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February 29th, 2012
09:47 PM ET

White House salutes war vets at dinner

The President and The First Lady are hosting a dinner tonight in honor of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. CNN's Chris Lawrence had a chance to catch up with some of the veterans in advance of tonight's dinner.

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February 29th, 2012
08:07 PM ET

NASCAR's John King meets CNN's John King

CNN's John King speaks with NASCAR driver John King about his big win at the Daytona International Speedway.

Filed under: Interview • JKUSA
February 29th, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Killer Tornado Strikes Mid-West

John King speaks with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn about the deadly tornado and efforts to begin the clean up.

Filed under: Interview • JKUSA
Franklin Graham apologizes for questioning Obama's faith commitment
Franklin Graham's has previously raised doubts about President Obama's Christianity.
February 29th, 2012
11:38 AM ET

Franklin Graham apologizes for questioning Obama's faith commitment

(CNN) – The Rev. Franklin Graham on Tuesday apologized for publicly raising questions about President Barack Obama’s Christian faith, saying “I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama.”

The statement from Graham came in response to a letter from faith leaders associated with the NAACP that said Graham’s statements “have enormous negative effects for America and are especially harmful to the Christian witness.”

In a television interview last week that provoked huge media attention, Graham appeared to question the sincerity of Obama’s Christian commitment.

"You have to ask him,” Graham said, pondering whether Obama is Christian. “I cannot ask that question for anybody."

Check out the full story here on CNN's Belief Blog.

Post your comments to our blog. What do you think about Franklin Graham's apology?

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February 29th, 2012
11:29 AM ET

How the gender gap helped Mitt Romney

CNN's John King looks at the important role that the gender gap in Michigan voters played in Mitt Romney's primary win.

Filed under: 2012 • Magic Wall
February 29th, 2012
11:25 AM ET

Economy top issue for GOP in Michigan

In case you missed last night's coverage, CNN's John King uses the Magic Wall to break down the most important issue for Republicans in Michigan.

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CNN LIVE: Arizona, Michigan and beyond
February 28th, 2012
03:52 PM ET

CNN LIVE: Arizona, Michigan and beyond

Who will come out on top in Arizona and Michigan? Tune in tonight to CNN to watch the results as they come in live!

Atlanta (CNN) – We are focused Tuesday on the results of the Republican battle for Michigan and Arizona, but the candidates are already looking beyond these primaries with a sharp eye on Super Tuesday.

Conventional wisdom says Michigan is a must win for Mitt Romney, while public polling shows the former Massachusetts governor is in position to easily win Arizona and its 29 delegates.

Check out the full story here on our Political Ticker.

Filed under: 2012 • Elections
February 28th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– One Way Road: Santorum is in it to win it as the GOP falls into it’s familiar pattern of raising social issues to drive it’s base voters. Note to Democrats: you have a base that you can pander to as well.

– U Turn Ok: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will most certainly face a recall as organizers have delivered almost twice as many signatures as needed. Note to Republicans: It is not a good idea to inspire people against your own party’s politicians.

– Two Way Street: Latina leaders in the swing state of Colorado are holding their first fundraiser for a new group, American Dream PAC, designed to flex political muscle. Note to both parties: don’t underestimate this group or it’s inevitable off-spring.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Democrats for Santorum? The campaign is certainly seizing on antipathy for Mitt Romney to win in Michigan, but at what cost? I continue to think the campaigns are playing to their weaknesses, not their strengths. I want a new candidate in the race.

– I admit I am in the minority here, but having gone back to the news archive from 2009-2010, I continue to believe the "women's health" rhetoric about Barack Obama's attack on faithful Christians — and I do view it as an attack on faithful Christians — is this year's "Party of No." In 2010, Democrats, reporters and "ranking Republicans on background" were all convinced the angry tea party mob had turned the GOP into a Party of No that would turn off independent voters. They even had polling to show that. And yet . . .

– Two new Georgia polls are out. One is by WSB-TV out of Atlanta (I've got a radio show on WSB Radio) and the other by 11 Alive/Survey USA. WSB shows Romney at 20%, behind Gingrich and Santorum. 11 Alive shows him at 23% behind Gingrich and Santorum. While neither Gingrich nor Santorum is on the Virginia ballot, if Romney gets less than 20% in Georgia, the state with the most delegates at stake on Super Tuesday, he will get zero delegates from Georgia, offsetting Virginia and keeping this race going.

Editor's Note: The blog is a place for a freewheeling exchange of ideas and opinions. CNN does not endorse anything said by its contributors.

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February 27th, 2012
10:19 PM ET

Democrats supporting Santorum?

Some Michigan Democrats have committed to vote for Santorum in an attempt to hurt Romney. Dana Bash reports.

Filed under: 2012 • JKUSA
February 27th, 2012
07:33 PM ET

Discussing Syria, Iran and Michigan

John King and Rep. Mike Rogers discuss Syria, Iran and the GOP race in Michigan.

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