Brandon, Mississippi (CNN) - Newt Gingrich opened up about seeking God's forgiveness during an evening Sunday service in Mississippi.
"There were things in my life that I have been very public about saying were, in fact, well short of the glory of God, and I had to go to God to seek forgiveness," Gingrich said at First Baptist Church in Brandon.
Gulfport, Mississippi (CNN) - Republican Rick Santorum has for quite a while taken issue with candidates on the trail who use a teleprompter. It's a dig on President Barack Obama, and more recently has been used to attack Mitt Romney - a man who's also been known to use a prompter or two.
But campaigning along the Gulf Coast in the Tuesday primary state of Mississippi, Santorum took it a step further, saying use of the digital word machine should be outlawed.
Washington (CNN) - Coming off another victory in conservative territory, Rick Santorum on Sunday rejected arguments that frontrunner Mitt Romney's lead in the delegate count for the Republican presidential nomination was virtually insurmountable.
"This isn't a mathematical formula - this race has a tremendous amount of dynamics," Santorum told the NBC program "Meet the Press" the day after winning the Kansas caucuses to bolster his second-place standing behind Romney.
(CNN) – Despite the hype, Sen. John McCain has no plans to watch HBO’s “Game Change,” the new film about his unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign.
“I’m not going to watch it,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s based on a book that’s completely biased and with unattributed quotes, et cetera.”
(CNN) - Robert Gibbs, a top strategist for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, on Sunday chided Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his second place finish in the Kansas caucuses.
"I think yesterday was instructive," Gibbs said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think it shows you've got some, some real problems on the road to this nomination."
(CNN) – It's a close race in Illinois between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, according to a new poll ahead of the state's March 20 primary.
The Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll released late Saturday night showed Romney with 35% support among likely Republican voters, slightly ahead of Santorum's 31%. The difference fell within the poll's sampling error. Newt Gingrich trailed with 12% and Ron Paul received 7%.
Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday pushed back on the suggestion that the White House is detached from Senate Democrats.
"I can place a phone call anytime, it's returned immediately," the Nevada Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I feel very good about my relationship with the White House and the Senate's relationship."
(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday that the recent shooting of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier was "very very sad" and that "our hearts go out to these innocent people."
"One of our soldiers went into a couple of homes and just killed people at random - very very sad especially following that incident dealing with the Qurans," Reid, D-Nevada, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "It's just not a good situation. Our troops are under such tremendous pressure in Afghanistan. It's a war unlike no other war we've been involved in, but no one can condone or make any suggestion that what he did was right. It was absolutely wrong."
Washington (CNN) - Former presidential candidate Republican Steve Forbes predicted Mitt Romney will "limp over the finish line" to capture the GOP presidential nomination in a fight that will not end in the next few months.
Forbes, the editor-in-chief of Forbes Media who previously backed Rick Perry for president, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Rick Santorum's recent ascendancy in the race will contribute to the extended battle.
(CNN) - It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.
On our radar: A win in Kansas for Rick Santorum; another month of job growth; and the political reality for the Republican presidential hopefuls, President Obama's re-election team and Senate Democrats who are holding fast to their majority.
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