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Entries by Elise Foley from 04/2012

Ron Johnson Endorses Mitt Romney: 'He's The Only Person That Really Has A Chance'

Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) endorsed Mitt Romney on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, two days before a primary in Johnson's home state th...

Paul Ryan: 'I Really Misspoke' In Saying Generals Did Not Support Obama Defense Budget

Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he had made a mistake last week in asserting that senior military leaders did not support the P...

Rick Santorum: If Mitt Romney Had 1,144 Delegates, I Would 'Without A Doubt' Drop Out

Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said on Sunday that he would drop out of the race if Mitt Romney gathered the 1,144 delegates needed ...

Joe Biden: Mitt Romney's Russia Comments 'Incredibly Revealing'

Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden went after Mitt Romney on Sunday for the Republican candidate's remarks on Russia last week, saying they reveal...

Rick Santorum Equates Mitt Romney With Barack Obama In New Ad

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum's campaign is up with an ad on Monday tying Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama, even morphing the president's face into that of his o...

Immigration Enforcement Nets Thousands In Six-Day Operation

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans accuse the Obama administration of shirking its responsibilities on immigration enforcement, the agency responsible for i...

Mitt Romney Adviser: Rick Santorum Wouldn't Be The VP Pick

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum said last week he would be a vice presidential candidate to Mitt Romney, if he couldn't be the nominee himself. The Romney campaign ...

Defense Of Marriage Act Challenged By Binational Same-Sex Couples

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five same-sex couples that are unable to obtain green cards for a foreign-born partner filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Defense of ...

Mitt Romney Video: Obama Slinging Mud, 'Err, Oil' To Distract From Gas Prices

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

The Mitt Romney campaign released a web video on Wednesday attacking the president for gas prices. The Obama campaign is "spending millions to slin...

Rick Santorum Backer Foster Friess Promises To Continue Donating

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum backer Foster Friess said Tuesday he will "absolutely not" close his wallet to the candidate despite Santorum's lagging poll numbers and...

Alabama Immigration Law Opponents Won't Be Joined By Top Auto Manufacturer

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top officer with Daimler Motor Company told opponents of Alabama's immigration law Wednesday that the corporation will not publicly ca...

Ed Gillespie Joins Mitt Romney Campaign As Senior Adviser

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney gained support from one more prominent member of the Republican establishment Thursday, as it was announced that Ed Gillespie, a political...

Texas Congressmen Endorse Mitt Romney

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Three members of Congress from Texas announced on Thursday they are endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination, calling into question w...

Alabama Immigration Law Authors File Bill To Amend It

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama lawmakers took the first step Thursday toward amending -- but not repealing -- the state's contested immigration law. Republ...

Rick Santorum Daughter Hospitalized

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Bella Santorum, the candidate's 3-year-old daughter who has had a history of health problems, was taken to the hospital on Friday morning. "Rick an...

Homeland Security's 'Secure Communities' Didn't Intentionally Deceive, Report Says

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began an immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities, designed to find ...

Indonesian Immigrants Inspire Pastor, Congresswoman To Fight To Protect Them From Deportation

Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Three men who fled persecution in their native Indonesia are now living in a New Jersey church to avoid deportation, as its pastor and members of Cong...

Mitt Romney Pulls Rick Santorum Attack Ad In Pennsylvania

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign is pulling down an ad in Pennsylvania going after Rick Santorum's record, as the former senator takes time off the trail to be ...

Herman Cain: I'd Support Mitt Romney For President

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain said on Tuesday he expects Mitt Romney to be the nominee and that he'd get behind the front-runner if he won...

Alabama Immigration Law Opponents Urge Democrats To Vote Against Revised Bill

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Republican lawmakers announced a bill last week that would revise the state's immigration law. Opponents of the law aren't impre...

Obama Campaign Celebrates 'Romneycare' Anniversary

Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign isn't about to let Mitt Romney forget about his health care law -- or that the president used it as a model for the Affordable Care...

Timothy Geithner Calls Mitt Romney Claims 'Misleading,' 'Ridiculous'

Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner threw water on one of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's claims about the economy and women, say...

Buffett Rule A 'Shiny Object': RNC Chairman

Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was dismissive Sunday of the Buffett Rule, calling it little more than a "shiny object" the pres...

David Axelrod: Criticizing Ryan Budget Not 'Empty Scare Tactics'

Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod rejected on Sunday the idea that the president is contradicting his "hope and change" message by attacking the...

GOP's List Of Latino Candidates Echoes Challenges With Latino Community

Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party is coming face to face with what could, for it, be a demographic calamity. Currently, just 12 percent of Latino reg...