Barack Obama

Local News
4:00 am
Sun October 7, 2012

Jobs numbers: Mixed blessing for Obama?

One could hardly blame President Obama for doing a bit of crowing Friday when he spoke to a rain-soaked crowd of several  thousand at Cleveland State University.

He had just learned, as had the rest of the nation, that the Bureau of Labor Statistics had new numbers showing the national unemployment rate had dropped from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September – the lowest jobless rate since January 2009, the month he took office.

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Inside Pitch
9:50 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Romney, Obama campaigns hit the streets here Saturday

The campaigns of both President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney were hitting the streets of Cincinnati for some old-fashioned door-knocking and phone-banking.

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, joined with Hamilton County GOP officials and local tea party leaders Saturday morning at the Romney Victory Center in Colerain Township to kick off a day of grassroots voter outreach.

7:55 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Obama, Romney camps have debate watch parties here

The campaigns of both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are holding watch parties in Cincinnati for the first of three presidential debates tonight.

The Romney supporters will gather at the campaign's Westwood Victory Center at 2300 Montana Ave., suite 420, at 6 p.m.

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will join the Obama watch party at 8 p.m. at the Organizing for America office, 5846 Hamilton Ave., College Hill.

Local News
12:00 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Take Ohio's Obama-Romney polls with large grain of salt

Ok, raise your hands if you think that President Obama is 10 percentage points ahead of Republican Mitt Romney among voters in Ohio, right this very moment.

We’re willing to bet your hands are still on your keyboards.

But the CBS News/New York Times poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, that came out this week does; it showed Obama with 53 percent support to 43 percent for Romney; and, what is more, showed Obama ahead by nine percentage points in Florida and a whopping 12 percentage points in Pennsylvania.

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Inside Pitch
3:31 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Obama to follow Wednesday's debate with swing through Ohio

After his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney Wednesday night, President Obama will head back to the key battleground state of Ohio on Thursday and Friday.

Obama will hold an event in Denver Thursday morning; and then travel to Columbus for a what the campaign calls a "grassroots event" in Columbus. On Friday, the campaign said, another "grassroots" event will take place in Cleveland.

The Obama-Biden campaign has yet to release details on the president's Columbus and Cleveland events.