(CNN) - President Barack Obama will win re-election, CNN projected Tuesday.
(CNN) – Two days before the election, Mitt Romney continues his final swing state tour Sunday with stops in Des Moines, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Newport News, Virginia. His running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, wakes up in Green Bay, Wisconsin then sets out for a three-state swing to Mansfield, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and finishes the day in Castle Rock, Colorado.
President Barack Obama, meanwhile, travels to Concord, New Hampshire; Hollywood, Florida; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Aurora, Colorado. Vice President Joe Biden makes three stops in Ohio.
See the day's full schedule after the jump:
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's personal income taxes are the subject of the latest television spot from President Barack Obama's campaign, which claims in the spot released Friday that Romney's effective tax rate of 14% is unfair for a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The ad uses clips of Romney's interview on "60 Minutes" in September, when he was questioned about his own tax rate revealed when he released his 2011 tax return and information about his previous returns dating back two decades.
(CNN) - Is "regulation" a dirty word? Both candidates show contempt for needless regulation, but the similarities end there.
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Washington (CNN) – If it wasn't already clear that Mitt Romney and his allies are trying to lower expectations heading into next Wednesday's debate against President Obama in Denver, the campaign is now making it official.
In a memo about the debates distributed to campaign surrogates and provided to CNN on Thursday, longtime Romney adviser Beth Myers outlines a series of reasons why the president is likely to emerge as the winner of the first debate.
(CNN) - While we learned that rising stars in the Democratic Party come in younger (Sandra Fluke) and older (Elizabeth Warren) versions, it was a party elder and established superstar (President Bill Clinton) who stole the show on Day Two of the Democratic convention.
Wednesday's session began amid controversy over language in the party's platform that saw a tumultuous voice vote. And another one. And another one. It's not the image Democrats wanted to project after a successful opening night.FULL STORY
CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 4, 2012 | 7 a.m.
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Editor's Note: This is a special morning edition of CNN's Political Gut Check which will come out twice a day for the duration of the political conventions.
DEVELOPING: Democrats release their party platform which uses new language in detailing its support of a "right to choose" and "freedom to marry," including references to clergy and healthcare:
Democratic Platform on "Protecting A Woman’s Right to Choose"
"Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way. We also recognize that health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. We strongly and unequivocally support a woman’s decision to have a child by providing affordable health care and ensuring the availability of and access to programs that help women during pregnancy and after the birth of a child, including caring adoption programs."
Democratic Platform on "Freedom to Marry"
"We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference. ... We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act."
Compare to Republican platform.
(CNN) – Artur Davis, the former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama, said Wednesday that Vice President Joe Biden was propagating "racial viciousness" when he said Mitt Romney's regulatory policies would "put y'all back in chains."
Biden made the comments Tuesday to a predominantly black crowd in Danville, Virginia, a city with a long history of racial tension. In May Davis announced he was switching to the GOP, leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican.
(CNN) – In an act of protest, Jon Huntsman will not attend the Republican national convention this August in Tampa.
The former Republican presidential hopeful, Utah governor and ambassador to China said in a statement that he won't participate in the convention or others in the future until his fellow conservatives start tackling the bigger issues.
Washington (CNN) - A federal law making it a crime to falsely claim military medals earned was struck down Thursday by the Supreme Court.
READ CNN's LIVE BLOG OF THE SUPREME COURT'S RULING HERE.