Romney talks faith, pranks in Christian television interview
May 12th, 2012
09:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney talks faith, pranks in Christian television interview

(CNN) – He’ll pass on “pastor in chief,” but Mitt Romney may just fit a different bill: prankster in chief.

The GOP presidential contender talked about his faith and penchant for pranks in a Saturday television interview conducted after his commencement address at an evangelical university.
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Sen. Paul: I didn't think Obama's 'views on marriage could get any gayer'
May 12th, 2012
05:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Paul: I didn't think Obama's 'views on marriage could get any gayer'

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul on Friday brushed off Barack Obama's recent reversal on same-sex marriage by saying he didn't think the president's views "could get any gayer."

The remarks from the Republican senator from Kentucky scored laughs among those attending an event held by Iowa's Faith and Freedom Coalition, a video uploaded on Saturday to the conservative website "The Iowa Republican" shows.
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Filed under: Iowa • President Obama • Rand Paul • Same-sex marriage
For Liberty students, graduation a moment of celebration, with or without Romney’s speech
May 12th, 2012
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

For Liberty students, graduation a moment of celebration, with or without Romney’s speech

Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN) – When Michelle Berry got up this morning, she wasn’t thinking about Mitt Romney. For her, this day was a long time coming.

Berry, a 48-year old senior at Liberty University, has dreamed of college graduation for a long time. After finishing high school 30-years ago, Berry got her associates degree in nursing. Until today, a bachelor’s degree has eluded her.

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Romney builds inter-faith bridge in Liberty U commencement address
May 12th, 2012
11:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney builds inter-faith bridge in Liberty U commencement address

Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney used the commencement address he delivered Saturday at Liberty University to draw lines between the faith of the evangelical university - especially its founder, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell - and his own.

Among the shared values are Romney's view on marriage, which the GOP presidential candidate raised on Saturday for the first time in a speech since President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he personally supports same-sex marriages.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Same-sex marriage • Virginia
Photo: Overhead at Romney commencement address
May 12th, 2012
10:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Photo: Overhead at Romney commencement address

Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN) – A banner reading "GOP = Higher school debt" trailed a plane flying above the Liberty University commencement, where presumptive GOP nominee Romney was to speak Saturday morning.

The left-leaning group MoveOn.org hired the plane and banner, the group said in a statement.

- CNN's Dan Merica and Marlena Baldacci contributed to this report


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On same-sex adoption, Romney may rile social conservatives
May 12th, 2012
10:12 AM ET
3 years ago

On same-sex adoption, Romney may rile social conservatives

(CNN) - When Mitt Romney said in an interview Friday it was up to states to determine the rights of gay couples to adopt children, he was expressing a view that many moderate conservatives hold regarding rights for same-sex couples. However, Romney's stance puts him at odds with many social conservatives, whose support he's continuing to court and whose votes he'll need to win the White House in November.

"In my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that's something that people have a right to do," Romney said in an interview with Fox News Thursday. "But to call that marriage is something that in my view is a departure from the real meaning of that word."
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ON THE TRAIL: May 12, 2012
May 12th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
3 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 12, 2012

(CNN) – The candidates and their campaigns hold public events Saturday, with Mitt Romney in Virginia, President Barack Obama in Washington, and a Romney surrogate in Oklahoma.

See their schedules after the jump.
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May 12th, 2012
08:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum to Romney: 'Step up' and use 'potent weapon' of same sex marriage

Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum is urging Mitt Romney to "step up" and weaponize the issue of same-sex marriage.

"This is a very potent weapon, if you will, for Governor Romney if he's willing to step up and take advantage of a president who is very much out of touch with the values of America," Santorum said in an eye-opening live interview with Arkansas TV station KARK, a CNN affiliate.
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Rep. Noem remembers her college graduation - last year
May 12th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Rep. Noem remembers her college graduation - last year

(CNN) – Rep. Kristi Noem is remembering something that many adults do at this time of year: her graduation.

But unlike for many 40-year-olds, Noem's college diploma came last year.
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