Romney takes dig at Gingrich on Southern swing
March 4th, 2012
07:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney takes dig at Gingrich on Southern swing

Knoxville, Tennessee (CNN) - Mitt Romney took a veiled dig at Newt Gingrich Sunday during a quick trip into his enemy's territory.

Romney was making a one-day campaign swing through the Southern states of Georgia and Tennessee - Super Tuesday voting states where his Republican rivals led in recent polls.

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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Mitt Romney
March 4th, 2012
06:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Bachmann: 'Super Tuesday' will unify GOP

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she expects voters to unify and rally behind one GOP candidate after Super Tuesday.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
Romney rides high toward Super Tuesday
March 4th, 2012
05:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney rides high toward Super Tuesday

Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney picked up two conservative endorsements Sunday to add to victories in three states last week heading into Super Tuesday, the biggest single day of the Republican presidential campaign.

With two days before contests in 10 states will decide how more than 400 delegates get allocated, Romney's three opponents all appeared on Sunday talk shows to outline how they can catch the front-running former Massachusetts governor as the primary season heats up.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
March 4th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Bush impersonator dies at 48

(CNN) – Steve Bridges, an actor best known for impersonating then-President George W. Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, died last week at the age of 48, his manager said Sunday.

Bridges' portrayal of Bush was replayed around the world following the 2006 event, which was most notable because the real president was standing right next to Bridges on stage.
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First lady talks faith and food on BET
March 4th, 2012
05:29 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady talks faith and food on BET

Washington (CNN) - Headlining Black Entertainment Television's Sunday morning line-up was first lady Michelle Obama on the network's popular program, "Lift Every Voice."

Replete with high-energy inspirational sermons and gospel music, BET programming crescendoed into a half-hour special, catching up with the first lady while she's on tour promoting the second anniversary of her "Let's Move" health campaign.

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Poll: All tied up in Tennessee
Rick Santorum address tea party supporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 25.
March 4th, 2012
03:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: All tied up in Tennessee

(CNN) - With two days to go until Super Tuesday, it's all knotted up in Tennessee's Republican presidential primary, according to a new poll.

An American Research Group survey released Sunday indicates that 35% of likely GOP primary voters in the state are backing former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, with 31% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 20% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 9% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Santorum's four point advantage is within the poll's sampling error, which means it's basically all tied up.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls • Tennessee
March 4th, 2012
12:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Snowe retirement a blow to Senate's 'sensible center'

Washington (CNN) - When Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine rocked the political world with her announcement that she would not seek a fourth term in the Senate, she was forthright in expressing her frustration with "an atmosphere of polarization" in politics.

But for all her transparency, it was one of Snowe's Senate colleagues who perhaps best summed up her motivation for deciding to end her decades-long tenure on Capitol Hill.

"I think she lost hope," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, told CNN.

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Filed under: Congress • Olympia Snowe
Romney gets backing from key Republicans
March 4th, 2012
12:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney gets backing from key Republicans

Washington (CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee Sunday, and another key conservative, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, also announced he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.

Backing from the two conservative lawmakers is noteworthy because Romney is often painted by his rivals as too moderate. Both Coburn and Cantor represent states holding primaries on Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Eric Cantor • Mitt Romney
March 4th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama pledges to stop an Iranian nuclear weapon

Washington (CNN) – Preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is a national security interest of both Israel and the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday in calling for continued diplomatic efforts but also pledging that all options - including a military effort - remain viable.

"All elements of American power" remain an option to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power, including "a military effort to be prepared for any contingency," Obama told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobby group.

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Filed under: Israel • President Obama
Barbara Bush robo calls for Romney
March 4th, 2012
10:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Barbara Bush robo calls for Romney

Cincinnati (CNN) - In another sign the GOP establishment is coalescing behind Mitt Romney, former first lady Barbara Bush recorded a robo call for the Republican contender's campaign.

The robo call featuring a brief message from Mrs. Bush began ringing households Saturday in the critical Super Tuesday state of Ohio.
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Filed under: 2012 • Barbara Bush • Mitt Romney
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