Obama to hold news conference Tuesday afternoon
March 5th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to hold news conference Tuesday afternoon

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will hold a news conference Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a tweet.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Romney gets more good news ahead of Super Tuesday
March 5th, 2012
10:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney gets more good news ahead of Super Tuesday

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney picked up another conservative endorsement Monday and a new poll showed him pulling ahead in Ohio heading into Super Tuesday, the biggest single day of the Republican presidential campaign.

A day before contests in 10 states will decide how more than 400 delegates get allocated, Romney announced that former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft had joined fellow conservatives Rep. Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader from Virginia, and Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma in endorsing him.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
March 5th, 2012
09:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: Romney can't 'close the deal'

(CNN) – Presidential contender Newt Gingrich took harsh aim at rival Mitt Romney Monday, suggesting the former Massachusetts governor couldn't rally Republican support because he was being dishonest with voters.

"He can't close the deal. And he can't close the deal in part because people inherently don't trust what he's saying and think that he isn't always very candid with them. And sometimes frankly isn't straight," Gingrich said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tune in this week for live coverage of the primaries on Super Tuesday on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
CNN.com Live: GOP candidates make 11th hour appeals
March 5th, 2012
09:47 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN.com Live: GOP candidates make 11th hour appeals

Atlanta (CNN) – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are grinding it out in Ohio Monday, making final pitches to voters in the Rust Belt State that will be the most watched contest on Super Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich focuses his day on trying to win support in Tennessee, a state that is considered important to his Southern strategy and Ron Paul campaigns in Idaho. Ten states will vote on Tuesday, the biggest election day so far of the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tune in this week for live coverage of the primaries on Super Tuesday on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
Strickland: Democrats should paint Romney as 'elitist' in Ohio
March 5th, 2012
09:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Strickland: Democrats should paint Romney as 'elitist' in Ohio

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a co-chairman of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, called Mitt Romney an "elitist" in an interview with CNN and previewed the Democrats' populist plan of attack against him in Ohio this fall if he becomes the Republican nominee.

"I think he is an elitist, and I think he is out of touch," Strickland said in a phone interview. "If I were the president, I would talk about the Cayman Islands, I would talk about Swiss bank accounts. What could persuade a man running for president to have Swiss bank account?
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Ted Strickland
More Limbaugh advertisers jump ship
March 5th, 2012
09:31 AM ET
2 years ago

More Limbaugh advertisers jump ship

(CNN) – Rush Limbaugh's apology for labeling a law student a "slut" and "prostitute" failed to stem an exodus of advertisers from his radio show, as another company said Monday it was withdrawing spots from the conservative program.

AOL, along with 11 other companies, announced plans to remove ads from "The Rush Limbaugh Show," which is the most listened to talk radio show in the United States.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tune in this week for live coverage of the primaries on Super Tuesday on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

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New Ohio poll suggests Romney with momentum
March 5th, 2012
08:50 AM ET
2 years ago

New Ohio poll suggests Romney with momentum

(CNN) - With one day to go until Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney's on top in Ohio's Republican presidential primary, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday indicates that 34% of likely Buckeye State GOP primary voters are backing Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who's making his second bid for the nomination, with 31% supporting former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. Romney's three point advantage is within the poll's sampling error, meaning it's basically all knotted up in Ohio. Fifteen percent are backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, with 12% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

CNN LIVE:Go to CNN.com, and CNN Mobile for the CNN Election Roundtable, a live video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team, on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tune in this week for live coverage of the primaries on Super Tuesday on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Polls
Virginia's economic recovery key to 2012 race
March 5th, 2012
07:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Virginia's economic recovery key to 2012 race

New York (CNNMoney) - They might not be the hottest commodity on Super Tuesday, but Virginia voters are set to become one of the most sought-after prizes of the upcoming general election.

In 2008, Obama carried the state in one of the cycle's biggest surprises. Before that, Virginia had gone to the Republicans in every presidential contest since 1964.

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Filed under: 2012 • Virginia
Washington's $5 trillion interest bill
March 5th, 2012
07:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Washington's $5 trillion interest bill

New York (CNNMoney) - Interest rates on U.S. bonds may be ridiculously low, but that doesn't mean the country's future interest payments on the national debt will be.

Uncle Sam will shell out more than $5 trillion in interest payments over the next decade, according to the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office.

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Filed under: Debt
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, March 5, 2012
March 5th, 2012
04:28 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, March 5, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Romney gets backing from key Republicans
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.

CNN: Romney wins Washington state caucuses
Mitt Romney won the Republican caucuses in Washington state, according to unofficial results early Sunday, giving the former Massachusetts governor a shot in the arm heading into Super Tuesday contests.

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