Washington (CNN) – The Republican Governors Association reports that it raised $31 million over the past three months, bringing the amount of money it has brought in this year to $59 million. The RGA's haul is three times the amount that the Democratic Governors Association says it fundraised in the third quarter of this year. The RGA says that prior to 2010, it never raised more than $30 million in a single year.
The RGA says it had $31.5 million cash on hand as of the end of September.
Washington (CNN) – The Justice Department Thursday formally appealed a federal court ruling that struck down the government's "don't-ask- don't-tell" policy, requesting an emergency stay to block the judge's injunction stopping enforcement of the policy.
Justice Department lawyers say they want the federal court in California to grant a stay of the injunction, which would remain in effect throughout the appeals process.
(CNN) - More than a year after President Obama called for improved national cybersecurity, only two of his recommendations have been fully implemented and the remaining 22 have been only partially implemented, a federal audit said Thursday.
Delays stem from federal agencies "moving slowly because they have not been assigned roles and responsibilities," the Government Accountability Office report said. Also, the position of a new cybersecurity policy official was vacant for seven months, auditors said.
(CNN) - A federal judge in Florida on Thursday rejected a motion by the government to dismiss some counts of a multi-state challenge to the sweeping health care reform signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier this year.
The ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson means the lawsuit filed by attorneys general from Florida and 19 other states can proceed on questions of whether the health care law is constitutional in requiring citizens to obtain health care coverage or face financial penalties, as well as forcing states to expand Medicaid.
Vinson threw out four other counts of the lawsuit.
(CNN) – The National Democratic Campaign Committee is trumpeting its latest fundraising totals, announcing Wednesday that it raised $15.9 million last month, making September one of its strongest fundraising months in history, the group said.
The DCCC said it plans to spend $60 million on campaigning and voter outreach in the final days of midterm elections.
(CNN) - Bill Clinton will continue his week of campaigning and fundraising Thursday in New Mexico when he stumps for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish.
Clinton is lending his political prowess to Denish, who worked with the former president when she chaired the New Mexico Democratic Party and campaigned for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the state's 2008 presidential caucus.
(CNN) – While President Obama and his top aides have repeatedly said they're not even thinking about the 2012 campaign yet, Vice President Joe Biden revealed that they actually are considering it at least long enough for Obama to have recently asked Biden to run again as his running mate in two years.
A senior White House official confirmed to CNN the accuracy of the quotes Biden gave this week to The New York Times, but downplayed the significance of the comments by saying it's an "accepted fact" that Obama is likely to run for re-election again.
Washington (CNN) - In rural southern Virginia, 14-term Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher says he's never had an election enemy quite like the ones he's facing this year.
Its not his opponent, but instead it's what he calls a "shadowy" group that is funding television ads against him.
(CNN) – Nineteen days before the election Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts holds a seven point advantage over Republican challenger Charlie Baker according to a new poll
A Suffolk University/7 News survey released Thursday indicates that 46 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts support Patrick, with 39 percent backing Baker, one in ten supporting Tim Cahill, the state treasurer and former Democrat who's running as an independent, and four percent undecided.