Newt Gingrich has been seizing every chance he gets to essentially call Mitt Romney a liar. What he isn't doing is giving many specifics about why he believes that. Without backing up his claims, Gingrich's constant repetition is starting to sound like nothing more than name-calling.
From CNN Writer/Producer Karen Waygood: Are you looking for an inexpensive vacation - one the kids will never forget? Head to Crystal River, Florida and swim with the manatees! A special shout-out to Michael Lusk of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for all the "dos and don'ts" of hanging out with these gentle giants.
Today in the Newsroom, we're discussing why gas prices have been so high - and why analysts are saying 2012 could smash records again.
Last year brought the highest annual average gas price in U.S. history.
Now, analysts are saying get set for a national average over $4 - with some U.S. residents potentially shelling out nearly $5 a gallon.
I'll be showing you an interactive map from gasbuddy.com that can help you track down cheaper gas in your area.
And here's a site from the U.S. government aimed at helping you save as well.
Which sites do you use? Post below, or join our discussions at Facebook or Twitter.
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray dishes on new school lunch rules and explains why a healthy lunch is so important.
Brooke Baldwin answers your Twitter questions about what she hears in her ear from our producers, and responds to CNN's John King about the mystery of where her Ugg boots go when she's on TV.
Ahead of Thursday's debate in Jacksonville, political blogger Nate Silver joins Brooke to discuss the GOP race. Silver explains why he thinks this debate could be the most important of the entire campaign.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks life in special ops, and secret kudos from the President with former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens.
By Ed Parry, Writer/Producer, CNN Newsroom
Herman Cain – he’s not seeking votes anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped campaigning.
The former GOP presidential front-runner, Mr. 999, the guy who gave the tea party movement's response to the State of the Union address, and current BFF of Stephen Colbert paid a visit to Kyra Phillips in CNN’s Studio 7 Thursday.
In honor of his 999 plan, here are nine things we learned about Citizen (rather than candidate) Cain:
1) On his relationship with Stephen Colbert:
Cain says Colbert (and Jon Stewart) reach young voters – and that’s who Cain says he wants to inspire. Doesn’t he worry that Colbert is using him as a punchline? Not really. “It’s a mutual use.”
2) On GOP nastiness:
The divisive attacks discourage people from wanting to be part of the process.
3) On Romney:
He could beat President Obama. But he needs to be more specific with his plans for the economy and job creation. His current plan “isn’t cutting it.”
4) On Newt:
He can be bold. He’s been accused of being extreme. But he could beat Obama in November too. It all depends on how he hones his message before the general election
5) On why he likes Newt:
Because even though he’s a career politician, “he got out of politics for a while so his head could clear. That’s a positive.”
6) On why he’s not endorsing anyone:
Because solutions are more important than a person he endorses.
7) On the president’s State of the Union address:
Small ideas. Stop picking winners and losers. Let the marketplace do that.
8) On the tax code:
Toss it. Re-draw it. Please. Now. It will solve so many other problems.
9) On tonight’s GOP debate in Jacksonville:
Specifics please, on how to grow the economy, create jobs, inspire hiring, and get government out of the way. Have a great day.
Economist and author Ben Stein explains to Brooke why he thinks that President Obama's tax and short term loan plan is fair, adding that raising taxes on millionaires is necessary if the United States is to avoid financial default.