Campaigns debate Big Bird, binders and Romnesia
October 21st, 2012
02:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaigns debate Big Bird, binders and Romnesia

(CNN) - The two presidential campaigns clashed Sunday over Big Bird, "binders full of women," and the latest phrase gone viral on the campaign trail - "Romnesia."

Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden said President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has "reduced themselves to very small attacks" that amounted to trivial attempts to distract from the president's failed record.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Graham: 'Iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle'
October 21st, 2012
02:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Graham: 'Iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle'

(CNN) - Iran is exploiting the U.S. political campaign to continue advancing its nuclear program, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham asserted Sunday.

"I think the Iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle to continue to talk," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday." "As we talk with the Iranians, whether it's bilaterally or unilaterally, they continue to enrich (uranium)."
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Filed under: 2012 • Iran • Lindsey Graham
Romney picks up newspaper endorsements
October 21st, 2012
02:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney picks up newspaper endorsements

(CNN) – Republican nominee Mitt Romney picked up a number of newspaper endorsements Sunday for his 2012 bid for the White House - a couple of them in major battleground states.

The Tampa Tribune and The Columbus Dispatch, in the key swing states of Florida and Ohio, recommended voting for the Republican candidate. The Fort Worth, Texas, Star-Telegram, The Arizona Republic, and the Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Tribune-Review also announced their support for Romney on Sunday.
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Axelrod: 'It's going to be an important debate'
October 21st, 2012
11:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod: 'It's going to be an important debate'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser on Sunday said foreign policy is an important topic in the upcoming election, even though the economy still tops the list among voters.

David Axelrod's comments come ahead of Monday's final presidential debate, which will focus on foreign policy. The debate is at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Presidential Debates
October 21st, 2012
11:35 AM ET
2 years ago

Davis, Warner weigh in on presidential race in Virginia

(CNN) - Two Virginia political heavyweights on Sunday said the presidential race in the Old Dominion, a crucial battleground state, would come down to a nail-biter.

Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, and former Rep. Tom Davis, a Republican, each argued on CNN's "State of the Union" that his party's candidate would carry the state - but they agreed the final results will be close.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mark Warner • Tom Davis • TV-State of the Union • Virginia
Campaigning on foreign policy: World looks different from Oval Office
October 21st, 2012
11:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Campaigning on foreign policy: World looks different from Oval Office

Washington (CNN) – Bill Clinton, while on the campaign trail in 1992, attacked the George H.W. Bush administration for collaborating with "the butchers of Beijing." If he won the White House, Clinton promised, he would put human rights first when dealing with the People's Republic of China.

But six months after assuming the Oval Office, Clinton tossed those promises out the window, and dealing with China returned to "business as usual," according to William Galston, a former Clinton policy adviser.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Foreign Policy • President Obama
October 21st, 2012
11:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Politicians react to McGovern's death

(CNN) – On the day of George McGovern's passing, President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other political leaders on Sunday remembered the former U.S. senator from South Dakota and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee.

See their reactions after the jump.
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Richardson, Gingrich spar over candidates' foreign policy strengths
October 21st, 2012
10:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Richardson, Gingrich spar over candidates' foreign policy strengths

(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both said Sunday that Libya is a strong point of contention on foreign policy - the subject of Monday night's presidential debate - but argued over which candidate has more leverage on the topic.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Gingrich said the Obama administration's handling of last month's attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, will be a tough record to defend.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Richardson • Libya • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • Presidential Debates
On the Trail: October 21, 2012
October 21st, 2012
08:47 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: October 21, 2012

(CNN) - One day before the final presidential showdown, President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney spend Sunday in debate prep at Camp David and Boca Raton, Florida, respectively.

Meanwhile, Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, holds campaign events in Iowa and Colorado. Texas Gov. Rick Perry also hits the trail for Romney.

See a schedule of the day's events after the jump.
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George McGovern, an unabashed liberal voice, is dead
October 21st, 2012
08:21 AM ET
2 years ago

George McGovern, an unabashed liberal voice, is dead

(CNN) – George Stanley McGovern, a staunch liberal who served South Dakota in the U.S. Senate and House for more than two decades and who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic Party nominee for president in 1972, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said.

"Our wonderful father, George McGovern, passed away peacefully at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, surrounded by our family and life-long friends," his family said in a statement.

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