BREAKING: Gingrich wins Georgia primary, CNN projects
March 6th, 2012
07:01 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Gingrich wins Georgia primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Georgia, CNN projects.

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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Newt Gingrich • Republicans
Santorum campaign:  If we go to the convention 'so be it'
March 6th, 2012
06:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum campaign: If we go to the convention 'so be it'

Steubenville, Ohio (CNN) - In another signal the battle for the GOP nomination won't end on Super Tuesday, a spokesman for Rick Santorum said the former Pennsylvania senator is prepared to fight all the way to the Republican convention.

"If we all go to the convention with a certain amount of delegates and we have to figure something out at the convention so be it," Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters at the campaign's Super Tuesday party headquarters.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
March 6th, 2012
06:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich shoots for the moon on Super Tuesday

Huntsville, Alabama (CNN) – Newt Gingrich took an Alabama detour on Super Tuesday to reiterate his commitment to space exploration and science with a visit to space camp.

Saturday Night Live and his Republican presidential opponents lampooned Gingrich after a speech in January in which he called for an American base on the moon by 2020.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Newt Gingrich
March 6th, 2012
06:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Super Tuesday 'win' could rest in Ohio, Tennessee

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Newt Gingrich will win the Georgia primary and Mitt Romney will win the Virginia and Vermont primaries, CNN projected Tuesday.

The first results from contests in 10 states that put 419 delegates up for grabs were expected, based on pre-primary polls that showed Gingrich with a big lead over Romney in Georgia and the fact that two rivals - Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul - weren't on the Virginia ballot.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Tennessee
CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 6, 2012
March 6th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 6, 2012

ATTENTION POLITICAL JUNKIES: This week we are debuting CNN’s Gut Check, a daily newsletter written by CNN Political Director Mark Preston and CNN Executive Producer Michelle Jaconi. We hope you find it useful; send us feedback at gutcheck@cnn.com.

CNN’s GUT CHECK | for March 6, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
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Kerry takes aim at Romney over Iran
March 6th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Kerry takes aim at Romney over Iran

(CNN) – Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts unleashed some harsh words Tuesday against his state's former governor turned two-time GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee blasted Romney's op-ed in the Washington Post Tuesday in which the candidate sharply criticized President Barack Obama's policies toward Iran and labeled him the most "feckless" president since President Jimmy Carter.
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Filed under: 2012 • AIPAC • Iran • Israel • John Kerry • Mitt Romney • President Obama
March 6th, 2012
04:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Paul calls GOP positions on Iran 'reckless'

(CNN) – Ron Paul said Tuesday that his rivals have "blown way out of proportion" the Iranian nuclear threat and that their language is "reckless" and "dangerous."

On the same day as his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination argued their Iran policies would be tougher than those under President Barack Obama, the Texas congressman suggested their rhetoric borders on warmongering, and that his stance is closer to that of Obama.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iran • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Jimmy Carter bemoans money in politics on Super Tuesday
March 6th, 2012
04:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Jimmy Carter bemoans money in politics on Super Tuesday

(CNN) – Jimmy Carter, peanut farmer turned 39th president, said he was casually following Republican politics on Super Tuesday, as he does sometimes for amusement.

Watching from the sideline has given Carter some perspective he said. He is not thrilled about how things are playing out.

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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Jimmy Carter
Obama explains phone call to Fluke
March 6th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama explains phone call to Fluke

(CNN) - President Barack Obama further explained Tuesday why he called and offered support to Sandra Fluke, the law student targeted by Rush Limbaugh last week after advocating for contraception coverage in a Democratic hearing on Capitol Hill.

In his first press conference of the year, Obama said he was thinking about his own two daughters when he picked up the phone to call Fluke on Friday.

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Rush Limbaugh
March 6th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Obama: 'We have a window of opportunity' with Iran

(CNN) - "We have a window of opportunity" in which Iran's nuclear situation can be resolved diplomatically, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first formal news conference since last year.

"It is deeply in everybody's interest - the U.S., Israel and the world - to see if (the Iranian nuclear situation) can be resolved in a peaceful fashion," Obama added.
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Filed under: Iran • President Obama
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