(CNN) – If Hillary Clinton were on the ballot in 2012 as the Democratic presidential nominee she would fare better against the Republican candidates than her current boss, President Barack Obama, according to a new national poll.
Although the secretary of state has repeatedly said she will not run for president in the next election, Clinton beat the top GOP candidates among likely voters in hypothetical matchups.
Washington (CNN) - Any of the Republican presidential contenders would love to have the endorsement of Iowa Rep. Steve King, one the state's leading conservative voices.
Though King had previously expected to endorse a candidate by this stage in the race, he now says he might stay out of the 2012 race all together.
Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal a tax withholding measure for government contractors that never took effect.
Under the measure repealed by the 405-16 vote, all bills paid by the federal government for goods, services or property after January 1, 2012 would have been subject to a 3% tax withholding.
(CNN) - A federal judge in North Carolina rejected motions by former senator John Edwards to have his criminal indictment dismissed, spokeswoman Robin Zier with the US Attorney's office in the Eastern District of North Carolina said Thursday.
The decision sets the stage for his trial to begin in January.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, waded into a bit of economic theology Wednesday. The staunch Catholic, who recently told CNN that he gave up fear for Lent, was asked about the collision of his faith in finance and his faith in the church.
The Vatican put out a new financial document Monday called "Towards reforming the international financial and monetary systems in the context of a global public authority." The document calls for a new global economic authority that could impose penalties on member states as a "way of ensuring that they possess efficient markets," Roman Catholic Bishop Mario Toso said at a Monday news conference.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A Democratic candidate in Massachusetts who hoped to challenge Republican Sen. Scott Brown in next year's election is calling it quits.
Alan Khazei is expected Thursday to withdraw from the race, a Democratic source confirms to CNN. Earlier in the cycle, the social entrepreneur and "City Year" co-founder was one of the top contenders for the Democratic Senate nomination, but after the late summer entry into the race by Harvard University law professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, Khazei has had a hard time keeping pace.
(CNN) - Herman Cain described a recent web video from his presidential campaign that shows his chief of staff smoking a cigarette as “hilarious.”
The Republican candidate said the video is the latest example of his campaign sayings that include "Let Herman be Herman" and "Let Mark be Mark," a reference to his top adviser Mark Block.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - It's a big number and nothing to sneeze at - $1.2 trillion. Unfortunately, when it comes to reining in U.S. debt, it's not enough.
That's why budget experts hope the bipartisan congressional debt committee will aim higher. To avoid triggering a series of automatic spending cuts, committee members have less than a month to propose at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Add another name to the high profile Senate battle in Florida.
Republican Rep. Connie Mack has decided to make a bid, after passing on a run earlier this year for the GOP Senate nomination in the Sunshine State, a Republican source confirms to CNN.
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."
Washington (CNN) - Call me crazy, but I recall when presidential candidates ran for the high office because they had things to say. The notion went like this: I have ideas that I think will be great for the country. I have thought about them, vetted them with experts, spoken about them throughout my career. I have refined them, many times, even changed some. And now I think it's time to run for the presidency, armed with those ideas to present to the nation.