(CNN) - Days after being sworn in to fill Gabrielle Giffords' congressional seat, Rep. Ron Barber hobnobbed with constituents at a "Congress On Your Corner" event - the same type of meet-and-greet at which he, Giffords and 17 others were shot, six fatally.
Then in her third term, Giffords was holding her own "Congress On Your Corner" on January 8, 2011, outside a Safeway supermarket in Tucson when authorities say Jared Lee Loughner began opening fire. Shot in the head, Giffords resigned from Congress just over a year later to focus on her recovery.FULL STORY
Park City, Utah (CNN) – At a weekend retreat for deep-pocketed Mitt Romney donors, attendees marveled at the perfect weather, the Olympics-style entertainment, even the food.
But the real draw was rubbing elbows with telegenic Republican powerbrokers.
New Orleans (CNN) - As the Supreme Court prepares to make a historic ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama's health care law, his top adviser shifted attention on the rest of the White House's legislative agenda rather than the potential dismantling of its signature piece of legislation.
Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday that the administration is prepared for the court's decision – which could come as early as Monday – then went on to attack Republicans in Congress for what she called a strategy of "no."
(CNN) - Democrats kept up their offensive on Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, on Saturday.
A Democratic operative snapped photos of a jet registered to the company that was parked at an airport near Romney's fundraising retreat in Park City, Utah.
The Bain plane photos came just hours after the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement criticical of the firm's practices.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) - President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were among the high-profile political figures to speak at the annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials this week.
Here are five things we learned from their visits:
(CNN) - Sen. Scott Brown finds himself alongside pop culture and cartoon royalty in a new video posted online by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
Set to the tune of Abba's "Dancing Queen," the video released Friday makes light of comments Brown made in a recent talk radio interview.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama used his daughter Sasha as an example of the success of Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination of women in sports and education, in a Newsweek op-ed that honors its 40th anniversary.
Obama, who helps coach his daughter’s basketball team, wrote that while there are “few things more fulfilling than watching your child discover a passion for something,” prior to Title IX, “something like pursuing varsity sports was an unlikely dream for young women in America.”FULL STORY
(CNN) - The super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement on Saturday featuring a man who uses stark terms to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's role in his own unemployment.
"Mitt Romney made over a hundred million dollars by shutting down our plant, and devastated our lives," the employee, Mike Earnest, says in the Priorities USA Action ad. "Turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin. And it just made me sick."
(CNN) - The two Texas Republican candidates for a U.S. Senate seat locked horns in a Friday night televised debate, but displayed few policy differences.
When asked directly if there "is anything your opponent has done that shows he lacks the integrity and character that these voters say they want," both Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz said that question would be decided by voters, who can choose between them in a July 31 runoff election for the GOP nomination.