On the trail: October 23, 2012
October 23rd, 2012
09:00 AM ET
1 year ago

On the trail: October 23, 2012

(CNN) - Fresh off of their third and final debate, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail and campaign jointly with their running mates on Tuesday.

Obama starts off the day with a morning rally in Delray Beach, Florida, while Vice President Joe Biden stumps in Toledo, Ohio. The two will meet later in Dayton, Ohio for a joint event.

Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, begin with an afternoon rally in Henderson, Nevada - the suburb where Obama prepared for the first presidential debate earlier this month - and later rally supporters in Morrison, Colorado.

See their full schedules after the jump.
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Obama makes pitch in new ad, reiterates plan for second term
October 23rd, 2012
07:48 AM ET
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Obama makes pitch in new ad, reiterates plan for second term

(CNN) – While he made a closing statement on Monday night's debate stage, President Barack Obama made another argument in a new 60-second television ad, released just hours after his final showdown with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

In the spot, Obama looks directly at the camera and makes his case for another four years. The ad is part of what the campaign calls a "full-scale, multiplatform organizational effort" that includes direct mail and the distribution of a booklet that lists the president's four-year plan.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • President Obama
October 23rd, 2012
07:03 AM ET
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5 things we learned in Monday's debate

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) – The third and final presidential debate proved to be a substantive, if not sharp, discussion on the major issues facing the nation as both candidates tried in earnest to persuade the small sliver of undecideds to vote for them.

While foreign policy was the overarching theme, it was no surprise that the domestic economy shared center stage as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each sought to score points on the No. 1 issue of this election.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
CNN Fact Check: Obama went on an apology tour, Romney and others say
October 23rd, 2012
07:02 AM ET
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CNN Fact Check: Obama went on an apology tour, Romney and others say

(CNN) – The contention that President Obama apologized to other nations for American behavior has been mentioned repeatedly by his critics, including Mitt Romney.

During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in August, Romney said, "I will begin my presidency with the jobs tour. President Obama began his with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No, Mr. President America has freed other nations from dictators."

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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Presidential Debates
October 23rd, 2012
06:58 AM ET
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Presidential debate's global reaction: Disappointment

(CNN) - The presidential face off on foreign policy between President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney was geared to sway U.S. voters, but at points on the globe that the candidates argued over - from Libya to Pakistan to China - netizens, analysts and activists tuned in and weighed in.

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CNN Fact Check: Comparing costs of Iraq, Libya missions
October 23rd, 2012
06:57 AM ET
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CNN Fact Check: Comparing costs of Iraq, Libya missions

(CNN) - President Barack Obama asserted during Monday's presidential debate that it cost the United States less to help oust Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi than it did to run two weeks of the 2003-2011 war in Iraq

Obama, debating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, made the comment while touting his decision to involve the United States in a NATO no-fly-zone operation that helped rebels overthrow Gadhafi over seven months in 2011.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fact Check • Iraq • Libya • Presidential Debates
October 23rd, 2012
06:55 AM ET
1 year ago

Analysis: Obama didn't score knockout but landed more punches

(CNN) - Long before the candidates set foot on stage in Florida, President Barack Obama headed into the final debate of the 2012 campaign with the biggest advantage of all: he's already commander-in-chief.

The foreign policy face-off on Monday was devoted to a subject on which presidents can speak about decision-making in the first person and challengers can't.

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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
CNN Fact Check: Romney, Obama and Iraq
October 23rd, 2012
06:53 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Fact Check: Romney, Obama and Iraq

(CNN) – Although it has been over for nearly a year now, the war in Iraq continued to be a flash point in Monday night's debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

"You say that you're not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq," said Obama, a Democrat who opposed the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. "But just a few weeks ago, you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now. ... You said that we should still have troops in Iraq to this day."

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Filed under: 2012 • Fact Check • Iraq • Presidential Debates
October 23rd, 2012
06:50 AM ET
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CNN Fact Check: Obama accuses Romney of criticizing his handling of China tire case

(CNN) - In Monday's foreign policy debate, President Barack Obama said Gov. Mitt Romney had criticized his administration for being too tough against China, and bringing a protectionist case at the World Trade Organization.

The statement: Obama cited a case in which the Chinese "were flooding us" with cheap tires. "And we put a stop to it and as a consequence saved jobs throughout America. I have to say that Gov. Romney criticized me for being too tough in that tire case; said this wouldn't be good for American workers and that it would be protectionist," Obama said.

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Filed under: 2012 • China • Fact Check • Presidential Debates
October 23rd, 2012
06:47 AM ET
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CNN Fact Check: Romney against 2014 deadline in Afghanistan before he was for it

(CNN) - Afghanistan factored in Monday's third and final presidential debate, which covered foreign policy. At one point, President Barack Obama accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of initially being against a withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

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Filed under: 2012 • Afghanistan • Fact Check • Presidential Debates
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