March 21st, 2012
10:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney urges folks to lighten up

(CNN) – Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said Wednesday she laughed when she first heard that actor Robert De Niro had used her name in a controversial joke.

“I took it for what it was: a joke,” Romney said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “We take everything so seriously.”
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Filed under: Ann Romney • Mitt Romney • TV-Piers Morgan
March 21st, 2012
09:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's 'Etch A Sketch' headache

(CNN) – CNN's John King and panel members discuss "The Truth" of how an Etch A Sketch toy shook up the Romney campaign.


Filed under: 2012 • John King USA • Mitt Romney
Who does Jeb Bush want for vice president?
March 21st, 2012
08:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Who does Jeb Bush want for vice president?

(CNN) - After Jeb Bush announced his support for Mitt Romney Wednesday morning, speculation swirled over whether the former Florida governor could be tapped as a running mate should Romney become the Republican presidential nominee.

But later in the day, Bush said he’d rather see the job go to someone else: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Jeb Bush • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney
Obama goes after solar opponents in Nevada
March 21st, 2012
08:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama goes after solar opponents in Nevada

Boulder City, Nevada (CNN) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day energy tour on Wednesday with a stop here at the largest photovoltaic – producing voltage from energy sources such as light – solar facility in the United States, Copper Mountain Solar 1.

Speaking just 30 miles south of the Las Vegas strip, Obama reaffirmed his administration's commitment to an "all of the above" approach to domestic energy production, and called the solar sector an "industry on the rise."

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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Nevada
Standoff in Congress threatens highway construction funding
March 21st, 2012
07:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Standoff in Congress threatens highway construction funding

Washington CNN) – With less than two weeks before federal money runs out for transportation projects across the country, a partisan showdown is developing between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over passing a new bill.

The standoff, based on sharply differing views about the overall expense of the bill and how to pay for it, jeopardizes thousands of road and bridge construction projects.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • Department of Transportation • Republicans
March 21st, 2012
06:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Post-Illinois win, Romney gets endorsement, makes gaffe

(CNN) - Mitt Romney asks Republicans to unite behind him, but a new gaffe is giving his competitors reason to keep fighting. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: 2012 • Jeb Bush • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
Man calls Obama Muslim, Gingrich doesn't correct
March 21st, 2012
06:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Man calls Obama Muslim, Gingrich doesn't correct

Lake Charles, Louisiana (CNN) – During a question and answer session in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday, a man stood up and said that, among other things, President Obama "is a Muslim."

"I believe that Obama is not stupid," the man began. "I also believe that, number one, Obama is a Muslim."
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
March 21st, 2012
06:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney tries to clean up Etch A Sketch mess

Arbutus, Maryland (CNN) – Mitt Romney promised Wednesday that he would not change his positions if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, hours after a top adviser compared the general election to an Etch A Sketch toy and claimed that Romney can "shake it up" and "start all over again" in the fall.

That remark - uttered by longtime Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on CNN Wednesday morning - was pounced on by the Obama campaign and Romney's GOP rivals, who called it another sign of Romney's willingness to change his positions for political gain.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maryland • Mitt Romney
CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 21, 2012
March 21st, 2012
05:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 21, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 21, 2012 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

JUST IN: Ann Romney to appear on Piers Morgan Tonight at 9 p.m. ET… Happy Anniversary, Honey.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Gut Check
New Democratic super PAC looks beyond 2012
Rather than focus on 2012, PAC+ is aiming their efforts at the 2016 election and beyond.
March 21st, 2012
04:07 PM ET
2 years ago

New Democratic super PAC looks beyond 2012

(CNN) – A new, Democratic-aligned super PAC has entered the scene, and among their goals: "We have plans to turn Texas red to blue by 2016," spokeswoman Lorena Chambers said.

PAC+ says the official Democratic Party committees are rightly focused on the next election. But this group, billed as "The People's Super PAC," is focusing a national fundraising effort on voter identification and outreach in six states aimed at success in 2016 and beyond. They announced plans to inform and mobilize scores of Democratic voters - particularly "people of color and progressive whites," the group said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats
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