Washington (CNN) - When the topic turned to contraception and reproductive rights at CNN's debate in Arizona on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich went on the attack, saying that in 2008 "not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide."
It's a striking claim, and he's not the only Republican presidential candidate making it. Speaking at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum last March, Rick Santorum said, "any child born prematurely, according to the president, in his own words, can be killed."FULL STORY
Mt. Clemens, Michigan (CNN) – On a swing Friday through a Michigan restaurant called The Mitt, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself musing about his uncommon moniker.
"You know, I've almost never met anyone with my name," he told a group of supporters at the restaurant, which has not opened for business yet. "Maybe two people in the entire country have told me their name is Mitt, and that's over a lifetime of listening for someone to say they named their kid Mitt. Somehow that name just did not catch."
Detroit (CNN) – When Mitt Romney delivered his much-hyped speech here Friday on his plans to fix the economy, much of the buzz surrounding the event focused on anything but economics.
The optics of Romney's speech, hosted and organized by the Detroit Economic Club, were not ideal for a campaign meticulous about image control.
(CNN) – Rick Santorum's lead among registered Republicans nationwide fell to a six-point margin with rival Mitt Romney, according to a poll out Friday.
The figures from the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll show Santorum with the backing on 33% of registered Republicans, while Romney had the support of 27%.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will now appear on the Indiana primary ballot.
The state's election commission voted Friday to put the former Pennsylvania senator on the ballot after the Republican Party in the state ruled in early February that he failed to file enough signatures to qualify for the state's May 8 contest.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will spend Friday stumping for votes Michigan, where polls show the two candidates in a virtual tie four days before what has emerged as a critical contest in the fight for the GOP nomination.
A Romney loss in his childhood home state would undermine the former governor's claim to frontrunner status and throw the GOP race into turmoil. A Santorum win would clearly establish the former Pennsylvania senator as the main conservative challenger to Romney heading into the March 6 Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy opened up about his lifelong battle with addiction on Friday, asserting that recovery is still a "day to day process." Kennedy is son of the late Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy. He left public office last year after eight terms in the House.
In an interview set to air on CNN's "John King, USA," Kennedy told Congressional Correspondent Kate Bolduan that leaving public office was the right decision.
(CNN) – Rick Santorum has been off the campaign trail since Wednesday's CNN Arizona Republican Presidential Debate, but he returns on Friday evening with a harsh critique of Mitt Romney on energy, the economy and his conservative values.
"Governor Romney described himself as resolute on that debate stage," Santorum is slated to say in Lincoln Park, Michigan, according to his campaign. "There's no question that he's resolute – trouble is he's resolutely liberal."
(CNN) - As Mitt Romney gets ready to face union protests Friday over his opposition to the 2008-2009 bailouts of the auto industry, two new polls are somewhat at odds over where Americans stand on the issue.
According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, 51% of Americans say they disapprove of the financial bailouts for General Motors and Chrysler, which at the time were in danger of failing. Forty-four percent say they approve of the government's action. The survey indicates a partisan divide, with more than six in ten Democrats supporting the bailouts, nearly three-quarters of Republicans opposing them, and independent voters divided, with 45% approving and 50% saying they disapprove of the bailouts.