(CNN) - Coin tosses aren't just for athletic games.
Just ask the two men who ran for a seat on the County Board in DeWitt County, Illinois. With the results coming to a tie, both men (reluctantly) agreed to abide by the flip of a coin for the final ruling, according to CNN affiliate WMBD.
(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.
"I'm open to that possibility," the Republican said when asked on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" about a 2016 White House bid.
Washington (CNN) – Talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff are expected to pick up this week as Congress returns to work.
But a promised second White House meeting on the crisis between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders still has not been scheduled – a possible sign that staff discussions over the Thanksgiving recess did not yield the progress leaders hoped.
Washington (CNN) - After facing criticism from Republican lawmakers surrounding her characterization of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will hold meetings on Capitol Hill about Libya, an administration official said Monday.
Rice will meet with Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire on Tuesday morning, Ayotte told CNN. She said Rice's staff contacted her office about setting up the meeting.
(CNN) – Mexico's new leader has a message for U.S. officials as he heads to Washington this week: Ties between the neighboring nations must go beyond the drug war.
Just four days before his inauguration, Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday. And he says he wants to reshuffle the list of priorities the United States and Mexico share.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 26, 2012 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
DEVELOPING: OBAMA OVER 50… Fifty-two percent of Americans approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job, with 43% saying they disapprove, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Monday afternoon.
FILED: CHRIS CHRISTIE FILES FOR RE-ELECTION… New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has filed papers to set in motion a run for re-election, a source close to the New Jersey Republican said Monday.
(CNN) - House Republican leaders will meet Wednesday with business leaders including Erskine Bowles, Republican aides on Capitol Hill said Monday, as congressional leaders work to avert a plunge off the so-called "fiscal cliff."
Bowles was the Democratic co-chairman of President Barack Obama's 2010 deficit reduction panel. After the commission's recommendations failed to garner enough support, Bowles and the Republican co-chairman of the group, Alan Simpson, went on to found the group Campaign to Fix the Debt.
(CNN) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that a special election will be held to fill the congressional seat vacated by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who stepped down last week amid an ethics probe and ongoing health problems.
Quinn said a primary election would be held on February 26, which coincides with an already-scheduled local primary election, and proposed setting April 9 as the date for the general election to coincide with another previously-scheduled vote.
Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans give President Barack Obama a thumbs up on the job he's doing in office, but according to a new national poll they are less optimistic about the country's future than they were four years ago when Obama won the White House for the first time.
A CNN/ORC International survey released Monday indicates that 56% of the public thinks the country will be better off four years from now, with four in ten saying it will be worse than they are now.