Romney says he wouldn't transport dog on roof again
April 16th, 2012
11:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney says he wouldn't transport dog on roof again

(CNN) - The story has been floating around for months on the campaign trail, but Mitt Romney and his wife Ann have largely avoiding discussing the fate of their Irish Setter Seamus, who the now-candidate put in a kennel and strapped to the roof of his family's station wagon for a trip to Canada in the 1980s.

On Monday, the couple addressed the story head on, saying in an interview with ABC News that the tale of Seamus was clouded with misinformation.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
Santorum hasn't yet talked to Romney
April 16th, 2012
09:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum hasn't yet talked to Romney

(CNN) - Rick Santorum, who announced last week he was dropping out of the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, said on a conference call with supporters Monday he hasn't spoken with the likely victor of that race, Mitt Romney.

"As far as involvement with a particular presidential candidate, I had a chance to talk to Newt [Gingrich], I haven't had a chance yet to talk to Gov. Romney, but we'll be talking to both of them and we're going to go out and do what we believe is in the best interest of our country," Santorum said on the call, which an organizer said reached more than 4,000 of Santorum's supporters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Senate GOP blocks Buffett Rule bill
April 16th, 2012
07:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Senate GOP blocks Buffett Rule bill

(CNN) – A proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents of the millionaire tax vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead.

Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Democrats' attempt to bring up the proposal for debate. The Democrats fell nine votes short.

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Filed under: Congress • Taxes
Romney to address RNC meeting
April 16th, 2012
05:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to address RNC meeting

Washington (CNN) – In the latest sign that Mitt Romney is looking ahead to the general election, the former Massachusetts governor will appear at the Republican National Committee's meeting later this week in Arizona, a spokesman for the Romney campaign tells CNN Monday.

Romney is scheduled to address the gathering of state Republican chairmen Friday – the same day that Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is scheduled to speak. The three day political meeting is being held in Scottsdale.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Reince Priebus • RNC
CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 16, 2012
April 16th, 2012
05:19 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN’s GUT CHECK for April 16, 2012

CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 16, 2012 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING: The Secret Service has revoked the security clearances of 11 employees accused of bringing prostitutes to a Colombian hotel ahead of President Barack Obama's weekend summit trip, two government officials with knowledge of the investigation told CNN’s John King.

JUST IN: Romney tells Obama to "start packing," as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee criticized the president’s economic policies, in an ABC interview. Ann Romney, who joined her husband for the interview, also sought to clarify her comments last week in which she described the controversy about being a stay at home mother as a “birthday gift.”

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
Romney: Don't divide based on wealth
April 16th, 2012
05:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Don't divide based on wealth

(CNN) - Mitt Romney said Monday that persistent questions about how well he relates to middle class voters were reflecting of a diversion campaign run by Democrats eager to distract from failed economic policies.

"We don't divide America based upon success and wealth and other dimensions of that nature," Romney said in an interview with ABC News, excerpts of which were posted online. "We're one nation under God. We come together. This is a time when people of different backgrounds and different experiences need to come together."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Trumps hosting birthday fundraiser for Ann Romney
April 16th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Trumps hosting birthday fundraiser for Ann Romney

Washington (CNN) – Her birthday may be Monday, but some of the biggest gifts Ann Romney brings in will come the day after.

Mrs. Romney is the guest of honor at a birthday fundraising event Tuesday in New York City for the campaign, hosted by Donald Trump's wife, Melania.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
April 16th, 2012
04:02 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – April 13-15 – Working Women

TOPICS: Attitdues toward working mothers and working married women

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney
April 16th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney

(CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
April 16th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – April 13-15 – 2012 Election

TOPICS: 2012 general election, GOP nomination, personal characteristics of Obama and Romney

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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