January 22nd, 2012
07:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney takes aim at Gingrich in Florida

Ormond Beach, Florida (CNN) - The day after Newt Gingrich’s rout in South Carolina, Mitt Romney wasted no time in lighting into his newly emboldened competitor.

At a rally in Ormond Beach, Florida, Romney took direct aim at the former House speaker as he sought to wrest back his momentum in the GOP presidential race, offering the audience a history of what he called Gingrich’s “failed leadership” as speaker of the House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney
January 22nd, 2012
06:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum brushes off S.C., takes on Iran in Florida

Coral Springs, Florida (CNN) - Trying to brush off his third-place finish in South Carolina on Saturday, Rick Santorum went straight to Florida on Sunday in search of momentum.

Newt Gingrich's strong win in the Palmetto State was something of an equalizer, Santorum argued, emphasizing the importance of the January 31 primary here in the Sunshine State.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Rick Santorum
January 22nd, 2012
03:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Who is Saul Alinsky? A Gingrich line explained

(CNN) – In framing his attacks on President Barack Obama for a possible November showdown, Newt Gingrich repeatedly brings up the name of an influential radical organizer from the first half of the 20th century.

"Saul Alinsky radicalism is at the heart of Obama," Gingrich said Sunday in an interview with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress
January 22nd, 2012
02:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress

(CNN) – Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced on her website Sunday that she will resign from Congress this week to continue her recuperation from the brain injury she suffered when shot just over a year ago.

"A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that," Giffords says in a video on her website, speaking in a halting voice.

"Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover," she says in the video. "I have more work to do on my recovery. So to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week."

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
January 22nd, 2012
11:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Political newcomers face high costs and difficult odds

Washington (CNN) – Political newcomer Ken Vaughn is betting big on his own run for Congress.

The first-time candidate believes so strongly in the need for a new brand of leaders in Washington that, after careful consideration with his wife, he's cashed in a large chunk of his 401(k) in order to invest $100,000 in his campaign.


Filed under: Congress • Fundraising
Gingrich plans major speeches, including one on space
January 22nd, 2012
11:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich plans major speeches, including one on space

(CNN) – Riding the momentum of his South Carolina win on Saturday, Newt Gingrich said Sunday he planned a week of big speeches offering “big solutions for a big country.”

“I’ll be at the space coast in Florida this week giving a speech — a visionary speech — on the United States going back into space in the John F. Kennedy tradition,” the former House Speaker said on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • Florida • Newt Gingrich
January 22nd, 2012
11:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Ross defends Gingrich ex-wife interview

(CNN) – The chief investigative correspondent at ABC News on Sunday defended the timing of an interview with Newt Gingrich's ex-wife and denied the presidential candidate's allegation that the network was biased against conservatives.

Brian Ross told CNN's "Reliable Sources" host, Howard Kurtz, that he had been trying to secure the interview with Marianne Gingrich since last November.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Reliable Sources
South Carolina insiders dissect Gingrich win
January 22nd, 2012
10:22 AM ET
3 years ago

South Carolina insiders dissect Gingrich win

(CNN) - Two of South Carolina’s longest-serving elected officials said Sunday that campaign mistakes by Mitt Romney helped Newt Gingrich run away with the state’s first-in-the-South primary.

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, a powerhouse in conservative politics, told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that Romney bungled calls in the last week to release his income tax returns. Romney committed Sunday to releasing his tax forms on Tuesday.
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Filed under: James Clyburn • Jim DeMint • South Carolina
Santorum stresses his own staying power in three-way race
January 22nd, 2012
10:07 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum stresses his own staying power in three-way race

(CNN) – He may have finished third in the South Carolina primary, but Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum didn't sound like a loser on Sunday.

While conceding this round to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who bested Santorum by 23 points in Saturday's Palmetto State voting, the former Pennsylvania senator suggested Gingrich had South Carolina sewn up, and the real contests are still to come.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Ethics penalty 'reimbursement,' says Gingrich
January 22nd, 2012
09:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Ethics penalty 'reimbursement,' says Gingrich

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich offered further explanation Sunday of the 1997 ethics investigation against him that resurfaced in recent days on the presidential campaign trail.

Speaking to CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley the day after winning South Carolina’s primary, Gingrich characterized the $300,000 penalty leveled by the House Ethics Committee as reimbursement for the cost of the investigation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • TV-State of the Union
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