February 28th, 2014
03:26 PM ET
2 months ago

Political Circus: Rogen gets the last word

Actor Seth Rogen was on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Alzheimer's research. He got a laugh with the requisite "House of Cards" reference.

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Filed under: Political Circus
April 8th, 2012
03:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich says it's not yet time to end campaign

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he'll do everything he can to support Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's presidential nominee when that time comes. But that time hasn't come yet.

"I think you have to be realistic, given the size of his organization, given the number of primaries he's won. He is far and away the most likely Republican nominee," Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday." "And if he does get to 1,144 delegates, I'll support him. I'll do everything I can this fall to help him defeat (President Barack) Obama."

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
March 16th, 2012
07:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Santorum divide time in Puerto Rico, Illinois

(CNN) – The issue of whether English should be a requirement for Puerto Rico to be considered for statehood lasted for a third day - two days ahead of the U.S. territory's Republican presidential primary - and provided Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum with opportunities to take shots at each other.

The back and forth began Wendesday, when Santorum said while campaigning in Puerto Rico that English should be the principal language in Puerto Rico before it could gain statehood. Puerto Rico will vote on a statehood referendum in November.

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Filed under: 2012 • Illinois • Mitt Romney • Puerto Rico • Rick Santorum
Romney scores Nevada win as race heads to other states
February 5th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney scores Nevada win as race heads to other states

Las Vegas (CNN) – Mitt Romney swept into victory in the Nevada caucuses, sliding back into frontrunner status with his second win in a row as the race for the Republican nomination heads to other states.

The former Massachusetts governor moves to the next phase as the first candidate in this campaign cycle to score consecutive victories days after his Florida win.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
Is Obama ready to mess with Texas? 'Not a chance'
April 19th, 2011
05:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Is Obama ready to mess with Texas? 'Not a chance'

(CNN) - When President Obama sat down at the White House with a Texas television station Monday, one of the four interviews he did with local TV reporters, he may have also raised speculation that Democrats think solidly red Texas might be in play in 2012.

Democrats think the state's surging Latino population, 37.6 percent of Texans in the 2010 Census, which voted nearly 2-1 for Obama in 2008, could be the key to victory.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Texas
A rush of deals in Congress follows 'shellacking'
December 28th, 2010
08:04 AM ET
3 years ago

A rush of deals in Congress follows 'shellacking'

(CNN) - The year in Washington began with Republicans complaining that President Obama and Democrats were ramming health care reform down their throats and ended with House Democrats complaining that Obama and Republicans were ramming a tax cut deal down their throats.

In between, there was a major shift in power as Democrats saw their short-lived control of Congress end in a midterm "shellacking," as Obama called it, fueled by the Tea Party movement on the right and a distaste for politics as usual in the middle.

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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • Congress • President Obama
November 2nd, 2010
09:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Five things to watch on Election Day

(CNN) – Against the backdrop of a bitterly divided Congress and an angry and frustrated electorate, the most expensive midterm election in history finally comes to a climax Tuesday as America votes on 37 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

Here are five things to watch as the day plays out:
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Filed under: 2010