Kerry rallies democratic supporters by warning of 'swift boat' redux
March 29th, 2012
11:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Kerry rallies democratic supporters by warning of 'swift boat' redux

(CNN) – John Kerry says he remembers what it is like to be "swift boated." Eight years later, he sees it happening again.

The senator from Massachusetts brought the group that attacked his military service record in the 2004 presidential campaign into the 2012 conversation in a fundraising e-mail to supporters of President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Kerry • President Obama
Romney, Gingrich held private meeting
March 29th, 2012
09:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney, Gingrich held private meeting

(CNN) – Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich held a private meeting last weekend in Louisiana, CNN has learned.

The meeting was pleasant and productive, sources told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, and took place on ahead of the state's primary.
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Filed under: 2012 • Louisiana • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Bush asks about son's endorsement
March 29th, 2012
08:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush asks about son's endorsement

Washington (CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush asked Mitt Romney if his son, former President George W. Bush, had endorsed Romney, leading to an awkward moment Thursday on the campaign trail for the former Massachusetts governor.

"Has he endorsed you," President George H.W. Bush asked Romney at an event in Houston, Texas, where the elder Bush announced his formal support for Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney
March 29th, 2012
07:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Time to fold 'em, Bush 41 says to Romney's rivals

Houston (CNN) - Spouting some home-grown Texas wisdom, President George H. W. Bush urged his party to coalesce behind GOP candidate Mitt Romney with a formal endorsement Thursday.

"'It’s time when to hold ‘em and time when to fold ‘em,'" the elder Bush said, quoting Texas crooner Kenny Rogers after an interjected reminder from his wife, Barbara. "I think it’s time for people to all get behind this good man."
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Filed under: 2012 • George H.W. Bush • Mitt Romney
March 29th, 2012
06:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Video: Hoodies on the Hill

(CNN) – Rules of decorum for the House of Representatives ended one member's statement on the Trayvon Martin case on Wednesday, CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports.


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Gingrich: 'It makes sense' for Rubio to endorse Romney
March 29th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich: 'It makes sense' for Rubio to endorse Romney

(CNN) - On Thursday, Newt Gingrich reacted to one of the most coveted political endorsements of this presidential cycle: Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's backing of Mitt Romney.

"It makes sense," Gingrich told CNN during a flight to Wisconsin. The former House speaker is set to campaign in Milwaukee later Thursday and has scheduled events in the Badger state both Friday and Saturday.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Marco Rubio • Newt Gingrich
CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 29, 2012
March 29th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for March 29, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 29, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING... PAUL RYAN TRIPLE HEADER:

RYAN GETS THE WIN: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the GOP leadership's 2013 budget plan by a vote of 228-191. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's $3.53 trillion blueprint includes an overhaul of the nation's tax code and major changes to popular entitlements such as Medicare - expensive programs that in the past have been considered politically untouchable. Ten Republicans voted no.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Gut Check
RNC reserves vital cash for eventual GOP nominee
March 29th, 2012
05:03 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC reserves vital cash for eventual GOP nominee

Washington (CNN) - Whether it's Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum or someone else, whoever wins the Republican presidential nomination will enter the general election at a significant financial disadvantage.

President Obama currently has more than $100 million at his disposal for his re-election effort, thanks to his campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Republicans
Key congressman questions generals' testimony
March 29th, 2012
04:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Key congressman questions generals' testimony

(CNN) – The Republican congressman who chairs the House Budget Committee questioned Thursday whether top military officers truly support the Pentagon budget, which includes significant cuts to some programs. The officers were testifying about the budget on Capitol Hill.

"We don't think the generals are giving us their true advice. We don't think the generals believe that their budget is really the right budget," said Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin. "What we get from the Pentagon is a budget-driven strategy not a strategy-driven budget."

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Military • Republicans
Romney and allies attack Santorum on all fronts
March 29th, 2012
04:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney and allies attack Santorum on all fronts

Washington (CNN) - Voters in Wisconsin over the last few days have witnessed a full arsenal assault on Rick Santorum by the Mitt Romney campaign and the super PAC supporting it.

A mailer from Restore Our Future, obtained by CNN, asks "What do you believe is our best path forward?" Above a picture of Romney it says "The American way" and above a picture of Santorum are the words "or the Washington way?"
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • Wisconsin
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