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August 16th, 2012
06:32 PM ET

Negative ads a part of U.S. history

CNN's John Berman flips through political history to prove this election is mere "child's play" for negativity.


Filed under: 2012 election • John Berman
August 16th, 2012
04:59 PM ET

CNN Electoral Map: Wisconsin moves to true "toss up"

(CNN) - CNN Thursday turned the important battleground state of Wisconsin from "lean Obama" to true "toss up" on its electoral map, in the wake of Mitt Romney's naming of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a seven term congressman from the Badger state, as his running mate.

One contributing factor behind CNN's move was a new poll that matched two others from last week that indicate that the presidential contest in Wisconsin is close. While Ryan's announcement did not dramatically alter the presidential poll numbers in Wisconsin, it did change the way both campaigns viewed the state of the race in the state.

FULL STORY ON CNN'S POLITICAL TICKER


Filed under: 2012 election • battleground states • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
August 16th, 2012
08:13 AM ET

'Auto-tuned' Julia Child sings and cooks

Sing along with Julia Child about roasted potatoes! Jeanne Moos reports on the foodie icon's autotuned resurrection.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos