(CNN) - Hurricane Sandy is a powerful storm that will affect millions of people, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday.
"We are certain that this is going to be a slow-moving process through a wide swath of the country, and millions of people are going to affected," Obama said, speaking to reporters from the White House after a Situation Room briefing on the storm.
Obama called on Americans to heed local storm evacuation orders. Anyone who doesn't follow evacuation orders, he said, is "putting first responders in danger."
(CNN) – Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election campaign released a new ad Monday using video of opponent Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments on rape.
The Republican congressman used the term "legitimate rape" in a Missouri television interview in August to describe what he explained was the process a woman's body goes through to shut down pregnancies in such cases.
New York (CNNMoney) – Hurricane Sandy could cause a delay in the release of the highly-anticipated October jobs report set for this Friday.
The report is normally released at 8:30 a.m. ET the first Friday of the month. This month's report is the final reading on the health of the job market before the presidential election.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign canceled the Republican presidential nominee's event Monday night in Wisconsin out of sensitivity for Americans being pummeled by rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy.
The campaign also announced that Rep. Paul Ryan's events in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida are also being canceled, and both candidates' events for Tuesday are also being scrubbed.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney is deploying his campaign bus in Virginia on Monday, but not so that the Republican presidential candidate can make his closing arguments in the battleground state.
With eight days remaining until Election Day and a major storm slamming the East Coast, Romney is putting some of his resources onto preparation and relief efforts. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, canceled Monday and Tuesday campaign events and returned to the White House to monitor the storm and federal government response.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement relaying the latest developments on Hurricane Sandy at 12:45 p.m. ET Monday, the White House said. The statement will come after a briefing in the White House Situation Room.
(CNN) – The tight race for U.S. Senate in Virginia continued Monday, despite the historic storm bearing down on the state.
Tim Kaine, the Democratic candidate, held an event in Stanardsville, north of Charlottesville in the western part of the commonwealth. His afternoon events, slated for Culpeper and Fauquier Counties, were all canceled, as his campaign said events scheduled for Tuesday would also be scrubbed as the storm blows through.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's comments about the Federal Emergency Management Agency, made at a CNN Republican primary debate in June 2011, are receiving renewed attention Monday as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast.
At the debate, held in Manchester, New Hampshire, Romney answered a question from CNN chief national correspondent John King on whether or not he'd give states a larger role in dealing with emergencies, and by extension reduce funding to FEMA.
Washington (CNN) – Ten of the 95 counties in Virginia have cancelled in-person absentee voting for Monday, according to the State Board of Elections.
The voting has not been cancelled state-wide. The counties include Virginia Beach, Suffolk County near Norfolk and several in the greater Washington metropolitan area: Fairfax and Loudoun. Decisions are being made on a daily basis.
Washington (CNN) - The U-S Supreme Court will not let a hurricane stop it from opening on time Monday, despite the early arrival of Hurricane Sandy to the Washington, DC area.
The court announced it will keep to its schedule of public sessions in the morning. Two important, hour-long oral arguments will be held in the courtroom– one dealing with a privacy challenge to the government's secret domestic surveillance program; and another over whether copyright protections extend to books and other "intellectual property" produced overseas and then sold in the U-S.