Washington (CNN)- Chris Christie said Monday that many times politics comes before people and that can keep government from reaching effective long-term solutions.
"We have too many elected officials who are obsessed with re-election and that they're willing to do anything to keep their job," Christie said. "That's not the kind of person you want in an executive position, or any position for that matter, but certainly in an executive position right now, given the challenges that our country faces." FULL POST
(CNN) – The candidates are in Washington, D.C. Thursday, as the Supreme Court is likely to announce its highly-anticipated decision on the health care law.
While President Barack Obama has no campaign events on his schedule, first lady Michelle Obama will address the African Methodist Episcopal Church conference in Nashville, Tennessee before heading to Memphis for a fundraising reception.
(CNN) – Both candidates will raise campaign cash Wednesday in Washington - President Barack Obama at the Jefferson Hotel and his GOP rival Mitt Romney at a home in Georgetown.
Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, will attend a campaign rally in Iowa.
See the full schedule after the jump.
Washington (CNN) - Herman Cain attempted to tap into his artistic side Friday night, opening up his part-comedy routine, part-political speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference with a poem about - you guessed it – his “9-9-9” tax plan.
“To heck with the skeptics who don’t have a plan,” Cain said, cheekily reciting one of the lyrics. “Because 9-9-9 has captivated the land.”
Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich resurfaced one of his most controversial lines from the Republican primary season, saying on Friday it was a matter of "patriotic duty" to defeat President Barack Obama in November.
"Barack Obama and the values he represents and the amateurish incompetence he has proven are a direct threat to the survival to America as we know it, and defeating him is a national, patriotic duty," Gingrich said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C.
Washington (CNN) – Having already aired advertisements describing what he'd do on "Day 1" in the White House, Mitt Romney explained on Wednesday what he'd do over another 99 days.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also used his address to business chiefs to prebut President Barack Obama's economic speech in Ohio on Thursday. Romney will campaign in Ohio the same day.
Washington (CNN) - There were smiles, laughter and tears - but little politics - when former Presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, joined current President Barack Obama at the White House for the unveiling Thursday of the younger Bush's official portrait.
An emotional ceremony in the East Room saw the new White House residents thanking their predecessors for their service to the nation and for helping them out during the move more than three years ago.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama rarely misses an opportunity to talk about the help his administration is offering to military veterans and their families. “We will care and serve our veterans the way they've served us,” Mr. Obama said at a recent campaign event out west.
His message may be grounded in policy but in this election season it’s also about the politics.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – In the latest round of culture wars over contraception and religious liberty, most Americans would probably identify places like the White House and Congress as key battlefields. But another nearby locale has emerged as a national platform for such skirmishes: the stately campus of Georgetown University, the country's oldest Roman Catholic college.
On Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic, will speak at a relatively low-profile graduation ceremony for one of Georgetown's individual schools, an appearance that has attracted criticism from the Catholic archdiocese of Washington.FULL STORY
Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) – A few hundred Mormons filed into a chapel just outside the Washington Beltway one recent Sunday to hear a somewhat unusual presentation: an Obama administration official recounting his conversion to Mormonism.
“I have never in my life had a more powerful experience than that spiritual moment when the spirit of Christ testified to me that the Book of Mormon is true,” Larry Echo Hawk told the audience, which stretched back through the spacious sanctuary and into a gymnasium in the rear.FULL STORY