(CNN) - One week before Wisconsin holds its Republican presidential primary, a new poll indicates Mitt Romney with an eight point advantage over Rick Santorum.
According to a Marquette Law School poll released Tuesday, 39% of likely Wisconsin GOP primary voters say they are backing Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who's the front-runner in the race for the nomination, with 31% supporting Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania. Eleven percent of people questioned said they're backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, with 5% supporting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
(CNN) - Jane Fonda may be preparing for a new role – that of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Fonda's publicist confirmed to CNN that the actress is in talks to play the wife of the 40th president of the United States in the true-life story of Eugene Allen, an African-American man who worked as a butler in the White House from 1952 to 1986.FULL STORY
New York (CNN) - Veteran congressman Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty in a settlement over the use of a rent-stabilized apartment as his campaign headquarters, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
In response to a complaint originally filed by the National Legal and Policy Center in 2008, the commission found that the 21-term Harlem Democrat violated federal law by paying a reduced market price for a space used as the New York headquarters for multiple campaigns for over a 10-year period, and by failing to report the deduction as an in-kind donation.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - As the GOP presidential primary and caucus calendar nears its fourth month, a new survey indicates most Republicans would like to see Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul drop their bids for the nomination.
And a majority of Republicans questioned in a CNN/ORC International poll say their party's presidential nomination should be determined by the primaries and caucuses rather than at the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida in late August. But according to the survey, a majority of Republicans don't want Rick Santorum to end his campaign for the nomination.
Washington (CNNMoney) - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Tuesday that incentives will be offered to woo some of the 150,000 eligible employees to retire.
"We're going to offer incentives as we move from six to five day delivery," Donahoe told a House hearing on Tuesday. "It's critical to move the head count down."FULL STORY
Washington (CNNMoney) - The House on Tuesday passed a bill making it easier for more companies to become publicly traded by bypassing audits and disclosures now required for investors.
The House voted 380-to-41 to pass the bill, which the Senate passed last week. The passage sends the bill to President Obama, who has indicated support.FULL STORY
Annapolis, Maryland (CNN) - On Tuesday, Newt Gingrich reiterated a date when he might potentially drop out of the presidential race. But the candidate's stance came with one major condition.
Romney has to clinch.
Washington (CNN) – The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney is using some of Rick Santorum's own words against him in a new ad focusing on the economy that started airing Tuesday in Wisconsin.
Restore Our Future went up with a spot highlighting Santorum's words from a March 19 speech in Moline, Illinois when he said, "I don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be, it doesn't matter to me."
Washington (CNN) - For the first time in five weeks, we have a Tuesday without any primary or caucus in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But before any withdrawal symptoms kick in, let's take a look at where the hunt for delegates stands.
According to CNN's latest delegate estimate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has secured 569 delegates, and needs 575 more to reach the 1,144 needed to clinch the GOP nomination. That equals 47% of the remaining 1,213 delegates up for grabs.