August 25th, 2012
08:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Exclusive CNN Photos: Sanford engaged to Argentinean girlfriend

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is engaged to his longtime Argentinean girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur.

A source close to Sanford provided pictures of the couple, along with a statement from the former governor, to CNN exclusively.
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Filed under: Gov. Mark Sanford • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
BREAKING: GOP delays start of convention until Tuesday
August 25th, 2012
06:44 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: GOP delays start of convention until Tuesday

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - The Republican National Convention has cancelled the program's first day due to Tropical Storm Isaac, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Saturday.

The convention will convene on Monday and then immediately recess until the following afternoon, Priebus said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Republican National Convention
Florida Gov. canceling his Monday, Tuesday convention activities
August 25th, 2012
06:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida Gov. canceling his Monday, Tuesday convention activities

(CNN) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is canceling his Sunday and Monday activities at the Republican National Convention, but will remain in Tampa to monitor and coordinate a response to the storm as it passes the Florida Keys, a spokesman for the governor said Saturday.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Scott
'Birther' bill supporters among GOP Platform Committee members
August 25th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
2 years ago

'Birther' bill supporters among GOP Platform Committee members

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - At an event in Michigan on Friday, Mitt Romney joked about the veracity of President Obama's birth certificate and once again called attention to the GOP's awkward dance with a grassroots movement that has long questioned the president's citizenship and eligibility to hold office.

While the "birther" cause seems confined to the harebrained fringes of American politics, it's actually somewhat closer to the official domain of Republican politics than party leaders would like to admit.
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Political figures react to Neil Armstrong's death
President Richard Nixon met with Apollo 11 astronauts Edwin Aldrin, Jr., Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong outside the White House.
August 25th, 2012
04:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Political figures react to Neil Armstrong's death

(CNN) - Major political figures, including President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, reacted on Saturday to the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

President Barack Obama

"Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong. Neil was among the greatest of American heroes – not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable – that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible. And when Neil stepped foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, he delivered a moment of human achievement that will never be forgotten.

"Today, Neil's spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown – including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure – sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step."
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Filed under: 2012 • John Boehner • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman
Romney-Ryan rally aims to get back campaign back on message
August 25th, 2012
12:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney-Ryan rally aims to get back campaign back on message

Powell, Ohio (CNN) - With two days to go until the start of the Republican convention, and following a week of distractions, Mitt Romney tried to get the focus back on the economy and President Barack Obama as he teamed up with running mate Paul Ryan at a campaign event Saturday in the crucial battleground state of Ohio.

In front of a crowd that numbered in the thousands, the GOP challenger took the attack to the president, saying that Obama has not lived up to his promises.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Romney promises better leadership on employment
August 25th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney promises better leadership on employment

(CNN) - In his weekly podcast, Mitt Romney called out President Barack Obama for weak leadership on the economy, and said that under his administration, "help is on the way."

"Anxiety has never been higher," Romney said in the remarks, noting that unemployment increased in 44 states in the latest week reported. "Another new report out of Washington warns that higher unemployment and a double-dip recession will be a reality next year unless immediate steps are taken to avert what they're calling a 'fiscal cliff.' "
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • unemployment
August 25th, 2012
10:20 AM ET
2 years ago

What campaign apps can learn about you

(CNN) - CNN's Athena Jones looks at the presidential campaign apps and the privacy concerns they may raise.


Filed under: 2012
Court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID law
August 25th, 2012
09:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID law

Washington (CNN) - South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.

A weeklong trial will kick off in Washington before a panel of three judges who will decide whether the law should take effect. It is one of several legal challenges to voter identification laws nationwide.

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Filed under: 2012 • South Carolina
On the Trail: Saturday, August 25
August 25th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: Saturday, August 25

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will campaign together for the second consecutive day on Saturday, holding a joint event at a family farm in Powell, Ohio. Following the event, the two travel to New Hampshire.

President Barack Obama is off the campaign trail, but Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Chatham, Massachusetts on Saturday evening.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • On the Trail
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