(CNN) - Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said Wednesday she laughed when she first heard that actor Robert De Niro had used her name in a controversial joke.
“I took it for what it was: a joke,” Romney said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “We take everything so seriously.”
(CNN) - CNN's John King and panel members discuss "The Truth" of how an Etch A Sketch toy shook up the Romney campaign.
(CNN) – After Jeb Bush announced his support for Mitt Romney Wednesday morning, speculation swirled over whether the former Florida governor could be tapped as a running mate should Romney become the Republican presidential nominee.
But later in the day, Bush said he’d rather see the job go to someone else: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
Boulder City, Nevada (CNN) – President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day energy tour on Wednesday with a stop here at the largest photovoltaic – producing voltage from energy sources such as light – solar facility in the United States, Copper Mountain Solar 1.
Speaking just 30 miles south of the Las Vegas strip, Obama reaffirmed his administration's commitment to an "all of the above" approach to domestic energy production, and called the solar sector an "industry on the rise."FULL STORY
Washington CNN) - With less than two weeks before federal money runs out for transportation projects across the country, a partisan showdown is developing between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over passing a new bill.
The standoff, based on sharply differing views about the overall expense of the bill and how to pay for it, jeopardizes thousands of road and bridge construction projects.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Mitt Romney asks Republicans to unite behind him, but a new gaffe is giving his competitors reason to keep fighting. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.
Lake Charles, Louisiana (CNN) - During a question and answer session in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday, a man stood up and said that, among other things, President Obama "is a Muslim."
"I believe that Obama is not stupid," the man began. "I also believe that, number one, Obama is a Muslim."
Arbutus, Maryland (CNN) – Mitt Romney promised Wednesday that he would not change his positions if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, hours after a top adviser compared the general election to an Etch A Sketch toy and claimed that Romney can "shake it up" and "start all over again" in the fall.
That remark - uttered by longtime Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on CNN Wednesday morning - was pounced on by the Obama campaign and Romney's GOP rivals, who called it another sign of Romney's willingness to change his positions for political gain.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 21, 2012 | 5 p.m.
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JUST IN: Ann Romney to appear on Piers Morgan Tonight at 9 p.m. ET… Happy Anniversary, Honey.
(CNN) – A new, Democratic-aligned super PAC has entered the scene, and among their goals: "We have plans to turn Texas red to blue by 2016," spokeswoman Lorena Chambers said.
PAC+ says the official Democratic Party committees are rightly focused on the next election. But this group, billed as "The People's Super PAC," is focusing a national fundraising effort on voter identification and outreach in six states aimed at success in 2016 and beyond. They announced plans to inform and mobilize scores of Democratic voters - particularly "people of color and progressive whites," the group said in a statement.