Rubio endorses Romney, argues GOP should 'come together'
March 28th, 2012
10:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Rubio endorses Romney, argues GOP should 'come together'

(CNN) – Marco Rubio, a senator whose name was floated first as a possible presidential, then vice presidential candidate, on Wednesday made an endorsement in the presidential race, saying, "It's evidently and increasingly clear that Mitt Romney is going to become the Republican nominee."

"We have to come together behind who I think has earned the nomination, and that's Mitt Romney," Rubio said of the former Massachusetts governor in an appearance on Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney
Romney joke draws Democratic criticism
March 28th, 2012
10:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney joke draws Democratic criticism

(CNN) – To Mitt Romney, it was a humorous story about his father’s gubernatorial campaign and a marching band. But Democrats saw it as an illustration of an “out-of-touch” millionaire.

On a Wednesday morning conference call with Wisconsin voters, the presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts governor joked about how his father, the American Motors president who went on to be governor of Michigan, joked that a band leading his father in a parade didn’t know the Michigan fight song, but knew the one for neighboring Wisconsin.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Amid new focus, Gingrich's ire remains the same
March 28th, 2012
09:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Amid new focus, Gingrich's ire remains the same

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich may have a new political focus, but the focus of his ire appears to be the same.

At various times during a roughly 50-minute appearance at Georgetown University on Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate re-stated familiar attacks on the news media, President Obama and critics.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
March 28th, 2012
08:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: McCain criticizes Obama for open mic comment to Medvedev

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a backer of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, criticized President Barack Obama for telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he needed more "space" on the topic of a missile defense program, which Russia opposes.

The president later explained that the political season in both countries complicated progress. Romney criticized the comments in an appearance on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."


Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
March 28th, 2012
07:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Proposed Romney home renovations include car elevator

(CNN) – Renovation plans for Mitt Romney's California beachfront home include a sub-terranian car lift, CNN Senior Correspondent Joe Johns reports. Romney's campaign says the plans are on hold until the campaign is over.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
March 28th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Democratic Rep. tells personal story of rape, hits GOP war against women

Washington (CNN) – It is not something you expect to hear on the floor of the House of Representatives – a lawmaker recounting a remarkably personal story of being raped.

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, talked about what she called "terrible memories" of high school boys making a bet in the locker room that she "couldn't be had."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • House of Representatives
CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 28, 2012
March 28th, 2012
05:11 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 28, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for March, 27 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: NEW CNN POLL SHOWS FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH STILL GETTING THE BLAME FOR THE ECONOMY; BARACK OBAMA APPROVAL OVER 50% FOR FIRST TIME SINCE THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.

Forget ‘Get America Working,’ Time to Get the GOP Working:

- 37% have a favorable view of Mitt Romney
– 56% have a favorable view of Obama
– 35% have a favorable view of the GOP
– 48% have a favorable view of the Democratic Party
– 56% blame Bush and the GOP for the economy
– 29% blame Obama and the Democrats for the economy

General election matchups: Obama up by double digits: 54% – 43% against Romney; 55% – 42% against Santorum; full results.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Gut Check
March 28th, 2012
04:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Supreme Court considers whether to let parts of health care law stand

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court concluded a marathon public debate on health care Wednesday with justices signaling an ideological divide that could topple some or all of the the sweeping reform bill championed by President Barack Obama.

On the third day of oral arguments on legal challenges to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the justices tackled the question of what would happen if they ruled that the heart of the law, the individual mandate that is its key funding mechanism, was unconstitutional.

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Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
March 28th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – March 24-25 – General Election, Economy, Obama Approval

TOPICS: General election match-ups, economic conditions, Obama approval rating, favorable ratings for presidential candidates and parties

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
March 28th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama leads Romney and Santorum in November showdowns

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a double-digit lead over GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new poll.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday also indicates that the president's approval rating has inched over the 50% mark in CNN surveys for the first time since last May, when the polls were still registering the after effects of the death of Osama bin Laden. The number of Americans who say the economy's in good shape has jumped 13 points since January, though the survey shows a majority still think it is in poor shape.
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