New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama's bipartisan debt commission last month put out a big list of possible spending cuts that some thought would simply fade into memory.
Not so fast, says a Republican lawmaker from Texas with a hankering to slash the federal budget.
Coral Gables, Florida (CNN) - How do you win over members of a group who may not like some things you stand for? You court them.
In the case of a national Republican group reaching out to the nation's Latinos, it doesn't hurt if that courtship includes a huge political kiss.
Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich set a high bar Thursday for Republican campaign strategists in the Senate and House as they head into the 2012 election cycle.
The GOP must gun for 12 or 13 more Senate seats and 40 additional pick-ups in the House, Gingrich told an audience of business leaders in Myrtle Beach.
Washington (CNN) – It's anybody's guess which candidate will emerge as the next chairman of the Republican National Committee after Friday's election (see voting tally here), but RNC watchers largely agree on one thing: the reign of Michael Steele has come to an end.
The phrases "Steele's toast" and "Steele's done" were confidently thrown out by three different RNC delegates supporting rival candidates when asked Thursday to forecast the election, and even some of Steele's most ardent supporters privately admit that the outlook is grim.
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CNN: Doctor: Giffords may be showing 'glimmers of recognition'
Shot in the head less than a week ago, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continues to make positive progress, her husband and doctors told CNN in exclusive interviews on Thursday. The chief of neurosurgery at Tucson's University Medical Center said that Giffords' eye movements suggest the congresswoman is experiencing "glimmers of recognition. That tracking of the eyes tells you a whole lot more, that she's aware of her surroundings to some extent," Dr. Michael Lemole told Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent. "She's trying to engage that reality."