(CNN) - Our colleague TIME columnist Joe Klein has been watching Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and has some thoughts on whether she should move over to the Defense Department.
On our sister blog "Swampland," Klein writes that he was 14 years-old when he watched JFK's inauguration on a black-and-white television.
Washington (CNN) - Possible 2012 Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is dialing back on comments made to CNSnews.com during an interview that blasted President Obama's stance on abortion and invoked the President's race.
In a statement provided to CNN following the interview's web posting Thursday, Santorum said "For decades certain human beings were wrongly treated as property and denied liberty in America because they were not considered persons under the constitution. Today other human beings, the unborn of all races, are also wrongly treated as property and denied the right to life for the same reason; because they are not considered persons under the constitution. I am disappointed that President Obama, who rightfully fights for civil rights, refuses to recognize the civil rights of the unborn in this country."
Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time.
Harkin's 'Poker Face'
Democrats are learning that music sensation Lady Gaga's presence brings in a younger demographic, media coverage and lots of money. The Hill reports that Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat from Iowa, will be raising funds at a Gaga concert in February.
Washington (CNN) - Former Gov. Tim Kaine will remain as chairman of the Democratic National Committee through the 2012 presidential election.
Kaine told DNC members in an e-mail sent Thursday that he will serve two more years. Kaine also announced that President Obama's re-election campaign "will be based in Chicago starting in March or April of this year.
Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."
Washington (CNN) - OK, you've got Palin fatigue. Not to worry. So does much of the country: The latest CNN poll shows that 56 percent of Americans view her unfavorably.
More damaging, though, is this: Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating among women has gone up 10 points. And 59 percent of those all-important independent voters don't like her - and that's up a stunning 14 points in just a few months.
TOPICS: Retrospective approval ratings for John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush
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(CNN)–It's a golden anniversary Thursday for John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner will mark the 50th anniversary with a tribute ceremony, that will include remarks by Vice President Joe Biden, at noon ET in the rotunda of the US Capitol.
And fifty years later, JFK's popularity endures. A CNN/Opinion Research poll indicates that most Americans continue to have a positive view of how the president handled his White House duties.
Washington (CNN) - A second Democrat has officially jumped into the race to succeed Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
Thursday Rep. Chris Murphy announced that he's a candidate.
Washington (CNN) - By a 45-30 percent margin, Ohio voters say Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown deserves to be re-elected in 2012, according to a new poll.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday also indicates that by a 48-44 percent margin, Ohio voters say President Barack Obama also deserves another term in the White House.
(CNN) – Rep. Steve Cohen, the Tennessee Democrat who compared Republican efforts to criticize health care to the works of a famous Nazi propagandist, is standing by his heated rhetoric on the House Floor Tuesday night.
But in an interview with CNN's John King, Cohen said he was not directly comparing Republicans to Nazis, but rather merely suggesting they are employing the same techniques of that of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.