(CNN) – Former first lady Barbara Bush on Monday said she was not a fan of the current presidential race.
"It's been, I think, the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life. I hate it," Bush said at a conference at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. "I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word."
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(CNN) – On the eve of Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum took one final swipe at chief rival Mitt Romney during a campaign stop Monday in the battleground state of Ohio.
"He would be the weakest candidate we could possibly put forward on the most important issue of today," Santorum said, referring to health care.
Anchorage, Alaska (CNN) - For Anchorage residents, the battle with record-breaking snowfall has spilled into the political arena with damage to a key Super Tuesday Republican caucus site.
The roof collapsed Friday under the weight of heavy snow at Abbott Loop Community Church, where five districts and an estimated 2,500 voters were expected to caucus.
Washington (CNN) – Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, who co-chaired the 9/11 Commission, weighed in Monday on a simmering disagreement in the Senate over the best way to address the nation's vulnerability to cyberattacks.
The two men, who now run the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security project, are calling on senators to take more urgent action on the issue of cybersecurity. They cite recent public statements by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Director Robert Mueller warning that the cyber threat is expected to overshadow other terrorist threats facing the United States in the not-too-distant future.
(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday threw his support behind Sen. Scott Brown, who's running to keep his seat in the highly-contested Senate race in Massachusetts.
"Scott Brown and I share a commitment to taking on today's most difficult challenges by reforming government, balancing budgets and making tough choices," the New Jersey governor said in a statement.
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BREAKING … In the final CNN/ORC Super Tuesday Ohio poll, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are locked in a pitched battle for the state. A few interesting crosstabs explain why the race is so close: The Catholic vote, conservative vote and female vote all fall within the margin of error of the poll. Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich has a comfortable 23 point lead in Georgia. See full results here: CNNPolitics.com Political Ticker
Washington (CNN) - So far, turnout in the Republican primaries and caucuses has been down in a number of states from 2008.
Overall, so far, turnout is down by 9% compared with four years ago.
Westerville, Ohio (CNN) - Rick Santorum furiously shot back at Barack Obama after the president said Republicans are distorting his record of support for Israel.
Accusing the White House of embracing a policy of "appeasement" toward Iran, an agenda that he said threatens the very existence of America's chief ally in the Middle East, Santorum said the president has "turned his back on the state of Israel."
(CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Monday pointed to partisanship in the uproar over Rush Limbaugh's comments about a female law student, saying top conservative women face similar "vitriol" but receive far less attention.
"I have gone through myself, and experienced, more things said about me and I have never seen this level of outrage on the left about what left-leaning commentators said about me," Bachmann said in an interview set to air Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
TOPICS: Georgia and Ohio 2012 election
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