Ohio poll: Obama edging up but still under 50%
March 2nd, 2012
11:18 AM ET
3 years ago

Ohio poll: Obama edging up but still under 50%

(CNN) - President's Barack Obama's approval rating is edging up in a crucial battleground state, according to a new poll.

The University of Cincinnati's latest Ohio Poll, released Friday, indicates that 47% of Ohio residents approve of the job the president's doing, with 49% saying they disapprove of how Obama's handling his duties.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Polls • President Obama
Already an attack ad in Nebraska Senate race
March 2nd, 2012
11:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Already an attack ad in Nebraska Senate race

(CNN) – Two days after Democrat Bob Kerrey announced his intention to run for Senate in Nebraska, Republican candidate Jon Bruning released his first ad attacking the former senator.

The spot, which will begin airing statewide Friday, attempts to paint Kerrey as a moderate "New York liberal," in contrast to the "conservative" Bruning.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Kerrey • Congress • Nebraska • Senate
First on CNN: Boehner hits Limbaugh's comments as 'inappropriate'
March 2nd, 2012
10:59 AM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Boehner hits Limbaugh's comments as 'inappropriate'

(CNN) – A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner on Friday said the top Republican condemns a controversial comment made by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh but also disagrees with those who launched fundraising efforts over the remark.

"The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation," Michael Steel, Boehner's spokesman, told CNN.
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Filed under: Congress • Health care • House • John Boehner • Rush Limbaugh
Ann Romney hits back at Bill Clinton
March 2nd, 2012
10:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Ann Romney hits back at Bill Clinton

(CNN) – Ann Romney defended her husband Friday against former President Bill Clinton who said Mitt Romney's stance on the auto bailout has his father "turning over in his grave."

"Mitt's father would be cheering and would be with Mitt 100%," Ann Romney said on Fox News. "What Mitt suggested, what's finally what happened, is that they just went through a structured bankruptcy. It's exactly what ended up happening. Mitt just said to do that before they spent $17 billion."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Bill Clinton • Mitt Romney
Obama says he's not bluffing on Iran nukes
March 2nd, 2012
09:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama says he's not bluffing on Iran nukes

(CNN) – President Barack Obama says he isn't bluffing when he says Iran shouldn't have a nuclear weapon, but he cautions against a premature Israeli strike against the Islamic republic.

"At a time when there is not a lot of sympathy for Iran and its only real ally, (Syria,) is on the ropes, do we want a distraction in which suddenly Iran can portray itself as a victim?" he said this week in an interview with the Atlantic.

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Filed under: Iran • Israel • President Obama
Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates
March 2nd, 2012
09:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates

Pasco, Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum continued to cast himself as a scrappy fighter against a mighty Republican "establishment" late Thursday – even lumping together former presidents and former presidential hopefuls into a losing clan of Republican moderates.

"You have an opportunity, here in Washington state, to join me …To say we want a conservative nominee for the Republican Party in the fall," Santorum told hundreds of supporters in Pasco, Washington, ahead of the state's caucuses on Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Dole • George H.W. Bush • John McCain • Rick Santorum • Washington
Gaffes keep Romney playing defense
March 2nd, 2012
09:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Gaffes keep Romney playing defense

(CNN) - One step forward, one step back - that seems to be Mitt Romney's signature dance in the Republican presidential race.

After receiving a boost from this week's primary wins in Arizona and Michigan, Romney made another blunder. Now he's cleaning up the mess when he could be building momentum.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Ohio poll: All tied up in crucial Super Tuesday state
March 2nd, 2012
08:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Ohio poll: All tied up in crucial Super Tuesday state

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's lead in Ohio's Republican presidential primary has evaporated, according to a new poll released just four days before what can arguably be considered the most important contest on Super Tuesday.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Friday indicates that 35% of likely GOP primary voters in the Buckeye State say they back the former senator from Pennsylvania, with 31% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Santorum's four-point advantage is within the survey's sampling error, meaning it's basically all tied up in Ohio.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Ohio • Polls • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Virginia Poll: Romney way ahead but voters skeptical
March 2nd, 2012
07:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Virginia Poll: Romney way ahead but voters skeptical

(CNN) - Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead in Virginia, but a new poll also indicates that he's that not so popular among Republican primary voters in the Super Tuesday state.

According to a Roanoke College survey released Thursday, 56% of people likely to vote in Virginia's March 6 primary say they're backing the former Massachusetts governor, who's making his second bid for the GOP nomination. Twenty-one percent are supporting Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. The poll indicates Romney leads Paul among all demographics except younger voters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • Virginia
House Democrats call on Boehner to repudiate Limbaugh's 'slut' comment
March 2nd, 2012
06:30 AM ET
3 years ago

House Democrats call on Boehner to repudiate Limbaugh's 'slut' comment

Washington (CNN) - House Democrats sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday urging him to "repudiate" conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh for calling a young woman who appeared before a congressional panel a "slut" and a "prostitute."

On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh disparaged Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who appeared before House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's policy committee last week to advocate that women have access to contraceptives.
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Filed under: DCCC • Democrats • Health care • House • John Boehner • Rush Limbaugh
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