Washington (CNN) – A U.S. congressman is attracting attention and criticism for an online video that shows him blasting evolution and the Big Bang theory as “lies from the pit of hell” in a recent speech at a church event in his home state of Georgia.
“All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell,” U.S Rep. Paul Broun said in an address last month at a banquet organized by Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia. “And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”
(CNN) – A Republican senator and surrogate for Mitt Romney chided the GOP presidential nominee on Wednesday, saying he was "a bit dismayed" by Romney's foreign policy speech earlier in the week.
In an op-ed on CNN.com, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who endorsed Romney in June, took issue with key points of Romney's approach to international affairs.
(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spends Wednesday in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, while his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, arrives in Danville, Kentucky one day before the vice presidential debate at Centre College.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama attends meetings at the White House, and Vice President Joe Biden remains in Delaware for debate preparation.
Washington (CNN) – Planned Parenthood's political arm is out with the latest installment of an aggressive mail program targeting female voters in Virginia.
A new mail piece attacking Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Virginia Senate candidate George Allen will begin hitting mailboxes in northern Virginia and Richmond this week, the group says.
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CNN: Romney abortion comment draws Democratic criticism
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in a Tuesday interview with an Iowa newspaper that he has no abortion-related legislation on his platform – although as president, he would reinstate through administrative means a policy banning nongovernmental organizations from using federal funds to provide abortions.
CNN: On Iran, Romney says he sees eye to eye with Netanyahu
Mitt Romney on Tuesday said that he would use the same test to evaluate Iran over its suspected nuclear weapons program as would Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a wide-ranging interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," the Republican presidential nominee also defended his proposed U.S. tax model and shed light on how he would handle the civil war in Syria.
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in an interview on Tuesday that he has no abortion-related legislation on his platform but that he would reinstate a policy banning nongovernmental organizations from using federal funds to provide abortions.
"There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," Romney said in an interview with The Des Moines Register.