(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities should be able to prevent the construction of mosques in their neighborhoods.
Cain said he sided with some residents of a Tennessee town who tried to prevent Muslims from worshiping nearby.
Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Saturday he is "absolutely" ready to take the helm of the Republican Governors Association if the current chairman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, decides to step down and run for president.
McDonnell is the current Vice Chairman of the RGA, meaning he is next in line for the chairmanship.
(CNN) - Herman Cain said Sunday he is a more experienced candidate for president than Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota in the battle for the 2012 GOP nomination.
"The choice is real simple," Cain said on "Fox News Sunday," when asked why voters should choose him over Bachmann. "My entire career has been problem-solving, not politics."
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the White House announced Sunday.
The move sets up formal leadership for the bureau created under the Wall Street reform bill passed last year.
Washington (CNN) - The first family attended St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday morning, according to White House pool reports.
President Obama and first lady Michele Obama waved en route to the church with their daughters Sasha and Malia.
St. John's is near the White House, across from Lafayette Park.
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday that a balanced budget amendment, one of the provisions of the “cut cap and balance” pledge, is the only solution to stave off default on the country’s loans.
“The real deal to limit spending and get us in balance would be an amendment to our constitution,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Without that we’re just going to talk to each other and run America into the ground.”
Washington (CNN) - If the White House has a plan for how it will deal with a potential default on its bills, budget director Jacob Lew wasn't talking about it Sunday.
"There is no plan other than meeting our obligations," Lew told CNN's "State of the Union" when asked how the government would spend revenues that make up about 60 percent of obligations if Congress fails to allow it to borrow more money by August 2.
(CNN) - Rudy Giuliani said he's uniquely qualified to be president given the economic turnaround in New York City over which he presided as mayor.
Giuliani said the Big Apple experienced a drop in the number of residents on welfare, a decrease in the unemployment rate and the deficit transforming into a surplus, facts he used to make the case he could do the same for the country as president.
(CNN) - He may not agree with the vote in New York to legalize gay marriage, but former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the Republican Party should butt out of the bedroom and stick to fiscal policy.
"I think the Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people's bedrooms and let these things get decided by states," Giuliani said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "We'd be a much more successful political party if we stuck to our economic, conservative roots."