Battle of addition: 159 days until GOP convention
March 21st, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Battle of addition: 159 days until GOP convention

(CNN) – Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:

GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/21/2012):
– Mitt Romney: 562
– Rick Santorum: 249
– Newt Gingrich: 137
– Ron Paul: 69
– Unallocated: 3
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
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Republicans add another tax plan to the mix
March 21st, 2012
07:40 AM ET
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Republicans add another tax plan to the mix

(CNNMoney) - Everyone has a tax plan. President Obama has one. So do Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich.

And on Tuesday, House Republicans added yet another proposal to the mix.

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Obama to make first visit to Korean demilitarized zone
March 21st, 2012
07:37 AM ET
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Obama to make first visit to Korean demilitarized zone

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone that splits the Korean Peninsula in two for the first time on Sunday.

His planned visit to the heavily fortified border is part of a three-day trip to South Korea to participate in a summit meeting about nuclear security in Seoul.

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March 21st, 2012
07:32 AM ET
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Romney wins Illinois, gears up for Louisiana

Schaumburg, Illinois (CNN) - With a decisive win in the Illinois presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney now sets his sights on the bayou where Louisiana holds the next Republican primary.

"We thank the people of Illinois for this extraordinary victory," Romney told supporters in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg Tuesday night. "Elections are about choices. Today, hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois joined millions of people in this country in this cause."

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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Louisiana
Congress: Here we go again
March 21st, 2012
07:29 AM ET
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Congress: Here we go again

(CNNMoney) - And they're at it again.

Democrats and Republicans are knowingly running in different directions as fast as they can to come up with a budget for the next fiscal year that they know won't fly with the other side.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
Paul: Secret Service protection ‘a form of welfare’
March 21st, 2012
05:34 AM ET
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Paul: Secret Service protection ‘a form of welfare’

(CNN) – Ever the small-government idealist, Republican presidential contender Ron Paul said he skipped Secret Service protection because it was a “form of welfare.”

“You’re having the taxpayers pay to take care of somebody,” Paul told talk show host Jay Leno on Tuesday night. “And I’m an ordinary citizen, and I think I should pay for my own protection.”

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
March 21st, 2012
04:25 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Romney wins Illinois primary, gears up for Louisiana
With a decisive win in the Illinois presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sets his sights on the bayou where Louisiana holds the next Republican primary. "We thank the people of Illinois for this extraordinary victory," Romney told supporters in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg. "Elections are about choices. Today, hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois joined millions of people in this country in this cause."

CNN: Did Santorum lose the GOP civil war at Gettysburg?
Rick Santorum chose the iconic Civil War town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to watch the primary returns from Illinois as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln. In his own Gettysburg address to supporters, the Republican contender tried to make the case his battle for the Republican nomination is not lost.

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March 21st, 2012
01:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Did Santorum lose the GOP civil war at Gettysburg?

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Rick Santorum chose the iconic Civil War town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to watch the primary returns from Illinois as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln.

In his own Gettysburg address to supporters, the Republican contender tried to make the case his battle for the Republican nomination is not lost.

"It's the most important election since the election of 1860," Santorum said in one of his many references to the Civil War.

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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
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