(CNN) - The House of Representatives has voted against a resolution expressing support for the U.S. role in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.
The House is expected to vote on a bill later today sharply restricting funding for U.S. military actions in Libya. While the bill is believed to have little chance of passing the Senate, approval in the House would be widely viewed as a rebuke of President Barack Obama's policy in the North African country.
(CNN) - President Obama – whose poll numbers have dipped in recent weeks amid a stubbornly sluggish economic recovery – touted the hard-hit manufacturing sector Friday, saying the country’s best production days may well lie ahead.
“We are inventors, we are makers, and we are doers. If we want a robust growing economy, we need a robust manufacturing sector,” Obama told a crowd at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, the school founded by steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie nearly 100 years ago.FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - With the price of gold at record highs, presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul wants to make sure the U.S. gold bars at Fort Knox are really there.
Paul, a Texas Republican who wants to convert the U.S. monetary system to one based on the gold standard, called a hearing on Thursday to grill federal officials from Treasury and the General Accounting Office about whether all the U.S.-owned gold is safe.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet Monday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, to discuss "the status of the negotiations to find common ground on a balanced approach to deficit reduction," according to a White House statement released Friday.
Listen: CNN’s Candy Crowley and Bob Costantini talk about the president’s Afghanistan address to the nation; and the breakdown in negotiations to avoid Uncle Sam defaulting:
Obama and Biden will meet with Reid in the morning and McConnell in the afternoon, the statement said.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The House of Representatives is expected to officially register its disapproval of U.S. involvement in the NATO-led Libya campaign Friday, voting to restrict funding for America's role in the mission.
The Republican-sponsored bill, which would effectively prohibit U.S. offensive operations such as drone strikes, is seen as a sharp rebuke of President Barack Obama's policy in the war-torn North African country.FULL STORY
(CNN)-Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry didn't exactly receive a warm welcome Thursday when he spoke at the National Association of Latino and Appointed Officials annual conference in San Antonio.
According to the Texas Tribune, the 13-minute remarks were "brief and tense."
Washington (CNN) - The leaders of American Crossroads, a Republican-backed independent group that raised $70 million to attack Democrats during the 2010 midterm elections, repeated their pledge Friday to raise nearly double that in 2012 to defeat President Barack Obama and take control of the Senate.
They also promised to remain neutral during the Republican presidential primary even though the group's political director, Carl Forti, is also playing a key role in another newly-formed Republican organization created to back Mitt Romney's campaign.
Washington (CNN) - A secretly-produced, $1 million feature film titled, "The Undefeated," about Sarah Palin will debut in Iowa next week, a source confirms to CNN.
Iowa, of course, holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and the former Alaska governor says she's contemplating a bid for the White House. The movie's reception in the first-in-the-nation caucus state could be a barometer of Palin's appeal in Iowa.
ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has opened his campaign office in the battle ground state of Florida.
After announcing his candidacy Tuesday, Huntsman the former Utah governor and the former ambassador to China, along with his wife Mary Kaye, cut a ribbon to signify the official opening of the Huntsman for President campaign headquarters' in downtown Orlando Thursday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Usually in Washington it's Republicans and Democrats battling each other but on Thursday night they joined together to battle a common enemy: the Washington Press Corps.
In the third annual Congressional Women's Softball game, members from both sides of the aisle came together to play the Capitol Hill Press Corps to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a group that assists young women facing breast cancer.