Washington (CNN) - President Obama has been known to occasionally criticize the Bush administration, but he's rolling out the red carpet for a member of the former President's Cabinet.
On Friday, Mr. Obama is scheduled to sit down in the Oval Office with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
(CNN) – Several House Democrats facing tough re-election contests are openly boasting about how little they agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Mississippi Congressman Travis Childers says in his latest campaign commercial, "The leaders of both parties in Washington are out of touch and I'm independent. I voted against Nancy Pelosi's agenda 267 times."
Pennsylvania Democrat Mark Critz insists he's more in line with House Republican Leader John Boehner than Pelosi.
(CNN) – Heading into the final weeks of the election, Meg Whitman may be letting bygones become bygones.
"Californians deserve better than the traditional politics of slurs and personal attacks… But I accept [Jerry Brown's] apology," the Republican California gubernatorial candidate said of her opponent on Thursday in an interview on CNN's The Situation Room.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama heard young people speaking their minds Thursday at a respectful but challenging town hall-style event where he was asked tough questions by students who support and oppose him.
"Oh, no!" Obama responded when told one of the more than 15,000 tweets submitted to the event said the greatest fear was his re-election.
(CNN) – Cross a big name off the list of possible candidates in the Chicago mayor's race.
Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) has decided not to throw his hat into the ring.
(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee is committing an additional $1.8 million to Carly Fiorina's bid to unseat Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to two Republican sources.
This will bring the committee to $4.8 million invested which is the total amount allowed by federal election law in a coordinated campaign. The money is being shifted from Florida, where Republican candidate Marco Rubio seems to have solidified a strong lead.
Nearly half of the nation's top evangelical Protestant leaders have met with their current senator or representative personally, according to a poll released Thursday by the National Association of Evangelicals.
Some 48 percent of the group's board of directors have done so, while others have met congressional staffers or phoned or written to their elected officials, the survey found.
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Washington (CNN) –The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate is leading by double digits in Delaware, but that isn't stopping President Obama and Vice President Biden from stumping for Chris Coons on Friday.
Delaware's senatorial battle has gained national attention, and a debate between Coons and the Republican challenger Christine O'Donnell was broadcast live on CNN Wednesday night.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that he believes homosexuality is not a choice, but the result of people being born with "a certain make-up."
Asked directly if gay or transgender people have a choice or are born that way, Obama told a town-hall style event with students that he was no expert, then added: "I don't think it's a choice. I think people are born with a certain make-up."
"We're all children of God," Obama said. "We don't make determinations about who we love. That's why I think discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong."