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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.

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.

Romney hits 'magic number' for GOP nominationupdated: Wed May 30 2012 05:34:00

Mitt Romney hit his party's "magic number" on Tuesday, unofficially clinching the Republican presidential nomination in a race he entered as the front-runner and has had to himself for weeks.

GOP says Obama playing politics with bin Laden anniversaryupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 09:46:00

Days before the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, top surrogates for President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the national stage to argue the politics of the attack.

What if America's Super Tuesday isn't so super after all?updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 18:40:00

Super Tuesday is traditionally a turning point in the campaign for the U.S. presidency, but it may pass without having the impact its name implies because the Republican Party has a pesky problem -- it can't decide whom it wants in the White House.

Jargon-busting U.S. election buzzwordsupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 17:08:00

Know your caucuses from your primaries? Your superdelegates from your Super PACs? As Republican presidential hopefuls battle to win the right to take on Barack Obama in November, we've defined the array of words and acronyms that will define this year's election.

What exactly are Super PACs?updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 17:08:00

Both political parties exploit Super PACs, but what exactly are they? CNN's Kate Bolduan explains.

Romney to Obama: Get out of the wayupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 19:23:00

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney tells Obama it is time to get "out of the way" after his primary win in Florida.

5 things we learned from South Carolina primaryupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 11:09:00

Newt Gingrich's stunningly strong win in the South Carolina primary capped an incredible week in the Republican presidential nominating cycle., but what did we learn from it?

Obama: Campaigner in chief?updated: Thu Dec 01 2011 09:21:00

Anderson Cooper follows up on allegations that President Obama is using his office and tax dollars to campaign.

Inside Obama's re-election mathupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 09:21:00

As President Barack Obama wraps up his eighth trip this year to Pennsylvania, some political insiders say he can't sell his brand in the Keystone State. The region's white, blue-collar voters, they say, have tuned him out.

Palin will not seek presidential nominationupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 05:42:00

Sarah Palin, ending months of speculation, said Wednesday she will not run for president, either as a Republican or third-party candidate.

Why debates matter: Crowded calendar could alter race for the White Houseupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 15:09:00

If you think the battle for the Republican presidential nomination has been a wild ride so far, hang on -- it could get even more exciting.

Palin rallies in Iowaupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 14:57:00

Sarah Palin speaks at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa. CNN's Peter Hamby reports.

Next two months could shake up GOP raceupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 14:57:00

A Republican presidential race that has been anything but slow kicks into an even higher gear this week.

GOP presidential candidates debate Wednesdayupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 16:13:00

The pace of the 2012 race for the White House kicks into high gear Wednesday night, with the first of three Republican presidential debates scheduled over the next 15 days. And while it's the fourth GOP debate so far this cycle, it's the first to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who jumped into the race for the White House less than one month ago.

Obama no longer 2012 favorite?updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 16:13:00

CNN's John King and panel members discuss the results of a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

Perry: Proud of Texas jobs recordupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 10:11:00

Gov. Rick Perry takes a swipe at fellow GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and touts job creation in Texas.

Lesson for Obama and GOP rivals: Don't play politics with jobs issueupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 10:11:00

As America returns from Labor Day weekend, not enough Americans are returning to actual labor. With Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate and President Barack Obama preparing to address the nation Thursday with his new economic plan, one thing is on the country's mind: jobs.

Republicans debate the issuesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 13:37:00

The seven Republican presidential candidates hit on hot button issues during the CNN presidential debate.

GOP candidates to debate in NHupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 18:50:00

Presidential candidates prepare for their first big debate in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary.

GOP leaders recruit new candidatesupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 13:37:00

Businessman Bruce Rastetter talks about his interest in recruiting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run for president.

Same man, different strategy, for Romney's second White House bidupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 13:37:00

It was all about the economy and about New Hampshire when Mitt Romney made it official Thursday. The former Massachusetts governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate formally announced his second bid for the White House, declaring his candidacy at an event in New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the presidential caucus and primary calendar.

Sarah Palin's next moveupdated: Fri May 27 2011 12:00:00

CNN's Joe Johns takes a look at Sarah Palin and whether she is going to run for the 2012 GOP nomination.

5 reasons why Sarah Palin may be ready to shake up 'uninspired' raceupdated: Fri May 27 2011 12:00:00

Alaska's "mama grizzly" is coming to the big screen and quite possibly back to the campaign trail, a move that would shake up a GOP presidential primary field that some Republicans complain is "uninspiring."

Iowa Republicans eager for 2012 race to kick into gearupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 21:45:00

In a northeast suburb of this capital city, more than 250 politically active Iowans gathered Saturday to talk about hunters' rights and wildlife conservation.

2007: Obama announces candidacyupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:14:00

Then-Sen. Barack Obama announces his plans to enter the presidential race. Watch his full speech from February 10, 2007.

What does 2010 say about 2012?updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:55:00

CNN's John King explains what the results of the 2010 midterm elections might say about the 2012 presidential race.

Poll: GOP candidates top Obama in hypothetical 2012 raceupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:55:00

His party got its clock cleaned in Tuesday's midterm elections, but President Barack Obama still remains competitive in some hypothetical 2012 presidential election matchups, especially against Sarah Palin, a new poll shows.

Analysis: Palin's high-risk, high-reward strategyupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 09:08:00

When Sarah Palin weighed in last week on the contentious special congressional election in New York, she did so in her trademark way: unconventionally.

From Obama-mania to Palin power: 2008's top political storiesupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 09:56:00

From an historic presidential election to a wealth of political scandals, 2008 has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Election historyupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 09:56:00

A look back at the big moments in a historic Election Day.

Huckabee slams GOP candidatesupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 20:19:00

CNN's Bill Schneider reports on a new book by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

CNN Student News: Talking Democracy Answersupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 17:30:00

Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be "Talking Democracy" by introducing an election-related topic on the show and online. From caucuses to conventions and primaries to polls, CNN Student News will be breaking down these election-year concepts for students and teachers. Use this page to check your results after answering questions about the presidential election process.

CNN Student News: Talking Democracy Questionsupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 17:29:00

Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be "Talking Democracy" by introducing an election-related topic on the show and online. From caucuses to conventions and primaries to polls, CNN Student News will be breaking down these election-year concepts for students and teachers. Use the questions on this page to test your knowledge of the presidential election process, then check the answers to see how you did.

McCain concedesupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 17:04:00

CNN's Dana Bash reports after Sen. John McCain loses the presidency to Sen. Barack Obama.

Analysis: Organization, strategy keys to Obama victoryupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 17:01:00

Barack Obama's victory Tuesday over John McCain capped an unprecedented rise in American politics.

'All things are possible'updated: Wed Nov 05 2008 17:01:00

Sen. Barack Obama says there should be no doubt that 'all things are possible.'

CNN Student News: Talking Democracy - Teaching Toolsupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 10:46:00

Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be "Talking Democracy" by introducing an election-year topic on the show and online. From caucuses to conventions and primaries to polls, CNN Student News will be breaking down these election-year concepts for students and teachers.

Talking Democracyupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 10:46:00

CNN Student News explores the right to vote and an iReporting classroom chimes in with reasons to exercise it.

McCain: America has 'spoken clearly'updated: Wed Nov 05 2008 00:45:00

Sen. John McCain conceded the 2008 presidential election to Democratic rival Barack Obama late Tuesday, congratulating him on a historic victory and pledging to work with him in the months ahead.

'End of a long journey'updated: Wed Nov 05 2008 00:45:00

Republican Sen. John McCain concedes defeat, says Sen. Barack Obama "has achieved a great thing."

Time.com: Barack Obama Elected President with Mandate for Changeupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 20:00:00

Votes are still being counted but projections put Obama over the top

Pigs, pastors, Paris: Top 10 election momentsupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 17:53:00

When the stirring speeches, heavyweight debates and fevered campaigning of the U.S. elections are long forgotten, a handful of far less noble incidents are likely to be our enduring memories of the 2008 White House race.

McCain tries to turn must-win states; Obama stays on offenseupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 10:14:00

As they enter their final day of campaigning before Election Day, Sen. John McCain is trying to swing undecided voters in key battleground states, while Sen. Barack Obama is staying on the offensive by campaigning in territory that is usually safely Republican.

Final push in Ohioupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 10:14:00

CNN's Mary Snow follows both campaigns into the key state of Ohio for one last push.

Time.com: In Obama's Kenyan Village, an Election Day 'Bloodbath'updated: Tue Nov 04 2008 09:00:00

Livestock pay the ultimate price for Kenyan excitement over the prospect of a kinsman's election to the White House

McCain, Obama on blitz through battleground states on final dayupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 06:41:00

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain worked into the early morning in their last efforts to sway voters before they go to the polls hours later on Tuesday.

Obama's last rallyupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 06:41:00

Barack Obama reflects on his time campaigning around the country and thanks his supporters.

Dixville Notch has spoken: It's Obama in a landslideupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 06:31:00

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama emerged victorious in the first election returns of the 2008 presidential race, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.

Palin hits 'far left wing'updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 23:39:00

Sarah Palin warns that the 'far left wing' of the democratic party is preparing to take over the federal government.

Think you know your election trivia?updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 15:55:00

As millions head to the polls Tuesday, history will be made. Either Barack Obama will become the first African-American president, or Sarah Palin will become the first female vice president.

Even reliably red Montana in play as Election Day loomsupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 11:26:00

Call it the battle for Big Sky country.

Campaign enters final weekendupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 11:26:00

Candidates blanket the battleground states while voters wait hours to cast early ballots. Brendan Gage reports.

Election 2008: Frantic final daysupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 11:02:00

CNN deputy political director Paul Steinhauser looks at the final campaign days for the presidential candidates.

Palin costing McCain, poll suggestsupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 11:02:00

A new national poll suggests Sarah Palin may be hurting Republican presidential nominee John McCain more than she's helping him.

People.com: John McCain Pokes Fun at 'Maverick' Status on SNLupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 10:20:00

The Republican candidate is joined by wife Cindy McCain on NBC's comedy show

McCain stops by 'SNL'updated: Sun Nov 02 2008 19:25:00

Sen. John McCain joined Tina Fey on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," for a hilarious last-minute campaign stop.

McCain pokes fun at campaign in 'SNL' visitupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 19:25:00

With three days to go before the elections and polls showing him trailing, Republican presidential candidate John McCain appeared on NBC's late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live," poking good-natured fun at his campaign.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Predict Electoral College Votesupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 18:55:00

Students will make educated predictions about how many electoral votes each presidential candidate will capture in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Time.com: A Long Campaign, And a Changed Barack Obamaupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 17:00:00

After tamping down his crowd appeal for much of the campaign, Obama has lately let his oratory soar once again

Pennsylvania Republicans highlight Wright in last-minute adupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 16:16:00

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania launched a last-minute television ad that calls attention to Barack Obama's relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Time.com: Indiana in the Spotlight: A Toss-up State for Onceupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 16:00:00

Driving the Democrats' improbable momentum in this state, as it is across the nation, is angst about the economy

McCain: I won't quit election fightupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 04:37:00

John McCain returned to Virginia this weekend for what was expected to be his final visit to the crucial battleground state before Tuesday's election and insisted the race for the White House was far from over.

Biden in Ohioupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 01:40:00

Sen. Joe Biden asks the question of past elections: are you better off today than you were four years ago?

Obama, McCain campaign through swing statesupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 01:40:00

Just three days before Election Day, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain spent Saturday campaigning across battleground states.

McCain looks to turn Obama's Ohio advantageupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 10:37:00

Sen. John McCain is campaigning with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Ohio as he attempts to overturn Barack Obama's poll lead in the state.

Get economy out of 'ditch'updated: Sat Nov 01 2008 10:37:00

Sen. John McCain pledges to get the economy 'out of the ditch' if he is elected president.

Election countdownupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 18:34:00

CNN deputy political director Paul Steinhauser looks at the final campaign days for the presidential candidates.

Schwarzenegger pumps up support for McCainupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 18:34:00

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told a raucous crowd in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday night that Sen. John McCain's opponent needs to beef up his policy plans.

People.com: John McCain To Appear on Saturday Night Liveupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 14:36:00

Barack Obama did it, Sarah Palin did it, now it's his turn (again)

Biden says GOP ticket has economic priorities 'upside down'updated: Thu Oct 30 2008 21:15:00

Sen. Joe Biden said Thursday that the Republican ticket has its economic priorities "upside down," pointing to news of a shrinking GDP and record quarterly profits for Exxon Mobil Corp.

LA Times 'kowtowing' to Obamaupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 11:31:00

Sarah Palin accuses the LA Times of withholding a video she says shows Obama speaking with an alleged former PLO spokesman.

Palin accuses Obama of ties to second 'radical professor'updated: Thu Oct 30 2008 11:31:00

Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday said Sen. Barack Obama has ties to a Columbia University professor who she said is "a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization."

John McCain: Obama lied about public financingupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 11:03:00

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain sat down for an interview with CNN's Larry King on Wednesday.

McCain: Obama lied on financingupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 11:03:00

John McCain says Barack Obama lied about agreeing to take public financing for his campaign.

McCain: Race won't determine outcome of electionupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 09:19:00

Presidential candidate John McCain denied Wednesday that race will determine the outcome of next week's election against Barack Obama, who hopes to become the country's first black president.

'Total confidence' in Palinupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 09:19:00

John McCain says he has "total confidence" in Sarah Palin if she were ever called on to take over presidential duties.

Battleground pollsupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 22:30:00

CNN.com producer Manav Tanneeru talks about the latest polls from battleground states.

Poll: Obama doubles lead in Colorado, gains in electoral mapupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 22:30:00

Call it the Rocky Mountain road to the White House.

Uphill battle for McCainupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 17:11:00

Polls continue to show an uphill climb for Sen. John McCain. Dana Bash reports.

Obama's ahead, polls say, but will the lead last?updated: Wed Oct 29 2008 17:11:00

With a week to go before Election Day, most recent national polls show Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with an advantage. But how much are they to be believed?

Obama takes top billing on U.S. televisionupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 13:54:00

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama turned up the heat on rival John McCain Wednesday, when it was announced that a 30-minute long campaign ad will go out on prime time television in the United States.

Time.com: Hidin' Biden: Reining In a Voluble No. 2updated: Wed Oct 29 2008 12:00:00

Though Obama's campaign struggles to keep his voluble running mate in check, Biden has been valuable in connecting with swing-state voters

Fortune: Startups get a lift from election '08updated: Wed Oct 29 2008 09:53:00

When 100,000 people turned out in St. Louis recently to hear Barack Obama speak, his campaign's ability to organize such a massive rally in a red state owed much to the deft use of digital technology from a company called Distributive Networks.

Anger over Halloween display of Palin with nooseupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 09:31:00

The mayor of West Hollywood has condemned a Halloween display resembling Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose.

Obama to voters: Our future depends on this weekupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 19:45:00

Sen. Barack Obama told voters on Monday that "we are one week away from changing America."

Battleground Poll of Pollsupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 17:20:00

Bill Schneider takes a looks to see if theres any late shifts in the poll of polls.

Obama takes swipe at McCain adviser's health care commentupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 17:20:00

Sen. Barack Obama blasted his opponent's health care plan Tuesday, seizing on comments made by Sen. John McCain's senior economic adviser.

Biden: You must be kiddingupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 15:58:00

Sen. Joe Biden laughs off a WFTV reporter's question about Sen. Barack Obama's so-called Marxist principles.

Former Gov. Ridge: McCain will win Pennsylvaniaupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 11:59:00

The McCain campaign focused on Pennsylvania on Tuesday, working to overcome a double-digit deficit in a state with 21 electoral votes.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Predicting the Popular Voteupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 13:30:00

Students will make educated predictions about how many electoral votes each presidential candidate will capture in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide saysupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 07:02:00

With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.

Bill Clinton to campaign with Obama in Floridaupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 17:06:00

Former President Clinton will campaign with Sen. Barack Obama for the first time Wednesday in Florida, according to Matt McKenna of the Clinton Foundation.

McCain ad targets Bidenupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 17:06:00

A new John McCain ad targets Joe Biden's recent comments that an international crisis is looming.

Palin details plan for special-needs kidsupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:56:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin elaborated Friday on how a McCain administration would help children with special needs and took aim at Sen. Barack Obama's tax policies on families.

McCain midnight mudnessupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:56:00

CNN's Ed Henry reports on the mud, the supporters and politics as John McCain campaigns in Florida.

Campaigns fight for North Carolina in surprisingly close raceupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 11:50:00

It is a methodical routine: House by house, Mary Boyd walks to the door and carefully affixes an election guide to the doorknob.

Commentary: Liberals let loose on Palin and Joe the Plumberupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 09:01:00

I thought liberals were supposed to be good-hearted, open-minded and non-judgmental.

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