WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – The Obama administration said Wednesday that federal agencies will save taxpayers billions of dollars by cracking down on waste and fraud.
"If we're going to spur jobs and economic growth and restore long-term fiscal solvency, we need to make sure hard-earned tax dollars don't go to waste," said Vice President Joseph Biden in a statement.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will meet later Wednesday with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The congresswoman from Minnesota is also holding fundraisers while in Arizona. The campaign tells CNN that the issue of illegal immigration is extremely important to Bachmann, as it is for Arpaio, who has been very outspoken on the issue.
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry used his own religious path to issue a charge to the freshman class at Liberty University, asking them to put their trust in God.
Speaking at their convocation Wednesday, the Texas governor said God has a unique plan for everyone, a lesson he learned after returning home from his service in the U.S. Air Force.
(CNN) - Republican victories in both special congressional elections Tuesday night either signal a major shift in the national electorate, or are really no big deal.
It all depends on who you talk to.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Wednesday said the Republican upset in the special election in New York shows voters are anxious about the economy, but he downplayed any fallout for President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.
"I think it was an opportunity for people just to say I'm not happy and this is how I'm going to reflect it," Hoyer told CNN about GOP candidate Bob Turner's win over Democrat Dave Weprin.
Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - President Barack Obama took the push for his $447 billion jobs plan to the politically pivotal state of North Carolina Wednesday, telling an enthusiastic college crowd that it's time to "finally get Washington to act."
"If you're in favor of America's job creators, this is your bill," Obama told an audience in a campaign-style setting at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. "The time for hand-wringing is over. ... We've got to pass this bill right away."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul was at the center of one of the most memorable moments of Monday night's "CNN-Tea Party Republican Debate" when a member of the audience shouted "Yeah!" in response to a question asking whether a critically ill person without health insurance should be left to die.
In an interview Wednesday the Texas congressman, who was being asked the question when the outburst happened, responded to critics who said his response lacked compassion.
(CNN) - Republicans jumped on the Democrats’ Tuesday loss of the congressional seat given up by scandalized U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner as a sign of eroding Jewish support for President Barack Obama and his party.
New York’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District, centered on Brooklyn and Queens, is one of the most Jewish in the nation, and the Democratic candidate was an Orthodox Jew.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Fewer than half of California voters approve of President Barack Obama's performance as president, according to a survey released Wednesday.
The Field Poll showed Obama with an approval rating below 50 percent for the first time since assuming office. Forty-six percent of Golden State voters said they supported the president, while 44 percent did not.