(CNN) - How big a stumbling block will Newt Gingrich’s three marriages and admission of an affair pose to his efforts to win so-called values voters?
“It’s a huge hurdle,” said Richard Land, the public policy chief for the Southern Baptist Convention, the county’s largest evangelical denomination.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – After launching his presidential campaign Wednesday, Newt Gingrich can add "presidential candidate" to the long list of positions and jobs he has held since leaving public office a dozen years ago.
The former Georgia Republican congressman, who now lives in Virginia, holds no fewer than 25 current titles, positions, and occupations, according to a review of public records and filings as well as his various official biographies.
(CNN) - A federal judge denied a Planned Parenthood request for a restraining order halting enforcement of a controversial new Indiana law limiting access to abortion services.
(CNN) - Democrats haven't won a major statewide election in Texas in more than 20 years. But they hope that retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez's announcement that he's running for the Senate in 2012 will break the Republican party's streak in what's considered a very solid red state.
Sanchez filed paperwork in San Antonio Wednesday to launch a Democratic bid for the open Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who announced in January that she would not run next year for a fifth term in office.
(CNN) - Bristol Palin is looking a little different these days, and the change didn't escape the eyes of the Web.
Her noticeably slimmer face sparked speculation that Palin had plastic surgery, but the 20-year-old mother of one has clarified that while she did have surgery, it wasn't because of her looks.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats planned to open debate Wednesday on legislation to cut $21 billion in subsidies from big oil companies and use the money to reduce the federal debt - a move designed to put Republicans on the defensive and capitalize on public anger over rising gas prices.
The bill has virtually no chance of winning congressional approval. Analysts believe, however, that Democrats will try to use the issue to their political advantage in both the run-up to the 2012 elections and the ongoing fight to increase to the amount of money the federal government is allowed to borrow before Washington defaults on its financial obligations.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, plans to go to Pakistan soon, a Senate source familiar with his plans said Wednesday.
(CNN) - Ever wanted to know the climactic details of real estate mogul Donald Trump's bed time activities? What about the secret behind his famous mane? It may all be TMI but …
Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is expected to announce his bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday afternoon on Facebook and Twitter.
Earlier Wednesday, when Gingrich himself was asked by reporters on Capitol Hill after a prayer breakfast what time he would announce, he responded: "9 o'clock tonight." That caused some confusion about the timing of the announcement.
(CNN) - Less than 24 hours after going into effect, a Utah federal judge blocked a strict state immigration enforcement law Tuesday afternoon.
U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups issued a temporary restraining order, granting the request by a long list of plaintiffs, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center, after a short hearing.FULL STORY