Paul picks up 83 votes in rescheduled Maine caucuses
February 18th, 2012
10:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul picks up 83 votes in rescheduled Maine caucuses

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul gained 83 votes on Saturday after one county in eastern Maine held its caucuses.

Washington County had delayed its voting one week ago due to bad weather.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Mitt Romney • Ron Paul
Santorum: Obama leads with a 'different theology'
February 18th, 2012
09:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: Obama leads with a 'different theology'

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Rick Santorum drew applause from Ohio tea party voters - but perhaps raised some eyebrows, too - when he suggested Saturday that President Barack Obama leads based on a theology different from that in the Bible.

It left some wondering whether he was implying that Obama subscribes to a religion other than Christianity.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama • Rick Santorum
Arizona sheriff resigns Romney role after allegations
February 18th, 2012
04:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Arizona sheriff resigns Romney role after allegations

(CNN) - An Arizona sheriff building a national profile stepped down Saturday from a state leadership position with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign after a newspaper published allegations that he threatened to deport a former boyfriend.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu denied the allegations during a press conference Saturday. He was co-chair of Romney's campaign in Arizona and is a candidate for Congress in the state's fourth district.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Mitt Romney
Santorum: Romney earmarked his way through the Olympics
February 18th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: Romney earmarked his way through the Olympics

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – It had been a pretty tame week for Republican Rick Santorum in terms of new attack lines on opponent Mitt Romney, but that ended Saturday morning. Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, came out swinging, saying Romney's efforts to rescue the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games were not all he has made them out to be.

“One of the things he talks about the most is how he heroically showed up on the scene and bailed out and resolved the problems of the Salt Lake City Olympic games,” Santorum said, as a few in the tea party audience chuckled. “He heroically bailed out the Salt Lake City Olympic games by heroically going to Congress and asking them for tens of millions of dollars to bail out the Salt Lake Olympic Games - in an earmark. In an earmark for the Salt Lake Olympic Games.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Rick Santorum
Gingrich suggests candidacy rests on Georgia
February 18th, 2012
09:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich suggests candidacy rests on Georgia

Peachtree City, Georgia (CNN) – Newt Gingrich rallied Friday night in Georgia, where his 20-year congressional career began and where the candidate suggested his presidential prospects could end.

"I would hope to win here and I think, given the years that I spent both helping represent the state in Congress but also helping grow the Republican Party, I think I have some reasonably good likelihood of winning here," said Gingrich, who will make three campaign stops in metro Atlanta Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
Obama budget proposal under fire in GOP address
February 18th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama budget proposal under fire in GOP address

(CNN) - In his weekly address, President Barack Obama spoke on U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, while Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers used the Republican response to hammer the budget proposal he sent to Congress on Monday.

The president made no mention of his budget, and in his remarks - taped at the Washington state Boeing plant he visited Friday - said that the U.S. is making progress toward becoming a more desirable place for manufacturing.
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Filed under: Democrats • President Obama • Republicans