Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A restive crowd vented to Rep. Frank Guinta over pocketbook issues and political wrangling in Washington at a town hall Wednesday.
Questions for the freshman Republican ranged from Medicare reform to immigration, but two topics that raised contention were tax cuts for the wealthy and U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Libya.
Washington (CNN) - Just weeks into a new law that recognizes same-sex marriage in New York, a new poll finds a majority of voters in the state not only support the legislation but would resist efforts to overturn it, as well.
According to a NY1/YNN-Marist poll released Wednesday, about 55 percent of voters favor same-sex marriage in the Empire State, while 37 percent are against it.
Washington (CNN) - It's not a typo. Comedian Stephen Colbert wants America to vote for Rick Parry - that's right, Parry with an "A."
In the first released ad by his "super" political action committee, Colbert urged Iowa voters to write in "Rick Parry" at the Ames straw poll on Saturday, suggesting in a satiric nod that he's throwing his weight behind Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas for president.
(CNN) - In a show of Washington bipartisanship, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown praised fellow Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, for being tapped to serve on the Congressional "super committee."
"Minority Leader McConnell was right to select Senator Portman as one of the three Republican Senators for the deficit reduction committee," Brown said in a statement Wednesday. "Rob has shown a willingness to find common ground by looking at both tax reform and spending cuts in order to reduce the deficit."
(CNN) - Arizona's governor formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to intervene and allow the state to enforce its controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070.
State officials filed a petition seeking to overturn a federal judge's order preventing parts of the law from going into effect. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the sweeping legislation, which went became official last month.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama is scheduled to attend two fundraisers in New York on Thursday to benefit his re-election effort, two Democratic sources tell CNN. One is a reception for 15 people at a hotel. Following that he’ll attend a dinner for approximately 50 people hosted by film producer Harvey Weinstein and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, according to the sources. The dinner will be held at Weinstein’s apartment, one of the sources said. Tickets for both events are $35,800 with proceeds going to the Obama Victory Fund, whose proceeds are shared by the re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Pella, Iowa (CNN) - The Republican presidential candidate who's been missing from political action recently in Iowa returned here on Wednesday with a fresh prediction: President Obama won't win Iowa in 2012.
And Mitt Romney upped the ante, proclaiming he would win the state's seven electoral votes if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee.
Washington (CNN) - Four conservative Democratic members of the House called on Congress Wednesday to address the country's fiscal challenges by returning to Washington, despite House Speaker John Boehner opposing the idea on a conference call with GOP members.
Representatives Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Michael Michaud of Maine and Henry Cuellar of Texas sent a letter to Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to end the August recess.
(CNN) - After a more than two-month hiatus, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is planning to crash the presidential party once again with a heartland-themed re-launch of her "One Nation" bus tour this week in Iowa, according to a Palin fundraising email obtained by CNN.
Palin is bringing her Constitution-draped bus to the Iowa State Fair, just 30 miles south of where the Republican presidential field will take the stage on Thursday for a presidential debate in Ames.
Washington (CNN) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is launching a political action committee called "Reclaim America," the latest in a series of steps designed to boost his national profile and tap into his growing star power within the Republican Party.
The goal of the organization, according to a fundraising email that will be sent to potential donors around the country, is to elect "true conservatives…Republicans who will stand up to Obama, instead of with him."