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Obama camp: Romney didn't mention warupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 21:52:00

In a new campaign video and in e-mails sent to reporters throughout the day, the Obama campaign spent much of Friday highlighting what they call an important omission from Mitt Romney's acceptance speech Thursday night.

Romney: I wish Obama had succeededupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 18:35:00

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he wanted President Barack Obama to succeed for the sake of the country.

CNNMoney: Fact checking small business talk at the Republican conventionupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 16:15:00

Small business played a major role during the Republican convention this week.

President Barack Obama gets upvotedupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 13:50:00

When President Barack Obama decided to take questions directly over social media he didn't turn to his 28 million Facebook fans, or his 19 million Twitter followers. Instead, he turned to a website called Reddit where popularity is measured, fittingly, in votes.

Obama on Reddit: Ask Me Anythingupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 13:50:00

The Reddit community was surprised by President Obama taking questions on the site. Reddit's GM talks about the big day.

CNN Fact Check: Trimming the Pentagonupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 02:54:00

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized planned cuts to the U.S. defense budget Thursday night, accusing President Barack Obama of weakening future American power.

GOP convention targets Obamaupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 19:31:00

A look at some of the highlights from Day Three of the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida.

CNN Fact Check: Did Ryan get Obama's GM speech right?updated: Thu Aug 30 2012 15:31:00

Paul Ryan on Wednesday night told a story about then-presidential candidate Barack Obama telling automotive workers that government can help keep their plant going -- an account that Ryan reportedly got wrong previously.

'Gen Xer' Paul Ryan takes up GOP torch, makes case to young votersupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 23:33:00

Paul Ryan symbolizes for many Republicans of his generation a passing of the torch and a call to embrace the Reagan-era principles that appealed so strongly to young voters in the 1980s.

Obama: Web freedom will be part of Democratic platformupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 18:39:00

This week, Republicans made a free and open Internet part of their party's 2012 platform.

Obama, Romney need to do more for Sikhsupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 10:39:00

Relatives of victims of the Sikh temple shooting say Obama and Romney haven't done enough for their community.

Inside the RNC 'war room'updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 03:01:00

CNN's Paul Steinhauser goes behind the scenes of the RNC "war room" in Tampa, Florida.

L.A. mayor: Will be very close electionupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 17:59:00

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa compares the Romney-Ryan ticket to President Obama's campaign and record.

Party conventions a prelude to trench warfareupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 17:59:00

In most presidential races this close, it is a battle for the undecideds and independents.

Obama's second term would look differentupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 14:58:00

As Mitt Romney prepares to make the case for a first term, give a thought to what we can expect from a Barack Obama second term.

Poll: Obama vs. Romney on the issuesupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 14:58:00

CNN's John King breaks down the numbers from the recent CNN/ORC International poll on the presidential race.

At convention, GOP leaders reflect U.S. diversityupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 14:53:00

When the Republican National Convention kicks off this week in Tampa, Florida, the nation will notice one thing before anything else: This is not your father's or grandfather's Republican Party. Rather, it's a party with leaders as diverse as the country it intends to represent.

GOP sticks to planned Obama-bashing despite convention delayupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 13:42:00

Monday was supposed to be Obama-bashing day to launch the Republican National Convention, and GOP organizers showed they weren't going to let something like a tropical storm totally derail their agenda.

Breaking rules: Obama, Romney try to rain on each other's parade updated: Mon Aug 27 2012 05:40:00

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.

Fact check: Obama education ad misleadingupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 16:26:00

Class size and what it means to how kids learn has been a long and hotly contested issue. President Barack Obama and many educators believe smaller classes, with fewer students per teacher, are the way to go.

Texas Judge: Civil war if Obama winsupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 06:49:00

A judge in Texas is warning the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

Texas Democrats: Judge who said Obama could trigger civil war should quitupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 06:49:00

Texas Democrats are calling for the resignation of a Republican elected county judge who warned this week that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

Obama's solar star fades in trade clashupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 12:11:00

CNN's Drew Griffin reports on a small solar biz, once the star of Obama green jobs program, now caught in trade dispute.

It's Obama vs. Romney in new mobile gameupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 14:52:00

They call politics a blood sport, a battle royale, a bare-knuckle brawl.

Obama to 'reach out' to Karzai over insider attacksupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 20:26:00

President Obama is "deeply concerned" about the growing number of deadly attacks on U.S. forces by Afghan security forces, and plans to contact the Afghan president to discuss taking tougher actions, he said Monday.

Are 'Swift Boat' attacks on Obama bogus?updated: Sun Aug 19 2012 14:04:00

A group of former U.S. military and intelligence officers, including retired Navy SEALs, appear in a 22-minute documentary that was released on Wednesday asserting that the Obama administration has leaked considerable classified intelligence about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden for political gain.

Ex-SEALs slam Obama over leaksupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 14:04:00

A group of former special forces officers accuse President Obama of taking too much credit for Osama bin Laden's death.

From Adams to Obama: 10 funny political linesupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 12:01:00

Politicians have always been a fat target for humorists.

Obama administration releases earmark funds for infrastructure jobsupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 18:42:00

In an effort to create more jobs and improve transportation, the Obama administration announced a new "Use It or Lose It" program Friday, making nearly $500 million in unspent earmarks available for states to use on so-called "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.

Ryan: There is time to turn America around by electing Romneyupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 17:36:00

Paul Ryan assured Republicans on Friday that they had the chance to turn America around from the failed policies of President Barack Obama if they elect Mitt Romney to the White House in November.

Mars can wait. Oceans can'tupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 15:55:00

While space travel still gets a lot of attention, not enough attention has been accorded to a major new expedition to the deepest point in the ocean, some 7 miles deep -- the recent journey by James Cameron, on behalf of National Geographic.

President Obama, come to Oak Creekupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 15:29:00

Last Saturday morning, when media crews outside the Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, packed up their trucks to chase the news of Mitt Romney's choice for vice president, Sikh Americans were left reflecting on six days of unprecedented national attention. After the shooting of six people in a Sikh gurdwara, a stream of national leaders, from the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Gov. Scott Walker, came to offer condolences and support. But there was one person missing.

Immigrants' high hopes on Obama policyupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 10:40:00

As many as 1.8 million immigrants may benefit from the new deferred deportation policy. CNN's Rafael Romo reports..

Obama's immigration changes take effectupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 15:17:00

President Obama's executive order on immigration goes into effect Wednesday.

Is Obama's re-election delaying action on Syria?updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 14:19:00

If Barack Obama could make three wishes, he would probably ask for the crisis in Syria to go away. That would help him receive another wish: Getting reelected as president of the United States.

When are drone killings illegal?updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 11:12:00

The Bush and Obama administrations' extraordinary program of targeted killing has resulted in the deaths of as many as 4,400 people to date. Books such as Daniel Klaidman's "Kill or Capture" and David E. Sanger's "Confront and Conceal" are appearing thick and fast, focusing on the program and particularly on the use of drones to carry it out.

'Drones completely counterproductive'updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 11:12:00

Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Sherry Rehman, says the drone program is counterproductive to all her country's goals.

Battlegrounds: Iowa's seven electoral votes could be decisiveupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 07:37:00

A visit to the Iowa State Fair is a test of diet discipline: They fry just about everything -- from Oreos to butter to mac & cheese -- and the bigger the better, from half-pound tenderloins to massive turkey legs and pork chops.

Iowa: Key battleground state in 2012updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 07:37:00

CNN's John King takes a look at Iowa, a state President Obama won by 10% in 2008. It's now a tight race in the state.

Former special forces officers slam Obama over leaks on bin Laden killingupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 01:30:00

A web video featuring former special forces officers criticizes President Barack Obama for taking too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and allowing classified information about the raid to become public.

Decoding the workplace dress codeupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 14:54:00

Bobak Ferdowsi launched into Internet superstardom last week for helping guide the rover Curiosity in its journey to the surface of Mars.

Can the military save America's livestock growers?updated: Wed Aug 15 2012 12:34:00

As the nation's ranches and farms endure one of the most severe droughts in decades, the Obama administration has ordered the Pentagon to look into purchasing a "second helping" of all things meat.

Obama hangs out at Googleupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:35:00

Jonathan Martin, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Shear and Howard Kurtz discuss Obama's latest foray into social media.

Obama campaign more active online, Pew saysupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:35:00

Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.

Romney-Ryan vs. Obama Budget Plansupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Rare opportunity for speakers at GOP conventionupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 18:00:00

For one week in August, the Republican Party will have a guaranteed place on prime time TV and, it hopes, voters' undivided attention.

Ryan knocks Obama off perch as most talked about on Facebookupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 08:02:00

A seven-term Wisconsin congressman, who 54% of the American people were not aware of last week, just knocked the president of the United States off of his perch as the most talked-about politician on the largest social media platform in the world.

Mars rover mission's 'Mohawk Guy' inspires Obamaupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 14:07:00

"Mohawk Guy," a Mars rover flight director, isn't just a social media sensation -- he made an impression on President Barack Obama, too.

Truth about Romney campaign welfare adupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 18:59:00

Anderson Cooper reports on an ad by the Romney campaign that claims Obama wants to drop welfare work requirements.

Anti-Romney ad skimps on factsupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 13:37:00

A new video ad paid for by a Democratic super PAC hits Mitt Romney on Bain Capital again. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Campaign 2012: Smoke and mirrors or outright liesupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 13:37:00

The presidential campaigns are blowing smoke so thick that some voters are having a hard time peering through it.

Presidential campaign gets even dirtierupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 05:24:00

Hypocritical. Contemptible. Dishonest. "Obamaloney." The rhetoric, charges and counter-charges flew fast and thick Tuesday as the presidential election campaign continued on its sharply negative trajectory.

Civil rights advocates talk voting lawsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 08:32:00

Martin Luther King III and Amb. Andrew Young discuss their efforts to make voting more accessible to Americans.

All Ohioans should be able to vote earlyupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 08:32:00

The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are engaged in a fierce battle in Ohio, knowing full well that it is one of the critical battleground states that could determine who wins in November.

Obama's birthday wish is...updated: Mon Aug 06 2012 11:28:00

President Obama responds to supporters serenading him during a campaign stop leading up to his birthday.

Why political conventions still matterupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 11:28:00

It's easy to understand why so many observers don't think that party conventions matter any more.

For young young immigrants, avoiding deportation to cost $465updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 11:11:00

Young illegal immigrants can start applying on August 15 for two-year deferrals from deportation, but will have to pay $465 in fees, a top immigration official announced Friday.

Coal plant CEO: 'America better wake up'updated: Fri Aug 03 2012 09:10:00

The CEO of Murray Energy Corp. responds to critics and explains why he's blaming Obama for the closure of his plant.

Political blame game plays out after Ohio coal mine operation shuts downupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 09:10:00

The leader of a shuttering Ohio coal mining operation on Friday blamed the Obama administration for the shutdown and for hurting the economy generally with he called a "war on coal," an assertion the White House pushed back on as false and misleading.

Don't deport the 'tamale lady'updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 07:53:00

Juana Reyes didn't think that selling chicken, pork and chili cheese tamales would buy her a one-way ticket out of the country. But it just might.

Obama authorized covert support for Syrian rebels, sources sayupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 20:27:00

President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.

The Battlegrounds: African-American turnoutupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 12:29:00

Paulette Beale shakes her head at the suggestion, then flashes a contagious smile.

Battlegrounds: African-American turnoutupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 12:29:00

President Obama's re-election chances will be determined in part by African-American turnout.

Obama speaks out on gun controlupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 07:51:00

CNN's Dana Bash looks at Obama's latest comments on gun control and how some Democrats may now be in a tough spot.

Obama signs U.S.-Israel security act on eve of Romney tripupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 12:32:00

The day before Mitt Romney makes a highly publicized trip to Israel, President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill passed by Congress designed to increase security ties with the Jewish state.

Candidates show little appetite for new gun control lawsupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 18:23:00

Last week's massacre at a Colorado movie theater revived the dormant gun control debate in the United States, but neither President Barack Obama nor Republican candidate Mitt Romney is pushing for new laws now to prevent similar attacks.

Obama launches African-American education initiativeupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 22:53:00

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an initiative he said will give African-American students greater access "to a complete and competitive education from the time they're born all through the time they get a career."

Taxmageddon is headed our wayupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 08:59:00

Taxmaggedon is coming. Unless President Obama and Congress act, Americans will be hit with what would be in total dollars the largest tax increase in history in little more than five months.

Obama: Colorado shooting 'an evil act'updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:22:00

President Barack Obama addresses the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Little to gain, lots to lose for Obama and Romney on gunsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:21:00

Don't expect President Barack Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to talk about the issue of gun control in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado -- there's little to gain from bringing up the issue.

Obama has largely steered clear of gun debateupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 20:43:00

In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.

Jon Lovitz to Obama about his Nobel Prize: 'You didn't earn that'updated: Fri Jul 20 2012 17:26:00

Former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Jon Lovitz is seemingly continuing to audition for a job as a cable news talking head. The comedian, who's been a vocal critic of President Obama in the past (most recently calling him a "f?ing a--hole" during a podcast) has taken to ? where else? ? Twitter to speak out about the President's recent comments.

GOP senators block top Obama jobs initiativeupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 20:29:00

Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.

Outside political donors still shrouded in smokeupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 18:39:00

Depending on whom you ask, either Democratic efforts to force big-dollar donors out of the shadows are a smokescreen that hides union clout, or Republicans opposing the efforts are just blowing smoke in an attempt to ensure well-heeled donors stay anonymous.

Romney tries to dislodge Obama from attackupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 13:58:00

New ads from the presidential campaigns encapsulate where the race stands, with President Barack Obama's camp continuing its assault on his challenger over his business record and refusal to share tax records and Mitt Romney trying to make allegations of cronyism knock the incumbent off the assault.

Wisc. recall failure a fatal blow for unions?updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 21:15:00

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Moore face off over the effects of Gov. Scott Walker's failed recall. Ali Velshi moderates.

Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 22:41:00

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, found themselves in a spot where only a few lovebirds have landed: The kiss cam at the Verizon Center during a basketball game Monday night.

Obama, Romney focus on the economyupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 17:48:00

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney resumed campaigning Monday, with both men focusing on the economy as key to their chances of winning the votes of Americans in November.

Syrian opposition to Obama: Waiting for election day to act is 'unacceptable'updated: Sun Jul 15 2012 21:10:00

The head of a prominent Syrian opposition group says U.S. President Barack Obama should take greater action on Syria and not be worried about whether the "right decision" will hurt Obama's re-election campaign.

Uzbek national sentenced to almost 16 years for threatening President Obamaupdated: Sat Jul 14 2012 12:26:00

A man from Uzbekistan living in Alabama was sentenced Friday to almost 16 years in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

New Obama ad features a crooning Romney updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 05:59:00

An ad released Saturday by President Barack Obama's campaign features Mitt Romney singing "America, America" while the screen flashes with names of other countries.

Romney blasts 'dishonest' Obama ads; president continues attacksupdated: Sat Jul 14 2012 04:24:00

Mitt Romney described assertions by President Barack Obama's campaign as "deceptive," demanding an apology and rejecting calls to release more than two years of tax returns.

Romney: Obama strategy is 'disgusting'updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 04:24:00

CNN's Jim Acosta asks Mitt Romney about his impressions of the Obama campaign team's strategy.

Governments look for ways to avoid using 't-word'updated: Fri Jul 13 2012 15:44:00

If you bought gas, you paid a tax.

Claims of lies and counter-lies dominate campaign rhetoricupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 00:16:00

Accusations of lies and counter-lies dominated the intensifying November election campaign Thursday, with surrogates and spokespeople for President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney trying to cast the other as dishonest and secretive.

Biden touts Obama successes to NAACPupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 20:46:00

Vice-President Joe Biden delivers a passionate recap of President Obama's presidency to a receptive NAACP convention.

Biden takes on voting rights issues at NAACP conventionupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 15:48:00

Vice President Joe Biden delivered a rousing address to the NAACP in Houston on Thursday, bolstering support for President Barack Obama and drawing sharp contrasts with the Republican Party on civil rights issues.

Romney courts Obama's baseupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:47:00

Mitt Romney gets booed after attacking Obamacare at NAACP convention. What is his plan to court Pres. Obama's base?

In polarized Washington, two worlds apartupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 18:57:00

Even in an election year, the current dysfunction in Washington reflects a worsening partisan divide that has created what amounts to parallel political universes seemingly unable to comprehend or deal with each other.

Obama: No apology for health care fightupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 16:31:00

President Obama says his health care plan is critical to helping the middle class thrive again.

Court blocks company from using Obama campaign logoupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 10:36:00

A private marketing firm has been temporarily blocked from using President Obama's familiar "Rising Sun" campaign logo, after the Obama campaign committee filed a trademark infringement lawsuit.

Obama defends tax planupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 08:06:00

President Obama stops in Iowa to defend his plan to keep Bush-era tax cuts for people making under $250,000 a year.

Obama's running out of excuses on economyupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 08:06:00

The White House is running out of time, and ideas, for turning the economy around before the fall elections.

GOP: Tax increases are economic poisonupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 12:58:00

The Bush-era tax cut extension is going to expire, causing renewed policy arguments between President Obama and the GOP.

Obama, Romney fight for middle class votersupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 12:58:00

President Barack Obama, fresh from his renewed pitch to cut taxes for the middle class, takes his message to Iowa Tuesday -- a trip shadowed by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as part of a GOP strategy of "bracketing" the president's public appearances in battleground states.

Latino vote may decide 2012 electionupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 10:00:00

Political parties are closely looking at Latino voting trends in swing states. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Obama, Romney make same mistake on Hispanicsupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 10:00:00

This week, the National Council of La Raza is hosting its annual conference in Las Vegas. The group is the biggest kid on the Hispanic block. Starting with George H.W. Bush, every Democrat and Republican president and nominee has addressed the conference. This year, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is doing so.

Obama vows tax breaks for middle classupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 16:20:00

President Obama calls for the renewal of Bush-era tax cuts for Americans who make under $250,000.

Obama should ignore 'class warfare' gibesupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 10:08:00

During a meeting with historians in 2011, Politico reported, President Obama said: "What you could do for me is to help me find a way to discuss the issue of inequality in our society without being accused of class warfare." For Obama, this is not an esoteric question. Rather, this is a challenge that will be integral to his campaign and, if he is re-elected, to his second term as president.

Obama signs bipartisan transportation, student loan billupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 18:48:00

President Barack Obama signed on Friday a transportation funding and student loan bill which passed Congress last week in a rare election-year compromise between Republicans and Democrats.

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