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Six OMG moments at the RNCupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 16:00:00

The Internet was made for moments like these.

Analysis: The good-on-paper candidate goes personalupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 14:44:00

After two primary rounds, dozens of debates and thousands of hours grinding it out on the stump, Mitt Romney and his campaign reached the top of Republican Party presidential politics and found themselves focusing on a new topic: him.

Will Romney get a bump from RNC speech?updated: Fri Aug 31 2012 07:22:00

CNN contributor Ron Brownstein on if GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's speech will give him a bump in polling.

Five things we learned from Day Three of the RNCupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 06:32:00

Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency on Thursday night, culminating a convention shortened to three days by Tropical Storm Isaac.

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.

What happens in Tampa doesn't stay in Tampaupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 19:31:00

Mercilessly, the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa is not yet over. Mitt Romney will speak in a few hours. Clint Eastwood is pulling the cover from his Gran Torino. Jeb Bush, I suspect, is getting ready to defend his name and his cause.

Debating the facts in Ryan's RNC speechupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 17:06:00

CNN contributors Will Cain & Roland Martin debate the 'factually challenged' statements in Rep. Paul Ryan's RNC speech.

What Romney needs to say to winupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 17:06:00

One and only one argument has the potential to deliver Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to the White House. The argument comes in two parts, the first of which is perfectly familiar.

Fact check: Obama, Romney energy policiesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 14:00:00

CNN's Tom Foreman fact checks the presidential candidates' energy policies.

CNN Fact Check: Obama and Romney's energy policiesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 14:00:00

Americans consume more than 19 million barrels of oil a day as well as tons of coal and natural gas, raising questions about the future availability of those resources and the environmental impact of their development and use.

Where Ann Romney's speech veered off-trackupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 19:03:00

When Dolley Madison swanned onto the Washington scene in pink satin and ermine in the early 19th century, she created a new role for first ladies. The president's wife could appear larger-than-life on the public stage, imparting emotional and psychological messages about her husband to the public.

GOP stars throw support behind Romneyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:15:00

Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party took to the stage to show support for Mitt Romney.

Is Sikh-led prayer at RNC a hollow gesture?updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 10:39:00

The Republican National Convention will make history Wednesday night. Ishwar Singh, wearing a turban and beard, will take the stage and lead thousands of conservatives in prayer. 

Democrats in Tampa: What did Romney build?updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 05:36:00

Democrats wasted no time on Tuesday trying to undercut Republicans as they began their convention, attacking a key GOP message before party luminaries took the spotlight in Tampa.

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.

Christie: Romney will 'tell us the hard truths'updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 01:42:00

Chris Christie brought his trademark passion to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, delivering a robust endorsement of Mitt Romney for president and advocating a tough-minded approach for dealing with the nation's economic and political problems.

Ann Romney a calming presence on campaign trailupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 20:23:00

Her family calls her the Mitt Stabilizer. Ann Romney, who is someone who is known to be able to calm her husband down when needed, is taking center stage in trying to paint a more personal picture of her husband of 43 years.

Ann Romney overcomes health strugglesupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 20:23:00

GOP presidential candidiate Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney talk to CNN's Gloria Borger about Ann's multiple sclerosis.

Romney's 'birther' line is no jokeupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 21:11:00

"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that I was born and raised."

Dems cry foul on Romney 'birther' jokeupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 21:11:00

Mitt Romney makes what sounds like a birth certificate joke. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the immediate backlash.

Obama, Romney locked in a tight raceupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 07:44:00

Ron Brownstein and Karen Tumulty on the state of the 2012 campaign as the GOP prepares to hold its convention.

Has the tea party 'sold out' to the mainstream GOP? updated: Sun Aug 26 2012 22:56:00

Is the tea party changing the Republican Party from the inside -- or selling out to the GOP?

Romney's near death experience in Franceupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 21:24:00

The Romney family discusses the car accident that almost took Mitt Romney's life during his missionary days in France.

Romney on faith, family and private life updated: Sun Aug 26 2012 21:24:00

It is a side of Mitt Romney the public often does not see -- opening up about his faith, devotion to his family and his work as a Mormon overseas missionary and later church leader at home.

Isaac could hinder GOP chance to define Romney at conventionupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 18:35:00

A shortened Republican National Convention needs to overcome a threatening hurricane, as well as Democratic attacks and lingering internal rifts, to seize the best remaining chance to show America the real Mitt Romney before the November election, top Republicans said Sunday.

Isaac changes GOP convention plansupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 18:35:00

Monday events are canceled at the GOP convention as Tropical storm Isaac threatens Florida.

Romney throws campaign another curve ball with 'birther' remarkupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 19:25:00

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney threw his campaign another curve ball when he revived the sensitive "birther" issue while campaigning in his native Michigan on Friday.

Romney stirs 'birther' controversy, Akin to stay in Senate raceupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 17:54:00

Mitt Romney returned to his native Michigan on Friday where he created a stir with a comment about birth certificates, reopening a thorny issue pushed by some Republicans who question whether President Barack Obama is a U.S.-born citizen, a requisite for the White House.

Romney's plan for energy independenceupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 17:54:00

Mitt Romney says if he's elected president, the U.S. can become energy independent by 2020.

Fact-checking candidates on educationupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 16:26:00

CNN's Tom Foreman fact checks the candidates' claims on education.

Will money buy the White House?updated: Thu Aug 23 2012 16:48:00

In case you haven't noticed, this election season is awash in money.

Romney talks energy as polls show little changeupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 15:16:00

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan hit the campaign trail Thursday to pitch energy policy and defense spending, as new polls showed President Barack Obama maintaining a slight lead in three key swing states after Romney named the conservative House Budget Committee chairman as his running mate.

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.

Candidates avoid talk of Akin on campaign trailupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 15:23:00

The ongoing furor over U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on rape and pregnancy was largely ignored on the campaign trail Tuesday as candidates for president and vice president refocused their attention on the issues that have dominated the election for weeks: Medicare and the economy.

GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platformupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 06:20:00

The Republican Party is set to once again enshrine into its official platform support for "a human life amendment" to the Constitution that would outlaw abortion without making explicit exemptions for rape or incest, according to draft language of the platform obtained exclusively by CNN late Monday.

What Biden had right about 'chains'updated: Mon Aug 20 2012 09:03:00

Vice President Joe Biden has been the topic of much discussion this past week as to whether he was playing racial politics in what has become the "chains speech" in Danville, Virginia.

Criticism of Ryan and Biden messagesupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 09:03:00

Biden was targeted for his use of the word "chains," and Ryan was attacked for his record on the stimulus this week.

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.

Obama or Romney, who's more scary? updated: Fri Aug 17 2012 09:41:00

If you like your exercises in democracy nasty, negative and nonsensical, look no further. If you prefer fear and pessimism over inspiration and optimism, you're in luck. If you like it when political rivals forgo trying to convince you as to who can be the better president and spend their time demonizing the other guy, this is the presidential election for you.

'Panic Switch' latest in long list of songs not approved for GOP useupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 17:58:00

Mitt Romney's campaign can now point to at least one thing it has in common with Ronald Reagan's -- a musical act is asking it to stop using its music at campaign stops.

How Ryan can take Romney to the White Houseupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 08:22:00

By now, we're on the same page that Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate contradicts a golden oldie of presidential election strategy -- run to the conservative (or liberal) base to win the nomination and then reposition toward the center to lure the more moderate independent swing voters who are necessary to win the general election.

Romney repeats his claim of hatred in Obama's campaign updated: Wed Aug 15 2012 16:53:00

President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day bus tour of Iowa on Wednesday by accusing Mitt Romney of dishonest attacks on his record, while the certain Republican nominee continued to call Obama's re-election effort a hateful divide-and-conquer strategy.

Paul Ryan's budget balancing actupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 15:45:00

When Paul Ryan struggled to explain a budget-balancing timeline under Mitt Romney, he highlighted the difficulty of trying to run a substantive campaign without being too specific.

Romney campaign tries to take Medicare away from Obamaupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 10:56:00

The fight to define Paul Ryan is getting more heated by the day. But days after defending against an offensive against his running mate, Mitt Romney's campaign appears to be mounting a counteroffensive.

Fact checking Ryan's Medicare planupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 10:56:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at the attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare proposals and whether they hold up.

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.

Obama, Romney spar over Medicare in battleground statesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled over Medicare and energy policy Tuesday as the November election campaign reached out to battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory.

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.

Why America doesn't like Mitt Romneyupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 15:12:00

For the past few months, I have been trying to figure out why Mitt Romney is so unlikeable.

Gillespie on Romney's likabilityupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 15:12:00

Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Ed Gillespie on Romney's likability.

Why Ryan pick won't help Romneyupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 09:25:00

Elections are ultimately about trust. And trust may be the only kind of currency that Mitt Romney is running low on lately. After a brutal couple of months defending the outsourcing of American jobs by his private equity firm, Bain Capital, and his mysterious tax returns, Romney took another body blow when an independent report revealed that his tax plan would grant himself and his wealthy friends a big tax cut while raising taxes on 95% of Americans.

Romney's VP Pick: Paul Ryanupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 12:16:00

John King takes a look at the career of Rep. Paul Ryan and what he would add to Mitt Romney's ticket.

Campaign in full swing as four candidates hit the trailupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 12:16:00

The 2012 presidential campaign returned its focus to Iowa on Monday as President Barack Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan, the newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate, were set to stump in the electoral battleground.

Ryan's clandestine journey to Romney's ticket went from 'surreal to real'updated: Sun Aug 12 2012 07:38:00

Paul Ryan's journey from congressman to vice-presidential candidate was cloaked in secrecy worthy of a big-screen thriller.

Ryan's selection as Romney's running mate energizes both sidesupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 15:34:00

Mitt Romney on Saturday announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate for the White House -- a bold and risky move that energized both conservatives and their opponents.

Romney introduces Paul Ryan as VP choiceupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 15:34:00

Mitt Romney, saying there are better days ahead, announces Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

How Romney chose his running mateupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 15:15:00

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Gloria Borger earlier this week, Beth Myers described what the process entailed.

Obama leads Romney by 7, new poll showsupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 13:56:00

CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports on the new CNN/ORC International poll

Does Mitt Romney trust us?updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 13:56:00

"Can we trust that politician?"

iReporters yearn for Romney running mate who says she's not runningupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 12:16:00

Some voters are still pining for Mitt Romney to pick a dream running mate who's likely out of reach -- a candidate who has said she won't run.

Why Mitt Romney is losingupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 18:59:00

Mitt Romney spent weeks battling Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination, and he faced blistering attacks from Rick Perry and other GOP rivals along the way. And now he is paying the price.

Did Romney enable a company's abusive tax shelter?updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 18:24:00

Mitt Romney's refusal to release tax returns in the critical years of his income accumulation has done little to dispel the legitimate concern that arises from hints buried in his scant disclosure to date: Did he augment his wealth through highly aggressive tax stratagems of questionable validity?

Romney still faces conservative doubts as convention approachesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 11:56:00

Like a lion trained on its prey, conservatives are tracking certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney for any gaffe, policy shift or other signal that shows he is really the moderate they fear instead of the right-wing ideologue they want.

Why Pawlenty may be Romney's VPupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 08:24:00

CNN's John King profiles Tim Pawlenty, considered to be among Mitt Romney's top choices for a running mate.

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.

Looking to Wikipedia for clues about Romney VP pickupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 06:55:00

Mitt Romney is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day, and the certain GOP nominee's campaign is asking supporters to download "Mitt's VP" app, which has the primary purpose of sending a push notification with the name of Romney's choice to users before the official announcement to the press.

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.

Reid vs. Romney: The battle continuesupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 13:40:00

Republicans hammered Harry Reid Monday for allegations he made against Mitt Romney. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Grading Romney's overseas tripupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 12:28:00

Ari Fleischer and Cornell Belcher discuss how voters will judge Mitt Romney's foreign policy expertise after his trip.

Romney blasts Obama on jobs report, says he paid taxesupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 14:42:00

A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.

Romney's horse is in the spotlightupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 04:11:00

Mitt Romney's horse Rafalca, is in the Spotlightand appears in an Olympic event and political ads.

Romney unveils simplified campaign messageupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:22:00

President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney traded accusations on tax policy Thursday, with both claiming at campaign stops in battleground states that the other's strategies have failed.

Romney aide to media: 'Show respect!'updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 18:55:00

When the press tried to ask Romney questions, his traveling press secretary verbally dressed down reporters.

When did the GOP become the whiners?updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 18:55:00

Mitt Romney press secretary Rich Gorka's outburst in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, during which he told a reporter to "shove it," is of a piece with the Barnumesque spectacle of his candidate's world tour. But to this veteran of many campaign tours, the incident raises a provocative question about modern campaign history: When and how did the Republicans become the championship party of whining?

Obama blasts Romney tax plan in Ohioupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:28:00

Bolstered by a new poll that shows him leading in Ohio and two other battleground states, President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his ninth campaign trip this year to the Buckeye State to attack Republican rival Mitt Romney's tax plan as unfair to middle-class Americans.

Romney trip may not matter much to voters in Novemberupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 17:11:00

Mitt Romney's high-profile trip to England, Israel and Poland featured cheering crowds, iconic settings and forceful speeches, but may be remembered more for diplomatic gaffes.

Was Romney's trip 'a great success' or gaffe-filled disaster?updated: Tue Jul 31 2012 13:06:00

In the estimation of Mitt Romney and his top campaign aides, there were no gaffes, no mistakes, no ill-advised statements on the Republican candidate's overseas trip.

Romney trip begins in shamblesupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 14:07:00

If only Mitt Romney could turn the Olympic torch on the newspaper headlines in London.

Romney's London blundersupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 14:07:00

Brits rail against Mitt Romney's gaffe. Carol Costello talks with GOP consultant John Brabender about the trip-up.

Romney's reckless rhetoricupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 22:03:00

When Mitt Romney took the stage at the annual VFW convention Tuesday, he had a chance to finally offer serious ideas for strengthening U.S. foreign policy and how, if elected president, he would keep our nation secure.

Romney walks political tightrope on foreign policyupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 16:52:00

Mitt Romney's political tightrope in his quest for the presidency has been especially evident on foreign policy, with the certain Republican nominee sounding conservative while also espousing more moderate approaches similar to his opponent, President Barack Obama.

Romney condemns 'hateful act'updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney comments on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

On Twitter, a curious spike for Romneyupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

Romney strikes rare notes of faith in Aurora speechupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 09:00:00

In a speech to a wounded nation, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returned to his roots of faith in the face of a national tragedy.

Dan Rather: 'Quote approval' a media selloutupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 17:53:00

A New York Times front-page article Monday detailed a new phenomenon in news coverage of the presidential campaign: candidates insisting on "quote approval," telling reporters what they can and cannot use in some stories. And, stunningly, reporters agreeing to it.

Why won't Romney release more tax returns?updated: Wed Jul 18 2012 12:50:00

By announcing that he will release no further tax returns beyond his 2010 and 2011 returns, Mitt Romney appears to have exempted himself from the proud bipartisan tradition of presidential nominees displaying genuine financial candor with the electorate.

Blitzer: Ad war is going to get uglierupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 11:39:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer says the back-and-forth between Pres. Obama & Romney is going to get a whole lot more brutal.

Romney spending too much time on defenseupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 11:39:00

In politics, if you're not on offense, you're on defense.

Should Romney take a risk in picking VP?updated: Wed Jul 18 2012 07:48:00

If you agree that a presidential nominee comes to the selection of his running mate the same way a football coach develops strategy for the last few minutes of an important game, then Rob Portman and Tim Pawlenty are the political equivalents of running your fullback off-tackle.

Romney to announce VP pick?updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 11:13:00

Peter Hamby looks at why Mitt Romney may announce his choice for a running mate this week.

Romney risks playing running mate hand too earlyupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 11:13:00

Mitt Romney has a reputation for pragmatism, deliberation and playing it safe.

For Romney, a 'safe' choice for VP is a big mistakeupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 08:18:00

Mitt Romney is rumored to be announcing a choice soon for his vice presidential running mate, and conventional thinking suggests his pick is going to be "safe," someone who brings a high measure of conservative street cred, and preferably from a swing state.

Romney defends Bain departure dateupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 10:38:00

CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to presidential candidate Mitt Romney about his departure date from Bain Capital.

Facts don't support Obama's charges against Romneyupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 10:38:00

There may be a number of good reasons to vote against Mitt Romney, but based upon what we know so far, his honesty about his tenure at Bain Capital does not seem to be one of them.

Mitt Romney's painfully bad weekupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 10:01:00

By any measure, the Mitt Romney for president campaign has had a painfully bad week. What went wrong?

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.

Obama says Romney needs to explain his Bain timetableupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 20:59:00

President Obama weighed in Friday on the controversy surrounding when Mitt Romney surrendered leadership of his former financial firm, Bain Capital, saying he thinks the Republican candidate should address questions that have been raised.

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