Mitt Romney confirms he will not run for president in 2016

Saturday, 31 January 2015 07:29
January 31, 2015, 7:05 AM|After hinting that he was considering another pass at the White House, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced Friday that he would not run for the office for a third time. Romney said it was time for the next generation of party leaders to emerge. Julianna Goldman reports from Washington, D.C.
What Mitt Romney's announcement means for the 2016 presidential election
Saturday, 31 January 2015 07:29
January 31, 2015, 7:07 AM|Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016 has a big impact on other potential nominees like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. Phil Mattingly, national political correspondent for Bloomberg, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with more.
Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles
Friday, 30 January 2015 22:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. Companies have been hiring at healthy rates for the past year. Layoffs hover near historic lows. Auto sales are strong. Gas prices have sunk. Congressional budget fights have faded. Americans are increasingly confident. All that fed a surge of consumer spending last quarter, offsetting weaker…
What's behind Romney's decision not to run?
Friday, 30 January 2015 20:14
January 30, 2015, 8:30 PM|New York Times national political reporter Amy Chozick tells CBSN why Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 presidential election. She also explains Hillary Clinton's strategy of waiting to announce her intentions.
U.S. ground troops could be needed in Iraq: Chuck Hagel
Friday, 30 January 2015 19:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help turn back Islamic State forces. Hagel, who announced his resignation under pressure in November, told CNN all options must be considered in Iraq, including sending troops for non-combat roles such as gathering intelligence and locating Islamic State targets. "I think it may require a forward deployment…
Clues that Romney wouldn't run
Friday, 30 January 2015 18:41
Story highlightsMitt Romney announced Friday he won't run for president again -- a decision he made a week agoWhile in Mississippi on Wednesday, he may have offered some hints that he wasn't going to be running Washington (CNN)While Mitt Romney announced he wouldn't run for president on Friday, he had personally come to that decision a week prior -- well before he made campaign-style stop in Starkville Mississippi, on Wednesday that kept the national press…
Would-be 2016 foes welcome decision
Friday, 30 January 2015 17:36
Washington (CNN)Potential 2016 contenders breathed a sigh of relief Friday and welcomed their once-potential foe Mitt Romney's decision not to chase a third run for the White House. Romney's decision came exactly three weeks after he told a roomful of donors that he was seriously considering a run for president, a move that shook up the field of prospective GOP presidential candidates. But on Friday Romney's would-be foes showered praise on the former 2012 Republican…
Wall Street wasn't ready for more Mitt
Friday, 30 January 2015 17:36
Story highlightsPrivate equity could be back in the spotlight if Mitt Romney runs for presidentIndustry took a beating when Romney ran in 2012 New York (CNN)Add Wall Streeters to the growing list of Republican power players uneasy about the prospect of another Mitt Romney bid for the White House. The corridors of high finance were the target of intense hostility during Romney's last presidential run. President Barack Obama's campaign successfully seized on the former Massachusetts…
Wider path for Jeb Bush
Friday, 30 January 2015 17:36
Story highlightsBush cements role as establishment favoriteChristie has chance to compete for Romney donorsRomney looks to new Republican generation Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney's decision to pass on 2016 anoints Jeb Bush as the clear establishment favorite in the Republican presidential race and lays down a challenge to the party's divided conservatives. Though the first contests will not take place in early voting states for a year, Romney's swerve, announced on a conference call with supporters on…
Romney bows out after three weeks
Friday, 30 January 2015 17:36
Story highlightsRomney made decision not to run last SundayHe didn't inform many advisers until Thursday night Washington (CNN)In the end, as it always has been with Mitt Romney, it was about the data. Three weeks to the day since he informed a group of Republican financiers in New York that he was serious about a third presidential bid, Romney on Friday finally pulled the plug on his long and sometimes agonizing political career, telling supporters…
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