April 8th, 2012
03:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich says it's not yet time to end campaign

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he'll do everything he can to support Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's presidential nominee when that time comes. But that time hasn't come yet.

"I think you have to be realistic, given the size of his organization, given the number of primaries he's won. He is far and away the most likely Republican nominee," Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday." "And if he does get to 1,144 delegates, I'll support him. I'll do everything I can this fall to help him defeat (President Barack) Obama."

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Easter at the White House
April 8th, 2012
02:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Easter at the White House

Washington (CNN) - The Obama family decided to keep it local Sunday morning, walking just across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church for Easter services.

“Happy Easter, everybody,” the president said on the way to church, holding hands with his younger daughter Sasha as he walked by the press pool.

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Candidates react to death of Mike Wallace
April 8th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidates react to death of Mike Wallace

(CNN) – Republicans vying for their party's presidential nomination reacted Sunday to the death of CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace:
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Gingrich: Romney 'far and away' likely nominee
April 8th, 2012
11:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: Romney 'far and away' likely nominee

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich, who remains in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, conceded Sunday that his rival Mitt Romney was about as close as it gets to becoming the party's presidential nominee.

"I think you have to be realistic," Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday." The former House speaker was responding to a question about his intentions going forward in the Republican nominating fight.
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DNC chair says Republicans rooting for bad economy
April 8th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
2 years ago

DNC chair says Republicans rooting for bad economy

(CNN) – Republicans looking to defeat President Barack Obama in November’s general election are rooting for the American economy to fail, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said in an interview Sunday.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said criticism from Republicans on Friday’s worse-than-expected jobs report was reflective of their political motives.
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April 8th, 2012
09:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Former solicitors general weigh in on high court

(CNN) - The most talked about Supreme Court oral arguments in years - those over President Barack Obama's health care legislation - sparked a flurry of interest in the role of United States Solicitor General. Donald Verrilli, the Obama administration's top lawyer, delivered what most court analysts characterized as a shaky performance, which led many of them to predict the Affordable Care Act's demise.

In an interview airing Sunday on "State of the Union," two former solicitors general weighed in on the state of the high court, and the propriety of Supreme Court justices overturning laws passed by Congress.
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April 8th, 2012
09:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Demographics of 2012: independents, Latinos, 'Medicare grandmas'

(CNN) - With attention shifting to the presidential general election after a series of primary wins from Republican Mitt Romney, several voting blocs are emerging as key to victory in November.

In an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Democratic strategist Mark Penn and Republican pollster Linda DiVall said groups that carried electoral influence in past elections - independents, women and Latinos - would remain essential this time around. Reacting to a recent USA Today/ Gallup poll showing Romney trailing Obama among independents in certain swing states, Penn said the GOP primary has left Romney wounded.
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Battle of addition: 141 days until GOP convention
April 8th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Battle of addition: 141 days until GOP convention

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

GOP delegate estimate (as of 4/06/2012):
- 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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