(CNN) – Ginger White said Thursday she is “deeply sorry” for any hurt that she’s caused Gloria Cain, wife of GOP candidate Herman Cain.
The woman who claims to have engaged in an extramarital affair for 13 years with Cain, who is currently seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for president, said “I am not a cold-hearted person. I am a mother of two kids and, of course, my heart bleeds for this woman.”
(CNN) – Herman Cain will announce his decision by Monday on whether he’ll keep his spot in the GOP presidential race, acknowledging that an end to his campaign is on the table.
“That’s obviously one option,” Cain said Thursday night on Fox News. “The commitment I have made is before Monday…we’ll make a decision.”
(CNN) – GOP presidential contender Herman Cain’s attorney, Lin Wood, had a warning for presidential candidates Thursday after the candidate revealed more details about the relationship he had with Ginger White.
“This idea that one person can go out and make an accusation that turns a friendship into an alleged sexual affair, the candidates better be careful,” Wood said during an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “That’s a slippery slope that I don’t believe this country wants to go down.”
Washington (CNN) – A top Republican leader agreed Thursday with President Barack Obama and Democrats that extending the payroll tax cut would help the economy, but the parties remained divided over how to pay for the move.
Later Thursday, the Senate blocked competing Democratic and Republican proposals from moving forward, setting up negotiations on a possible compromise.
(CNN) – Businessman Herman Cain said Thursday his wife was not aware of his friendship with Ginger White until she publicly claimed a 13-year affair with the GOP presidential candidate Monday.
During a meeting with the editorial board of the New Hampshire Union Leader Cain revealed that his wife, Gloria, had no knowledge that he’d provided financial assistance to White, or that the two were friends at all.
Washington (CNN) - The Senate on Thursday passed a giant defense bill that includes a new policy for detaining and trying suspected al Qaeda terrorists - a policy that attracted controversy during the debate and may draw a presidential veto.
The defense authorization bill passed by a vote of 93-7.
Washington (CNNMoney) - The Obama Administration is renewing its push for the Senate to confirm a director to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
"The longer we wait to confirm a director, the more we're leaving millions of Americans who aren't doing business with banks vulnerable to the kind of predation and abuse that caused so much damage in this crisis," said Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at a press conference Thursday.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – What a difference a few weeks make for Newt Gingrich's campaign.
Just two weeks ago the former House speaker's campaign turned in what looked like a scratch sheet of proposed delegates to the national convention, in contrast to the more complete and neatly organized lists submitted by other campaigns.
Washington (CNN) - Gabriel Zimmerman was the first congressional staffer killed while performing their official duties. Thursday the House of Representatives passed a resolution to memorialize the aide to Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords by naming a meeting room in the Capitol complex after him.
The measure passed unanimously, 419 – 0.
Orlando, Florida (CNN) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's apparent decision to run for governor in 2013 sets the stage for a potentially bloody Republican primary fight against Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who has long been laying the groundwork for a gubernatorial bid of his own.
In an unusual twist, though, Virginia's current governor Bob McDonnell will be taking sides in the primary and supporting Bolling.