(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Monday he didn’t think some State Department employees were working in the best interest of the country.
“I’m not sure our State Department serves us well,” the Texas governor said on a radio program with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “I’m not talking about the Secretary of State here. I’m talking about the career diplomats and the Secretary of State who, all too often, may not be making decisions, or giving advice to the administration that’s in this country’s best interest.”
(CNN) - The woman who accused Herman Cain of groping her after a 1997 dinner says the Republican presidential candidate is "still in denial" about his conduct.
Sharon Bialek is the first woman to publicly accuse Cain of sexual harassment after last week's disclosure that the National Restaurant Association - which Cain led in the late 1990s - made payments to two other women who complained about his conduct. Cain has vehemently denied any allegation of misconduct.
(CNN) - Republican presidential contender Herman Cain will address the latest sexual harassment allegations against him at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, his campaign announced late Monday.
(CNN) - The latest poll assessing the impact of allegations of sexual misconduct on Herman Cain's GOP presidential campaign shows that a plurality of Americans think the claims are true.
39% of those polled who have heard a lot about the allegations said they thought the claims were true, according to the Pew Research Center poll. Twenty-four percent said the claims were false and 36% said they didn't know.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is building the largest campaign operation to date in South Carolina, hoping to seize conservative tea party support that could help keep his candidacy alive.
After picking up a little steam - and cash - with a number of strong debate performances, the former House Speaker is reviving operations with a nine person-strong staff, the campaign announced on Monday.
Washington (CNN) - Several unaffiliated Republican operatives say Herman Cain must say more about the sexual harassment allegations being leveled against him, because his current message is not putting the controversy to rest.
"He needs to be upfront, forthright and get this story behind him," Bob Vander Platts, a leading Iowa Republican activist, tells CNN. The ongoing allegations, he adds, are a "test of Cain's leadership" and "a tipping point for his campaign."
Rochester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Herman Cain's campaign will have to deal with the allegations of sexual harassment dogging his election effort, former Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday, but he refused to comment on the details.
"All of these issues are issues that are going to be talked about," Santorum told CNN outside his "Faith, Family and Freedom" town hall in Rochester. "Every campaign has their issues they have to deal with and we'll see how they deal with it."
Washington (CNN) - The Senate overwhelmingly cleared a test vote allowing it to take up a bill this week to help unemployed veterans seeking jobs as well as federal contractors facing a new tax burden in 2013.
The Senate voted 94-to-1 on Monday to move forward and take up the bill soon.
Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - On Monday, Mitt Romney opened what appears to be a new line of attack against President Barack Obama, painting a gloomy picture for the U.S. if the president is re-elected.
During opening remarks at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, the Republican presidential candidate invoked the pain and panic felt by Americans during a historic period of economic calamity.
Washington (CNN) – When Republicans were asked to select their preferred presidential nominee for a USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday, GOP contenders Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and the 'undecided' option, all tied in first place each garnering 21 %.
The poll was conducted last week while businessman Herman Cain was at the center of accusations that he sexually harassed employees in the late 1990s during his tenure as president of the National Restaurant Association.