Wisconsin paper backs Romney, citing 'pragmatism'
March 31st, 2012
11:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin paper backs Romney, citing 'pragmatism'

(CNN) – A major Wisconsin newspaper which has a tendency to back Democratic candidates offered a hesitant endorsement of Mitt Romney on Saturday, calling him the "clear choice in an uninspired – and now dwindling – field."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggested Romney would benefit by shifting his positions on climate change, immigration, and taxes, and said his "moderate impulses" offer a level of promise.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
First lady presents award to pop star
March 31st, 2012
10:09 PM ET
2 years ago

First lady presents award to pop star

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama continues to take Hollywood by storm. She’s appeared with David Letterman, Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres in recent months - and Saturday, she made her first-ever live appearance on Nickelodeon’s Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

Obama was on hand to present "The Big Help Award" to country pop singer Taylor Swift for Swift's work helping tornado and flood victims.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • White House
Ahead of March deadline, last minute dash for cash
President Barack Obama and the GOP candidates seeking the White House sent fundraising emails Friday and Saturday.
March 31st, 2012
09:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Ahead of March deadline, last minute dash for cash

(CNN) - It's no April Fool's Day joke come early.

It’s a personalized e-mail from President Barack Obama, with the subject line, "hey."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • Rick Santorum
March 31st, 2012
07:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney predicts Wisconsin win

Fitchburg, Wisconsin (CNN) – Sounding a confident note, on Saturday Mitt Romney predicted he would win Tuesday’s Wisconsin’s primary – a contest some see as pivotal in helping him all but end the GOP nomination fight.

The Republican candidate was in Fitchburg speaking to volunteers for the state’s embattled governor, Scott Walker, who is facing a recall effort.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
Romney, Obama campaigns tussle over transparency
March 31st, 2012
05:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney, Obama campaigns tussle over transparency

(CNN) – Call it a proxy war for their more significant differences: a volley of press releases from the political forces supporting President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

It began with a Thursday report that Romney's former financial firm allowed employees to buy a special type of stock in companies owned by the firm and include that stock in their retirement portfolios.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Republicans take detour from economic message at faith forum
March 31st, 2012
02:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans take detour from economic message at faith forum

(CNN) – The three leading GOP presidential hopefuls have their disagreements, but on Saturday rallied around the role of Wisconsin, and faith voters there, in their party’s primary.

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich described the 2012 contest as pivotal, and the Obama administration as antithetical to religious freedom at an event held by the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Wisconsin
Battle of addition: 149 days until GOP convention
March 31st, 2012
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Battle of addition: 149 days until GOP convention

(CNN) - Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:

GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/31/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 571
- Rick Santorum: 264
- Newt Gingrich: 137
- Ron Paul: 71
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
Access the latest here.

To see where the candidates are campaigning today, see below.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Battle of Addition
Obama, GOP weekly addresses focus on economy
March 31st, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama, GOP weekly addresses focus on economy

(CNN) - Democrats and Republicans addressed struggles facing middle-class families during their weekly addresses Saturday following a busy week dominated by Supreme Court judges’ arguments on health care.

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, spoke about proposals to help middle-class families, urging the opposing party to join theirs to find solutions.
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Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama