Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, who faces a primary challenge next year, says his re-election campaign brought in nearly $1 million so far this year.
In an email release Monday, Lugar reports raising nearly $974,000 in the first quarter of 2011, bringing his campaign's cash on hand to just over $3 million.
Wasington (CNN) – Top Obama advisor David Plouffe Sunday laughed off suggestions Donald Trump will ever be a serious presidential candidate, but the business mogul says he is actually the Obama campaign's "worst nightmare."
"I am leading a lot of polls and doing very well," Trump told Fox News Monday as part of his weekly segment for the network. "I can tell you I am their worst nightmare."
(CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney warned Monday that a failure to raise the debt ceiling would be "Armageddon-like in terms of the economy."
"We do not need to play chicken with our economy," Carney said.
Washington (CNN) - Who won last week's showdown over the federal budget and the government shutdown-that-wasn't?
It looks like the public gives the Democrats more credit for the deal than the Republicans, but it's nothing like the slam-dunk that Bill Clinton scored during the 1995 government shutdown, and it certainly has not been reflected in President Barack Obama's overall approval rating, according to a new national poll.
Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.
You knew this was coming ...
"Saturday Night Live" took on Fox's morning show "Fox and Friends" this past weekend for its coverage of the possible government shutdown.
The skit began, "You're watching Fox and Friends. Coffee, smiles, fear and terror."
Washington (CNN)– Nine-time Olympic gold medal winner, Carl Lewis is expected to announce on Monday his candidacy for a New Jersey state Senate seat in the 8th Legislative District.
The track and field runner has scheduled a press conference in Mount Holly, New Jersey, Monday afternoon to speak about his political plans.
(CNN) – Former Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak did not seek reelection after reluctantly supporting President Barack Obama's health care legislation, but the pro-life Democrat isn't leaving Washington.
Stupak has been named a Partner at Venable LLP in the law and lobbying firm's Legislative and Government Affairs Group. Pursuant to congressional ethics rules, Stupak is prevented from directly lobbying his former colleagues for one year.
Washington (CNN) - A top aide to Mitt Romney is pushing back against Democrats attempts to highlight Tuesday's fifth anniversary of the signing by the former Massachusetts governor of a universal health care law in the Bay state.
The measure, which has been criticized by some fellow Republicans, could hurt Romney with GOP primary and caucus voters if he decides, as expected, to make another run for the White House.
TOPICS: Approval ratings for Barack Obama, John Boehner, opinion of budget agreement that prevented government shutdown, how Republican and Democratic leaders handled budget negotiations, Planned Parenthood, EPA, health care
Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is considering General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Afghanistan, as the next possible CIA director, an Administration official confirms to CNN. The official would not be identified because no announcements have been made about upcoming personnel decisions.
The move would be just one of a complex shuffle set to take place through the rest of the year as key members of the president's national security team are set to depart, including Secretary of Defense Robert Gates who has long wanted to retired, and The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, whose term is set to end this year.