Obama makes pitch in new ad, reiterates plan for second term
October 23rd, 2012
10:53 AM ET

Obama makes pitch in new ad, reiterates plan for second term

(CNN) – While he made a closing statement on Monday night's debate stage, President Barack Obama made another argument in a new 60-second television ad, released just hours after his final showdown with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

In the spot, Obama looks directly at the camera and makes his case for another four years. The ad is part of what the campaign calls a "full-scale, multiplatform organizational effort" that includes direct mail and the distribution of a booklet that lists the president's four-year plan.

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Topics: 2012 Election
That was fast: Romney debate remarks in new Obama ad
October 4th, 2012
03:37 PM ET

That was fast: Romney debate remarks in new Obama ad

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(CNN) – Less than 24 hours after the first presidential debate, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released a new television ad Thursday attacking Mitt Romney over his comments about taxes in the Denver showdown.

Obama, citing a study from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, argued Romney's tax policies would cost $5 trillion –a claim Romney forcefully shut down during the debate.

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Clinton stars in new Obama ad
August 23rd, 2012
03:23 PM ET

Clinton stars in new Obama ad

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton takes center stage in a new ad released by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign on Thursday.

The former president, who’s been a top surrogate for Obama this year, largely praises Obama in the spot and attempts to draw a contrast between Republicans and Democrats this election year.

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Obama rebuts Romney ad with new ad
August 10th, 2012
02:53 PM ET

Obama rebuts Romney ad with new ad

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign countered Mitt Romney's controversial television ad about welfare with the release of its own commercial on Friday.

The new Obama ad, "Blatant," points to news media reports that debunk Romney's welfare-based attacks, labeling them inaccurate or "blatantly false."

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Obama takes on gun violence in Urban League speech
President Obama speaks at the National Urban League convention in New Orleans Wednesday. (Photo credit: Tim Garraty, CNN)
July 26th, 2012
07:43 AM ET

Obama takes on gun violence in Urban League speech

(CNN) - Days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, President Barack Obama on Wednesday forcefully spoke out against gun violence, making perhaps some of his strongest comments yet as president on the issue.
While the president said he stands by the Second Amendment and recognizes the traditions of hunting and gun ownership in the country, he told a crowd at a gathering for the National Urban League in New Orleans that there is work left to be done in tackling the problem.

"I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals," Obama said. "That they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.

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July 12th, 2012
02:07 PM ET

Biden takes on voting rights issues at NAACP convention

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden delivered a rousing address to the NAACP in Houston on Thursday, bolstering support for President Barack Obama and drawing sharp contrasts with the Republican Party on civil rights issues.

On the heels of recent voter identification disputes, Biden strayed from his typical campaign speech to zero in on voting rights, arguing that Republicans were making it more difficult for certain group to vote.

By implementing laws requiring voters to present official identification at the voting booth, Biden said, the GOP sees "a different future, where voting is made harder, not easier."

Democrats have said that such laws are politically motivated and intended to suppress minorty voting, given that fewer people in minority groups carry government-issued IDs. Republicans, meanwhile, make the case that such laws prevent fraud and protect the integrity of the system.

The issue was a hot topic this week at the NAACP convention, where Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Tuesday and lambasted states that have considered or attempted to implement such laws, including Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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