August 2nd, 2012
07:27 PM ET

Obama and Romney talk religion

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both open up about their personal faiths to an unlikely source- the magazine published by the Washington National Cathedral. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Obama wants Florida win for birthday present
President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at Rollins College on August 2, 2012 in Winter Park, Florida.
August 2nd, 2012
04:49 PM ET

Obama wants Florida win for birthday present

Winter Park, Florida (CNN) –- Buoyed by a recent poll indicating a 6-point lead in the crucial swing state of Florida, President Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park while making a particular birthday request only two days before he turns 51.

“Winning Florida wouldn't be a bad birthday present,” he declared, joking that when he blows out candles on his cake, “my wish will have something to do with electoral votes.”

The semi-serious remarks followed a “Happy Birthday” serenade from the crowd of approximately 2,500 supporters in a packed gymnasium at Rollins College, just outside of Orlando, in what is one of the most closely fought-over counties in the battleground state.
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Topics: 2012 Election • Florida • President Obama
Obama on the road again to guess where?  Florida and Virginia swing states
(Photo Credit: Lesa Jansen, CNN)
August 2nd, 2012
07:51 AM ET

Obama on the road again to guess where? Florida and Virginia swing states

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:

9:30AM          In-Town Pool Call Time

10:15AM        THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

11:05AM        THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews/ South Lawn/ Open Press

11:20AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Orlando, Florida/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

1:15PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Orlando, Florida/ Orlando International Airport/ Open Press

2:40PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Rollins College, Orlando, Florida/ Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

4:30PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to the Blog'Her Conference/ RollinsCollege, Orlando, Florida/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage via Audio Feed FULL POST


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Obama calls Olympic gold medal winners
President Obama speaks on the phone with members of the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team during a phone call from Air Force One Wednesday. The President called the women to congratulate them on their gold medal in the team competition. (Photo credit: Pete Souza, The White House)
August 2nd, 2012
07:37 AM ET