March 7th, 2012
10:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Cindy McCain defends Palin over HBO film

(CNN) - Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, on Wednesday defended her husband's 2008 GOP running mate, Sarah Palin, just days before an HBO film depicting the last presidential election hits the airwaves.

In an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” McCain said she refuses to see the film, “Game Change,” taking issue with what she heard was an inaccurate rendering of her husband and Palin.
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Filed under: Cindy McCain • John McCain • Rush Limbaugh • Sarah Palin • TV-Piers Morgan
March 7th, 2012
08:23 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain responds to Palin on GOP race

(CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday hit back against Sarah Palin’s comments about the GOP presidential race, in which she called for an extended nominating process even if it lead to an open convention in August.

“I’m glad to see that Sarah is still willing to get in the arena. I greatly admire and respect her,” McCain said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” “But I also think that, you know, this thing is going to be resolved sooner for Mitt Romney than later.”


Filed under: 2012 • Anderson Cooper 360 • John McCain • Republicans • Sarah Palin
March 7th, 2012
08:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Obama team 'giddy' as GOP scrambles

(CNN) - As Republicans work to find their presidential nominee, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign argues a longer primary season improves Obama's chances in November. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Republicans • TV-The Situation Room
Update: In wake of Super Tuesday, ad wars intensify
March 7th, 2012
07:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Update: In wake of Super Tuesday, ad wars intensify

Atlanta (CNN) - With the recognition that Super Tuesday did not deliver a knock-out punch for Mitt Romney and that the Republican primary contest is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the super PAC supporting Romney's bid has bought almost $1.4 million worth of ads in states that don't vote until the end of March.

The group told CNN it has purchased $937,000 worth of air time in Illinois, which votes on March 20 and $451,000 for commercials in Louisiana, which holds its primary on March 24.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Alabama • Mississippi
First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network
March 7th, 2012
06:56 PM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Levin says Limbaugh should be dropped from Armed Forces Network

(CNN) - Sen. Carl Levin, the powerful chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday he would like the Armed Forces Network to drop the controversial Rush Limbaugh program from its service that provides radio and television shows to U.S. service members around the world.

"I would hope the people that run it see just how offensive this is and drop it on their own volition," Levin told CNN in an exclusive interview in the Capitol.
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Rush Limbaugh • Senate
Analysis: Same-sex marriage trouble for the Democrats?
March 7th, 2012
06:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Analysis: Same-sex marriage trouble for the Democrats?

(CNN) - Same-sex marriage could become a nettlesome issue for Democrats this election year. On Wednesday the Chair of the Democratic Convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, said he believes same-sex marriage should be included in the Democratic Party platform but the Obama campaign is trying to put the issue off to another day.

Democrats are divided over how to handle same-sex marriage at the Democratic convention. Six states plus the District of Columbia now allow same-sex marriage, and some Democratic activists are pushing for its inclusion in the party platform. But the president has not come out in support of same-sex marriage and has said his position on the issue is "evolving."
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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
March 7th, 2012
06:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Kucinich first casualty in incumbent vs. incumbent races

Washington (CNN) – While most of the nation's eyes were focused on the Republican presidential race in Ohio Tuesday night, a Democratic drama was playing out in the north of the state.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, one of Congress' leading liberal voices, was defeated by a fellow Democrat.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • Dennis Kucinich • House • Ohio
Santorum: I'm not asking anyone to drop
March 7th, 2012
06:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: I'm not asking anyone to drop

Lenexa, Kansas (CNN) – Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum said Wednesday that candidates currently in the GOP field should continue their presidential campaigns "for as long as they feel they should stay in the race."

His comments came in response to reporters' questions surrounding a pro-Santorum super PAC adviser's comments that Gingrich should exit the race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kansas • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 7, 2012
March 7th, 2012
05:49 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 7, 2012

ATTENTION POLITICAL JUNKIES: This week we are debuting CNN’s Gut Check, 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. With Super Tuesday behind us, onward to Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi and beyond.

CNN’s GUT CHECK | for Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress, or condition of the political news cycle
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Gut Check
Obama campaign: New documentary out next week, Romney a flawed candidate
March 7th, 2012
05:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign: New documentary out next week, Romney a flawed candidate

(CNN) – On a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning, senior members of President Obama’s re-election campaign announced that they will be releasing a 17-minute documentary next week focusing on the successes of the president’s first term in office.

The short film is directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Davis Guggenheim, whose relationship with Obama goes all the way back to 2008 when he directed a documentary on the president for the Democratic National Convention.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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