April 25, 2012 |
The Republican National Committee officially declared Mitt Romney the party's presumptive nominee Wednesday and announced steps toward a full merger of the two entities' campaign infrastructure. The move comes after a night in which Romney won all five Northeast states that held primaries, giving him another major delegate boost even though he's still shy of the 1,144 he needs to formally clinch the nomination. The party already has taken steps to help its eventual nominee prepare for the general election, and said Wednesday it is clear Romney will be their candidate.
March 13, 2012 |
Rick Santorum has a litany of reasons Republicans shouldn't elect Mitt Romney as their nominee. But if it came down to it, Santorum would support him. At least that's what Santorum's top strategist, John Brabender, said Tuesday during a phone interview about Republican fracturing ahead of the Deep South dual primaries. At the end of the day, Brabender said, "they'll rally behind us and we'll rally behind them" to beat President Obama . "No one can unify [Republicans]
October 21, 2012 |
George S. McGovern, a three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota who was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1972 presidential contest, died today at age 90, the Associated Press reported. McGovern's campaign against President Nixon and the war in Southeast Asia attracted millions of angry, anti-establishment voters. But his bid for the White House was hurt by two factors: Nixon's effort to sabotage the Democrats, which became known as the Watergate affair, and McGovern's choice of Sen. Thomas Eagleton of Missouri as his running mate.
December 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The White House is again coming to the defense of a possible Cabinet nominee, even before President Obama makes up his mind on the post. White House spokesman Jay Carney backed up former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel on Thursday, saying the possible pick for secretary of Defense has been a "remarkable servant to this country. " "What I can tell you is that Sen. Hagel fought and bled for his country. He served his country well. He was an excellent senator," Carney told reporters.
April 30, 2013 |
Within minutes after they were nominated for Tony awards Tuesday morning, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the nominees tweeting their reactions. Lauper, the '80s pop goddess, received her first Tony nomination for writing the words and music for "Kinky Boots," which received the most nods overall with 13. She quickly sent out two tweets. "OmG! OMG!! wow we got nominated!! @KinkyBootsBway !!! OMG!!!" FULL COVERAGE: Tonys 2013 "I'm crying and jumping up and down!
January 16, 2012 |
In a tent revival-like warm-up before the 16th Republican presidential debate, Newt Gingrich, arriving about the time the event was scheduled to end, made the most pointed argument to a conservative gathering for why he, not Mitt Romney, should be the nominee. "I want to be very direct for a couple minutes," he said, as the inside of the white tent darkened in the dusk, leaving the former speaker of the House standing in a halo of light. "Unless a conservative wins on Saturday, we're going to end up with a moderate nominee who in my judgment will have a very, very hard time defeating Barack Obama.