Philadelphia (CNN) – Vice President Biden spoke to a friendly convention of firefighters on Wednesday, praising them for their work and stating that Mitt Romney's presidential aspirations represent a threat to their economic livelihoods.
First calling Romney a decent family man, the vice president went on to portray the Republican presidential candidate as out of touch.
Philadelphia (CNN) – President Barack Obama will speak to a firefighters union convention on Thursday by telephone, the union president told CNN on Wednesday.
Harold A. Schaitberger, general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, confirmed to CNN the president's expected phone call only after announcing to the gathering that "a very important person from Washington D.C." would telephone in the morning. In that announcement, Schaitberger did not name the "person," but implored those in attendance to not miss hearing the phone call.
Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department Monday launched a formal investigation into whether Pennsylvania's voter law requiring a photo ID discriminates against minorities, and demanded state elections officials produce detailed documents within 30 days.
In a three-page letter to the top Pennsylvania elections official Carol Aichele, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said the Justice Department is reviewing the law "which establishes among other requirements that voters provide photographic proof of their identity as a prerequisite to vote."FULL STORY
(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Tuesday mentioned an example in which he, as Massachusetts governor, provided assistance to a campaign donor, but argued it was not the same act of "favoritism" he now accuses President Barack Obama of committing in the Oval Office.
Asked in an interview with CNN Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA if he had ever aided a political donor, Romney said his administration had "one circumstance" where a campaign contributor "was looking for help."
Irwin, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Mitt Romney repeatedly seemed to question whether President Barack Obama believed in the American dream in an energetic campaign speech Tuesday, calling his rival's approach to leadership "foreign" and accusing him of trying to change "the nature of America."
"President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success, and I will change that," Romney told more than 1,000 cheering supporters at an oil and gas services company in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after the president told a Virginia audience Friday that all Americans benefit from government investment in infrastructure and education.
Greensburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) – It appears the hatchet is officially buried.
After a bitter and prolonged primary battle involving Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, Santorum on Saturday attended his first high-profile campaign event on Romney’s behalf since he endorsed Romney in May. Santorum helped open a Romney campaign office in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, that’s shared with the state Republican Party.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama campaigns in Virginia for a second consecutive day while Mitt Romney is off the trail at his New Hampshire home.
Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is back on the campaign trail, stumping for on behalf of Romney, his one-time rival.
Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio also campaigns for Romney.
See their full schedules after the jump.
(CNN) – Rick Santorum will appear Saturday at an event for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a Romney campaign official.
The event, a campaign office opening outside of Pittsburgh, marks the first time Santorum will officially campaign for his former Republican primary foe.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's offhand remark comparing a batch of cookies from a mom-and-pop store to snacks found at 7-Eleven was resurrected by his rival's campaign Monday as President Barack Obama's bus tour made its final stop in Pittsburgh.
Romney originally made his comments in April during a campaign swing through Pennsylvania. Pausing to take note of the desserts while sitting down at a picnic table, Romney said: "I'm not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them," Romney said to the woman sitting next to him "No, no. They came from the local 7-eleven, bakery, or whatever."