Rubio unleashes harsh attack on Obama in South Carolina
May 19th, 2012
09:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Rubio unleashes harsh attack on Obama in South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – Florida Sen. Marco Rubio condemned President Barack Obama on Saturday in unusually harsh terms, calling him one the most “divisive” and “destructive” political figures the country has ever seen.

“For all the policy disagreements that we have with our president, it is hard to understate how much he inspired people across this country four years ago,” Rubio said at a fundraising dinner for South Carolina Republicans.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • South Carolina
Gingrich stumps for Romney, calls for unity
May 19th, 2012
07:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich stumps for Romney, calls for unity

(CNN) – In his first campaign swing for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich this weekend called for party unity and a need to rally behind the likely GOP presidential nominee.

"We're now all on the same team, period," Gingrich said at the Georgia GOP convention Friday, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
NAACP backs same-sex marriage
May 19th, 2012
07:23 PM ET
2 years ago

NAACP backs same-sex marriage

(CNN) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Saturday announced its backing of same-sex marriage, more than a week after President Barack Obama also expressed support for the issue.

"The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people," Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP's board of directors, said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • NAACP • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
Hunger strike against Hatch?
May 19th, 2012
03:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Hunger strike against Hatch?

(CNN) - The longest McKay Christensen has ever gone without food is 36 hours.

But now he's vowed to give up eating altogether in a bizarre protest against Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, saying he won't take a bite until the veteran GOP senator agrees to take part in a televised debate ahead of the state's June primary.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Romney is on a boat
May 19th, 2012
02:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney is on a boat

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) – Likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney took a day off from the campaign trail Saturday to spend some alone time on a boat in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

As seen in the photo above, Romney got out on the waves with Secret Service as company. Earlier this week, the former Massachusetts governor told reporters he was planning for a rare, quiet afternoon.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
May 19th, 2012
12:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Minnesota same-sex marriage fight re-energized - on both sides

Minneapolis (CNN) – Minneapolis is a conflicted city. It's home to one of the largest gay pride festivals in the Midwest and was once dubbed the "gayest city in America" by The Advocate magazine. The metropolitan area is also home to the conservative power base of Rep. Michele Bachmann.

And in six months, voters there and across the state will decide whether to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

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Filed under: 2012 • Minnesota • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
McMahon takes first at Conn. GOP convention
May 19th, 2012
12:27 PM ET
2 years ago

McMahon takes first at Conn. GOP convention

(CNN) - Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon won the Connecticut Republican convention by a wide margin Friday night, crossing one hurdle in her second bid for a U.S. Senate seat from the state in two years.

"My family and I are humbled by the overwhelming support we received tonight at the Connecticut Republican Convention," she wrote on her Facebook page.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Senate
Obama calls for financial regulation, GOP for budget in weekly addresses
May 19th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama calls for financial regulation, GOP for budget in weekly addresses

(CNN) – After a rough week in the investment industry, President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to urge Congress to stand by increased regulations of Wall Street, while Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin continued the Republican call for the Democratic-led Senate to pass a budget.

The recession was caused by Wall Street treating the "financial system like a casino," and this week’s $2 billion loss suffered by JPMorgan Chase could have cost taxpayers, Obama said.
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Filed under: Budget • President Obama • Ron Johnson