October 22nd, 2012
11:30 PM ET
2 years ago

'Horses and bayonets' shows Obama's debate strategy

(CNN) - Perhaps it only makes sense that a candidate who prepared for a presidential debate near Colonial Williamsburg would slam Mitt Romney's plan for more Navy ships with the phrase "horses and bayonets."

President Barack Obama's quip - meant to make the point that modern warfare doesn't require the type of equipment it did in the past - appeared part of a larger strategy of casting his opponent as stuck in a time warp on important issues. And Republicans, seeing an opening, are making sure shipbuilders just down the road from the president' Virginia prep location are aware of the president's suggestion their industry is a thing of the past.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Navy • President Obama
CNN Poll: Nearly half of debate watchers say Obama won showdown
October 22nd, 2012
11:24 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Nearly half of debate watchers say Obama won showdown

(CNN) - Give the slight edge to President Obama.

Thanks to an aggressive performance and a couple of zingers, a plurality of debate watchers questioned in a national survey say that the president won his final faceoff with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
October 22nd, 2012
09:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney joust on Libya, Syria in foreign policy debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama quickly struck out at Mitt Romney's foreign policy inexperience during Monday's presidential debate, with the Republican nominee defending his positions and promoting what he described as a thoughtful and comprehensive strategy to combat extremism.

The third and final face-to-face showdown occurred with the candidates neck-and-neck in national polls with 15 days until Election Day, and the race hinging on a handful of battleground states - particularly Ohio, Florida and Virginia.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Mitt Romney • President Obama
October 22nd, 2012
09:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Transcript: Third presidential debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney met in Boca Raton, Florida Monday evening for the third and final presidential debate with a focus on foreign policy and national security.

Below is a transcript of their remarks.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Florida • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Survey: Catholics divided on political issues, as adherent numbers decline
October 22nd, 2012
07:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Survey: Catholics divided on political issues, as adherent numbers decline

Washington (CNN) - As important as the Catholic vote is in the 2012 election, a new survey finds that the group is far from monolithic and is not largely focused on the issues that get a lot of attention from church leaders – abortion and gay marriage.

Among the Catholics surveyed by the Public Religious Research Institute, 60% believe the Church should focus more on social justice issues and their obligation to the poor, even if it means focusing less on social issues like abortion and right to life.

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Filed under: 2012 • Religion
Live blog: Final presidential debate
October 22nd, 2012
06:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Live blog: Final presidential debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney battle it out for the third and final time when they take the debate stage Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

The topic of the final debate is foreign policy.

Follow our live blog for minute-by-minute updates throughout the evening, as well as an interactive conversation featuring trivia, fact-checks, polls, and social media.

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Dying man casts final vote
October 22nd, 2012
06:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Dying man casts final vote

(CNN) - A photo of World War II veteran Frank Tanabe casting what will likely be his final ballot in a presidential election has gone viral –and captured the hearts of thousands.

Tanabe, 93, is in the final stages of inoperable liver cancer and is currently at home receiving hospice care, surrounded by his wife and children in Honolulu.
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Filed under: 2012 • Hawaii
Biden reveals Obama debate insights from first lady call
October 22nd, 2012
05:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden reveals Obama debate insights from first lady call

Lorain, Ohio (CNN) - How is President Obama feeling about tonight's third, and final, face off with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney?

Vice president Joe Biden revealed at least one tidbit about the president based on a private phone call he had – with the first lady.

Watch CNN's coverage of Monday's third and final 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 our clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter. Join the discussion on our live blog, and get comprehensive coverage on our debates page. Need other reasons to watch the debate on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Kerry picked from 'binders of senators'
October 22nd, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Kerry picked from 'binders of senators'

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Sen. John Kerry seized on a recent comment by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to describe his experience playing Romney in President Barack Obama's debate prep.

"I was chosen from binders of senators," Kerry told CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin. "I got pretty good at being the other guy, so good that when I went home my dog growled at me so I knew I was doing well."

Watch CNN's coverage of Monday's third and final 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 our clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter. Join the discussion on our live blog, and get comprehensive coverage on our debates page. Need other reasons to watch the debate on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.

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Filed under: 2012 • John Kerry • Presidential Debates
CNN's GUT CHECK for October 22, 2012
October 22nd, 2012
05:29 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for October 22, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 22, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA, 15 DAYS TO GO

ROMNEY WINS THIRD COIN TOSS IN A ROW: Romney therefore gets first question and last closing statement in tonight’s debate. Odds of winning all three coin tosses: 12.5%.

TONIGHT’S TOPICS: The debate will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The format calls for six 15-minute segments, each of which will focus on one of these topics:

America’s role in the world
Our longest war – Afghanistan and Pakistan
Red Lines – Israel and Iran
The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World

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