Moscow (CNN) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused U.S. drones and special forces of involvement in the death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in comments Thursday.
He also attacked U.S. Sen. John McCain over a warning that Russia might follow the same path as Libya, suggesting McCain was not of sound mind following his time as a prisoner during the Vietnam War.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's lead in the first-in-the-nation primary state was confirmed in a second New Hampshire poll Thursday, but the standings of his closest competitors are less certain.
An American Research Group survey released Thursday shows Romney in first place at 35%, the day after a poll from Suffolk University showed him at 38% in the Granite State.
(CNN) - The avalanche of negative campaign ads from Mitt Romney is wearing on rival Newt Gingrich, but he said Thursday he won't break his pledge to stay positive.
Speaking to Iowa Public Television, the former House speaker said the onslaught of vitriol coming from Romney headquarters jarred with the spirit of the holidays.
(CNN) - What if Ron Paul rocked the political establishment, silenced the naysayers and spoiled the party for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney by winning the Iowa caucuses?
"I think I have a good chance," the Republican presidential candidate told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" on Wednesday.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Mitt Romney turned old words into new weapons Thursday.
The former Massachusetts governor released a 30-second Web spot featuring praise of his record given by none other than his chief rival for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich.
New York (CNNMoney) - Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week. So few in fact, that the number of initial claims fell to its lowest level since May 2008.
About 366,000 people filed initial jobless claims in the week ended Dec. 10, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was a decrease of 19,000 from the prior week.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Hours before the final GOP debate prior to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich is going up with the second TV ad of his Republican presidential campaign in the Hawkeye state.
In the 30-second spot, the former House speaker stays positive in message and takes on rival candidates who have attacked him on the campaign trail.
Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Iowa will be the final episode in one of the most popular reality television series of 2011.
The GOP presidential race has been defined by more than a dozen debates that have been watched by millions of television viewers.FULL STORY
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CNN: Leaders meet over spending, tax-cut impasse as clock ticks
In the first sign of progress in days of stalemate over the payroll tax extension and a government funding bill, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met privately for about an hour in the Capitol Wednesday night.
CNN: White House drops veto threat on defense bill
The White House lifted a veto threat against a giant $662 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday after legislators made changes in language involving detainees.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Television show host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee praised the four presidential candidates who made it a "priority" to attend the premiere of his anti-abortion film in Iowa.
Before "The Gift of Life" documentary, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum delivered seven-minute speeches on their anti-abortion agendas.