Poll: Brown inches ahead in Massachusetts
February 16th, 2012
11:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Brown inches ahead in Massachusetts

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Scott Brown took the lead Thursday over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, according to a new survey in the state.

The Suffolk University/7News Poll showed the incumbent senator with 49% support among likely voters and Warren with 40%, slightly above the sampling error.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
Romney to rivals: Stop whining
February 16th, 2012
10:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to rivals: Stop whining

(CNN) - Mitt Romney said Thursday his opponents complain too much about the political ad wars taking place among the campaigns and super PACs, arguing the competition is important for the Republican presidential nominating process.

“Look, it's not something I'm going to whine about. I know there are some candidates that want to whine about the fact that in campaigns you go back and forth, to talk about the distinctions between one another,” Romney said on Fox News. “But let's talk about a process that gets us to a nominee."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Senators spar over cybersecurity strategy
February 16th, 2012
09:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators spar over cybersecurity strategy

Washington (CNN) – Senate members sparred Thursday over whether a new cybersecurity bill will effectively give the U.S. government and private security what it needs to defend itself against the dozens of attacks occurring daily on both government and private computer networks.

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 proposes to house the government's cybersecurity headquarters within the Department of Homeland Security, which has already taken the lead among the government agencies on coordinating efforts to tackle sticky cybersecurity problems in cooperation with the National Security Agency.

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Filed under: Homeland Security • Senate
February 16th, 2012
08:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum's birth control remarks scrutinized

(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is taking heat over his personal views about contraception. CNN's Mary Snow has more.


Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Rick Santorum • TV-The Situation Room
Romney admits to old prank
February 16th, 2012
08:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney admits to old prank

Beachwood, Ohio (CNN) – On Thursday Mitt Romney told a Cleveland-area audience a "true story" about a prank he said he had never publicly admitted to pulling.

The story involved a wedding, a woman Romney had "once spent time with," a pair of men's rented patent leather shoes, and a bottle of "shocking pink nail polish."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio
Gingrich's California fundraising push
February 16th, 2012
08:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich's California fundraising push

Beverly Hills, California (CNN) - The Newt Gingrich campaign said Thursday the candidate's latest trip to California likely helped the team reach a self-imposed fundraising goal.

"Our goal is to raise $2 million out of California since the start of the campaign. I believe we're going to exceed that goal after this trip," said Gingrich's California Finance Chairman Eric Beach, who joined the campaign in December.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
Groups hit back against billionaire's birth control comment
February 16th, 2012
07:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Groups hit back against billionaire's birth control comment

(CNN) –Women's advocacy groups fired back after a major Rick Santorum donor stirred controversy Thursday with a now-viral comment about contraception.

Calling his comments "insulting and irresponsible," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said "birth control is basic health care and used almost universally by women. It is not something to belittle on national TV."
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Plane intercepted in Obama's no-fly zone
February 16th, 2012
06:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Plane intercepted in Obama's no-fly zone

Los Angeles (CNN) – Two fighter jets under the direction of the the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a general aviation plane that had flown Thursday into temporarily restricted air space over Los Angeles, NORAD said.

The restriction of the airspace coincided with travel to the West Coast by President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: California • President Obama
Congress restructures unemployment benefits
February 16th, 2012
05:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Congress restructures unemployment benefits

New York (CNNMoney) – The 99ers? Call them the 73ers.

Beginning later this year, the maximum number of weeks the jobless can collect unemployment benefits would be reduced to 73 weeks, under a new deal being hammered out in Congress.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Economy • Jobs
Angry lawmakers challenge lineup at hearing: 'Where are the women?'
February 16th, 2012
04:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Angry lawmakers challenge lineup at hearing: 'Where are the women?'

Washington (CNN) - A pair of female Democratic lawmakers had a simple question Thursday about a controversial hearing on Capitol Hill.

"What I want to know is: Where are the women?" Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, said as she began her remarks at the top of hearing titled "Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?"

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Filed under: Congress • Health care
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