(CNN) - No balloons. No banners. No cheering crowd. No need for a victory speech to a throng of adoring and loyal supporters.
As he sat in a prison cell in Texas, Keith Judd, inmate # 11593-051, was winning 40% of the vote in the West Virginia Democratic primary last week amid whatever fanfare one could receive in such a place.
(CNN) – Hours after President Barack Obama's re-election team launched an attack on Mitt Romney's role in a now-bankrupt steel plant, the likely Republican nominee released his own web video touting another steel company that's now thriving.
Romney's team pointed to Steel Dynamics in the web video, which is thriving more than a decade after an investment from Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded and ran in the 1980s and 90s.
(CNN) – The recent controversy over Massachusetts congressional candidate Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry, where the campaign of her opponent for a senate seat called for her to release documents claiming her Cherokee ancestry, has caused some to ask: What makes someone "legitimately" Native American? And who gets to make that determination?
"Fundamentally, it's the tribe’s right to determine who its citizens are and are not. If we don't know (whether someone is American Indian), we can ask the tribe," said Julia Good Fox, professor of American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University.FULL STORY
(CNN) - An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions.
"Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
(CNN) – For all the headaches on the campaign trail, you would not think a candidate would be hounded by his own dog.
That, however, has been the relentless fate of Republican contender Mitt Romney. A trip to Canada 30 years ago with the family pooch in a car top carrier, has been the gift that just keeps giving to Democrats. They've lampooned him as cruel at worst, foolish at best, with bumper stickers and T-shirts that say "Dogs aren't luggage!" and "Mitt is Mean!"FULL STORY
(CNN) – National Republicans, paired with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, will focus their attention this week on President Barack Obama's handing of the national debt, the groups announced Monday.
The effort will include a "major policy speech" from Romney, according to Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who was part of a conference call announcing the effort Monday morning.
Washington (CNN) – MoveOn.org's political wing is out with a new TV ad that criticizes presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's stance on women's issues.
The independent progressive group says that the spot's release is timed to President Barack Obama's commencement address in New York City Monday afternoon at Barnard College, the prestigious all-women's college.
New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama ends a busy day Monday in New York City with two fundraisers for his re-election campaign.
Five days after announcing he personally supports same-sex marriage, the president will speak to some 200 people at a fundraiser co-hosted by entertainer Ricky Martin, who announced two years ago that he is gay, and the Futuro Fund, an initiative by some Latino leaders to support Obama's re-election bid, according to a campaign official.
(CNN) – Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, said Monday the constant dodging of effective regulation by Wall Street banks amounts to lobbying warfare.
Warren's comments came after she called on JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon to step down as a director of the New York Federal Reserve board after his firm announced a $2 billion loss since the start of April.
(CNN) – A conservative non-profit will spend $3.4 million to tie President Barack Obama to the financial industry in a minute-long television ad airing in seven general election battlegrounds, the group said Monday.
American Future Fund, which previously hit Obama for his ties to bankrupt solar energy firm Solyndra and the spending scandal at the General Services Administration, goes after the president in the new spot for claiming to be a Wall Street reformer while taking massive contributions from financial sector employees.