(CNN) - Newt Gingrich, whose campaign was in trouble earlier this year, is now among the top tier of 2012 presidential hopefuls.
Washington (CNN) - For Mitt Romney, it's not just a question – it’s more like a campaign illness he'd like to cure once and for all.
"I was hoping I would be asked that question. Great. It's about time," Romney joked at a recent GOP forum in New Hampshire. The question, of course, was about the health care reform bill Romney signed into law as governor of Massachusetts in 2006.
Washington (CNN) After declaring President Obama's decision to order airstrikes on Libya a potential "impeachable offense," Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich is calling for an immediate halt to all funds for any further military action in the conflict.
"Now the immediate thing that Congress needs to do when it returns is to cut off any funds for continuing in Libya and I intend to bring forward such an amendment," Kucinich said in an interview with CNN, noting any legislative action would have to wait until after the current Congressional recess.
Washington (CNN) - Back in 2006, as a Republican governor in a deep blue state, Mitt Romney signed into law a health care plan that would insure almost every resident of Massachusetts. At the time, it was praised by supporters of health care reform as a landmark achievement for the then-governor. The lynchpin of "Romneycare" was an insurance mandate that required the people of Massachusetts to get health insurance.
In an interview with CNN in 2009, as Washington was debating President Barack Obama's health care proposal, Romney said portions of the Massachusetts law could serve as a model for the country.
Washington (CNN) – If it's over, it was nice while it lasted.
The brief period of civility in politics in the wake of the shootings in Tucson, Arizona, two weeks ago was tested this week. Some in the nation's capital forgot the call for a government that's worthy of 9-year-old shooting victim Christina Green.
Washington (CNN) – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Washington. Call it bipartisanship, political necessity or a burning desire to get home for the holidays.
A yule logjam of legislation on taxes, spending and a hot-button social issue might be breaking in an anything-but-tame lame duck session of Congress.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama will sign the much-debated tax cuts extension and offer a public statement from the White House on Friday afternoon, according to two administration officials.
Washington (CNN) - Tea Party leaders have "fire coming out of their ears" over the massive $1.1 trillion dollars Omnibus spending bill pending before Congress. Tucked into the legislation that would keep the government running for the next fiscal year are more than $8 billion dollars in earmarks, requested by lawmakers in both parties.
It sounds like "hyporkrisy" to Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer. Her group backed GOP candidates in the 2010 election who promised to root out wasteful pork-barrel spending in Washington. She warns any republican who supports the measure risks a primary challenge in the next election cycle.
Washington (CNN) - Can Sarah Palin see 2012 from her house? You betcha.
"Sarah Palin's Alaska," a reality TV show that follows the adventures of the former governor and her family in their home state, debuted Sunday night on TLC.
The program, showcasing the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate as a rugged outdoorswoman, spotlights Palin's megawatt persona - just in time for the 2012 campaign.