Next stop: Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
March 20th, 2012
04:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Next stop: Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

(CNN) - Will passengers say they're flying to "Bill and Hill" or "Clinton National"?

The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission announced a unanimous vote Tuesday to rename Little Rock National Airport after the state's (and country's) famous former first couple.
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Filed under: Arkansas • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Romney super PAC brings in $6.4 million in February
March 20th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney super PAC brings in $6.4 million in February

(CNN) – Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, raised $6.4 million in February, according to documents the organization planned to file with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday.

The group spent $12.2 million, much of which was used to run television ads tearing apart Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination. In all, the group has spent just over $26 million in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
Professor Bernanke rails against gold standard
March 20th, 2012
03:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Professor Bernanke rails against gold standard

(CNN) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke headed back to the classroom Tuesday, and defended the Fed against its most outspoken critic, Ron Paul.

In a lecture otherwise about Fed history and the Great Depression, Bernanke devoted four slides to discussing "problems of the gold standard."

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Federal Reserve • Ron Paul
House GOP budget would overhaul Medicaid
March 20th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

House GOP budget would overhaul Medicaid

(CNNMoney) - House Republicans want to overhaul the nation's safety net by turning Medicaid and food stamps into block grants and making recipients work for certain benefits.

This would reduce the financial burden on the federal government, allow the states greater flexibility to adjust the programs and give the poor a more solid ladder to rise to the middle class, they say.

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Filed under: Budget • Medicaid
March 20th, 2012
03:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich worries about 'committing a Santorum'

Ruston, Louisiana (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Rick Santorum "probably didn't mean to" say that he doesn't care about the unemployment rate but that it still illustrates a broader problem with the former Pennsylvania senator.

"I know that Santorum probably didn't mean to say it, but it's what he said," Gingrich said. "And, you know, when you're going to take on an incumbent President of the United States you better know what you believe. You better be able to say it very vividly. Can you imagine a Barack Obama dealing with somebody who says he doesn't care about the unemployment rate?"
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Gingrich spent more than he raised, February numbers show
March 20th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich spent more than he raised, February numbers show

(CNN) – Financial numbers released Tuesday by Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign reveal the candidate spent about $200,000 more in February than he raised, and carries about as much debt as cash on hand.

The numbers, which are due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday, showed Gingrich raised $2.6 million in February while spending $2.8 million. Gingrich won no primaries or caucuses in February – his two wins in the 2012 election cycle came January 21 in South Carolina and March 6 in his home state of Georgia.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
New ad, old refrain from Team Santorum
March 20th, 2012
03:19 PM ET
2 years ago

New ad, old refrain from Team Santorum

(CNN) – A new Rick Santorum radio ad uses a joke and Mitt Romney's recent comments about the English language in Puerto Rico to paint the frontrunner as inconsistent.

"A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar. And the bartender says 'Hello Mitt.' Funny, but true," the narrator says, recycling a joke used by pro-Santorum super PAC backer Foster Friess. "You see Mitt Romney doesn't seem to have any core values, just kinda says what he thinks people want to hear."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
2013 House GOP budget raises 2012 stakes
March 20th, 2012
03:10 PM ET
2 years ago

2013 House GOP budget raises 2012 stakes

Washington (CNN) - House GOP leaders unveiled a 2013 budget blueprint Tuesday that has little chance of becoming law, but draws a clear contrast with Democrats on taxes, spending, and a host of hot-button political issues - all of which could play a pivotal role in the 2012 campaign.

Republicans cast the $3.53 trillion plan - which doubles down on past GOP proposals to overhaul Medicare and other politically sensitive programs - as a bold attempt to reverse skyrocketing federal deficits and avert a looming fiscal catastrophe.

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Filed under: 2012 • Budget • Congress • House • Paul Ryan • Republicans
Nebraska GOP pushes forward with Kerrey residency challenge
March 20th, 2012
02:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Nebraska GOP pushes forward with Kerrey residency challenge

(CNN) – The Nebraska Republican Party will push forward in court with a challenge to the residency of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey, the group confirmed Tuesday.

Kerrey, who served as a Nebraska senator from 1989-2001, later moved out of the state to serve as president of The New School in New York City.
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Filed under: Bob Kerrey • Nebraska
The nuts and bolts of the Illinois primary
March 20th, 2012
02:28 PM ET
2 years ago

The nuts and bolts of the Illinois primary

(CNN) - Voters make their voices heard in the Illinois primary on Tuesday, casting their vote in the ongoing GOP presidential nominating contest.

With 54 delegates at stake, the state has already proved a prime battleground for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum whose campaigns and supporting super PACs have spent millions of dollars in television ads attacking each other.
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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Republicans
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