Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman disparaged his GOP rivals and President Obama for not publicly supporting a plan to solve the debt ceiling debate.
Speaking before a group of conservative environmentalists in Washington, D.C. Thursday, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China said he supports the plan put forward but House Speaker John Boehner.
Washington (CNN) – President Obama's lead over a generic Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential race dipped recently, according to a new national survey.
The Pew poll released Thursday showed 41 percent of registered voters would like to see Obama re-elected while 40 percent said they would prefer a Republican to win the White House. The new numbers are significantly closer than the 11-point lead the president held in May.
Washington (CNN) - Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh took issue with Senate stalwart John McCain's criticism of tea party efforts regarding the debt ceiling and blamed the old guard for the fiscal failures of Congress.
"Folks like Sen. John McCain have been in this town for too long and they're the ones who have gotten us into this mess year after year after year," the Illinois congressman said Thursday on "CNN Newsroom." "Folks like him … have no clue as to the troubles Americans are going through right now. They don't understand this crisis anymore."
Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain apologized for past comments regarding those who practice Islam, following a meeting with Muslim American leaders.
"I remain humble and contrite for any statements I have made that might have caused offense to Muslim Americans and their friends," Cain said in a statement Wednesday. "I am truly sorry for any comments that may have betrayed any commitment to the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religion guaranteed by it."
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee released its final attack ad of a month-long campaign against President Obama, according to the group, hitting the president over his handling of the economy.
The latest 30-second spot shows a young girl watching television on the last day of the Obama administration, in 2017. She is watching hypothetical news broadcasts that report the unemployment rate and U.S. debt to China climbing to record levels.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will meet with America Muslim leaders in the next week, his communications director confirmed to CNN.
Cain's spokeswoman Ellen Carmichael said Cain reached out to a group of leaders to discuss religion and politics, but would not release any more details in advance of the event.
(CNN) - After repeated attacks on her record from Republican presidential rival and fellow Minnesotan Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann hit back Sunday, vehemently contrasting her record in Congress with his as governor.
Bachmann said that while she was working against excessive spending, cap and trade, TARP and the individual health care mandate, Pawlenty was praising the same plans and leaving his state with a budget crisis.
Washington (CNN) - Making her case for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that Americans are now more open to homosexuality.
"As time goes on, what I find is more and more people have gay friends, they have gay relatives," Feinstein said on CNN's "State of the Union." "People are much more forward with their thinking about this now. I think they're much more open to it."
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein said a deal to raise the debt ceiling is being held hostage by Republican politics, but that she can envision an agreement in the Senate to prevent default.
The California Democrat said on Sunday there are currently 39 senators who support the so-called “Gang of Six proposal” put forward by three Democrats and three Republicans that would include a combination of spending cuts and revenues to reduce mounting budget deficits and bring Republican support to raise the limit on how much money the government can borrow.
(CNN) - Jon Huntsman's spokesman took to Twitter Friday to needle GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney.
Tim Miller sent this message to Romney's spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom: "@EricFehrn spoxing for @MittRomney in '02 called Grover's pledge "gov't by gimmicry." Harsh. Why the change of heart? http://bo.st.q2cZaO