Briefing Bites: Was strike on Libyan consulate a 'terrorist attack'?
September 26th, 2012
03:35 PM ET

Briefing Bites: Was strike on Libyan consulate a 'terrorist attack'?

Both the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee released statements Wednesday criticizing President Obama for not explicitly classifying the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya as “terrorist attacks” in public appearances over the past two weeks.

At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Obama called the violence, “attacks on America,” but stopped short of labeling the perpetrators as terrorists.

“There should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice,” the president said.

When specifically asked whether the strikes were terrorist attacks during a television appearance on ABC’s The View on Monday, Obama wouldn’t say. FULL POST


Topics: Briefing Bites • Jay Carney • Libya • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RNC
Romney omits 'war' from acceptance speech
September 1st, 2012
01:22 PM ET

Romney omits 'war' from acceptance speech

(CNN) - In a new campaign video and in emails sent to reporters throughout the day, the Obama campaign spent much of Friday highlighting what they call an important omission from Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech on Thursday night.

“In an almost 45-minute speech, Mitt Romney didn't find a moment to mention Afghanistan,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement sent to reporters just after midnight. “With no new plans and evasion about his real plans, Mitt Romney leaves this convention no stronger than he came.”

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Topics: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RNC
Obama campaign: Democratic convention will stall Romney momentum
August 23rd, 2012
04:45 PM ET

Obama campaign: Democratic convention will stall Romney momentum

(CNN) - Senior Obama campaign officials said Mitt Romney will likely get a boost from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida next week–but it won't last long.

With the Democratic convention following the GOP gathering one week later in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Obama campaign feels confident the attention surrounding their convention will halt any momentum Romney may gain as the new nominee.

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Topics: 2012 Election • Campaign • DNC • Mitt Romney • Obama for America • RNC
Top Dems, Obama campaign seek to tie Romney to GOP anti-abortion stance
August 21st, 2012
03:05 PM ET

Top Dems, Obama campaign seek to tie Romney to GOP anti-abortion stance

(CNN) – Top Democrats on Tuesday pounced on news that Republicans adopted as part of their party platform a call for a constitutional ban on abortion and sought to tie the controversial policy plank to Mitt Romney’s campaign.

In a conference call with reporters, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz asserted that the measure, which does not provide an exception for pregnancies that result from rape and incest, “was written at the direction of the Romney campaign.”

“This is just another example of a Republican Party led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan whose policies on women’s health are dangerously wrong,” Wasserman Schultz said.
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Topics: 2012 Election • Abortion • DNC • RNC