(CNN) – Secret Service agents arrested a Washington man Tuesday for making threats against President Obama, a spokeswoman with the justice department said.
The man sent a threatening e-mail to the FBI, Emily Langlie, with the U.S. Attorney's Office, said.
(CNN) - CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King takes a look at how the suburban women's vote could play out in 2012 for Mitt Romney, particularly in light of recent controversial remarks made by Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri.
Washington (CNN) – Sitting in an office with political memorabilia on the walls, former Washington Mayor Marion Barry reflects on the bad moments - drug possession, jail, and tax evasion - and notes that he has moved on.
Barry is in many ways after a 40-year public career the prototype for political disgrace and political resurrection.
(CNN) - U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts rejected his party's draft language on abortion in a letter to the Republican National Committee chairman Tuesday.
In the letter, Brown expressed apprehension over "language opposing a woman's right to choose and supporting a constitutional amendment banning abortion."
(CNN) – Days before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Tampa next week, former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich released his delegates in a symbolic gesture and urged them to vote for Mitt Romney.
"I hereby release all delegates bound or pledged to me under any and all state laws or party rules," Gingrich wrote in a letter to delegates, which was posted on his website Tuesday night. "At the same time, I call upon them and all Americans committed to a safer and more prosperous American future to join Callista and me in strongly supporting the Romney-Ryan ticket."
(CNN) - The latest developments in the presidential campaign - such as Mitt Romney's selection of a running mate - has little moved the presidential race, a new poll released Tuesday.
This NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey - conducted entirely after Romney's announcement that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan would join his ticket - shows President Barack Obama at 48% and his Republican challenger at 44%. That margin is within the poll's sampling error of plus or minus three points.
(CNN) - Republican Rep. Todd Akin allowed a state deadline to pass Tuesday, defiantly staying in the race to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill despite mounting calls for him to withdraw over incendiary remarks on rape and pregnancy.
Under Missouri law, Akin would now need to get a court order to pull out of the race as he waited beyond the 5 p.m. deadline. He would also be required to pay for any necessary reprinting of ballots.
(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus further urged Rep. Todd Akin to drop his U.S. Senate bid in Missouri, saying Tuesday the party is already halting its efforts to back the congressman.
"We're not going to send any money toward that race or spend money on the ground in that particular race. We're obviously going to work very hard for a nominee in Missouri up and down the ticket, congressional seats. But I've already called off the phone banks and all of the volunteers for Congressman Akin's race there," Priebus said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
(CNN) – Mitt Romney, in remarks at a fund-raiser Tuesday, took a jab at President Barack Obama's campaign one day after financial filings revealed the president's re-election team had spent more money than it raised in July.
"We're a little wiser in our spending of dollars than the other side, apparently," Romney said, according to pool reports. "I'm not managing their campaign for them, but we're going to spend our money wisely. We're going to spend it to win."
Washington (CNN) – As Ann Romney begins to take center stage at next week's Republican convention, we are learning more about some of the problems she has endured and how she fought back.
The Romneys, who are protective of the details of their private family life, have spoken often about Ann's battle with multiple sclerosis which was diagnosed in 1998. After the Super Tuesday primaries, she had a recurrence which she kept secret at the time but has since discussed in an interview with CNN.