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October 10th, 2012
06:07 PM ET

CNN exclusive: Paul Ryan hasn't called Palin for advice

(CNN) – Paul Ryan's debate preparations have involved a core team of aides, improvised sessions on his plane, and mock debates in hotels all around the country.

But one thing Ryan did not do to prepare – seek advice from the only other Republican who has faced off against Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate: Sarah Palin.

FULL POST ON CNN'S POLITICAL TICKER

RELATED POST: CNN Exclusive: How Ryan sharpens debate skills


Filed under: 2012 election • Dana Bash • Paul Ryan • Sarah Palin
October 10th, 2012
05:46 PM ET

Congress digs on Libya consulate attack

Republicans attack administration over lack of security at the Benghazi consulate, CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.


Filed under: Congress • Jill Dougherty • Libya
October 10th, 2012
03:01 PM ET

One-on-one with Mitt Romney

Wolf Blitzer interviews Mitt Romney on a wide range of topics, including Syria, Israel, taxes, debates and Big Bird.

RELATED STORY: Romney on debate inspiration from his father

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Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Mitt Romney
October 10th, 2012
02:52 PM ET

The Battle of Big Bird

It's Big Bird versus The Count as we count down to the election. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the Battle of Big Bird.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Big Bird • Debates • Jeanne Moos • PBS
October 10th, 2012
02:42 PM ET

Meningitis outbreak exposes lax rules

Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes to Massachusetts to get answers from the facility that made the contaminated injections.

RELATED STORY: Deaths rise to 12, with nearly 120 sickened in rare meningitis outbreak


Filed under: Health • Massachusetts • Medical • Sanjay Gupta
October 10th, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Religiously unaffiliated change politics

Lisa Sylvester reports on how the influence of organized religion on national politics may be shrinking.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Lisa Sylvester • Religion