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October 24th, 2012
09:55 PM ET

Obama says he'll win a second term because the GOP "alienated" the Latino community

Both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are vying for the Latino vote. The President released a new ad in Spanish and for the first time the ad features his the first lady.

"So much is at stake, comprehensive immigration reform, making sure health care is not repealed, education, a making sure every young person has access to good schools and I could go on and on and on that's why the vote is critical, " said Michele Obama.

Obama 'confident' about immigration reform in a second term

The President also tells the Des Moines Register that in a second term he would pass immigration reform.

"I'm confident we'll get done next year is immigration reform," Obama said in the transcript of the interview posted online by the paper. "And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt. Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community."

OutFront tonight: John Avlon who's travelling to key battleground states aboard CNN's Election Express. He is now in Winter Park, Florida, where Ann Romney was spoke earlier today. FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • CNN Election Express • News • Politics
October 24th, 2012
09:42 PM ET

Erin Burnett talks politics with Conan

Erin Burnett visits Conan O'Brien's show and reveals personal information about Mitt Romney.


Filed under: 2012 Election • E-Block
October 24th, 2012
09:24 PM ET

North Carolina leans toward Romney, but can he win the White House without Ohio?

North Carolina is no longer in the tossup column. CNN is now classifying the state as leaning towards Mitt Romney. The new electoral math is now 237 for President Barack Obama and 206 for Romney.

In Ohio, a crucial battleground state that no Republican has won the White House without the swing state - in a new poll Obama is leading by 5-points over Mitt Romney, 49% to 44%. Among voters who have yet to cast their vote but say they intend to, the candidates are running dead even, 45 to 45.

Can Mitt Romney become the first Republican to win the oval office with out Ohio?

OutFront tonight: Former Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum and one of Romney's competitors for the GOP nomination weighs in on Mitt Romney's chances of capturing the White House without Ohio and the controversial comments made by Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock.

Santorum: Mourdock "didn't say rape was a gift from God"

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
October 24th, 2012
09:14 PM ET

The October surprise that wasn't: Donald Trump's latest gimmick falls flat

Real estate mogul Donald Trump promised a bombshell concerning President Barack Obama. Trump said on "Fox and Friends" Monday, “It’s going to be very big. I know one thing — you will cover it in a very big fashion.”

The overly-hyped announcement turned out to be a media stunt to bate the President in exchanging his private information for money for a charity of his choice.

"If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records, I will give to a charity of his choice - anything he wants, a check immediately for 5 million dollars," said Trump.

OutFront tonight: Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi and top surrogate for Mitt Romney and Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm, who's also the host of "The War Room" on Current TV.

FULL POST


Filed under: Politics
October 24th, 2012
09:01 PM ET

OutFront Investigation: Woman kicked out of Air Force for becoming pregnant

Rebecca Edmonds was set to become a commissioned officer in the Air Force until she went to the military and told them she was pregnant and keeping her baby.

They kicked her out of the Air Force and told her she owes them nearly 100-thousand dollars in scholarship money.

CNN's Kyung Lah has an OutFront investigation into Air Force policies that some say don't add up. FULL POST


Filed under: Military • OutFront Investigation
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