Romney files for extension on his 2011 tax return
April 13th, 2012
07:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney files for extension on his 2011 tax return

New York (CNNMoney) - Like millions of other Americans, Mitt Romney isn't going to be ready to file his taxes on time this year.

The former Massachusetts governor and his wife Ann filed for an extension for their 2011 taxes, according to tax forms released by the Romney campaign on Friday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
April 13th, 2012
06:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney courts gun owners and pivots to general election

St. Louis, Missouri (CNN) - In his first major speech to conservatives since his Republican rival Rick Santorum quit the presidential race, Mitt Romney turned his sights on the general election and accused President Barack Obama of waging "an assault on our freedoms."

Romney addressed the Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association, which drew more than 60,000 gun enthusiasts to St. Louis to inspect the latest in personal weaponry and feast on tough political attacks against the White House.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • NRA • President Obama
CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 13, 2012
April 13th, 2012
05:03 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 13, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 13, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING… THE CHOICE IS ON: Mitt Romney, speaking to the National Rifle Association: “We need a President who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen, and those seeking to protect their homes and their families. President Obama has not; I will. And if we are going to safeguard our Second Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will. We’ve seen enough of President Obama over the last three years to know that we don’t need another four.”

President Obama, in Tampa: “So this initiative is going to help our small businesses, Latino- owned businesses, women-owned businesses, African-American-owned businesses. We want every business to be able to access these new markets, start exporting to these countries… We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really, really well while a growing number are struggling to get by or we can build an economy where everybody gets a fair shot.”

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April 13th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: Daughter, Bella, now lifetime NRA member

(CNN) – Rick Santorum unveiled some new details about his three-year-old daughter, Bella, while speaking at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in St. Louis on Friday.

"(My wife) Karen and I are life members of the NRA, and we wanted to announce today that…now Bella is a life member of the NRA, too," Santorum said. "I hope it is a long life."
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Obama pays lower tax rate than his secretary
April 13th, 2012
04:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama pays lower tax rate than his secretary

New York (CNNMoney) - Move over Warren Buffett.

The White House said Friday that President Obama has a lower effective tax rate than his secretary.

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Filed under: President Obama • Taxes • White House
Romney responds to 'stay-at-home mom' comment against wife
April 13th, 2012
03:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney responds to 'stay-at-home mom' comment against wife

(CNN) - Mitt Romney made his first public remarks Friday on the controversy over a top Democratic strategist criticizing his wife for her past as a stay-at-home mother.

While speaking at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in St. Louis, the likely GOP presidential candidate introduced Ann Romney as "a hero of mine."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
RNC brings in $13.7 million in March
April 13th, 2012
03:40 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC brings in $13.7 million in March

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee said Friday it raised $13.7 million in March, the highest monthly amount the group has pulled in during the 2012 election cycle.

The fundraising total for March is up from the previous month, when the group pulled in $11.4 million. In January the RNC took in $10.5 million. At the end of the last filing period the RNC reported owing $10.9 million in debt, but said Friday that amount had been reduced to $9.9 million.
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April 13th, 2012
03:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney NRA speech marks general election kick-off, advisers say

St. Louis, Missouri (CNN) – Mitt Romney fired off on the Obama White House while speaking at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis on Friday, tearing into the president for what he called the administration's attack on freedom.

"The right to bear arms is so plainly stated, so unambiguous, that liberals have a hard time challenging it directly. Instead, they've been employing every imaginable ploy to restrict it," he said.
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Obama keeps message on economy during Florida stop
April 13th, 2012
02:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama keeps message on economy during Florida stop

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Touching down in the key campaign state of Florida for the second time this week, President Obama pledged to further promote trade with Latin America and unveiled a new federal program to aide small businesses exporting south of the border.

“In Latin America alone in the last decade, tens of millions of people have stepped into the middle class,” Obama said to a group of small business owners at the Port of Tampa. “That means they have more money to spend, we want them to spend more money on American-made goods. “

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Filed under: Florida • President Obama
American Crossroads pushes new radio ad against Obama
April 13th, 2012
02:05 PM ET
2 years ago

American Crossroads pushes new radio ad against Obama

(CNN) – American Crossroads, a conservative super PAC, announced its latest ad buy against President Barack Obama on Friday, taking a swing at the administration's coal industry policies.

"Our health care, pensions and way of life are on the line," the ad's narrator says in the one-minute radio spot.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • Energy • President Obama
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