(CNN) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who took the post after serving as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan Monday that if it were up to likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, "we wouldn't have an auto industry."
(CNN) - Montana's Democratic governor defended himself from criticism Monday over remarks he made last week that appeared to tie Mitt Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, to the practice of polygamy within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" he was trying to point out Romney struggles in connecting with Latino voters when he claimed Romney's "family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico" in an interview with The Daily Beast.
Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is sounding some alarm bells, saying "there's a one-in-three chance" Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives in 2012.
Boehner sounded less than confident he would retain his gavel in an interview slated to air Tuesday on Fox News.
Everglades National Park, Florida (CNN) - On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden found himself in the midst of predators, with alligators in the water and snakes in the grass.
It was all part of a carefully crafted tour through a slice of the Florida Everglades near Miami. The 4.5 million acre Everglades is home to birds and beasts as well as various other wildlife, many of them threatened or endangered.
(CNN) – A day ahead of Mitt Romney's return to New Hampshire, a poll showed the likely GOP nominee trailing President Barack Obama by a nine-point margin in the Granite State.
The survey, from WMUR and the University of New Hampshire, showed 51% of New Hampshire adults backing Obama and 42% supporting Romney. Five percent said they had not yet decided who to support in November's general election.
(CNN) - A top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs committee was asked by the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense not to go to Afghanistan because President Hamid Karzai objected to the visit.
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, told Security Clearance he was readying to travel with five other Republicans from Dubai to Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, when the State Department requested he stay behind.
Washington (CNN) - Liberty University reacted over the weekend to a brewing controversy over the fact that the evangelical school has selected Mitt Romney, a Mormon, to speak at the school’s graduation.
In a statement from Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., the school says that the complaints have significantly died down and that many of those complaining “had no affiliation with the university.”
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(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will deliver what his staff bills a "major speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy" this week, the senator's office announced Monday.
Rubio, considered to be a top vice presidential pick for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney, is set to speak Wednesday at The Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 23, 2012 | 5 p.m.
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THIS JUST IN… THE VEEP SEARCH HEATS UP: Sen. Marco Rubio, standing alongside Mitt Romney on the trail in Aston, Pennsylvania: “I had something [my parents] didn't: the privilege and honor of being born in the single greatest society in all of human history… And now, we now have leaders, we now have a leader in this country who wants to take that from us. Who's telling Americans that the reason why they're hurting is that other people are doing too well. That the way they can climb up the ladder is to pull other people down. If we do that, we become like every other country in the world. We cannot do that. If we become that then the American inspiration will be gone and there will be nothing that the rest of the world can look to hopefully in the hopes that they too can one day have what we have. So your question goes to the heart of what this election is about.”
(CNN) - The battle between President Barack Obama and all-but-certain GOP nominee Mitt Romney for Arizona's eleven electoral votes stands neck and neck, according to a poll released Monday.
Arizona, which has voted for only one Democratic presidential candidate in sixty years, has become a hot battleground in 2012, partly because of the state's increasing Latino population.