Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann is the winner of a recent straw poll among evangelical and Christian conservative voters, the latest sign the Minnesota Republican may enjoy significant support from that key voting bloc if she decides to run for president.
Bachmann took 23 percent of the vote in a Liberty University straw poll conducted after a two-day gathering of evangelicals at the Christian college that addressed a range of issues, including "abortion, the economy, religious liberty, marriage and homosexuality, [and] Sharia Law," according the school's website.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Lawmakers lifted the curtain Tuesday on a 2011 spending plan that will slash nearly $40 billion - cutting back on a wide range of programs and services including high-speed rail, emergency first responders and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The measure represents the single biggest cut ever made to the federal budget in one year.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – A freshman Democrat in the Senate who could face a challenging re-election next year is building up his campaign war chest.
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio raised $1.3 million in the first three months of this year, according to Brown campaign officials, who add that the senator has $2.5 million cash on hand.
Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump says he's now flirting with the idea of running as an independent candidate should he fail to win the Republican presidential nomination, a move that, however farfetched, threatens to draw crucial support away from the eventual GOP nominee.
"I think the Republicans are very concerned that I [may] run as an independent," Trump told the Wall Street Journal in comments published Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was released early Tuesday after being arrested while protesting outside the Capitol, police said.
Gray's daughter, attorney Jonice Gray Tucker, paid his $50 "collateral" so that he could be released. according to the mayor's communication director.
TOPICS: Sympathize with Union or Confederacy, opinion of northern and southern leaders, was slavery the reason why southern states seceded?
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Washington (CNN) - It has been 150 years since the Civil War began with the first shots at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, and in some respects views of the Confederacy and the role that slavery played in the events of 1861 still divide the public, according to a new national poll.
In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Tuesday, roughly one in four Americans said they sympathize more with the Confederacy than the Union, a figure that rises to nearly four in ten among white Southerners.
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CNN: Two gang of six members talk deficit reduction
Days before the president unveils a plan to tackle the national deficit, a senatorial odd couple said their bipartisan proposal could present the best chance for managing the nation's money problems. Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia said the pitch from their so-called Gang of Six bipartisan group would come soon, and warned their colleagues and constituents to expect proposed changes to two hotly contested issues – taxes and entitlement programs.