(CNN) - The Senate voted Thursday to kill a controversial proposal pushed by Republicans that would allow employers to opt out of providing health care coverage that they disagree with on moral grounds.
(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Atlanta ahead of the Georgia primary March 6, made clear he has to win the state he represented in Congress.
"I have to win Georgia, I think, to be credible in the race," said Gingrich, who has won only one primary so far, in neighboring South Carolina.
(CNN) – The largest newspaper in Savannah, Georgia, on Thursday endorsed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney over rival Newt Gingrich because Romney, the paper said, is "the one GOP challenger who has the best chance of winning" against President Barack Obama.
"Newt comes with more baggage than a luggage carousel at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport," the Savannah Morning News wrote of their state's own. "[W]inning enough states to beat Mr. Obama in a national election is the longest of long shots. That's because moderate, independent voters who tipped the balance Mr. Obama's way four years ago are unlikely to go Newt's way in November."
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden turned his fire on Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Thursday, saying his recent "snob" comment about college represents a disconnect with the American people.
"I think there's an ideological divide between Rick Santorum and all of America on this. I don't think it's between the parties," Biden told Radio Iowa. "It's not about snobbery. It's about allowing people to live a life like their parents lived, in a middle-class environment, decent home, good school, a promise to send their kids to college and being able to take care of their parents and not have to be taken care of themselves by the time they're their parents' age."
(CNN) – Andrew Breitbart, a well-known conservative blogger, has died, his attorney said Thursday. He was 43.
Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief and in-house counsel for Breitbart's website, Breitbart.com, confirmed his death.
Read more here, or watch videos of Breitbart's multiple CNN appearances after the jump.
Washington (CNN) – Democrats continued to capitalize Thursday on an unforced error from Mitt Romney Wednesday when he came out against a controversial Senate amendment that would allow employers to opt out of health care coverage they disagree with on moral grounds. Romney later said he misunderstood a reporter's question and voiced support for the legislation, which is backed by leading conservatives.
The Democratic National Committee released a web video that used news reports to describe Romney's stumble and accused him of trying to take away women's control over their health care.
Washington (CNN) – Less than one week before Super Tuesday, three of the four candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are hunting for delegates on both coasts and states in between as President Barack Obama heads north to the battleground state of New Hampshire.
Mitt Romney visits two caucus states: North Dakota and Idaho, while Rick Santorum begins the day in Georgia and then heads West to Washington, which holds its caucuses on Saturday. Newt Gingrich spends the day in Georgia, a state he represented for 20 years in Congress.
(CNN) - Republicans are more excited to vote in the 2012 election than Democrats, according to a new survey.
The Gallup poll released Thursday showed 53% of registered Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP are enthusiastic about casting ballots in November, compared with 45% of Democrats who said the same.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election team may not be highlighting it, but Republicans sure want to get the message out that the president will hit a milestone Thursday, by attending his 100th fundraiser since last April, when he formally kicked off his bid for a second term in the White House.
The Republican National Committee on Thursday morning came out with a web video and a research paper that spotlight what they call Obama's record setting pace when it comes to fundraising by a president up for re-election. The push by the RNC comes hours before Obama is scheduled to be the main attraction at four fundraisers in New York City.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama hosted a dinner to salute soldiers recently back from Iraq - marking his first major tribute to the veterans since officially withdrawing all troops from the nation.
The White House said it invited more than 100 veterans and one guest each to the event Wednesday night, and a few veteran groups and Gold Star families.