Sen. Lee to endorse Romney
March 25th, 2012
06:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Lee to endorse Romney

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday, a Romney campaign source confirmed to CNN.

Lee, a popular figure in the Tea Party movement, will be the first member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus to endorse the former Massachusetts governor. Romney previously received the support of most of the Utah congressional delegation, including Sen. Orrin Hatch and Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop.
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Filed under: Mike Lee • Mitt Romney • Utah
In line to watch Supreme Court health care case
March 25th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
3 years ago

In line to watch Supreme Court health care case

Washington (CNN) - About a dozen people lined the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court Sunday, along with their lounge chairs, blankets and umbrellas, hoping to obtain tickets to watch the justices hear arguments Monday on the constitutionality of the health care reform law backed by the Obama administration.

For some ticket hopefuls, like consultant Jill Andres, witnessing a Supreme Court hearing firsthand is not a first time occurrence. Andres attended hearings for the Wal-Mart discrimination case last year, and that experience has her excited to see history a second time around.
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Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplant
March 25th, 2012
02:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplant

Washington (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.

"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday," said the statement from Freddy Ford, Bush's communications director. "He and Mrs. Bush were very happy to hear that the surgery went well. They are keeping Vice President Cheney in their prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

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Santorum: Louisiana vote shows the race goes on
March 25th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: Louisiana vote shows the race goes on

Washington (CNN) - Fresh off a big win in Louisiana, Rick Santorum insisted Sunday that Republicans are rejecting the premise that rival Mitt Romney has virtually locked up the GOP presidential nomination.

"Even though a lot of folks are saying this race is over, people in Louisiana said, 'No, it's not,' " Santorum said on the CBS program "Face the Nation" about victory in Saturday's Bayou State primary.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
The Supreme Court and election-year blockbusters
March 25th, 2012
01:01 PM ET
3 years ago

The Supreme Court and election-year blockbusters

Washington (CNN) – The justices on the Supreme Court know very well their rulings can send immediate political shock waves, and those just intensify in a presidential election year. So there is an unusual internal dynamic at work of what cases the court hears and when.

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Also see:
Health care's big four issues: What the justices will tackle
Health care reform FAQ: A CNN guide to the Supreme Court's arguments
Health law opponent: 'Congress made a bad situation worse'
Health law supporter: 'It really is going to help the American public'


Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Supreme Court
Ryan's open to V.P spot
March 25th, 2012
11:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Ryan's open to V.P spot

Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Paul Ryan said he would “consider” serving in the No. 2 spot on the GOP presidential ticket in 2012.

But his response was surrounded by the obligatory “it’s not even something in my mind” and “I’m so focused on my job” lines.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Paul Ryan
Graham's 'comfortable' with Romney
March 25th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Graham's 'comfortable' with Romney

Washington (CNN) – Although he has yet to endorse a candidate in the 2012 Republican presidential race, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he thinks Mitt Romney will end up facing President Barack Obama in November.

"I think the primary's over. Romney will be the nominee," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Lindsey Graham • Mitt Romney
Graham: GOP Obama attacks are 'off base'
March 25th, 2012
10:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Graham: GOP Obama attacks are 'off base'

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized two Republican presidential candidates for playing politics off President Barack Obama's comments on the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

"I think the criticism by our guys is a little off base," Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Obama adviser: Tapping strategic oil reserve still an option
March 25th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama adviser: Tapping strategic oil reserve still an option

Washington (CNN) - A senior White House adviser said Sunday that opening the nation's strategic petroleum reserve to bring down gas prices remains an option.

David Plouffe, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told CNN's "State of the Union" that "a lot of factors" go into a decision on tapping the oil reserve.

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March 25th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Plouffe calls out GOP candidates over Obama reaction

Washington (CNN) – "Reprehensible." "Irresponsible." "Hard to stomach."

White House senior adviser David Plouffe did not mince words Sunday when talking about the reaction by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama's comments on the Trayvon Martin shooting.
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