Washington (CNN) – Senate Democrats proposed Friday tax incentives for businesses hiring veterans as well as job training for all service members leaving the military.
The measure was unveiled as the next piece in President Obama's jobs bill and as a remedy to unemployment among veterans.
(CNN) - Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich credited his recent rise in the polls to being the "adult in the room" at presidential debates, watching on as front-runners engage in bitter arguments that took center stage.
"People like Rush (Limbaugh) began saying I was the adult in the room and people watched and some of my colleagues began bickering," Gingrich said on CNN's "John King, USA" Friday. "I think the bickering really shrank them."
Washington (CNN) – The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it will launch an investigation of Rep. Laura Richardson, D-California, over alleged misuse of House resources for political purposes.
The committee released a statement saying it will create an “investigative subcommittee” to “determine whether Representative Laura Richardson violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation…with respect to the alleged use of official House resources and personnel for work related to campaign activities and other non-official purposes.”
(CNN) – CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks with the attorney for a woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s.
Washington (CNN) – The White House counsel refused Friday to comply with a subpoena as issued by a House panel regarding the failed solar energy company Solyndra, saying that the initiative "was driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation."
Kathryn Ruemmler expressed her views in a letter to Reps. Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A day earlier, one of its subcommittees requested internal documents regarding the government's decision to issue more than half a billion dollars in federal loan guarantees in 2010 to Solyndra, which later filed for bankruptcy.
Washington (CNN) – One of the women who accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of sexual harassment released a statement through her lawyer Friday stating that she "stands by" her complaint, which was made "in good faith about a series of inappropriate behaviors and unwanted advances."
There was "more than one incident" of harassment involving Cain and his client over the span of a couple of months in 1999, attorney Joel Bennett said.
(CNN) - A second national poll released Friday showed President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney virtually tied in a hypothetical contest for the presidency.
According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos National Poll, Romney edged out Obama by a one-percentage point margin at 44% to 43% among registered voters, echoing similar results from recent major polls. The margin falls well within the survey's sampling error.
Washington (CNN) – One of the women who reportedly accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of sexual harassment was close to reaching an agreement Friday that would let her issue her first public statement on what happened, according to her lawyer.
The controversy has dominated Cain's front-running campaign for the past week. A defiant Cain insists he will not let the issue deter him.
(CNN) - Responding to questions about his relationship with Charles and David Koch–better known as the Koch brothers-Herman Cain on Friday stood by his friendship with the influential conservative duo.
"I am the Koch brother's brother from another mother," the GOP presidential hopeful said to much fanfare at a summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity in Washington, D.C.
Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his plan to shrink the size of government Friday, promising to cut spending levels to 20% of GDP by the end of his first term.
To reach that goal, Romney said, the government must find $500 billion in annual savings by 2016.