Republicans launch ‘Super Saturday’ [Reuters] Volunteers for the Republicans have campaigned and canvassed in 12 battleground states in an attempt to generate enthusiasm after a poll for CNN found self-identifying Democrats to be more enthusiastic than Republicans last week.
Romney faces finance questions [Politico] Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has faced further questions from Democrats and the Obama campaign over his tax affairs.
Obama administration would veto wealthy tax cuts [Reuters] A spokesperson for the Obama administration has said that the President ‘would not support’ and ‘would not sign’ legislation that would cut the taxes of wealthier Americans.
NAACP convention boos Romney [Guardian] Mitt Romney has been booed during an address to the NAACP as he criticised President Obama’s healthcare reforms.
Biden addresses NAACP [Huffington Post] One day after Mitt Romney’s speech, Vice President Joe Biden addressed the convention, saying that ‘this election will come down to character, conviction and vision. And it will not surprise you – I don’t think it’s even a close call.’
Romney accuses Obama of naivety over Chavez remarks [Telegraph] Mitt Romney has called President Obama ‘out of touch’ after he commented in a television interview that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’ actions have ‘not had a serious national security impact on us.’
Romney Bain Capital scrutiny intensifies [Guardian] Staff working on the Obama campaign have suggested that Mitt Romney may have lied about his involvement with Bain Capital after a report claims that he was in charge of the company years after he claims to have left it in 1999.
Obama discusses ‘the mistake of my first term’ [CBS] In an interview for CBS News to be aired on Sunday, President Obama has said that his biggest mistake in office so far has been to put policy ahead of telling ‘a story to the American people.’
Obama leads economy poll [Bloomberg] A Pew Research Center poll measuring public opinion on which candidate would be better at handling the US economy has found that current President Barack Obama leads by 7% among registered voters.
Romney VP pick speculated [Wall Street Journal] Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been one of the figures rumoured to be under consideration to become Mitt Romney’s running mate on the Republican presidential election ticket.
Obama campaign staffer dies [Chicago Sun-Times] Alex Okrent, a 29-year-old man, has died after collapsing at Barack Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters.
Compiled by Patrick McGhee.