(CNN) - The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission plans to vote on a controversial design for the memorial honoring the 34th U.S. president despite public objections from the Eisenhower family and members of Congress.
Commissioners are expected to vote "yes" or "no" Friday on the latest design revisions by architect Frank Gehry in an effort bring the project to the National Capital Planning Commission, according to an internal e-mail obtained by CNN.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama hit the road for campaigning and fundraisers Friday, arguably the worst day so far in his re-election bid due to a disappointing employment report that brought sharp Republican attacks led by certain GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Speaking late in the day at a Chicago fundraiser, the president said voters will have a clear choice this November.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Mitt Romney on Friday embraced a comment made by Bill Clinton the previous night, in which the former president praised Romney's private equity career, despite a recent flood of Democratic attacks against the presumptive nominee's corporate resume.
Romney defended his former firm, Bain Capital, on Friday and pointed to its record of successful investments compared to its small minority of buyouts that later went bankrupt.
(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, often floated as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney, said he would favor slight tax increases in return for large cuts in spending - a compromise unpopular with many in his own party.
His comments came as Democratic lawmakers grilled Bush during his testimony before the House Budget Committee for a hearing titled, "Removing The Barriers To Free Enterprise And Economic Growth."
Washington (CNN) - In the battle on the airwaves for the White House, it seems Republicans rather than Democrats are going negative more often.
Seventy percent of ads run by Democrats in the general election campaign for president have been positive in nature, while 73% of commercials run by Republicans were negative, according to data provided in a weekly note to their clients by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political ad spending.
(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King said that despite a meteoric rise, John Edwards' legal woes quickly grounded him.
(CNN) – Speaking before an animated crowd in Milwaukee Friday, former President Bill Clinton decried the partisan atmosphere he said was responsible for the bitter recall vote in Wisconsin, saying the Republican candidate had struck upon a "divide and conquer" policy to win political points.
"This is a big deal, and it is not about Republicans and Democrats, or traditional conservatives and liberals," Clinton said, taking aim at Republican Gov. Scott Walker for dividing his state after a bitter fight over collective bargaining rights for union workers. Clinton was campaigning for the Democratic candidate, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will visit the World Trade Center site in New York on June 14, a White House spokesman said Friday.
Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama would get a briefing on construction at the site targeted by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett talk about Wisconsin's upcoming recall election on Tuesday and the toll its taking on voters.