April 6th, 2012
08:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Pro-Gingrich super PAC vows to stay in race

(CNN) – The chair of the primary super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich’s presidential candidacy pledged Friday to continue their efforts as long as Gingrich remains in the race.

“Newt Gingrich is in charge, we’ll follow his lead and we’ll stay in as long as he wants,” Rick Tyler told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on CNN’s “John King, USA.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causes
April 6th, 2012
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causes

Washington (CNN) - This week, Coca-Cola and Kraft announced they are pulling their corporate memberships from a conservative group that was behind the spread of "stand your ground" laws like the one highlighted in Florida by the Trayvon Martin case.

The American Legislative Executive Council, also known as ALEC, is getting attention lately for its behind the scenes work pushing conservative legislation in the states.

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Filed under: 2012 • NRA
CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 6, 2012
April 6th, 2012
04:46 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 6, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 6, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

MARK (@PrestonCNN) & MICHELLE (@MJaconiCNN)
What caught our eye today in politics

On Fridays, we like to take the temperature of the masters of the political class to see how it thinks an issue will play. Today, we decided to ask CNN Political Contributor Maria Cardona and GOP strategist Curt Anderson if it is possible to be successful in politics if you punch out each day at 5:30 p.m. And what if lawmakers and political professionals spent less time at the office and more time with friends and family – would Washington function better?

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Brown pulls in $3.4 million for Senate bid, Warren says she raised more
April 6th, 2012
02:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Brown pulls in $3.4 million for Senate bid, Warren says she raised more

(CNN) – As he fights to keep his seat on Capitol Hill, Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts brought in $3.4 million during the first three months of the year, his campaign announced Friday.

The amount marks a slight uptick in fundraising hauls over the previous quarter, in which he raised $3.2 million.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Scott Brown
April 6th, 2012
01:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney turns to Obama while keeping eye on Santorum

Washington (CNN) – As likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney aims his firepower at President Barack Obama, he still has to protect his flank from rival Rick Santorum in a primary battle that Romney has all but won.

The former Massachusetts governor painted that picture while campaigning Thursday in Pennsylvania ahead of the state's April 24 primary.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Rick Santorum
April 6th, 2012
01:16 PM ET
2 years ago

West open to VP possibility

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida would consider joining the ticket with the Republican nominee this fall if asked, the congressman said Friday.

"(My family) has always stepped up to the plate to serve our country, and if it's the right thing, then I will do so. But I really doubt that would ever happen," West said on CNN's "Newsroom."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Allen West • Florida
Santorum, Perry privately met in Texas
April 6th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum, Perry privately met in Texas

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum met with former opponent Rick Perry earlier this week, CNN confirmed Friday.

"We viewed it was a courtesy visit," Perry's spokesman Ray Sullivan said, without discussing specifics of the conversation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Texas
Obama team hits Romney over financial disclosures
April 6th, 2012
11:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama team hits Romney over financial disclosures

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign wasted no time Thursday jumping on a report about Mitt Romney limiting certain disclosures of his financial investments. And Mitt Romney's campaign was equally quick to fire back.

Using the president's Twitter account, as well as accounts from top campaign staff, Obama's re-election team pushed a story by the Washington Post, even starting the Twitter hashtag: #WhatsRomneyHiding.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Santorum's daughter, Bella, hospitalized again
April 6th, 2012
11:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum's daughter, Bella, hospitalized again

(CNN) – Rick Santorum's three-year-old daughter Isabella, who suffers from a chromosomal condition called Trisomy 18, is back in the hospital, his spokesman Hogan Gidley announced Friday.

"Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital," Gidley said in a statement. "The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery."

Update: Santorum to resume campaigning Tuesday after daughter's hospitalization
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
White House on job numbers: 'There is more work to be done'
April 6th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
3 years ago

White House on job numbers: 'There is more work to be done'

(CNN) – Following up on the sluggish job numbers released Friday, the White House maintained the economy is still undergoing growth.

"There is more work to be done, but today's employment report provides further evidence that the economy is continuing to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression," said Alan Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, in a statement.
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Filed under: Jobs • unemployment • White House
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