Romney would veto DREAM Act
December 31st, 2011
09:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney would veto DREAM Act

Le Mars, Iowa (CNN) - GOP candidate Mitt Romney pledged Saturday to veto any effort by Congress to create a path to citizenship for young adults in the United States illegally.

Romney's declaration was not out of step with previous statements he has made about the issue, but it appeared to be the first time the candidate directly said he would veto a congressionally-backed effort.
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Filed under: 2012 • DREAM act • Iowa • Mitt Romney
Poll: It's still Romney vs. Paul in Iowa
December 31st, 2011
08:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: It's still Romney vs. Paul in Iowa

(CNN) – Mitt Romney and Ron Paul remain neck-and-neck in Iowa among likely Republican caucus-goers, according to a poll released Saturday by the state's largest newspaper.

The Des Moines Register poll showed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with 24% and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with 22%. The No. 3 spot went to former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania with 15%, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 12%, Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 11% and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota with 7%.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Jon Huntsman • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Polls • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Romney's Iowa New Year's Eve
December 31st, 2011
07:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's Iowa New Year's Eve

Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Late Saturday afternoon, GOP candidate Mitt Romney was still debating how to spend his New Year's Eve.

The presidential hopeful, who will be in Des Moines with his wife, Ann, said he had checked a local website to survey their options.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
December 31st, 2011
06:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Marathon man Santorum in a final sprint to the finish line

Knoxville, Iowa (CNN) - It was slightly off script for GOP contender Rick Santorum to make a pit stop at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

After all, he’s been the marathon man of the Iowa caucuses.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
Perry to head straight to South Carolina after Iowa
December 31st, 2011
06:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Perry to head straight to South Carolina after Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - When Texas Gov. Rick Perry leaves the Hawkeye State after Tuesday's caucuses, he's heading straight to South Carolina instead of New Hampshire.

The Perry GOP presidential campaign says the Texas governor will meet and greet voters in the Palmetto State on Wednesday. A release from Perry's campaign in South Carolina said he will make appearances in Aiken and North Augusta on January 4. Perry's national campaign also said he will visit the conservative stronghold of Greenville the same day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Obama campaign vs GOP PACs
December 31st, 2011
06:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign vs GOP PACs

(CNN) – According to the President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, the president has been the target of negative ads from outside groups totaling tens of millions of dollars - even before the first voting in the Republican primary has begun.

By their tally, outside groups like Crossroads GPS, Americans for Prosperity, the Republican National Committee, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, and the Coalition for American Jobs have spent $16.6 million dollars on anti-Obama ads nationwide. These groups have spent $1.5 million on anti-Obama ads in Iowa alone, according to Obama’s campaign.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • President Obama
Obama signs defense bill 'with reservations'
December 31st, 2011
05:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama signs defense bill 'with reservations'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Saturday reluctantly signed a defense authorization bill, saying he was concerned about some in Congress who want to restrict options used by counterterrorism officials.

"I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists," he said of the $662 billion legislation.

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Candidates join Perry's Virginia lawsuit
December 31st, 2011
04:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidates join Perry's Virginia lawsuit

UPDATE 1/1/12 6:50 p.m. ET: On Sunday, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli reconsidered a proposal he made Saturday to ease the state's ballot restrictions by the March 6 primary.

"After working through different scenarios with Republican and Democratic leaders to attempt to make changes in time for the 2012 Presidential election, my concern grows that we cannot find a way to make such changes fair to the Romney and Paul campaigns that qualified even with Virginia's burdensome system," Cuccinelli said in a statement.

(CNN) - Four candidates left off the Virginia Republican primary ballot joined Rick Perry Saturday in suing the state's board of elections over laws they say are "unconstitutional."

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum joined the lawsuit, originally filed Tuesday, challenging provisions that determine who can appear on the primary ballot.
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Filed under: 2012 • Virginia
December 31st, 2011
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Bachmann: 'We intend to win'

(CNN) - CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis catches up with GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as she makes a final push in Iowa.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
Gingrich's 'great experiment'
December 31st, 2011
04:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich's 'great experiment'

Atlantic, Iowa (CNN) - Here in Iowa, just days before the first votes are cast in the 2012 presidential election cycle, Newt Gingrich is gambling that he can stay competitive with a "positive, solutions-oriented" campaign that the candidate himself is dubbing a "great experiment."

"It's a little bit daunting but we're going to continue to be positive," said Gingrich, after citing a recent survey analyzing political advertising that found nearly half of the ads in Iowa have been attack spots against the former House speaker.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
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