Obama ready for 'all-nighter'
October 24th, 2012
01:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama ready for 'all-nighter'

(CNN) – It's the kind of feverish schedule that is usually reserved for the final days of a presidential campaign: a two-day coast-to-coast swing that includes stops in eight states, multiple television interviews, and a redeye flight on Air Force One.

But President Obama isn't waiting for the last weekend of the campaign to up his pace to an all out sprint, a likely reflection of just how close he and his aides believe this race now stands with just under two weeks until Election Day.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Campaign stays mum on Obamas debate prep
Crews worked Sunday evening to prepare the venue in Hempstead, New York for Tuesday's debate.
October 15th, 2012
01:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign stays mum on Obamas debate prep

Williamsburg, Virginia (CNN) - When it comes to President Barack Obama’s debate preparations at an idyllic Virginia resort, mum’s the word.

The Obama campaign is going to great lengths to keep details of the president’s activities over the last three days under wraps, refusing to reveal nearly any specifics about how he and his top advisors are preparing for the crucial second debate with rival Mitt Romney Tuesday night.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • President Obama
Energized Obama touts new jobs report in Virginia, Ohio
October 5th, 2012
05:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Energized Obama touts new jobs report in Virginia, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) – Appearing newly energized amid the release of a better-than-expected jobs report, President Obama touched down in rain-soaked Cleveland, Ohio Monday and warned that a President Romney would bring the country’s economic recovery to a halt.

“This morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office,” the president told a crowd that local officials say numbered 9,000. “More Americans entered the workforce. More people are getting jobs.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama
Tight rules at first presidential debate
October 3rd, 2012
10:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Tight rules at first presidential debate

Denver, Colorado (CNN) – Just what can viewers expect to see when President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney square off at the first presidential debate in Denver Wednesday night?

While the conversation might at-times be freewheeling and off the cuff, both candidates will have to operate under the confines of the hard-and-fast rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Tune to CNN for Wednesday's presidential debate coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • Colorado
September 26th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama steps up Romney jabs in Ohio

Kent, Ohio (CNN) - Buoyed by a string of recent polls suggesting his lead in Ohio is nearing double digits, President Barack Obama crisscrossed the crucial battleground state on Wednesday and sharpened his attacks on rival Mitt Romney's "47%" comments.

"I don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims, who never take responsibility for their own lives," Obama told a crowd of more than 5,000 at Bowling Green State University. "I've got to tell you, as I travel around Ohio and as I look out on this crowd, I don't see any victims. I see hard-working Ohioans."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
Following Libya killings, Obama tones down political rhetoric
September 12th, 2012
10:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Following Libya killings, Obama tones down political rhetoric

Las Vegas (CNN) - Sticking to his campaign schedule Wednesday despite the recent killings of four State Department employees in Libya Tuesday night, President Barack Obama vowed to a raucous Las Vegas crowd that he intends to seek justice.

"As for the ones we lost last night, I want to assure you we will bring their killers to justice," he said to loud cheers from a crowd of supporters that numbered more than 8,000 in a packed convention room just north of the Las Vegas strip.
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Filed under: 2012 • Libya • Nevada • President Obama
Obama expecting to get ‘misty’ during first lady’s speech
September 4th, 2012
03:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama expecting to get ‘misty’ during first lady’s speech

(CNN) – Two days before he will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama rallied supporters in the key battleground state of Virginia while giving a hat tip to the first lady.

“You’ll hear tonight from the star of the Obama family,” Obama told a large crowd at Norfolk State University. “This is just like a relay, where you start out with the fastest person.”

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Obama vows to release his beer recipe
August 29th, 2012
05:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama vows to release his beer recipe

(CNN) – Move over Anheuser Busch, President Barack Obama is releasing his own beer recipe.

The president himself confirmed the news Wednesday during an online chat on the user-generated website Reddit.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening
August 28th, 2012
05:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama renews push with young voters as polls suggest support softening

Fort Collins, Colorado (CNN) – Kicking off a three-state tour of college towns on Tuesday, even as Republicans hold their convention, President Obama told students in Iowa that his rivals are actively trying to keep young voters home come Election Day.

“Last week my opponent's campaign went so far as to write you off as a lost generation. That's you, according to them,” Obama told a crowd that numbered 6,000 at Iowa State, his first of two stops Tuesday. “What they hope is that by telling you these things you'll get discouraged and you'll just stay home this time. But you can't – you can't believe it”

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • President Obama
Breaking rules: Obama, Romney try to rain on each other's parade
August 27th, 2012
07:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Breaking rules: Obama, Romney try to rain on each other's parade

(CNN) – When President Barack Obama's campaign announced plans for a full-court press while Republicans hold their convention in Tampa, Florida, this week, some veteran political watchers marked the end of an era.

After all, as much as there has ever been accepted "rules" of presidential politics, it was once a given that the opposing candidate ceded the convention week to his rival - it was the polite thing to do.

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