Jefferson, Iowa (CNN) - On Thursday, Rick Perry tried to trump Mitt Romney’s “four aces” poker slams against him by doubling down with criticism of the former Massachusetts governor.
First, the Texas governor said Romney offended some Texans after comments he made at Monday’s CNN Tea Party Debate.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney rejected the notion that he’s shifted his positions on health care Thursday, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that his record shows consistent evidence of conservative platforms and beliefs.
Blitzer pushed Romney on why he had changed a passage in his book “No Apologies” that referred to a health care plan enacted in Massachusetts when Romney was governor. In the hardcover version, Romney wrote, “We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting the government take over health care."
Washington (CNN) - The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through January, preventing a second shutdown of the agency that regulates air transportation.
By a 92-6 vote, the Democratic-controlled Senate approve the measure previously passed by the House, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk.
Exeter, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul will be the next GOP presidential contender to speak at a Politics and Eggs breakfast Sept. 30.
Paul will address an audience of influential political notables at a forum hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College. The event is considered a must-stop for candidates hoping to perform well in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary.
Washington (CNN) - Jon Huntsman gave a frank appraisal of his fellow Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann Thursday, saying the Minnesota congresswoman was qualified to be president, but only by the narrowest of definitions.
"I think she meets the constitutional requirements, of course," Huntsman said when asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if Bachmann was qualified to be president.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign headquarters will soon be home to Rick Perry's presidential campaign staff in South Carolina.
The Texas governor's wife, Anita, will be a special guest at the campaign headquarters' grand opening next Wednesday, Sept. 21, according to South Carolina State Director Chris McClure.
Washington (CNN) - The Pentagon announced the repeal of the long-controversial ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military will happen on Tuesday.
But the repeal comes as two of the most powerful Republicans on the House Armed Service Committee call for a delay on the process of ending "don't ask, don't tell."
Washington (CNN) Senate Democrats huddled with top Obama administration officials in the Capitol Thursday to pore through the details of the president’s jobs bill and figure out the best way to pass it through the chamber.
Most senators departing the 90-minute meeting with White House aides Gene Sperling, David Plouffe and others said they support the $447 billion proposal, which is designed to boost employment. However, some expressed concerns about the price tag of the bill and the president’s plan to raise some taxes to cover the costs.
(CNN)-During a week of trying times for Democrats, one member of Congress from the blue column received what could be called good news Thursday.
Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who declared her statewide candidacy for Senate in early September, learned she would not draw a primary opponent in fellow Rep. Ron Kind.
(CNN) – Our brand new CNN/ORC International poll of Republicans across the country has some fascinating numbers on tea party activists. Some of these numbers probably will surprise you.
For one thing, Republicans are almost evenly divided between those who identify with the tea party movement and those who don’t. We asked Republicans: “Are you an active member or a supporter of the tea party movement?”