Obama camp previews foreign policy debate with new ad
October 22nd, 2012
07:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama camp previews foreign policy debate with new ad

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released a new television ad attacking Mitt Romney over foreign policy, the subject of the final presidential debate Monday night.

The 30-second spot, "Rebuilding," faults the GOP nominee for saying during the Republican primary that the president was wrong to withdraw troops from Iraq.

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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October 22nd, 2012
07:55 AM ET
1 year ago

5 things to watch in tonight's debate

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney meet Monday night in the last of their three debates, this one focused on foreign policy.

Unlike last week's contentious town hall-style debate in which the candidates ambled around the stage and parried with each other, Obama and Romney will be seated at a table with moderator Bob Schieffer, who told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram what he hopes comes out of the debate:

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Atheist billboard attacks Romney's faith, but Mormons say it's misleading
This billboard on wheels, sponsored by American Atheists, will follow the Romney campaign throughout southern Florida.
October 22nd, 2012
07:54 AM ET
1 year ago

Atheist billboard attacks Romney's faith, but Mormons say it's misleading

Washington (CNN) – When he campaigns in southern Florida on Monday, Mitt Romney will have an unwelcome traveling partner: a mobile billboard attacking his religion.

The billboard on wheels, sponsored by American Atheists, attacks the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its treatment of African-Americans and gays, though the church says the attacks are inaccurate.

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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Why debt is a threat to national security
October 22nd, 2012
07:52 AM ET
1 year ago

Why debt is a threat to national security

New York (CNNMoney) - The national debt is not on the official agenda for Monday's presidential debate on foreign policy.

But it may as well as be. A chorus of former military leaders, current administration officials and fiscal hawks have all labeled the country's debt a threat to national security.

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Moderator Schieffer has long tenure in Washington
Bob Schieffer waits while John McCain and Barack Obama greet each other before their final debate in October 2008.
October 22nd, 2012
07:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Moderator Schieffer has long tenure in Washington

(CNN) – Monday night's debate moderator, Bob Schieffer, is CBS News' chief Washington correspondent and has been the host of the Sunday morning discussion show "Face the Nation" since 1991.

His official CBS biography says Shieffer is one of the few journalists who have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Congress. He has covered every presidential race and nominating convention since 1972.

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Obama's alternative energy bankruptcies
October 22nd, 2012
07:19 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama's alternative energy bankruptcies

New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama is getting hammered for funding renewable energy companies that have since gone belly up.

During the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney said half of the companies Obama funded in the first two years through the program that supported Solyndra went bankrupt. That is true, in terms of that specific program, for just those two years.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 22, 2012
October 22nd, 2012
05:27 AM ET
1 year ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 22, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN Security Clearance: Checking the candidates' facts on foreign policy and national security
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: Romney debate strategy: Why a CEO makes a good commander in chief
Mitt Romney is planning to shed the scrappy in-your-face debate strategy from last week's town hall and replace it Monday night with a calmer demeanor - someone voters can imagine as commander-in-chief, CNN has learned. "I don't think this is necessarily a debate where you're going to see point-for-point scoring," Romney adviser Dan Senor told CNN. Senor is part of a small circle of Romney advisers preparing him for Monday's third of three debates, which is focused on foreign policy.

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