(CNN) - Republican Sen. Scott Brown took the lead Thursday over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, according to a new survey in the state.
The Suffolk University/7News Poll showed the incumbent senator with 49% support among likely voters and Warren with 40%, slightly above the sampling error.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney said Thursday his opponents complain too much about the political ad wars taking place among the campaigns and super PACs, arguing the competition is important for the Republican presidential nominating process.
“Look, it's not something I'm going to whine about. I know there are some candidates that want to whine about the fact that in campaigns you go back and forth, to talk about the distinctions between one another,” Romney said on Fox News. “But let's talk about a process that gets us to a nominee."
Washington (CNN) – Senate members sparred Thursday over whether a new cybersecurity bill will effectively give the U.S. government and private security what it needs to defend itself against the dozens of attacks occurring daily on both government and private computer networks.
The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 proposes to house the government's cybersecurity headquarters within the Department of Homeland Security, which has already taken the lead among the government agencies on coordinating efforts to tackle sticky cybersecurity problems in cooperation with the National Security Agency.
(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is taking heat over his personal views about contraception. CNN's Mary Snow has more.
Beachwood, Ohio (CNN) – On Thursday Mitt Romney told a Cleveland-area audience a "true story" about a prank he said he had never publicly admitted to pulling.
The story involved a wedding, a woman Romney had "once spent time with," a pair of men's rented patent leather shoes, and a bottle of "shocking pink nail polish."
Beverly Hills, California (CNN) - The Newt Gingrich campaign said Thursday the candidate's latest trip to California likely helped the team reach a self-imposed fundraising goal.
"Our goal is to raise $2 million out of California since the start of the campaign. I believe we're going to exceed that goal after this trip," said Gingrich's California Finance Chairman Eric Beach, who joined the campaign in December.
(CNN) –Women's advocacy groups fired back after a major Rick Santorum donor stirred controversy Thursday with a now-viral comment about contraception.
Calling his comments "insulting and irresponsible," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said "birth control is basic health care and used almost universally by women. It is not something to belittle on national TV."
Los Angeles (CNN) – Two fighter jets under the direction of the the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a general aviation plane that had flown Thursday into temporarily restricted air space over Los Angeles, NORAD said.
The restriction of the airspace coincided with travel to the West Coast by President Barack Obama.
New York (CNNMoney) – The 99ers? Call them the 73ers.
Beginning later this year, the maximum number of weeks the jobless can collect unemployment benefits would be reduced to 73 weeks, under a new deal being hammered out in Congress.
Washington (CNN) - A pair of female Democratic lawmakers had a simple question Thursday about a controversial hearing on Capitol Hill.
"What I want to know is: Where are the women?" Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, said as she began her remarks at the top of hearing titled "Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?"