Romney: Women should be allowed to join Augusta
April 5th, 2012
04:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Women should be allowed to join Augusta

(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Thursday added his voice to the chorus calling for women to be allowed to join Augusta National Golf Club.

When asked if women should be admitted, the Republican presidential frontrunner responded: "Of course."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Gingrich think tank files for bankruptcy
April 5th, 2012
03:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich think tank files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The health care think tank founded by Newt Gingrich is going under.

The Gingrich Group, also called the Center for Health Transformation, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection Wednesday in an Atlanta federal court.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Santorum benefits from staying in GOP race
April 5th, 2012
02:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum benefits from staying in GOP race

Washington (CNN) - Get out Rick, a growing Republican chorus says. Forget it, responds Rick Santorum to the calls to drop his increasingly long-shot bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

The pressure to withdraw is actually incentive for Santorum to stay in the race.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • Rick Santorum
Obama weighs in on admitting women to Augusta
April 5th, 2012
01:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama weighs in on admitting women to Augusta

(CNN) – President Barack Obama picked sides in the ongoing discussion over whether women should be allowed to join Augusta National Golf Club, via White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Thursday.

"His personal opinion is women should be admitted," Carney said during the press briefing. "Obviously it is up to the club to decide, but his personal opinion is women should be admitted to the club."
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Filed under: President Obama
Obama administration heeds judges' health care order
April 5th, 2012
01:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama administration heeds judges' health care order

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder made clear Thursday that the Obama administration recognizes the authority of federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to rule on whether the 2010 health care reform law or any other laws passed by Congress are constitutional.

The declaration by Holder came in a letter to a federal appeal's court that had ordered the government to respond by Thursday in a legal and political spat over the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

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McConnell to Obama: 'Back off'
April 5th, 2012
12:20 PM ET
2 years ago

McConnell to Obama: 'Back off'

(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell directly attacked President Barack Obama on Thursday, tweaking the president over his controversial remarks about the Supreme Court.

"The president crossed a dangerous line this week. And anyone who cares about liberty needs to call him out on it," McConnell said in a speech at the Rotary Club of Lexington, according to prepared remarks.
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Filed under: Health care • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • President Obama • Supreme Court
Romney promises to win Pennsylvania in November
April 5th, 2012
11:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney promises to win Pennsylvania in November

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Mitt Romney promised Thursday to win Pennsylvania in November, even as he lowered expectations for a victory here in the Republican primary later this month.

"As you know I want to win Pennsylvania in November," Romney said at a small rally held on the roof of a downtown Harrisburg office building. "I'm going to win Pennsylvania in November."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pennsylvania
Paul can still draw a crowd
April 5th, 2012
09:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Paul can still draw a crowd

(CNN) - Ron Paul can still deliver large crowds, despite a trailing delegate count and single digit national and state-wide polling figures.

And his campaign is making sure the media is aware.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul
Navarrette: GOP version of Dream Act holds promise
April 5th, 2012
09:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Navarrette: GOP version of Dream Act holds promise

Editor's note: Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a CNN.com contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist

San Diego (CNN) - You may have heard that a group of Republicans in Congress - including GOP rock star and possible vice presidential pick Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida - are getting ready to introduce their version of the DREAM Act.You also may have heard that Democratic lawmakers and liberal advocacy groups despise the Republican alternative and derisively label it "DREAM Act Lite."

As someone who has written about immigration for more than 20 years and hammered Democrats and Republicans (including Rubio) when appropriate, I call the GOP approach to the DREAM Act something else: A common sense solution. It could break a stalemate and improve millions of lives. And it could only be opposed for ugly partisan reasons.

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Filed under: DREAM act • Marco Rubio
Three GOP Texas congressmen back Romney
April 5th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Three GOP Texas congressmen back Romney

(CNN) – Three Republican congressmen from Texas are backing Mitt Romney's bid for the White House.

The former Massachusetts governor's GOP presidential campaign on Thursday announced the support of National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, House Republican Conference Secretary Rep. John Carter and Rep. Mac Thornberry.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Pete Sessions • Texas
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