Washington (CNN) - Herman Cain doesn't want to talk about the sexual harassment allegations dogging his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, but plenty of other folks weighed in on Sunday.
Those opposing the former business executive's campaign called for keeping the issue alive, saying the necessary scrutiny of presidential candidates requires Cain to answer all questions about what happened when he headed the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner says he and President Barack Obama have a "pretty good relationship," but he also criticized Obama for fomenting what Boehner called "class warfare" in the political debate over spending, taxes and job creation.
In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week" program, Boehner defended Republican opposition to efforts by Obama and Democrats to increase taxes on wealthy Americans as part of deficit reduction and job creation measures.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Lobbyists for America’s senior citizens, oil companies and airlines had a message Sunday for the special joint congressional committee trying to forge a comprehensive deficit reduction plan: tread carefully.
In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” lobbyists for the AARP, American Petroleum Institute and Air Transport Association cautioned that possible options including tax increases and spending cuts could harm their constituencies.
Washington (CNN) - Texas Rep. Ron Paul issued a trademark blunt response Sunday when asked if he might launch a third-party presidential bid in the event he fails to win the Republican presidential nomination.
"I have no intention (of) doing that. That doesn't make sense to me to even think about it, let alone plan to do that," Paul said on "Fox News Sunday."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN)-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Sunday previewed the Democratic strategy for President Barack Obama’s re-election next year, saying that voters will choose the candidate “who’s earnest, who’s committed and who’s working hard on the things they care about.”
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” O’Malley conceded that “none of us is very happy with the state of the economy,” and the question facing voters is “whether the economy is becoming better?”
(CNN) - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Sunday refused to walk back on stinging critiques made about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s record when the two were locked in a battle for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2010.
“I tried to give Texas a choice,” Hutchison said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - Rick Perry's new church is not like his old church.
At his new church, several hundred worshippers showed up in jeans on a recent Sunday to listen to high-decibel Christian rock from plush stadium-style seats.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Thousands of protesters held hands and encircled the White House grounds on Sunday, demanding President Barack Obama reject a proposed oil pipeline that would stretch between Canada and Texas.
"Stop the pipeline, yes we can!" the environmental activists chanted about the 1,700-mile Keystone XL project.FULL STORY
The Woodlands, Texas (CNN) - Republican presidential contender Herman Cain emerged from an especially tame debate with Newt Gingrich late Saturday and attempted to end the controversy surrounding him.
Facing questions about the sexual harassment allegations against him, Cain was defiant: scolding reporters, picking which of their questions he would answer, and - at one point - entirely shutting down a reporter's query.
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On our radar this morning: A new poll on Herman Cain's favorability as he tells reporters he's done commenting on the sexual harassment allegations, and Rick Perry's parents open up.
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