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  • Romney Taking Credit for Auto Industry Success Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 7:21 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign stop at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama.

    Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies.

  • Giuliani: ‘No Lingering Doubts’ About Mitt Romney Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    After an extended silence on the Republican presidential candidates, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed presumptive nominee Mitt Romney as the guy to turn around America.

  • Obamacare Will Bankrupt States: Texas Gov. Perry Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    If the U.S. Supreme Court finds the Obama mandatory health insurance law constitutional "it's going to basically bankrupt the states," Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC.

  • Delegate-Rich Illinois the Focus of GOP Next Week Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:22 PM ET
    Rick Santorum | Mitt Romney

    After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest -- a friendly region for him -- in hopes of regaining his front-runner's momentum when Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday.

  • Voter ID Laws: Are They Necessary to Stop Fraud? Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Voter fraud is either rampant and requires strict measures like photo IDs to stop it—or—it's an overblown dispute, only being used as a weapon to keep certain groups from the polls.

  • Santorum Bets on Convention for Nomination Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) addresses the Detroit Economic Club February 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

    Rick Santorum says his path to the  presidential nomination counts on continued chaos in the field and a fractured GOP arriving at its nominating convention in late summer.

  • Romney's Victories Leave GOP Leaders Unimpressed Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Capital University on February 29, 2012 in Bexley, Ohio.

    Some of the undecided superdelegates say they expect the former Massachusetts governor to be the eventual nominee but, like many Republican voters, they're not quite ready to embrace him.

  • Gingrich Is Pressed to Drop Out Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:07 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addresses the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce during a campaign stop March 6, 2012 in Duluth, Georgia.

    A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to drop out.

  • US Is 'in Danger of Becoming Europe': Mitt Romney Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a Super Tuesday event at the Westin Copley Place March 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    The US economy is "in danger of becoming a carbon copy of European nations" because of President Obama's "big-government" policies, GOP contender Mitt Romney told CNBC Wednesday.

  • A day after winning the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday.

    Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum in the battleground state of Ohio, bringing his total to five states for Super Tuesday. Rick Santorum won three states.

  • Analysis: Romney Must Ease Independents' Concerns Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 1:03 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) holds two babies during a campaign rally at West Hills Elementary School March 4, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Mitt Romney's uninspiring showing in Super Tuesday's primaries nonetheless moves him closer to the Republican presidential nomination. But a string of events and voter data underscore his challenge in winning independent voters turned off by the long, divisive primary.

  • Obama Loses Dem Primary in 15 Oklahoma Counties Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Iran

    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties.

  • Santorum Is Back with Super Tuesday Wins Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:38 PM ET
    Rick Santorum wins in North Dakota.

    fter four straight losses to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum  won at least three states  on Super Tuesday and was aggressively challenging Romney in the night's marquee race in Ohio.

  • Gingrich Wins Georgia, Predicts Third Comeback Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:26 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich wave after being declared the winner of the primary in Georgia during the election night rally at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel on March 6, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia

    Rewarded with a home state win, Newt Gingrich cast the presidential campaign as a contest between elites and Main Street and said that Americans are rewarding his "power of ideas."

  • Santorum Draws Conservatives in Ohio GOP Contest Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:10 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum wins Tennessee.

    Rick Santorum was drawing strong support Tuesday from the most conservative voters in Ohio's Republican presidential primary, according to early results of an exit poll of voters.

  • Super Tuesday Exit Polls: Economy Is Key Issue Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 8:42 PM ET

    The economy is weighing heavily on voters' minds from north to south, even as Super Tuesday is showcasing vastly different slices of the Republican electorate, according to early exit polls conducted for The Associated Press in seven states.

  • Romney and Santorum Battle on Super Tuesday Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 2:26 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall style meeting at Taylor Winfield on March 5, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio.

    Mitt Romney is trying to  solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum is fighting to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states cast ballots on Super Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump: Romney Could Beat Obama     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    "I think Ohio will be a very pleasant surprise for Romney," says Donald Trump, The Trump Organization chairman/president. Trump shares his thoughts on why GOP candidate Mitt Romney will do well during today's Super Tuesday primaries, win the Republican nomination, and ultimately beat President Obama in this year's presidential election.

  • Donald Trump: Romney Could Beat Obama     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    "I think Ohio will be a very pleasant surprise for Romney," says Donald Trump, The Trump Organization chairman/president. Trump shares his thoughts on why GOP candidate Mitt Romney will do well during today's Super Tuesday primaries, win the Republican nomination, and ultimately beat President Obama in this year's presidential election.

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