March 17th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama raises a pint

Washington (CNN) – It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a pint of Guinness, even for the commander-in-chief.

President Barack Obama’s motorcade made the mile-and-a-half trip to the The Dubliner, a well-known Capitol Hill pub, at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday – early by normal standards, but just on time for most St. Patrick’s Day partiers.
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Romney's colorful Puerto Rican trip
March 17th, 2012
02:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's colorful Puerto Rican trip

Bayamon, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Mitt Romney sounded an optimistic note Saturday as he wrapped up a quick but colorful campaign swing through Puerto Rico.

His day-long trip to the U.S. territory took the candidate to a boisterous political rally and shopping for tropical fruit at a local market.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Puerto Rico
Santorum on Romney: ‘You can’t trust him to tell the truth’
March 17th, 2012
02:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum on Romney: ‘You can’t trust him to tell the truth’

Ballwin, Missouri (CNN) – Rick Santorum assailed rival Mitt Romney on the stump in Missouri Saturday, proclaiming the former Massachusetts governor untrustworthy for what he said was past support of government-run health care.

“He put forward the bill that was the model for Obamacare – and then advocated that at the federal level. And then denied that he did it,” Santorum told a packed room at a police station in Ballwin. “Not only was his policy bad, you can’t trust him to tell the truth about what he advocated. Ladies and gentlemen, we can’t give the most important issue away in this election.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Rick Santorum
March 17th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama swings through Atlanta to campaign, raise cash

Atlanta (CNN) - At a campaign event in Atlanta Friday night, President Barack Obama told supporters that the country needs them.

"I'm here today not only because I need your help, I'm here today because the country needs your help," Obama said at a gala fundraising reception hosted by the Obama for America African American Leadership Council.
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Fights brewing over House Republicans' budget
March 17th, 2012
09:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Fights brewing over House Republicans' budget

(CNNMoney) - Lawmakers won't be finalizing too many financial decisions before the November elections. But they're about to engage in yet another fight that could risk a government shutdown in the fall.

That would add to the fiscal hurricane set to hit right after Nov. 6. That's when the lame duck Congress must decide what to do about the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the Medicare "doc fix" on the eve of deep, automatic spending cuts that nobody wants.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
Gas prices again lead weekly addresses
March 17th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Gas prices again lead weekly addresses

Washington (CNN) – Sparring about gas prices spilled over from the campaign trail to the Democratic and Republican weekly addresses on Saturday, with each side arguing that their opponents are responsible for the pinch at the pump.

Energy dominated the addresses for the fourth straight week and split along familiar lines: President Barack Obama maintained that drilling alone is an unsustainable path, and Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said the "Obama administration has consistently slowed or shut down domestic energy production."
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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • President Obama