Obama endorsed by newspapers in four key states
October 21st, 2012
05:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama endorsed by newspapers in four key states

(CNN) - President Barack Obama won newspaper endorsements in key battleground states on Sunday, with just over two weeks left until Election Day.

The Durango Herald in Colorado threw its support behind the president, as it did in 2008, arguing that Obama has performed reasonably well despite the obstacles he inherited when taking office.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • New Mexico • North Carolina • Ohio • President Obama
Romney campaign begins shifting out of North Carolina
Romney entering an event in Asheville, North Carolina on October 11.
October 18th, 2012
04:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney campaign begins shifting out of North Carolina

Middleburg Heights, Ohio (CNN) - In a clear sign the campaign is confident about putting North Carolina back in the Republican column this year, Mitt Romney's campaign is moving its spokesman out of the state and plans to shift more staffers out in the coming days.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • North Carolina
Air Force Two aborts landing twice in one day
October 2nd, 2012
09:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Air Force Two aborts landing twice in one day

Washington (CNN) - For the second time on Tuesday, the aircraft carrying Vice President Joe Biden was forced to abort its original plan for landing.

Late evening, Air Force Two intended to land at Andrews Air Force Base after Biden spent the day campaigning in North Carolina. But heavy fog over parts of Washington forced the plane to circle skies over Washington for a while - then divert.

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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • North Carolina
October 2nd, 2012
04:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp seizes on 'stunning admission' by Biden

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign seized on what Republicans called a "stunning admission" made Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden when he said the middle class "has been buried" the last four years, putting the Obama campaign on defense.

During a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, the vice president reiterated recent attacks against his Republican opponents: claiming that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's economic plans would raise taxes on middle class families.

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Joe Biden • North Carolina
'Queasy stomachs' as Biden plane aborts landing
October 2nd, 2012
12:58 PM ET
2 years ago

'Queasy stomachs' as Biden plane aborts landing

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – Bad weather caused the plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden to abort its initial landing, creating a rough ride and passenger uncertainty over when the plane could land.

The plane - Air Force Two – attempted to land at the Charlotte Douglas airport for a campaign event. After an initial descent, the military version of a Boeing 757 harshly pulled back up, jolting those on board and raising concern aboard that something was wrong.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • North Carolina
Poll: Romney holds advantage in North Carolina
October 1st, 2012
02:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney holds advantage in North Carolina

(CNN) - A new poll released Monday in the battleground state of North Carolina shows Republican nominee Mitt Romney with a four point advantage over President Barack Obama.

The American Research Group survey taken over the weekend indicates Romney with 50% to Obama's 46% among likely voters' choice for president. Romney's advantage is within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • North Carolina
Polls: Obama leads in New Hampshire; tight race in Nevada, North Carolina
September 27th, 2012
08:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Polls: Obama leads in New Hampshire; tight race in Nevada, North Carolina

(CNN) - New polls of likely voters in three battleground states show President Barack Obama with a lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, and with a slight advantage in Nevada and North Carolina.

The NBC News/Marist/Wall Street Journal polls show Obama 7 points ahead of Romney in New Hampshire, 51% to 44%, a difference outside of the poll's sampling error of 3.1 percentage points.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada • New Hampshire • North Carolina • President Obama
Was free speech on mute during the conventions?
September 9th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Was free speech on mute during the conventions?

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Shane Brown squeezed through a gap between sections of a steel security fence 9 feet high, picked his way across a vacant lot infested with fire ants and climbed atop a rickety wooden platform. He stepped up and spoke into the microphone:

"God is a good, good God."

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The party crasher: Finding where politicians, special interests meet
September 8th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
2 years ago

The party crasher: Finding where politicians, special interests meet

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Keenan Steiner makes his way along Charlotte's secured streets, struggling to put on his tie and manage his monogrammed backpack at the same time.

The 27-year-old is on a mission: He's looking for a party.

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Charlotte's rain stays mainly away
September 7th, 2012
01:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Charlotte's rain stays mainly away

(CNN) - Despite forecasts of rain and possibly storms in the evening Thursday, the precautionary move of President Barack Obama's acceptance speech from a large outdoor venue to a smaller arena appears to have only avoided a few rain drops around the time of his remarks but did dodge a heavy afternoon downpour.

On Wednesday, convention organizers canceled plans for Obama to deliver his speech at the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte with over 65,000 people in attendance citing concerns over thunderstorm forecasts and providing for the safety of the many people expected to be in attendance.
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