Obama continues to show Olympic pride
President Barack Obama holds a basketball given to him by the 2012 NCAA Champions University of Kentucky men's basketball team in the East Room of the White House in May
August 9th, 2012
07:18 PM ET

Obama continues to show Olympic pride

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN)—President Obama continued to show his Olympic spirit with an unannounced stop at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility here on Thursday where he said he “couldn’t be prouder” of all U.S. Olympic and Paralympics athletes.

He also took time out to congratulate the U.S. women’s soccer and water polo teams for their gold medals.

“We have to give a special shout out to the women’s soccer team today avenging the loss in the World Cup,” Obama said.

The USA beat Japan 2-1 in the Olympic final at London’s Wembley Stadium. As the president toured the facility, a television in the background showed the medal ceremony. FULL POST

Topics: Colorado • Olympics • President Obama
August 9th, 2012
06:14 PM ET

Ad linking Mitt Romney to woman's death continues to dog Obama campaign

A television ad by Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC backing President Obama, linking Mitt Romney to a woman's death continues to dog the Obama campaign.

For the third day in a row, reporters peppered the White House and Obama campaign about the new ad, which CNN fact-checked Tuesday and found to be inaccurate.

The ad features Joe Soptic, a steelworker who was laid off from his job at a Kansas City, Missouri steel plant in 2001 after the plant was taken over and eventually shut down by Bain Capital, Romney's former company.

The campaign has not endorsed the claims in the ad, but it also has not denounced the impression the ad gives, that if Soptic had not been laid off by Bain Capital perhaps his wife might not have died from cancer.

"We had nothing to do with the ad," Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. "We can't speak to what they were trying to convey by the ad or communicate." FULL POST

Topics: 2012 Election • Bill Burton • Campaign • President Obama • Super PAC
POTUS waking up in battleground state of Colorado Thursday
President Obama continues a two day campaign swing through the battleground state of Colorado Thursday. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
August 9th, 2012
08:11 AM ET

POTUS waking up in battleground state of Colorado Thursday



10:45AM        THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Colorado State Fairgrounds / Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

12:50PM         THE PRESIDENT departs Pueblo, Colorado en route Colorado Springs, Colorado/ PuebloMemorialAirport / Open Press

1:20PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Colorado Springs, Colorado/ Peterson Air Force Base/ Open Press FULL POST