Washington (CNN)-Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer admits that he's got a "difficult road to the top," on his journey to clinch the GOP nomination for president.
Roemer served as a "conservative" Democratic Congressman and then governor, switching parties before the end of his term in the statehouse. He has pledged to only accept donations in $100 increments. Claiming that "Washington, D.C., is a boomtown, and the rest of America is hurting," Roemer told CNN that "inaction is bought by money" on Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) – Does Sen. Rand Paul have designs on an office higher than the one he was elected to in November?
The Kentucky Republican has booked a trip to South Carolina on Monday to appear at the Charleston Meeting, an off-the-record gathering of influential conservatives inspired by the weekly "Monday Meeting" of conservatives in New York City.
(CNN) The House of Representatives is planning to vote this Thursday on a bill barring federal funding for National Public Radio.
The new push in the House to defund the public broadcasting outlet comes after a conservative activist secretly taped an NPR fundraising executive, Ron Schiller, criticizing Tea Party supporters and saying NPR would be better off without federal money.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast rights to news outlets, two Republicans with knowledge of the idea tell CNN.
The proposal was mentioned last week during a meeting of top RNC officials and a handful of political operatives representing potential GOP presidential candidates.
Washington (CNN) - Several members of Congress, friends of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords', hosted a Washington fundraiser Tuesday night for the congresswoman's re-election campaign.
Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Adam Smith and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand were the co-chairs of the event, held at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters headquarters. The three said they joined together "to support our good friend and colleague."
Washington (CNN) - Three days after her widely-reported gaffe, Rep. Michele Bachmann explained it by essentially saying: I made a mistake, but the media's reporting of it proves bias.
Bachmann made the comments on Tuesday during an interview on the conservative Laura Ingraham radio show.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The U.S. military has blocked access to a range of popular commercial websites in order to free up bandwidth for use in Japan recovery efforts, according to an e-mail obtained by CNN and confirmed by a spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command.
The sites - including YouTube, ESPN, Amazon, eBay and MTV - were chosen not because of the content but because of their popularity among users of military computers account for significant bandwidth, according to Strategic Command spokesman Rodney Ellison.
Washington (CNN) – Using unusually harsh words, a potential presidential candidate echoed some previous comments: claiming that Planned Parenthood’s original mission was to “help kill black babies before they came into the world.”
Herman Cain went on to say that the sexual and reproductive health care provider is carrying out its mission of “planned genocide.”
In response, the group said that Cain is using "inflammatory and divisive language based on race to achieve extreme political goals" of ending legal abortion.
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Washington (CNN) – Astronaut Mark Kelly said he is optimistic his wife, wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, can attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour scheduled for next month.
"I am hopeful that can happen," Kelly told a telephone news conference sponsored by the American Red Cross.