Orlando (CNN) – The perils of being the Republican frontrunner came into sharp focus for Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday at a debate in Florida, with his rivals aggressively seeking to poke holes in his record and dislodge him from the top of the polls.
Perry repeatedly found himself on his heels as his foes pressed him on issues including Social Security, immigration, border security and his 2007 executive order mandating that middle-school girls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted HPV virus that can cause cervical cancer.
Denver (CNN) - Colorado Republican leaders will vote Saturday on a measure that would move the state's non-binding presidential caucus to early February, immediately after the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus.
Colorado has a primary in June for statewide candidates. Delegates to the national conventions are chosen by the parties in a process similar to a statewide convention.
New York (CNN) – Chelsea Clinton, days after joining Facebook, upped her public profile Thursday by interviewing her mother, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, about technology, democracy, global health and other issues.
Along the way, mother and daughter had a little fun on the last day of the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
(CNN) – Gov. Rick Scott knows what Florida Republicans want.
During an interview on CNN’s “John King, USA,” Scott discussed what the Floridian electorate is looking for in a president–based on his own successful gubernatorial run.
(CNN) - With regard to supporters, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is now heavy one ex-candidate.
A few hours after Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's congressional office confirmed the dissolution of his presidential campaign to CNN on Thursday, his campaign released a statement saying he would be backing Romney's bid for the White House.
"He's the one that went to the United Nations after he personally had worked for days, going over all of the intelligence, and made the presentation at the U.N. It turned out to be all flawed intelligence," Cheney said. "If somebody got sandbagged, it was Gen. Powell."
(CNN) - A senior Senate Democratic leadership aide told CNN there will be no vote in the Senate Thursday night unless the House sends over a clean Continuing Resolution (which is not the House GOP plan). The aide also said the Senate Democratic caucus is united against the current versions of the CR being discussed in the House.
“We are looking for a real attempt to compromise. Not just an attempt to appease their own people,” the aide stated.
(CNN) – The Senate Thursday approved a bill to fund retraining for workers who lose their jobs because of free trade agreements the U.S. enters into with other countries.
The final vote was 70 to 27 on the bill.
Washington (CNN) - Ten years after the Bush administration's landmark attempt to revamp the nation's education system with the No Child Left Behind law, President Obama is poised to allow states to opt out of the heavily criticized guidelines.
Friday, President Obama will announce that his administration will begin reviewing state's applications to waive the No Child Left Behind requirements in return for tangible commitments to close achievement gaps.
(CNN) – This is one visit President Obama will look forward to.
The president will make good on an overdue promise this October when the 1986 Super Bowl Champions, the Chicago Bears, finally get their visit to the White House.