Light voter turnout in Missouri
February 7th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Light voter turnout in Missouri

(CNN) - There are reports of light voter turnout in Missouri even though a clear vote total will not be available until later Tuesday night, a Missouri state official told CNN.

Heading into the non-binding primary, the Missouri secretary of state estimated approximately 960,000 voters would participate in the contest, based on projections from local election officials.
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Republicans
February 7th, 2012
04:29 PM ET
3 years ago

What’s at stake in Tuesday’s GOP contests

(CNN) - Tuesday is the first multiple-state contest in the Republican presidential race, and there's more at stake than just delegates. A combined 70 delegates are up for grabs in Colorado and Minnesota, while none will be awarded in Missouri's non-binding primary.

But more important than the delegate count is the momentum candidates could gain or lose.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Minnesota • Missouri
February 7th, 2012
03:33 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: No end in sight for slaughtering in Syria

(CNN) – The situation in Syria is exploding with death and destruction.

The United Nations now says more than 7,000 people – mostly peaceful protesters – have been killed.

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Filed under: Syria • TV-The Situation Room
Rep. Sue Myrick won't seek re-election
February 7th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Sue Myrick won't seek re-election

(CNN) – Rep. Sue Myrick of North Carolina, the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress, announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election.

"Thanks for the trust you have placed in us all these years," Myrick said in a statement on her Facebook page. "We will spend the rest of the year working on the issues that are important to all of you – and I hope to be a positive influence in all our negotiations."
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Filed under: 2012 • House of Representatives • North Carolina
Santorum slams Romney on contraception mandate for rape victims
February 7th, 2012
02:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum slams Romney on contraception mandate for rape victims

St. Charles, Missouri (CNN) – Rick Santorum opened a new front Tuesday in his battle to paint Mitt Romney as moderate who sided with Democrats on key issues, accusing the former Massachusetts governor of mandating that hospitals provide emergency contraception to rape victims.

In an op-ed Tuesday, Santorum said that in December 2005, then Gov. Romney "required all Massachusetts hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims."
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
American Sauce: The strategy of campaign music
Nick Niespodziani, co-founder of a popular tribute band, weighs in on music played on the campaign trail.
February 7th, 2012
02:47 PM ET
3 years ago

American Sauce: The strategy of campaign music

Atlanta (CNN) – Camp Gingrich plays the theme song from "The Karate Kid." Mitt Romney? He's wrapping himself in the long-haired high octaves of Kid Rock. Really.

Why? Strategy. Music, in fact, may be the least-criticized and least-analyzed piece of subliminal campaign strategy. So, this week American Sauce looks the melodic and political reasons politicians pick their rally songs.

Listen to the podcast here or keep reading.


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Filed under: 2012 • American Sauce • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
February 7th, 2012
01:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Appeals court rejects California's Proposition 8

San Francisco (CNN) – A federal appeals court ruled against California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday, arguing the ban unconstitutionally singles out gays and lesbians for discrimination.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the state's Proposition 8 "works a meaningful harm to gays and lesbians" by denying their right to civil marriage in violation of the 14th Amendment. Supporters of same-sex marriages cheered the decision when it was announced outside the courthouse Tuesday morning.

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Filed under: California • Gay rights
Colorado GOP hopes caucus will re-energize party
A sign welcomes Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for a campaign rally at RV America in Loveland, Colorado, Tuesday.
February 7th, 2012
01:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Colorado GOP hopes caucus will re-energize party

Denver (CNN) - Ahead of the Tuesday night Republican caucus in the state, Colorado GOP leaders said they hope the event will not only pick a candidate but also help reunite and re-energize their base after a rough 2010 midterm election.

In that race the GOP was able to flip several House seats but they lost a Senate race and a chaotic governors race in a year that heavily favored Republicans.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado
Romney campaign memo downplays expectations
February 7th, 2012
01:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney campaign memo downplays expectations

Denver (CNN) - A memo released by Mitt Romney's political director Tuesday suggested the Republican frontrunner's campaign is anticipating a potential loss in one of Tuesday's GOP caucuses.

"Of course, there is no way for any nominee to win first place in every single contest," Romney's political director Rich Beeson wrote in the memo. "John McCain lost 19 states in 2008, and we expect our opponents to notch a few wins too."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Kerrey says no to Senate bid
February 7th, 2012
12:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Kerrey says no to Senate bid

(CNN) – Former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Tuesday that he won't run for the open Senate seat in Nebraska that he once held, deflating Democrats hopes of keeping the seat in party hands.

"I have given the decision of becoming a candidate for the U.S. Senate very serious thought and prayer. For many reasons I nearly said yes. In the end I choose to remain a private citizen," said Kerrey in a statement. "To those who urged me to do so, I am sorry, very sorry to have disappointed you. I hope you understand that I have chosen what I believe is best for my family and me."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ben Nelson • Nebraska • Senate
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