Washington (CNN) - A federal court has given the Obama administration the go-ahead to continue funding embryonic stem cell research.
The controversial 2-1 decision Friday is a victory for supporters of federally-funded testing for a range of diseases and illnesses.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Washington and Hollywood will come together Saturday night.
President Obama will address the annual black tie gathering of Washington's press corps, political establishment as well as actors, actresses, musicians, business people and sports celebrities known as the White House Correspondents Association dinner.
The political consequences of entitlement reform came into focus during the Congressional recess. Will Washington act or punt past the 2012 election? We’ll ask Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen about that, the debt ceiling, gas prices and more when they join us live and in studio.
Then, we’ll discuss President Obama’s national security shuffle with former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and a former ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, former Rep. Jane Harman.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Guns, abortion and Donald Trump: Three topics so controversial that Groupon doesn't want its brand anywhere near them.
The daily-deals website said late Thursday that it will pull its ads from the website of Donald Trump's television show "The Apprentice" to distance itself from the "political criticism" swirling around Trump and his presidential ambitions.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - As five likely Republican presidential candidates head Friday to New Hampshire for the first real cattle call in the state that holds the nation's first primary, a new poll in the Granite state could spell some trouble for the man they want to beat, President Barack Obama.
According to a WMUR/Granite State poll, 52 percent New Hampshire adults say they disapprove of the job the president's doing in the White House, with 44 percent saying they approve of how Obama's handling his duties. The president's approval rating edged down slightly by two points from February, when Obama had a 46 percent approval rating and a 49 percent disapproval rating.
(CNN) - The Tea Party movement has grown more unpopular among Americans with nearly half now seeing it in an unfavorable light, according to a new poll. The sentiment will be closely watched by both sides of the aisle for its potential influence as the 2012 presidential campaign gears up.
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (CNN) – With the curtain closing on America’s space shuttle program, President Obama will bring his wife and two daughters to witness the 25th and final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, which appears to be a “go” for it’s scheduled 3:47pm launch.
Before takeoff, the family will tour the Orbiter Processing Facility, where the space shuttle Atlantis is being prepared for its final launch in June.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Saying it's time "fight back," Democrats with strong ties to President Barack Obama are unveiling a double-fisted fundraising push to counter an expected tidal wave of money from independent GOP-leaning groups in the 2012 battle for the White House.
Organizers say the two groups launched Friday, Priorities USA and Priorities USA Action, aim to raise a combined $100 million to defend the president from what they say will be a flood of attack ads from similar independent groups on the Republican side.
(CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump served up a profanity laced speech to Republican supporters in Las Vegas Thursday night, attacking American policies and continuing his flirtation with a run for the GOP presidential nomination.
At a reception hosted by two Republican women's groups at the Treasure Island Casino, Trump acknowledged he is not the typical candidate for president, and may lose in 2012, but is still serious about a bid for the White House.
Lima, Ohio (CNN) - The battle-tested heavyweights of American wars - 65-ton giant M1A2 Abrams tanks - are brought to this corner of Ohio to be rebuilt, rewired and reassembled. They roll out of the huge joint Army and General Dynamics plant better than new.
The 1,000 workers here use computers, robots and lasers - and old-fashioned muscle and sweat - to cut armored steel, they use high-tech sighting systems to align weaponry and they use quiet precision to swing 34-ton tank turrets through the air.FULL STORY