(CNN) – Likely presidential candidate Haley Barbour, the Mississippi governor who has faced charges of racial insensitivity in recent months, said Thursday he will seek funding from the Mississippi legislature for a civil rights museum in the state.
In a statement issued Thursday, Barbour said he will formally ask for funding for two museums – one focusing on Mississippi's history and the other on civil rights – when the legislature returns to complete the budget. Barbour first proposed the museums in 2006.
Capitol Hill (CNN) – Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden beamed that Congress and the White House were circling around “$73 Billion” in budget cuts.
But that’s not $73 Billion in real-people dollars. That’s $73 Billion in imaginary, government-speak dollars.
How much is it actually? Keep reading.
(CNN) – It's official: Donald Trump is a "birther." But he'd prefer you don't use that term.
Speaking to MSNBC Thursday, the business mogul and improbable presidential candidate reiterated much of what he has said in the last several days when it comes to doubting President Obama's birthplace, declaring, "I am embracing the issue, and I'm proud of the issue. I think somebody has to embrace it."
Washington (CNN) - The South Carolina and Iowa Republican parties on Thursday demanded that the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa be re-located to a different state unless Florida Republicans move their presidential primary to a later date.
Florida's primary is currently slated for January 31, 2012.
Washington (CNN) - No surprise here, but many in the Tea Party movement are furious with a possible budget deal between Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Congress.
And the anger is directed not just at congressional Democrats, but also at some Republican leaders in Congress.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio is laying out a strong stance against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and taking aim at President Obama for not explicitly demanding a regime change in the warring country.
"When an American president says the guy needs to go, you better make sure that it happens because your credibility and your stature in the world is on the line," said the freshman senator in an interview with the conservative Weekly Review Wednesday.
Washington (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit a milestone Thursday, receiving her highest favorable rating since assuming her role in the Obama administration, according to a new poll.
The Gallup survey showed her favorable rating at 66 percent, up from 61 percent in July - a number that beat President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Vice President Joe Biden. The new figure was her highest rating to date since serving as chief diplomat and just one point below her all-time high of 67 percent in December 1998.
(CNN) – As he gears up for his likely presidential bid, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is hammering President Obama over jobs in a USA Today op-ed Thursday.
Romney, who also ran for the White House in 2008, charges the president has not made job creation a priority, has instituted a set of policies that have made recession worse, and has ensured a high unemployment rate for years to come.
(CNN) - Funeral services for former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro were held Thursday morning in New York.
The 9:30 a.m. service at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer was for family and friends and was closed to the press, a family statement said.
(CNN) - The Ohio state legislature has passed controversial legislation that would limit collective bargaining rights by barring Ohio's public employees from striking. The bill now heads to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's desk to be signed into law, possibly this week.
Kasich argues that Ohio Senate Bill 5 is crucial to closing an $8 billion budget shortfall and bringing public-sector benefits in line with those in the private sector.