Macon, Georgia (CNN) - Newt Gingrich's first trip of his presidential campaign brought him home to a warm welcome in Georgia on Friday night.
The former Georgia congressman and House speaker addressed the Georgia State Republican Party's Victory Celebration in Macon, which gave him two standing ovations in a mostly full ballroom at the city's Centreplex venue.
Washington (CNN) - One more group is jumping into the ad wars for the special election in New York's 26th congressional district, which has become a referendum of sorts on the House GOP budget plan.
House Majority PAC, a new, independent Democratic-leaning group, is planning TV ads next week targeting Republican candidate Jane Corwin for her support of the Republican budget plan passed through the House.
Washington (CNN) - A conservative legal watchdog group has filed the first lawsuit seeking public release of video and photographs of the U.S. military raid and aftermath that left al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead.
Judicial Watch is asking the Department of Defense to comply with a Freedom of Information request for the material, especially photos of the September 11 mastermind lying dead on the third floor of his Pakistan hideout. The legal complaint to force compliance was made in federal court in Washington on Friday.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul said he is in a better position now than he was the last time he ran for president, in 2008.
"Before, I was trying to get people's attention about the seriousness of our economic crisis and the financial bubble and the housing bubble. But that became very clear, you know, in – in 2008," Paul said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room." "People are starting to realize that was the case."
Washington (CNN) - President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the White House Situation Room Friday by naming a secure conference room after former President John F. Kennedy, delivering remarks and thanking staffers for their "around-the-clock" work.
"We could not meet the national security challenges that we face without the capabilities of this room and the people who work here," the president said, according to a release sent out by the White House press office. "It's the President's eyes and ears. Providing the latest information and alerts, it's the nerve center for the U.S. government, the place where we come together to make policy and respond to crises from wars abroad to floods at home."
Washington (CNN) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has voiced support for the killing of al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces, saying it was legally justified.
In remarks Thursday evening at his alma mater, Northwestern University, the 91-year-old former justice said the order by President Barack Obama for the covert mission by U.S. Navy SEALs was "to remove an enemy who had been trying every day to attack the United States," according to two people who attended a symposium and dinner that was closed to the media.
Atlanta (CNN) - Despite protests outside his office and boycott threats, Georgia's governor on Friday signed into law one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures yet enacted by an individual state.
The measure, which Gov. Nathan Deal inked about a month after it cleared the Republican-dominated Georgia legislature, allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Current and former advisers to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee insist they do not know what he plans to announce Saturday on his Fox News show, fueling speculation he won't seek a second shot at the Republican nomination.
Signs have mounted for the last two years that Huckabee - while keen on staying in the political arena - has not been preparing to embark on a second national campaign.
(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney lashed out at the Wall Street Journal in an open letter Friday, written in response to a scathing editorial published Thursday that criticized health care reform he led in the state.
"I was not surprised to read yet another editorial in the Journal yesterday criticizing the health-care reforms we enacted in Massachusetts," he wrote. "I was, however, not expecting the distortions of what we accomplished."