(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann paid a visit to Trump Tower in New York Thursday to meet with real estate mogul Donald Trump.
It was the third such visit for the Minnesota congresswoman, who said she and Trump had a "wonderful breakfast" and agreed to continue a "close relationship."
(CNN) - President Obama said Thursday he has not seen a Republican jobs plan that independent economists say will "put people back to work."
"I'm hoping that eventually they put forward some proposals that indicate they feel some sense of urgency about the need to put people back to work right now," he said.
Washington (CNN) - Talk about going from zero to 60 in no time.
Go back just a month or two, and Herman Cain was near the bottom of the field of candidates in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Fast-forward to present day, and the businessman, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host is battling for the top spot.
(CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Wednesday they reached their recruitment goal for the year, with 60 Democrats running in open House districts across the country.
The Democratic House fundraising arm launched their "Drive to 25" campaign earlier in the year, pledging to recruit at least 60 Democrats by year's end. Democrats need to win 25 seats in the 2012 election to take the majority in the House.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney would fare best among the top tier Republican presidential candidates against President Barack Obama in a 2012, according to a new national survey.
But the TIME Magazine/ABT SRBI poll released Thursday indicated Obama has razor thin three-point advantage over Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with larger leads over Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, in hypothetical 2012 general election matchups.
Washington (CNN) - Exceeding the expectations some Democrats had set, the Obama re-election campaign raised $42.8 million in the period running from July through the end of September, an Obama campaign aide told CNN.
Overall, the campaign announced Thursday it and the Democratic National Committee brought in more than $70 million in the third quarter of fundraising.
Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360," "The Situation Room," "John King USA" and "State of the Union."
(CNN) - After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama welcomed his South Korean counterpart to the White House on Thursday, a day after Congress approved a free-trade agreement between the two nations.
Obama hailed President Lee Myung-Bak as a "good friend and partner" at a welcoming ceremony.FULL STORY
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CNN: New national poll shows Cain at top
Presidential hopeful Herman Cain jumped to the top of the Republican field in a new national poll, further signaling the Georgia businessman may pose a strong threat to fellow front-runner Mitt Romney.