responding to the Brookfield, Wisconsin shooting that killed three and wounded four others at a hair salon and spa.
Brookfield borders Ryan's congressional district, the site of a separate mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek two months ago.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama won newspaper endorsements in key battleground states on Sunday, with just over two weeks left until Election Day.
The Durango Herald in Colorado threw its support behind the president, as it did in 2008, arguing that Obama has performed reasonably well despite the obstacles he inherited when taking office.
(CNN) – Members of the media and Mitt Romney's campaign took to the Florida sands on Sunday to play a game of touch football, one day before the GOP presidential nominee takes part in the final debate with President Barack Obama in Boca Raton.
Romney briefly showed up at the match to do the coin toss. His wife, Ann, played in the game with Secret Service agents as her blockers.
Lahaina, Hawaii (CNN) – Elle Cochran grew up far too enchanted by Maui's rocky coastline and beach-bum lifestyle to care a thing about politics and voting.
"You get up, work, go to the beach, sleep - and do it again," she said of life on this Hawaiian island, which, of course, is known for its surf. "It's just this routine."
(CNN) – With the election only two weeks away, both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are giving strong attention to the critical women's vote, and a CNN panel with CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on Sunday's "State of the Union" looked at how both candidates were faring with women.
Referring to a recent Gallup poll showing Obama with only a one-point lead among likely swing-state female voters, Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington said that Romney had "neutralized" the so-called gender-gap that Republican candidates usually have.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who both advocate change in Washington, said they see one person doing just that: Robert Griffin III, best known as "RG3."
In a tribute that aired Sunday on Fox Sports, both presidential candidates, speaking in taped appearances, praised the new Washington Redskins star quarterback for having the unique ability of bringing the city together.
(CNN) - With just over two weeks to go until Election Day, and Monday's presidential debate fast approaching, a new national poll taken after the second debate shows the race for the White House in a dead heat.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday shows both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney with 47% support among likely voters. The survey's margin of error is plus or minus 3.43 percentage points for that group.