New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) – Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is explaining his decision not to sign a tough anti-abortion pledge supported by most of the candidates in the Republican field.
The anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List announced Friday that Republican candidates Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul have signed its Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge.
The group, though, made a point of highlighting Romney’s refusal to sign the pledge.
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann explained her skepticism of evolution on Friday and said students should be taught the theory of intelligent design.
Bachmann, a congresswoman from Minnesota, also proposed a major overhaul of the nation’s education system and said state administrators should be able to decide how they spend money allocated to them by the federal government.
(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will visit her hometown of Tucson, Arizona, to see her family this weekend, her office said Friday.
Giffords was released from a Houston hospital this week to begin outpatient rehabilitation, and the visit will be her first to Arizona since January, her office said in a statement.
(CNN) - President Obama visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center Friday, during which he met with 21 wounded service members, according to the White House.
The president also awarded two purple hearts in the course of his visit, which was closed to reporters and cameras.FULL STORY
Minneapolis (CNN) - Might President Obama and Democrats have a tough time rallying their supporters in the 2012 elections?
If responses from a gathering of progressives in Minneapolis is any indication, the answer may be yes.
(CNN) - The New York State Republican Party is wasting no time trying to capitalize on Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation.
Only an hour after Weiner appeared before cameras Thursday, the party sent an email to members asking for donations to help turn the district over to the Republicans in a special election soon to be called by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
New Orleans (CNN) – Rep. Ron Paul sure knows how to draw a crowd.
Extra chairs were brought into the already packed hotel ballroom where the Republican Leadership Conference is being held to accommodate a swarm of loud and energetic supporters of the longtime congressman from Texas, who is making his third bid for the White House.
Washington (CNN) - Thousands of Democratic activists are going to hit the streets Saturday trying to register voters-and at the time same help the Obama re-election campaign increase its roster of potential supporters.
Across the nation volunteers from the Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America (OFA) effort will be both helping new voters register and make sure others' information is up to date. In addition this effort will help bolster the re-election campaign's list of potential supporters when they ask people to sing "I'm In" pledges, one Obama re-election campaign official told CNN.
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) - Basking in the glow of his rise in the national polls, Herman Cain closed his speech to the Republican Leadership Conference by asking "how do you like me now?"
The Republican presidential candidate, a former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host, used his address to criticize those Republican pundits who said Cain didn't have a chance at winning his party's nomination. Once a longest of long shots for the Republican nomination, Cain has risen in the national polls in the GOP horserace, and now stands in the high single digits or low double digits in the most recent surveys.
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour exhorted Republicans on Friday to put their ideological differences aside and rally around their eventual presidential nominee with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama in 2012.
"We are not going to have a perfect candidate," Barbour told the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. "There has only been one perfect person that has ever walked on this earth and there's not going to be one who runs for president in 2012."