Tweet of the day: Mr. Potato Head
March 22nd, 2012
02:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Tweet of the day: Mr. Potato Head

(CNN) – Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior advisor to presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, made light Thursday of the Etch A Sketch firestorm he started Wednesday on CNN's "Starting Point".

"Everything changes. It's like Etch A Sketch," he said of the differences between the general and primary election. "You can shake it up and we start all over again."

On Thursday, Fehrnstrom tweeted: "Etch A Sketch stock is up? Psst, I'll mention Mr. Potato Head next. Buy Hasbro tinyurl.com/6qavupa."


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
House votes to repeal key health care reform provision
March 22nd, 2012
02:03 PM ET
3 years ago

House votes to repeal key health care reform provision

Washington (CNN) - Led by its Republican majority, the U.S. House voted Thursday to eliminate from the 2010 health care reform law a proposed advisory board that would recommend how to achieve needed, but as-yet-unreachable Medicare savings.

The repeal measure passed 223-181 on a mostly party-line vote, reflecting the deep partisan divide over health care reform that persists two years after Democrats pushed the measure through Congress. Seven Democrats joined 216 Republicans in support of the repeal, while 10 Republicans voted "no."

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Filed under: Congress • Health care • House
New female super PAC's latest step
March 22nd, 2012
01:37 PM ET
3 years ago

New female super PAC's latest step

(CNN) - ShePAC, a new super PAC focused on supporting Republican women, announced its advisory board Thursday, intended to bolster the independent organization.

The group of 12 women includes Chairwoman of the Tea Party Express Amy Kremer, actress Janine Turner, former Arkansas congressional candidate Princella Smith and former Rep. Michele Bachmann Chief of Staff Elizabeth Pinkerton.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
Obama says Romney's 'pretending'
March 22nd, 2012
11:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama says Romney's 'pretending'

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is "pretending" the health care plan he instituted in Massachusetts is different than the national plan, President Barack Obama said.

In an interview with Public Radio International that aired Thursday, Obama pointed to the similarities between the two plans, without mentioning the Republican frontrunner by name.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Abortion rights activists Etch A Sketch against Romney
NARAL supporter Kate Vlach said Romney will not be able to shake and vanish his position against reproductive rights.
March 22nd, 2012
11:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Abortion rights activists Etch A Sketch against Romney

Washington (CNN) - About 20 demonstrators with the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) gathered outside a hotel where GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney planned fundraising remarks Thursday and used Etch A Sketch toys recently mentioned by the Romney campaign as part of their protest.

Senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom suggested on CNN's "Starting Point" Wednesday that a post-nomination Romney candidate could reset his campaign "almost like an Etch-a-Sketch – you can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again."
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • Mitt Romney
March 22nd, 2012
10:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney faces 'Etch A Sketch' fallout

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney headed to the nation's capital Thursday to raise money for his front-running Republican presidential campaign and meet with influential conservative legislators, buoyed by recent primary wins and a key endorsement but also facing fallout from a top adviser's gaffe.

The former Massachusetts governor held talks with key Republicans including South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. Both men are leading conservatives who could help Romney gain support from the Republican base by backing him.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Poll: Majority say build Keystone pipeline
Protest against the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House on August 30, 2011.
March 22nd, 2012
10:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Majority say build Keystone pipeline

Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans, including a plurality of Democrats, think the government should approve the building of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to a new national survey.

A Gallup poll released Thursday indicates 57% of the public says the Obama administration should give the go ahead for the pipeline's construction, with 29% disagreeing and 14% unsure.
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Filed under: Polls • President Obama
Romney ad focuses on debt in Wisconsin
March 22nd, 2012
10:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney ad focuses on debt in Wisconsin

(CNN) – Mitt Romney, who acknowledged this week that the economy was improving, turned his focus Thursday to the ever increasing federal deficit in a new television ad airing in Wisconsin.

The ad highlights Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts, making the case his background as a corporate executive prepared him to run a fiscally-sound government.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
Major tea party group hops into GOP Senate fight in Missouri
March 22nd, 2012
09:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Major tea party group hops into GOP Senate fight in Missouri

(CNN) - A leading national tea party group is jumping into the Republican Senate nomination battle in Missouri.

The Tea Party Express, in an email release Thursday morning, announced they will endorse former Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, kicking off a two-day roll out in St. Louis, Springfield and Kansas City.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Congress • Missouri • Senate
Poll: Good news for Obama in Connecticut
March 22nd, 2012
08:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Good news for Obama in Connecticut

(CNN) – It's advantage President Barack Obama in Connecticut ahead of the 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday showed Obama trumping his potential Republican opponents in the general election. He beat Mitt Romney 53% to 37% and Rick Santorum 55% to 35% among registered voters in hypothetical matchups.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama • Rick Santorum
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