Barbour won't formally endorse Romney, but offers advice
April 12th, 2012
09:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Barbour won't formally endorse Romney, but offers advice

Washington (CNN) - Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has no plans to formally endorse Mitt Romney now that his fiercest challenger, Rick Santorum, is no longer in the presidential race.

But Barbour, a respected Republican party elder who voted for Newt Gingrich in last month's Mississippi primary, acknowledged that Romney is the de facto GOP nominee and said he plans to help him get elected in November through his work with the powerful super PAC American Crossroads.
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Jury selection to begin John Edwards' trial
April 12th, 2012
07:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Jury selection to begin John Edwards' trial

(CNN) – Jury selection begins in a Greensboro, North Carolina, federal courtroom Thursday in the trial of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

Edwards is charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts related to the money dealings of his failed 2008 campaign.

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Obama campaign salutes anniversary of Romney's health care law
April 12th, 2012
06:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign salutes anniversary of Romney's health care law

(CNN) - Maybe you've heard the president's top aides call Mitt Romney the "godfather" of the Obama health care law?

Now the Obama campaign is out with a web video that drives home the message.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, April 12, 2012
April 12th, 2012
04:28 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, April 12, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Democrat's comment about Ann Romney creates firestorm on Twitter
Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen generated instant bipartisan criticism Wednesday night for her statement that Ann Romney has "actually never worked a day in her life." The reaction on Twitter from high level politicos was instant and virtually unanimous: Rosen had gone too far.

CNN: Florida Rep labels congressional Democrats as Communists
Florida Rep. Allen West's controversial comments have once again landed him in the headlines – this time with the sort of accusation not seen in Congress since the 1950s. At a town hall meeting with constituents in Jensen Beach, West was asked how many members of Congress are "card-carrying Marxists." According to CNN affiliate WPEC, West responded, "I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party."

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April 12th, 2012
02:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Democrat's comment about Ann Romney creates firestorm on Twitter

(CNN) – Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen generated instant bipartisan criticism Wednesday night for her statement that Ann Romney has "actually never worked a day in her life."

The reaction on Twitter from high level politicos was instant and virtually unanimous: Rosen had gone too far.

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Filed under: 2012 • Anderson Cooper 360 • Ann Romney
Mudslinging Indiana sen. primary sees no mud in Lugar-Mourdock debate
April 12th, 2012
02:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Mudslinging Indiana sen. primary sees no mud in Lugar-Mourdock debate

(CNN) – Given their hard-fought campaign battles, Wednesday night’s debate between Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock could have devolved into a bruising political smackdown.

It didn’t.

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Filed under: Congress • Indiana • Richard Lugar
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