February 27th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: High gas prices caused the recession

Lansing, Michigan (CNN) - Rick Santorum argued Monday that it was high gas prices, not dubious lending practices or complex Wall Street trades, which torpedoed the housing market in 2008 and brought on the current prolonged economic slump.

The Republican presidential candidate made the claim at a campaign event in Lansing, Michigan while accusing President Barack Obama of blocking the expansion of domestic energy production.
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Filed under: 2012 • gas prices • Michigan • Rick Santorum
High gas prices fuel calls for tapping oil reserve
February 27th, 2012
03:37 PM ET
2 years ago

High gas prices fuel calls for tapping oil reserve

Washington (CNN) - While high gas prices are draining the wallets of American motorists, they're also driving heated debate over opening the spigot on the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

President Barack Obama has not said which way he's leaning but in remarks to the National Governors Association on Monday in Washington, he touched on the subject while talking about the need to keep the economic recovery moving forward.

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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
BLITZER'S BLOG: Is it wise to keep spending billions in Afghanistan?
February 27th, 2012
03:23 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Is it wise to keep spending billions in Afghanistan?

(CNN) - It's hard to believe but American taxpayers are still shelling out $2 billion a week in Afghanistan. That adds up to more than $100 billion a year.

Maintaining a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan of nearly 100,000 U.S. troops is certainly not cheap.

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Buffett bites back at Christie's call to 'shut up'
February 27th, 2012
03:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Buffett bites back at Christie's call to 'shut up'

(CNN) - Warren Buffett on Monday hit back against Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey for saying the billionaire investor should "just write a check and shut up" about taxes.

"It's sort of a touching response to a $1.2 trillion deficit, isn't it, that somehow the American people will just all send in checks and take care of it," Buffett said on CNBC.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Taxes • Warren Buffett
Source: Former Sen. Kerrey to run again
February 27th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: Former Sen. Kerrey to run again

Washington (CNN) - Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey has changed his mind and "wants to run" for his old seat in Nebraska, a Democratic source told CNN Monday.

Kerrey told Democratic leaders of his intentions after deciding against a bid earlier in February.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Nebraska • Senate
Obama responds to Santorum’s ‘snob’ jab?
February 27th, 2012
01:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama responds to Santorum’s ‘snob’ jab?

Washington (CNN) – The White House repeatedly maintains President Barack Obama isn’t monitoring the day-to-day rhetoric Republicans fire at him on the campaign trail. But the president all but directly responded to Rick Santorum’s latest jab.

Over the weekend, during which the former Pennsylvania senator called Obama a “snob” for suggesting all young Americans should to go to college, Santorum told supporters in Michigan, “Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Education • President Obama • Rick Santorum
Santorum ahead before Tennessee Super Tuesday vote
February 27th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum ahead before Tennessee Super Tuesday vote

(CNN) – Just over a week before polls open in Tennessee, a poll released Monday showed former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania well ahead among registered voters likely to vote in the state's Super Tuesday primary.

The state has the third most delegates of the 10 states to vote next Tuesday, and Santorum edged out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 33% to 17%, a 16-point gap in the Vanderbilt Poll.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Polls • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Tennessee
Obama chides governors for education cuts
President Barack Obama speaks during the National Governors Association meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 27, 2012.
February 27th, 2012
01:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama chides governors for education cuts

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama told U.S. governors attending a luncheon Monday that they are cutting too much funding for education and need to make reforms while continuing to invest in the future of America's students.

While acknowledging the tough economic climate for state governments, Obama cited the need to prioritize the long-range significance of a strong education system.

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Filed under: Education • President Obama
Poll: Comes down to Romney and Santorum in Michigan
February 27th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Comes down to Romney and Santorum in Michigan

(CNN) – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum remain locked in tight primary battle in Michigan, according to a new poll.

The American Research Group survey released Monday showed Santorum with a slight lead among registered voters at 36% over Romney's 35% ahead of Tuesday's contest. Ron Paul followed with 15% and Gingrich came in with 8% support.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Polls • Rick Santorum
Poll: Voters view health care law negatively
February 27th, 2012
10:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Voters view health care law negatively

Washington (CNN) - The majority of registered voters in battleground states and across the country consider the federal health care law "a bad thing," according to a new survey.

The USA Today/Gallup Poll released Monday showed 53% of swing state voters and 50% of voters nationwide have a negative view of the law, compared to 38% of battle ground voters and 42% of voters nationwide who consider it a "good thing."
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Polls
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