February 24th, 2012
04:33 PM ET
8 years ago

Fact-checking Gingrich's charge Obama voted in favor of 'infanticide'

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."

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Filed under: Fact Check • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
Mitt at The Mitt
February 24th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
8 years ago

Mitt at The Mitt

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."
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Filed under: Michigan • Mitt Romney
Trying optics at Romney event
February 24th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
8 years ago

Trying optics at Romney event

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Santorum lead shrinking in national poll
February 24th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
8 years ago

Santorum lead shrinking in national poll

(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%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls • Rick Santorum
Santorum will appear on Indiana primary ballot
February 24th, 2012
01:28 PM ET
8 years ago

Santorum will appear on Indiana primary ballot

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Rick Santorum
Top GOP rivals focus on Michigan
February 24th, 2012
12:35 PM ET
8 years ago

Top GOP rivals focus on Michigan

(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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Republicans
February 24th, 2012
12:35 PM ET
8 years ago

Kennedy: Recovery is a 'day to day process'

(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.
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Santorum plans fiery Friday night blows against Romney
February 24th, 2012
12:28 PM ET
8 years ago

Santorum plans fiery Friday night blows against Romney

(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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Polls: Americans split over auto bailout support
A car is manufactured on the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
February 24th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
8 years ago

Polls: Americans split over auto bailout support

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Auto Bailout • Mitt Romney • Polls
Santorum's new ad shifts to economy
February 24th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
8 years ago

Santorum's new ad shifts to economy

(CNN) – Rick Santorum's latest ad in Michigan continues to take on rival Mitt Romney, but over the economy in this round.

The 30-second spot contrasts Santorum's economic plan with Romney's past support of the Wall Street bailouts.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Rick Santorum
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