March 8th, 2012
10:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum on Romney: 'He clearly did not tell the truth'

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum continued his attack on rival Mitt Romney Thursday over the health care program Romney oversaw as former Massachusetts governor.

In an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," Santorum accused Romney of being misleading on the issue.


Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • TV-Piers Morgan
March 8th, 2012
10:12 PM ET
3 years ago

'Game Change' actors dish on Palin, portrayals and politics

Washington (CNN) - Actress Julianne Moore, who portrays former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the HBO movie “Game Change,” said she was surprised to learn how disorganized the McCain-Palin campaign was in 2008.

“I really had an assumption that things were more organized than they are,” she told CNN on the red carpet before a screening at the Newseum in Washington.
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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Sarah Palin
March Madness for Obama, Cameron
March 8th, 2012
09:55 PM ET
3 years ago

March Madness for Obama, Cameron

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will attend the first game of NCAA's March Madness next Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, a White House official tells CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian.

And he'll be bringing along a special guest: British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Filed under: David Cameron • President Obama
Romney in Mississippi: 'I like grits'
March 8th, 2012
08:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney in Mississippi: 'I like grits'

Pascagoula, Mississippi (CNN) – Mitt Romney swept into Mississippi Thursday to make his case in a state where he doesn't expect to win.

The former Massachusetts governor, who has struggled to woo voters in the South and faces a string of upcoming contests below the Mason-Dixon line, appealed to a group of about 120 Mississippians by feeling their pain.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
Republicans grill energy secretary over statements about gas prices
March 8th, 2012
08:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans grill energy secretary over statements about gas prices

Washington (CNN) – Energy Secretary Steven Chu insisted to lawmakers Thursday that the Obama administration wants gas prices lower.

But at a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, he didn't get much of a chance to explain, as Republican members continued to confront him with statements he and his boss, President Barack Obama, made prior to the 2008 election.
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Filed under: Energy • House • President Obama • Republicans
Senators pounce on Holder over report on Ted Stevens prosecution
March 8th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Senators pounce on Holder over report on Ted Stevens prosecution

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday ran into unexpected bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill over the Justice Department's failure to release its report on the alleged misconduct of the prosecutors who mishandled the prosecution of the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Two Democrats and two Republicans jumped on Holder for not releasing the report by the Justice watchdog unit, the Office of Professional Responsibility.

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Filed under: Alaska • Eric Holder • Justice Department • Senate • Ted Stevens
Candy's Take: Why they keep running
March 8th, 2012
07:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Candy's Take: Why they keep running

Editor's note: CNN's chief political correspondent and anchor Candy Crowley offers an occasional, candid take on the news of the day that others might miss. Check out "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley each Sunday starting at 9 a.m. and noon ET on CNN.

Washington (CNN) – I don't know if Newt Gingrich should, will or even is thinking about getting out of the presidential race. Ditto for Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. I do know there are practical, political and one very big human reason that candidates stay in races past the time many think they should get out.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • TV-State of the Union
March 8th, 2012
07:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Mississippi governor endorses Romney

(CNN) - Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday, just days ahead of the state’s primary next week.

"As governor of the state of Mississippi, it is my honor and privilege to endorse my friend, Gov. Mitt Romney as president of the United States," Bryant said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 8, 2012
March 8th, 2012
05:58 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 8, 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.

CNN’s GUT CHECK | for Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 5 p.m.
— n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: The Senate narrowly rejected a Republican-sponsored measure Thursday that would have bypassed the Obama administration's current objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and allowed construction on the controversial project to move forward immediately. FULL STORY ON http://www.CNNPolitics.com
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Gut Check
March 8th, 2012
04:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: The South is an 'away game'

Pascagoula, Mississippi (CNN) - The question to Mitt Romney from a talk radio host at WAPI-AM in Birmingham, Alabama was straightforward enough.

"How important is it for you to pick up a southern state," the host asked Romney Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
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