Washington (CNN) - A new national poll offers more evidence that now Mitt Romney's pretty much wrapped up the race for Republican nomination, public opinion of GOP presidential candidate is on the rise. But Romney still lags behind President Barack Obama.
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Thursday, 33% see Romney positively, with 36% viewing the former Massachusetts governor in a negative light. That's better than Romney rated the NBC/WSJ March poll, when he had a 28% positive rating and a 39% negative rating.
Washington (CNN) - The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $46 billion small business tax cut bill - an election year measure that has virtually no chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate or surviving a presidential veto.
House members passed the bill in a largely party-line 235-173 vote.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is telling lawmakers he expects more resignations in the wake of the alleged prostitution scandal, with one congressional source saying additional agents will likely go by the end of the week, and a top Democrat is expressing concern that the Colombia incident could compromise the president's safety in the future.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Government and Oversight Committee, told CNN Thursday Sullivan told him he has "no doubt" all Secret Service agents involved in the prostitution scandal will resign, if the investigation makes clear their wrongdoing.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Thursday announced the endorsement of Ohio governor John Kasich and the state's lieutenant governor, Mary Taylor.
The top two Republicans in the swing state cited the former Massachusetts governor and likely GOP nominee's and business credentials.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida put his foot down once again Thursday, firmly denying he would accept an offer from Mitt Romney to join the GOP ticket and floated another name for the spot instead.
"We got a lot of really talented people out there that Mitt Romney will get to pick from," Rubio said. "I think (Ohio) Sen. Rob Portman would be a phenomenal choice for vice president. That's where I would encourage him to look."
(CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $5.76 million in March, bringing its first quarter haul to $15 million, the group announced Thursday.
The national fundraising arm in charge of electing Republicans to the Senate now has $19.6 million cash on hand with no campaign debt.
Washington (CNN) - A proposed new route through Nebraska for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will require six to nine months of review under the normal process conducted by state and federal officials, a Nebraska official said Thursday.
Mike Linder, director of the state Department of Environmental Quality, told CNN that the proposal from TransCanada will undergo a public comment period followed by final revisions by the company before his agency does its full assessment.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Mitt Romney will deliver the commencement address at the evangelical Christian university led by Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty University said in a Thursday post to their website.
The school, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, will host the likely GOP nominee for their May 12 graduation.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden fundraise from coast to coast Thursday.
One day after attending two fundraisers in Michigan, the president will be the main attraction at a reception at the W Hotel which is just blocks away from the White House.
(CNN) - Two years after Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah was defeated in his bid for renomination at the GOP's state convention, Sen. Orrin Hatch faces the same test.
But a new statewide poll of Republicans indicates the outcome from Saturday's Utah GOP state party convention could be very different from April 2010, when Bennett came in third. He lost out to two more conservative tea party backed candidates, which denied him a chance to run for renomination in the Republican primary.