POTUS' Day Ahead - October 31
October 31st, 2012
07:45 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead - October 31

The president's attention continues to be diverted from the looming election, now only six days away, as he deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Obama will travel to New Jersey's Atlantic City area Wednesday to survey the storm damage with Gov. Chris Christie. Christie, you may remember, was the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention two months ago. Now of course, the two men meet under very different conditions.

The president's full schedule after the jump:
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CNN Poll: Romney 50% – Obama 49% in Florida
October 29th, 2012
01:52 PM ET

CNN Poll: Romney 50% – Obama 49% in Florida

(CNN) – With eight days to go until Election Day, a new survey indicates an extremely close race for Florida's 29 electoral votes.

According to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, 50% of likely voters in the Sunshine State say they are backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, with 49% supporting President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor's one point margin is well within the survey's sampling error.

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October 29th, 2012
01:49 PM ET

Obama: Hurricane Sandy will affect millions

(CNN) – Hurricane Sandy is a powerful storm that will affect millions of people, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday.

"We are certain that this is going to be a slow-moving process through a wide swath of the country, and millions of people are going to affected," Obama said, speaking to reporters from the White House after a Situation Room briefing on the storm.

Obama called on Americans to heed local storm evacuation orders. Anyone who doesn't follow evacuation orders, he said, is "putting first responders in danger."


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Obama makes push for New Hampshire's four electoral votes
October 27th, 2012
01:54 PM ET

Obama makes push for New Hampshire's four electoral votes

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) – In the latest sign of just how tight both presidential campaigns view the race, President Barack Obama rallied voters on Saturday in New Hampshire – a battleground state that caries just four electoral college votes.

Obama carried the state by a 10 points four years ago, but his fortunes in the Granite State now are considerably more in doubt. Obama's victory in 2008 was largely due to support from self-identified independents, who make up more than a third of the electorate.

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Obama monitors hurricane, campaign says it will remain at full speed
October 26th, 2012
03:25 PM ET

Obama monitors hurricane, campaign says it will remain at full speed

(CNN) – With the potential for a so-called “perfect storm” to batter the mid-Atlantic and New England early next week, President Obama is monitoring the latest developments – both as a president and as a presidential candidate.

Depending on just where Hurricane Sandy comes ashore – and when and where it collides with another winter storm system – may both impact Obama’s campaign schedule and test his administration’s preparedness one week before Election Day.

Earlier Friday, the White House announced that the president convened a call with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan to discuss precautions ahead of the storm. The White House also said that FEMA has decided to deploy Incident Management Assistance Teams up and down the East Coast this weekend before the brunt of the storm is felt.’’’
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POTUS' Day Ahead - Friday, October 26
October 26th, 2012
09:30 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead - Friday, October 26

After a marathon campaign trip that stretched coast to coast, President Obama is back at the White House Friday. But the president's focus is of course still on the election, now only 10 days away, and he will spend the majority of the day giving interviews to several local television outlets, radio shows, and even MTV.

Full schedule below:
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Obama 'confident' about immigration reform in a second term
October 24th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

Obama 'confident' about immigration reform in a second term

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Davenport, Iowa (CNN) – New details of President Barack Obama's plans for a second term were given in an off-the-record interview with the Des Moines Register Tuesday but made public only after the paper protested that leaving it private would be a disservice to Iowa voters.

The interview was conducted Tuesday but made public Wednesday after the Obama campaign gave permission to the paper releasing them from their off-the-record agreement.

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Obama ready for 'all-nighter'
October 24th, 2012
01:40 PM ET

Obama ready for 'all-nighter'

(CNN) – It's the kind of feverish schedule that is usually reserved for the final days of a presidential campaign: a two-day coast-to-coast swing that includes stops in eight states, multiple television interviews, and a redeye flight on Air Force One.

But President Obama isn't waiting for the last weekend of the campaign to up his pace to an all out sprint, a likely reflection of just how close he and his aides believe this race now stands with just under two weeks until Election Day.

"This is the first stop on our 48-hour fly around, campaign marathon extravaganza," a smiling Obama told supporters at his first stop in Davenport Iowa earlier Wednesday.

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Fall campaign
October 24th, 2012
01:26 PM ET

Fall campaign

President Obama's first stop of his multi-swing tour came in Davenport, Iowa Wednesday morning.


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Obama camp allows 'off-the-record' interview to go public
October 24th, 2012
11:14 AM ET

Obama camp allows 'off-the-record' interview to go public

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign agreed Wednesday to allow the Des Moines Register in Iowa to publish an interview with the president that was previously established as off-the-record.

A transcript of the interview was posted the morning after the newspaper's editor wrote in a blistering blog post Tuesday that representatives for Obama refused an on-the-record conversation with the newspaper's editorial board, which is preparing to endorse a candidate for president in the coming days.

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