(CNN) – Newt Gingrich will step up his support of Mitt Romney next week when he campaigns on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's behalf at the Georgia state GOP convention, Gingrich's spokesman said Friday.
Gingrich, who represented Georgia in the U.S. House, will stump for Romney next Friday, spokesman R.C. Hammond told CNN. The convention will be held on Friday and Saturday in Columbus, Georgia.
Reno, Nevada (CNN) - It’s not every day the President of the United States shows up on your doorstep. But that was the case for Paul and Val Keller at their Reno, Nevada, home on Friday.
The reason for the president's visit was to highlight problems with mortgage refinancing and to urge Congress to do more to help homeowners. Many families, like the Kellers, are struggling to refinance their home because they owe more than their home is worth. The Kellers purchased their $168,000 home fourteen years ago, yet now it is only worth $100,000.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Although Mitt Romney's commencement address Saturday at Liberty University is expected to focus mainly on non-policy related topics, he is expected to discuss his position on same-sex marriage in his speech to the evangelical Christian college.
A Romney campaign official, speaking on background in a conference call with reporters, said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will share some of his life experiences and lessons.
(CNN) – When President Barack Obama made his first public endorsement of same-sex marriage Wednesday, the political implications were murky – while it clearly helped the president with his liberal base, it was unclear whether moderate supporters and African-Americans would respond positively.
On Friday, the first poll taken after his ABC News interview showed 51% of Americans approved of the decision, compared to 45% who disapproved. The results from the Gallup survey, which was taken May 10, closely mirror recent polling of Americans on the issue of marriage equality.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – In North Carolina, not far from the site of this summer's Democratic convention, Mitt Romney made an appeal to swing state voters disillusioned with President Barack Obama.
"Right now we're finding people across the country that are experiencing some hard times and I think one of the reasons is because we have a president who's installed some of the old liberal policies from the past, and they didn't work then and they sure as heck aren't working now, and they'll not work in the future," Romney said at the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company on Friday.
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BREAKING: The Obama campaign raised $2 million in the 24 hours following the president's announcement that he personally support's same-sex marriage, a top Democratic source tells CNN’s Jessica Yellin.
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(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign says an update to the website of President Barack Obama's campaign is more than an update - it highlights an omission from the Obama administration's energy policy.
Obama's campaign website was recently updated to include "clean coal" in a graphic highlighting "President Obama's approach to energy independence." The change was highlighted by Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg, who said in a statement that "President Obama has broken his promise when it comes to pursuing energy independence."
(CNN) - It was Gotham City vs. Spidey on the basketball court with President Barack Obama Friday morning.
Obama shot hoops with superheroes Batman and Spider-Man - or rather the silver screen actors who played them, George Clooney and Tobey Maguire - while rounding out a West Coast visit, a White House official said.
(CNN) – A Democratic source told CNN Friday the Obama campaign raised $2 million dollars in donations in the 24 hours following the president's announcement he personally supports same-sex marriage.
(CNN) - After the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. first gained wide public recognition in the mid-1950s, he made a special request to evangelist Billy Graham.
King was poised to join Graham on one of his barnstorming crusades, but he would do so only on one condition. He asked Graham to publicly speak out against segregation, a request Graham declined, says San Diego State University historian Edward Blum.FULL STORY