Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday attempted to walk back comments he made last week when he referred to those participating in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations as "the growing mobs."
In his weekly session with reporters on Capitol Hill, Cantor said he understands why people are out on the streets protesting.
Washington (CNN) - If Senate Republicans successfully block Senate consideration of President Obama's $450 billion jobs bill Tuesday night, as is expected, Senate Democrats are considering breaking up the package into as many as a half dozen smaller pieces of legislation they hope to pass in the coming months, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told CNN.
The strategy is aimed at either winning passage of the individual components or pressuring the Republicans to explain to voters why they will not support the proposals, which many Republicans backed in the past, the aide said.
(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Tuesday.
"I'm here in New Hampshire today for one simple reason – America cannot survive another four years of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is the man we need to lead America and we need him now and that's why I'm here," Christie said at an event in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
(CNN) – The bar is set high for Wisconsin Democrats seeking the recall of first-term Republican Governor Scott Walker. But while successful recalls on the state level are exceedingly rare, Democratic officials are optimistic.
The recall effort, which was announced Monday on the Wisconsin Democratic Party's website by party chair Mike Tate, will officially begin on November 15th, with the circulation of a recall petition.
(CNN) - If President Barack Obama wins re-election, come inauguration time, he will need a new chief of staff.
Bill Daley, who took over the post in January, told a local news station in Chicago Monday he will head to his hometown after the 2012 race.
(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's op-ed in the Washington Post Tuesday caught the red edit pen of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's communications director in an email sent to reporters.
In the latest example of partisan rancor in Congress, Don Stewart broke down Reid's article and inserted his own editorial context.
Washington (CNN) - Congressional investigators intend to issue subpoenas seeking communications from several top Justice Department officials - including Attorney General Eric Holder - relating to the discredited "Fast and Furious" federal gunrunning operation, according to a source close to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The subpoenas also cover communications from Holder chief of staff Gary Grindler and Lanny Breuer, head of the department's criminal division, the source said.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Full disclosure up front: I’ve been a Washington Wizards season ticket holder for years. My two good seats at the Verizon Center cost me a lot of money. But it’s worth it. I love watching NBA games. I also travel across the country to attend the NBA All-Star game weekend nearly every year.
But that only explains a small part of why I am so deeply disappointed that millionaire players and billionaire owners can’t reach an agreement to simply play the game. They’ve already canceled their entire pre-season and the first two weeks of the regular season.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to Florida Tuesday afternoon to help raise campaign cash for his 2012 bid for re-election. And he'll be helped by some top names from the world of professional basketball.
The president's first stop is a fundraiser at the Sheraton hotel in Orlando, where he will be the main attraction at a gathering of 450, according to a source with knowledge of the event. Tickets for the fundraiser range from $25 to $35,800, the legal limit an individual is allowed to contribute to a campaign per cycle and to a party committee per year. All the money raised at the fundraiser will go to the Obama Victory Fund, which is joint account of the Obama re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.