White House clarifies Biden on Libya security
October 12th, 2012
03:10 PM ET
2 years ago

White House clarifies Biden on Libya security

Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) - Aides to President Barack Obama on Friday attempted to clean up comments made by Vice President Joe Biden regarding security requests in Libya during Thursday night's vice presidential debate.

When asked about the security of U.S. diplomats in Libya prior to the attack in Benghazi, Biden said "We weren't told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again."
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October 11th, 2012
07:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Obama: Romney and Ryan made Libya attack political

(CNN) - Remarks from one of President Barack Obama's top campaign aides on the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, drew a sharp rebuke from Mitt Romney Thursday at a campaign event in North Carolina.

Romney was reacting to comments Stephanie Cutter made on CNN earlier in the day. She said the political firestorm ignited by the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi was a result of Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan using the event to attack the president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Sen. Rand Paul counters Romney on foreign policy
October 10th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Rand Paul counters Romney on foreign policy

(CNN) – A Republican senator and surrogate for Mitt Romney chided the GOP presidential nominee on Wednesday, saying he was "a bit dismayed" by Romney's foreign policy speech earlier in the week.

In an op-ed on CNN.com, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who endorsed Romney in June, took issue with key points of Romney's approach to international affairs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • Rand Paul
Romney calls for strong U.S. role in world affairs
October 8th, 2012
01:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney calls for strong U.S. role in world affairs

(CNN) – Mitt Romney promised Monday to restore the traditional U.S. foreign policy dating to the end of World War II, based on exerting influence through military and economic power, in a major speech two weeks before he debates President Barack Obama on international issues.

In the address at the Virginia Military Institute, Romney argued that Obama is failing to provide the global leadership needed and expected by the rest of the world, especially key allies like Israel.

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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • Virginia
October 8th, 2012
12:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Full remarks: Romney foreign policy speech

(CNN) – GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered remarks on foreign policy Monday in Virginia. Below is the full text of his remarks, as released by his campaign.
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Obama ad: Romney is 'reckless' with foreign policy
October 8th, 2012
08:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama ad: Romney is 'reckless' with foreign policy

(CNN) - As Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy address Monday in Virginia, he'll be met with a new television ad by his opponent's re-election campaign that highlights the GOP nominee as "reckless" and "amateurish" on international affairs.

President Barack Obama's team released a new commercial that they say will run on Virginia airwaves, which criticizes Romney over his recent forays into foreign policy, including his foreign trip and comments on the Libya consulate attack.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney to deliver foreign policy speech
October 8th, 2012
12:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to deliver foreign policy speech

(CNN) - Mitt Romney will seek to bolster his foreign policy credentials in a major speech Monday, two weeks before the GOP presidential nominee takes part in a presidential debate focused on security.

In his remarks, set to take place at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Romney will address the ongoing unrest in Syria, calling for the U.S. to "work with our partners" to help the opposition and "ensure they obtain the arms they need."
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Filed under: 2012 • Foreign Policy • Mitt Romney • Virginia
Romney to deliver major foreign policy address next week
October 4th, 2012
07:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to deliver major foreign policy address next week

(CNN) – Mitt Romney will deliver a major speech on foreign policy Monday in Virginia, an aide to the Republican presidential nominee said on Wednesday, as new bloodshed emerged in Syria and fresh questions surfaced about President Barack Obama's administration's handling of the consulate attack in Libya.

The speech, which a source said would take place at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, comes after weeks in which foreign policy has taken a new role on the campaign trail. Romney has criticized Obama for his dealings with Iran and China, though he has remained largely silent on the lead-up and aftermath of the attack in Libya.
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Romney slaps Obama in foreign policy op-ed
October 1st, 2012
11:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney slaps Obama in foreign policy op-ed

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's handling of events in the Middle East, including last month's attack on an American consulate in Libya, was the focus of a scathing op-ed from his challenger Mitt Romney Monday, and will continue to be a focus of his campaign's message, according to advisers to the GOP nominee.

The op-ed, which recycles much of what Romney has said on the stump and in interviews, asserts Obama has been weak in promoting American interests as various events unfold in the Middle East, including in Libya, Egypt, Syria and Iran. Romney has latched onto a comment Obama made during an interview in September calling incidents of unrest in the region "bumps in the road," saying it reflected a dangerous nonchalance toward serious issues of national security.
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Briefing Bites: Was strike on Libyan consulate a 'terrorist attack'?
September 26th, 2012
03:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Briefing Bites: Was strike on Libyan consulate a 'terrorist attack'?

(CNN) - Both the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee released statements Wednesday criticizing President Obama for not explicitly classifying the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya as “terrorist attacks” in public appearances over the past two weeks.

At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Obama called the violence, “attacks on America,” but stopped short of labeling the perpetrators as terrorists.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • President Obama
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