Romney wins entire Guam delegation
March 9th, 2012
11:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins entire Guam delegation

(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the unanimous vote among Guam Republicans to pledge all nine of their delegates to his presidential campaign.

The vote was passed Saturday by all 207 of the 215 registered Republicans in attendance at their yearly convention.
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Filed under: 2012 • Guam • Mitt Romney
March 9th, 2012
10:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich calls for Panetta resignation

(CNN) – Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Friday called on Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to resign, rebuking him for telling a congressional panel that the U.S. would “seek international permission” before intervening in the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.

“I have been told that the secretary of defense has suggested that international agreements override the Congress,” Gingrich told supporters in Gulfport, Mississippi. “If he believes that, he should resign tonight.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Leon Panetta • Newt Gingrich
Romney and Obama sound off with playlists
March 9th, 2012
09:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney and Obama sound off with playlists

(CNN) – Supporters of presidential candidates can friend, follow, retweet, and, of course, vote, and now, fans of Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama can listen to their playlists.

Turns out former Massachusetts governor Romney jives to country and rock tunes when not singing the hymns of America.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
March 9th, 2012
06:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: Economic recovery 'anemic'

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum tells CNN Chief National Correspondent John King the economic recovery is "anemic" and says it's nothing Obama should be proud of.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Rick Santorum
CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 9, 2012
March 9th, 2012
06:07 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 9, 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

JUST IN TO CNN: Rick Santorum talks to John King about Newt Gingrich: “The speaker can stay in as long as he wants to stay in. You know, we’re gonna – I think we're going to see as this campaign goes on, I think we’re going to have a good win here in Kansas. I think we're gonna run well in Alabama and Mississippi. You know, I’ve seen other polls that have us in much closer rates in both of those states. So I feel like we’ve – we're clearly the candidate right now that is the alternative to a moderate Republican from Massachusetts being the nominee of the party, not exactly the kind of contrast that I think is going to be a winning one for us in the general election.” Tune in to “John King, USA” at 6 p.m. ET on CNN for the full interview, and read below for our take on this very subject.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Gut Check
March 9th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: 'Game Change' doesn’t disappoint

(CNN) – Washington insiders were at the Newseum last night to see the new HBO film, “Game Change,” about Sarah Palin and the 2008 race for the White House.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I was very impressed with the finished product. It kept my interest for the entire two hours.

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Gingrich goes after Santorum in the South
March 9th, 2012
03:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich goes after Santorum in the South

Meridian, Mississippi (CNN) – Newt Gingrich ramped up criticism of Rick Santorum Friday as he stakes his White House hopes on southern primary victories in Alabama and Mississippi next week.

Ripping a page from Mitt Romney's campaign playbook, Gingrich aides are working aggressively behind the scenes to tear apart Santorum's record, while on the stump Gingrich directs his criticism at President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Newt Gingrich
Romney rips Obama campaign 'informercial'
March 9th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney rips Obama campaign 'informercial'

(CNN) - Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney looked past his GOP opponents and focused squarely on President Barack Obama Friday, calling the president's new campaign film a misleading "infomercial" that ignores a slew of alleged administration failures.

Obama's team is "calling it a documentary. I don't think so. It's an infomercial," Romney told a crowd in Jackson, Mississippi. "I have some suggestions for the president and for the (film's) producer. ... Talk to the 24 million Americans who are out of work or underemployed in this country."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • President Obama
March 9th, 2012
03:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks jobs in southern Virginia

(CNN) - President Barack Obama traveled Friday to a Rolls-Royce jet engine facility in Virginia, where he outlined a proposed network for manufacturers to share "access to cutting edge capabilities."

Obama, speaking in Prince George, said the National Manufacturing Innovation Network is meant to link industry stakeholders in a national conversation about best manufacturing practices.

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Filed under: President Obama • Virginia
March 9th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
2 years ago

'Rick and Bubba' press Romney on Mormon faith, Iran

Birmingham, Alabama (CNN) - Hot in pursuit of southern voters before next week's Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Mitt Romney may have gotten more than he bargained for during an appearance on the syndicated "Rick and Bubba Show" Friday morning.

The hosts of the Birmingham-based radio program, Rick Burgess and Bill Bussey, pressed Romney on his Mormon faith, asking him if he believes the United States reigns over Israel as the true Judeo-Christian "Promised Land." The Book of Mormon teaches that America is a "land of promise."
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mitt Romney
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