TOPICS: Reactions to shootings in Tucson
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Washington (CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday morning that he and six other senators are on their way home after a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
McConnell was joined on the trip by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Marco Rubio of Florida and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Washington (CNN) - Americans are divided over whether the vision Martin Luther King outlined in his "I Have a Dream" speech has been fulfilled, according to a new national poll. But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday on the Martin Luther King federal holiday also indicates that most people are optimistic that King's vision will eventually become reality.
Washington (CNN) - As evidence of a slight rhetorical shift, House Speaker John Boehner abandoned labeling the current health care law as "job killing," and instead called it "job crushing" and "job destroying" in a new message posted on his webpage.
"Repealing the job crushing health care law is critical to boosting small business job creation and growing the economy," Boehner wrote in the post.
TOPICS: Has Martin Luther King's dream been fulfilled?
Washington (CNN) - Decision time is nearing for Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, who remains torn between seeking the governorship in his home state and mounting a dark horse bid for the presidency.
Pence said last week that he will make an announcement about his future by the end of January, but as he mulls which path to take in 2012, a group of conservatives are maneuvering to draft him into the presidential race.
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CNN: Hospital: Giffords upgraded from critical to serious condition
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, eight days after being shot through the brain at a public event. "The congresswoman continues to do well," University Medical Center in Tucson said Sunday in a statement. Giffords has been off the ventilator and breathing on her own, through a tracheotomy tube, since a surgical procedure on Saturday. A feeding tube was inserted as part of the same operation, which took place exactly one week after a bullet went in and out of her skull.