Obama touts his record on China
President Obama speaks at a campaign event at Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
September 17th, 2012
02:32 PM ET

Obama touts his record on China

Cincinnati, OH (CNN) – The presidential campaign took on an international tone on Monday with both sides criticizing the other’s record on trade relations with China.

Just hours after the Romney campaign released a new ad promising to “crack down on cheaters like China,” President Obama announced at an outdoor rally here that his administration is launching a new enforcement action against China with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for providing illegal subsidies on automotive exports.
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Topics: 2012 Election • China • Ohio • President Obama
If These Walls Could Talk: The first farewell address
Gen. George Washington resigns his role as Commander in Chief of the Army at Annapolis, Maryland in 1783.
September 17th, 2012
12:07 PM ET

If These Walls Could Talk: The first farewell address

(CNN) – In 1796, the idea of a world leader offering a voluntary farewell address was remarkable and rare. In a time of despotic European leaders fighting to stay in power, the thought that President George Washington would cede power – willingly – was seen as extraordinary.

But that is exactly what Washington did on September 19, 1796, when he published his "farewell address," as it came to be known, in the American Daily Advertiser, a Philadelphia publication.

In it, Washington outlined what the country should do in order to be successful and what he had learned over his 45 years in politics and public service. In particular, the first president warned Americans about the perils of political parties.

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism,” Washington wrote. “But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.”

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Topics: White House
Monday at the White House
September 17th, 2012
08:13 AM ET

Monday at the White House

The President will spend his day campaigning in Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio.

While in Ohio the president will announce a complaint filed with the World Trade Organisation, alleging that China has illegally subsidized automotive exports and undercut American suppliers.

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