Gingrich releases records showing nearly $1M in federal taxes paid on 2010 income
January 19th, 2012
10:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich releases records showing nearly $1M in federal taxes paid on 2010 income

(CNN) - Putting further pressure on presidential rival Mitt Romney to release his own tax paperwork, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich posted online his 2010 federal income tax records during Thursday's CNN Southern Republican presidential debate.

The records show Gingrich and his wife, Callista, jointly paying nearly one-third of their income in federal taxes. The campaign also released Form 990-PF records for the taxable Gingrich Foundation.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Taxes
Santorum tries to shoulder past Romney, Gingrich in debate
January 19th, 2012
10:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum tries to shoulder past Romney, Gingrich in debate

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Arguing that momentum was on his side after a delayed announcement of victory in Iowa, former Sen. Rick Santorum sought to weaken rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with a series of direct attacks on the two front-runners in the last South Carolina debate ahead of the state's primary on Saturday.

Santorum charged both Romney and Gingrich would be weaker opponents against President Barack Obama, saying neither could draw a contrast with the incumbent over health care policy.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate
Live Blog: CNN Southern Republican Debate
January 19th, 2012
09:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Live Blog: CNN Southern Republican Debate

(CNN) - The CNN Political Ticker is live blogging the CNN Southern Republican Debate in Charleston, South Carolina. Check here for live updates throughout the event and be sure to follow @PoliticalTicker, @CNNPolitics and use #CNNDebate.

10:10 p.m. ET - Santorum to Borger: Romney isn't consistent on important issues.

10:09 p.m. ET@cnnlive: CNN's @jimacostacnn gets a response from #NewtGingrich staff on the #CNNDebate during the #CNNPostgame. Live: on.cnn.com/cnndcl2

10:07 p.m. ET – Santorum to CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger: Gingrich was given leadership position in Congress, and conservatives tried to throw him out.

10:05 p.m. ET - @SamFeistCNN: @newtgingrich: I thought it was a great debate. I think @johnkingcnn did a great job. #CNNDebate

10:04 p.m. ET - Gingrich to Anderson Cooper: "I felt we owed it to the people of South Carolina" to release tax returns. "Doesn't [Romney] owe it to Republican voters?"


10:03 p.m. ET
- Newt Gingrich told CNN's Anderson Cooper he thought the debate went well. "I wanted to keep it on big themes," Gingrich said.

9:58 p.m. ET - John King closed the CNN Southern Republican Debate.

9:57 p.m. ET – Santorum said Republicans needed to elect a conservative that can beat Obama in the most important states.

9:56 p.m. ET - Romney said the stakes of this election had never been higher. Said America needed to return to being a "shining city on a hill."

9:53 p.m. ET – Gingrich said Republicans will need to win both the White House and the House and Senate.

9:51 p.m. ET – Paul said candidates needed to talk more about spending and debt. Said debt bubble was "great burden."

9:54 p.m. ET - Candidates are asked to make their case to South Carolina voters.

9:48 p.m. ET - @AriFleischer: My gut tells me undecided SC voters move mostly 2Newt 2nite, but Santo had his best debate. It's still a Rom-Ging race though
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Sen. Brown launches re-election bid
January 19th, 2012
07:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Brown launches re-election bid

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Scott Brown kicked off his re-election bid Thursday in hopes of keeping the seat he won in the closely-watched Massachusetts special election in 2010.

He's now expected to run in another tight race, this time against likely opponent and Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren, who's already proved to be a strong challenger in recent polls.

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Filed under: Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Iowa GOP chair explains adjusted caucus result
January 19th, 2012
06:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Iowa GOP chair explains adjusted caucus result

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - The chairman of Iowa's Republican Party said on Thursday that despite missing votes and human error discovered after the Iowa caucuses, one thing is clear from the final tally: Rick Santorum won.

"I think there was a misunderstanding regarding the certified results," Matt Strawn told reporters at the organization's headquarters in Des Moines. "One thing that is irrefutable is that in the 1,766 certified precincts that the [Iowa] Republican Party was able to certify and report, Rick Santorum was the winner of the certified precinct vote total by 34 votes."

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
Cain slated for tea party response to State of the Union
January 19th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Cain slated for tea party response to State of the Union

(CNN) – The Tea Party Express announced Thursday it would again provide its own response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, this year with former presidential candidate Herman Cain as the headliner.

Cain, who dropped out of the 2012 race in December, will deliver the rebuttal to Obama January 24.

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Filed under: Herman Cain • Tea Party
Final four face off in Charleston
January 19th, 2012
04:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Final four face off in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - And then there were four.

The four major Republican presidential candidates face off Thursday night in the CNN-Southern Republican debate in Charleston, in the final showdown before Saturday's crucial South Carolina primary.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate
Obama's 'magical' place for tourism announcement
January 19th, 2012
04:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's 'magical' place for tourism announcement

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(CNN) – What better place to talk about the increasing tourism in the United States than on Walt Disney World’s Main Street USA?

With Cinderella’s castle as a backdrop, President Barack Obama announced a new strategy to increase tourism to the United States. Hoping it will bring much-needed money and jobs; the president’s plan is set to make it easier for travelers from emerging countries to visit the many iconic sites across the US.

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Filed under: Florida • President Obama
New Hampshire update: Gingrich in fourth, Santorum in fifth
January 19th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
2 years ago

New Hampshire update: Gingrich in fourth, Santorum in fifth

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have flipped spots again in the tally of New Hampshire ballots.

The New Hampshire Secretary of State's office released updated vote totals Thursday showing Gingrich jumping back into fourth and Santorum dropping to fifth. Numbers announced Wednesday had Santorum in fourth and Gingrich in fifth.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire
Santorum to Florida after South Carolina
January 19th, 2012
04:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum to Florida after South Carolina

(CNN) – Rick Santorum said Thursday he plans to press on to Florida no matter where he places in South Carolina's primary on Saturday.

"We've now won one of the two primaries. We hope to do well here in South Carolina. We're running, right now, according to the polls, in second in Florida," Santorum said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
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