Santorum to resume campaigning Tuesday after daughter’s hospitalization
April 7th, 2012
06:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum to resume campaigning Tuesday after daughter’s hospitalization

(CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum will take a break from the campaign trail Monday as his 3-year-old daughter remains hospitalized, his campaign announced Saturday.

"Senator Santorum will not hold any public campaign events on Monday so that he and Karen can remain in the hospital with their daughter Bella," communications director Hogan Gidley said in a statement. "The entire Santorum family is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of prayers and support."
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
As Masters tee up, so does Obama
President Barack Obama is seen golfing in Hawaii in December 2009.
April 7th, 2012
03:34 PM ET
2 years ago

As Masters tee up, so does Obama

(CNN) – After weighing in this week on a controversy surrounding the Masters golf tournament, President Obama himself hit the links on Saturday.

Obama left the White House for the green at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland, shortly after 1 p.m. as the pros played round three in the prestigious tournament held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
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Franken finds funny voice in campaign e-mails
April 7th, 2012
01:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Franken finds funny voice in campaign e-mails

(CNN) - Al Franken spent decades at the intersection of comedy and politics, so it's no surprise that his latest campaign fundraising pitch combines the two.

"Hello, I'm Woman Picking Out Fruit In Supermarket," opened a fundraising pitch sent to supporters on Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Al Franken • Minnesota • Mitt Romney • President Obama
April 7th, 2012
10:10 AM ET
2 years ago

New video offers a glimpse inside federal agency's lavish Las Vegas conference

(CNN) - Congressional investigators are accusing the General Services Administration of violating its employee gift limit with rewards of iPods, digital cameras and other electronics, just as a video emerged of a lavish conference that shows employees drinking and making jokes about wasteful spending.

The video, first obtained by The Huffington Post on Friday, offered a glimpse inside the agency's $820,000 conference in Las Vegas. An administration official confirmed the authenticity of the video and provided a copy to CNN.

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Filed under: Congress • GSA
Battle of addition: 142 days until GOP convention
April 7th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Battle of addition: 142 days until GOP convention

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

GOP delegate estimate (as of 4/07/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 659
- Rick Santorum: 275
- Newt Gingrich: 140
- 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, Romney put politics aside to mark holiday weekend
Mitt Romney decorating Easter eggs with his wife, Ann, and grandchildren, in a photo posted online by his campaign.
April 7th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney put politics aside to mark holiday weekend

(CNN) – President Barack Obama and his chief Republican rival put politics aside this weekend to mark the Passover and Easter holidays.

Obama described Easter - when Christians celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus - as an inspiring occasion.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama