Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi condemned the abortion bill the House debated Thursday, arguing that if it passed, "women can die on the floor and health care providers do not have to intervene."
The bill, the "Protect Life Act," sponsored by Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts, amends the health care law to bar any federal funding for any plan that provides any abortion services. The House is set to vote on the bill later Thursday.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Herman Cain's campaign has hundreds of thousands dollars in cash on-hand, the former Godfather's Pizza executive told CNN's Erin Burnett on Thursday.
“For the quarter, we will report, first of all, no debt," Cain said. "You see, I run this very tight, like a startup business, because that's my nature as a businessman."
(CNN) - GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain laid out his key criteria for picking a running mate, and detailed how he would go about selecting key advisers in the White House should he win the presidency, in an interview with radio host Steve Gill.
Cain even went so far as to name specific people he says embody his vision of leadership and who he would consider offering roles in his administration. Among the possible contenders are Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina.
Washington (CNN) - The presidential campaign fundraising numbers being reported paint a picture of what's to come over the 13 months until the 2012 election: A flood of television ads, cross-country bus tours and a lot of handshakes.
Money drives a campaign, and fundraising is a signal of its strength. It also allows campaigns to get ahead in the media wars - on TV, radio, online, in the mail - and on-the-ground grassroots outreach.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Anita Perry stuck up for her husband Thursday, saying Texas Gov. Rick Perry was being "brutalized" by fellow conservatives for his Christian faith.
"It's been a rough month," Perry said in an emotional speech to voters in South Carolina Thursday. The speech was recorded by NBC News. "We have been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press to where I need this today."
(CNN) – Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's website looks a little different Thursday than it has before.
Democratic Super PAC American Bridge 21st Century revealed that a portion of the Republican's official Senate website was an exact duplication of book excerpts from former Sen. Elizabeth Dole. The Super PAC is working to unseat Senator Brown.
(CNN) - Nevada is the next major stop along the road to the White House.
The Republican presidential candidates will face off Tuesday in Las Vegas at the Western Republican Presidential Debate, put on by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference.
Washington (CNNMoney) - House Republicans say there's a solution for the debit card fees from Bank of America and others that are ticking off customers: repeal the new regulation that the banks blame for needing the fees.
Several Republicans announced Thursday that will again try to get rid of the provision in the Wall Street reform law that blocked big banks from charging retailers more than 24 cents for processing a swiped debit card. That was a reduction from the previous average of 40 cents.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - At least eight people were arrested Thursday by U.S. Capitol police after demonstrating outside a room in the Rayburn House Office Building, police said.
One of the protesters was charged with simple assault and seven were charged with disruption of Congress, authorities said.FULL STORY
(CNN) - In an interview deriding the Iranian government for their alleged role in a foiled terror plot against the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Sen. John McCain took a swipe at President Barack Obama Thursday, saying that his failure to support Iranian anti-government demonstrators in 2009 may have allowed the plot to unfold.
McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, said in an interview on CBS' "The Early Show": "we could have avoided this. We should have supported [the demonstrators], and they could have overthrown the government then."