Former Vice President Cheney, Former President George HW Bush to headline Romney fund-raisers
October 25th, 2012
11:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Vice President Cheney, Former President George HW Bush to headline Romney fund-raisers

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former President George H.W. Bush are headlining major fund-raisers for the Romney campaign, a source familiar with the events tells CNN.

Cheney, along with talk show host Glenn Beck and entertainer Lee Greenwood, are attending an event in Dallas Thursday night. Romney attended two fund-raisers with Cheney in Wyoming this last July.
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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Vice President Cheney
Unannounced Obama ad continues abortion criticism of Romney
October 25th, 2012
10:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Unannounced Obama ad continues abortion criticism of Romney

(CNN) - A new TV ad from President Barack Obama's campaign highlights multiple instances where Mitt Romney has expressed his support for overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision on abortion.

Both campaigns have produced ads in the past two weeks sparring over Romney's position on abortion and Planned Parenthood, with Obama's spots highlighting Romney's anti-abortion positions.
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Mitt Romney • Planned Parenthood • President Obama
Romney beats back on 'horses and bayonets'
October 25th, 2012
10:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney beats back on 'horses and bayonets'

(CNN) - In a new radio ad released Thursday, Mitt Romney's campaign featured one of the biggest flashpoints from the final presidential debate, attempting to turn the tables on the president's quip about "horses and bayonets."

The one-minute spot, "Our Navy," features Romney's argument that the Navy is smaller than any time since 1917, citing a downsizing of 313 ships to 285 ships.
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Filed under: Ads • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Presidential Debates
Battleground Blog: Gravelly Obama hits Florida, talks about his secret ballot
October 25th, 2012
10:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Battleground Blog: Gravelly Obama hits Florida, talks about his secret ballot

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. Here is a brief report from one team:

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - One audible sign that President Barack Obama's marathon campaign schedule is taking a toll: his voice.

"My voice is getting a little hoarse, but I'm just going to keep on keeping on until every single person out there is going to vote," Obama told a crowd of 8,500 at a park in Tampa.
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Filed under: 2012 • Battleground Blog • Florida • President Obama
Romney campaign reports massive fund-raising haul
October 25th, 2012
10:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign reports massive fund-raising haul

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's team raised nearly $112 million in the first half of October, his spokeswoman Andrea Saul posted Thursday on Twitter.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Presidential Debates
Powell endorses Obama again
October 25th, 2012
08:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Powell endorses Obama again

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday he's endorsing President Barack Obama for a second time, saying he was "uncomfortable" with Mitt Romney's views on foreign policy.

"I voted for him in 2008, and I plan to stick with him in 2012," Powell said on CBS' "This Morning." "And I'll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month."
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Filed under: 2012 • Colin Powell • President Obama
Clinton to campaign with Obama Monday
October 25th, 2012
08:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Clinton to campaign with Obama Monday

(CNN) – President Barack Obama is bringing out the big dog.

The president's re-election campaign announced Thursday that former President Bill Clinton will join Obama on the campaign trail Monday, at events in Orlando, Florida, Youngstown, Ohio and Prince William County, Virginia.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • President Obama
On the Trail: October 25, 2012
October 25th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: October 25, 2012

(CNN) – With 12 days before Election Day, Mitt Romney makes three stops in Ohio, while his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, campaigns in Virginia Thursday.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama continues his multistate swing with stops in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Illinois, where he'll cast his early in-person ballot, becoming the first president in history to use early voting.

Vice President Joe Biden travels to South Dakota to attend an evening prayer service for the late Sen. George McGovern.

See a full schedule of the day's events after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • On the Trail • President Obama
Ryan to campaign and trick-or-treat in Wisconsin
October 25th, 2012
07:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan to campaign and trick-or-treat in Wisconsin

Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) – In a week Paul Ryan will campaign in the battleground state of Wisconsin but the visit was partially designed so the GOP vice presidential nominee can be with his kids on Halloween.

Ryan made it clear he won't miss being with his kids on the dress-up holiday in a radio interview earlier this month.
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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, October 25, 2012
October 25th, 2012
06:20 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, October 25, 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: Doubts surface over e-mail on claim of responsibility for Benghazi attack
The often fiercely political debate over who knew what – and when – about the September 11 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi has taken another turn with the disclosure of a series of e-mails sent from the State Department on the night of the attack. But the most explosive of the e-mails – which were released late Tuesday – may have been inaccurate, a "spot report" on a rapidly evolving and highly confusing situation.

CNN: GOP Senate candidate accuses Dems of distorting his rape comments
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Wednesday that he is sorry if he offended anyone by saying that pregnancies from rape are "something that God intended to happen" but accused Democrats of distorting his comments for political gain. "For those who want to kind of twist the comments and use them for partisan, political gain, I think that's what's wrong with Washington these days," the Indiana candidate said.

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