BREAKING: Romney wins Wyoming caucuses, CNN projects
February 29th, 2012
09:41 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Romney wins Wyoming caucuses, CNN projects

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won the Wyoming caucuses, CNN projects.

Based on straw-poll results compiled and released by the Wyoming Republican Party, Romney won 39% of the votes cast in straw polls conducted at county-level caucuses.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wyoming
White House, Republicans talk compromise
February 29th, 2012
09:37 PM ET
3 years ago

White House, Republicans talk compromise

Washington (CNN) – Republican leaders and the White House sent signals Wednesday of possible detente on jobs and energy legislation, but they offered few specifics and congressional Democrats questioned whether any progress would ensue.

President Barack Obama had a rare luncheon meeting with leaders of both parties in Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They are two of his biggest adversaries in the political wrangling that has brought public scorn of congressional inaction.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • John Boehner • President Obama • Republicans • White House
High octane fundraising events in the Big Apple
February 29th, 2012
07:42 PM ET
3 years ago

High octane fundraising events in the Big Apple

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is set to highlight his energy vision during a speech at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire on Thursday. It's a whirlwind visit to the college. In fact the president will only be on the ground in New Hampshire fewer than 3 hours.

Soon thereafter he heads to the Big Apple for the real focus of his trip - fundraising. Like his other recent forays outside of Washington, D.C., the president’s "message" event in New Hampshire will be but a prelude to some heavy duty fundraising efforts.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • New York • President Obama
Romney stumbles over question about GOP contraception push
February 29th, 2012
06:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney stumbles over question about GOP contraception push

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign scrambled to clean up another unforced error by their candidate Wednesday after he came out against a controversial amendment pushed by Senate Republicans that would allow employers to opt out of health care coverage they disagree with on moral grounds.

Romney's statement, which came in an afternoon interview with Ohio News Network, quickly reverberated around the Internet and prompted Romney's campaign to clarify that the opposite was true, and that the former Massachusetts governor, in fact, supports the legislation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney
Update: Latest CNN count shows Santorum, Romney split Michigan delegates
February 29th, 2012
06:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Update: Latest CNN count shows Santorum, Romney split Michigan delegates

(CNN) – While Mitt Romney won the popular vote in Tuesday's Michigan primary, CNN's latest estimate indicates Romney and rival Rick Santorum split the state's delegate count.

Of the 30 delegates at stake, Romney took 15 and Santorum took 15, with zero unallocated as of late Wednesday afternoon.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Source: Santorum raised $9 million in February
February 29th, 2012
05:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Source: Santorum raised $9 million in February

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will report raising $9 million in February, a Santorum campaign source told CNN Wednesday.

The source said the campaign received funds from more than 130,000 contributors during the month and that Wednesday was one of their best fundraising days of the 2012 race.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Rick Santorum
New Romney tax cuts would cost $3.4 trillion
February 29th, 2012
05:20 PM ET
3 years ago

New Romney tax cuts would cost $3.4 trillion

New York (CNNMoney) – Mitt Romney made two big changes to his tax plan last week, and according to a new analysis, they will be very expensive.

Like $3.4 trillion expensive.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Mitt Romney • Taxes
February 29th, 2012
05:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Snowe explains decision to leave, defends tough criticism of Senate

Washington (CNN) - A day after she shocked her colleagues and constituents by announcing her retirement, moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine explained her decision and defended tough criticism she leveled at her colleagues when she announced why she would leave the Senate.

"People are just stunned by the debilitating partisanship, polarization and the overall dysfunction of the institution and political paralysis as we come, you know, to the point of extreme when it comes to resolving the problems facing our country," a frustrated Snowe told CNN Wednesday. "It's become an all or nothing proposition and that failure has eroded the public's confidence about the direction of this country and about governing institutions to be at the front lines of solving these problems."
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Olympia Snowe • Senate
Susan B. Anthony List pushes pro-Santorum ads in Ohio
February 29th, 2012
04:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Susan B. Anthony List pushes pro-Santorum ads in Ohio

(CNN) – The Susan B. Anthony List, a major anti-abortion advocacy group, will run a new set of radio ads for Rick Santorum in Ohio, the group announced Wednesday.

Focusing on economic issues, the $200,000 ad buy will air in the days leading up to the state's Super Tuesday primary on March 6.
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Ads • Ohio • Rick Santorum
Romney reprises Santorum attacks in Ohio
February 29th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney reprises Santorum attacks in Ohio

Bexley, Ohio (CNN) - After taking a break Wednesday morning from the negative back-and-forth that came to define the Republican presidential race in Michigan, Mitt Romney reprised his direct assault on Rick Santorum at a campaign stop in vote-heavy central Ohio.

"Rick Santorum is a nice guy but he is an economic lightweight," Romney told a polite crowd at Capital University in Bexley, an affluent suburb of Columbus. "He doesn't understand what it takes to make the economy work on a personal basis."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Rick Santorum
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