Washington (CNN) – Former Bush White House aide Scott Stanzel is flirting with a Republican Senate bid in Washington state to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell in the 2012 election.
Despite his years of service inside the beltway, Stanzel said the economic failures in Washington, D.C. are on his side, an argument that closely matches those of GOP party officials.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty walked back earlier criticism of rival Michele Bachmann's migraines on Wednesday, calling the attention over her headaches "a sideshow."
"I think it's mostly a sideshow," Pawlenty said on Fox News. "I've observed Congresswoman Bachmann. I've never seen her have a medical condition or impairment that would seem to be a concern."
(CNN) – The recall elections of state senators in Wisconsin are receiving increased national attention, with both sides of the political aisle capitalizing on the events.
The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, a conservative political action committee, used Tuesday's race as a fundraising opportunity while Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a liberal advocacy group, and Democracy For America launched an ad in Wisconsin.
(CNN) - Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wrote a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday responding to an earlier request from the RNC that Attorney General Eric Holder investigate an "apparent" crime by President Obama.
Priebus accused the president Monday of misusing the White House Map Room to record a fundraising video. A White House spokesman noted the room is part of the White House residence, and therefore not subject to the restrictions placed on official rooms.
(CNN) - Want to participate in a same-sex marriage ceremony in New York this Sunday? Enter a lottery, says independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
On July 24, the first day New York's recently passed marriage law goes into effect, the city will conduct a public lottery to allow 764 couples to marry, according to a state press statement Tuesday.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain claimed Monday Mitt Romney cannot beat President Obama in the 2012 election.
The former Godfather's Pizza CEO said his prediction is based on "RomneyCare," the health care law Romney signed five years ago while governor of Massachusetts and his failure to explain his Mormon religion when competing in Southern states during his last presidential run.
(CNN) - The latest wave of ads launched Monday by Crossroads GPS, an independent Republican advocacy group, urges 10 Democratic members of Congress to cut spending and the national debt.
The spots are the third installment from the group this summer and will air for two weeks backed by $1.4 million. Monday's release follows national and state ads that aired as part of the larger $20 million campaign.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities should be able to prevent the construction of mosques in their neighborhoods.
Cain said he sided with some residents of a Tennessee town who tried to prevent Muslims from worshiping nearby.
(CNN) - Herman Cain said Sunday he is a more experienced candidate for president than Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota in the battle for the 2012 GOP nomination.
"The choice is real simple," Cain said on "Fox News Sunday," when asked why voters should choose him over Bachmann. "My entire career has been problem-solving, not politics."