(CNN) – Iconic Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for the Democratic nomination in a newly redrawn New York district, after an over four-decade long congressional career that made him one of the most high profile lawmakers and almost culminated after he was censured on the House floor in 2010.
The 21-term representative is locked in a five-way Tuesday race for the nomination in his Harlem-area district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans, a shift that has no doubt helped Rangel's fiercest competition, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama came out on top of Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new poll of Granite State voters.
The president received 51% support from those registered to vote in New Hampshire to Romney's 43%, according to an American Research Group poll released Monday.
Washington (CNN) – Condoleezza Rice will host her first Washington, D.C. fund-raiser Monday night in support of ShePAC, a super PAC focused on supporting Republican women.
Former Secretary of State Rice will lead a private briefing for GOP women serving in the House and Senate, a larger briefing for members and deliver remarks to a general reception, according to an adviser to the PAC.
(CNN) – Tim Pawlenty on Sunday said he told Team Romney he could best serve the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as a volunteer or surrogate, not as his running mate - but he didn't rule out accepting the No. 2 spot on the ticket.
“I indicated that I think I can best serve Gov. Romney in other ways, in particular as a volunteer and surrogate speaker in places where he can't go,” the former Minnesota governor said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” "I've encouraged people who've asked this question to, in the campaign, to look at other prospects.”
(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday labeled President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege over Operation Fast and Furious as "Nixonian," suggesting the scandal is worse than Watergate.
"You have a president who is using his executive privilege to keep that information from Congress. If that's not Nixonian, then I don't know what is," Perry said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Washington (CNN) - Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, would not say on Sunday whether a President Romney would leave President Barack Obama’s recent immigration directive in place, but said all executive actions will be subject to “review and repeal.”
Gillespie, a former adviser to President George W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Obama's immigration announcement was a political move. He also predicted more such actions in the lead-up to the November election.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on Thursday released the first in a series of television ads targeting female voters.
The 30-second spot points to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first law signed by the president that makes it easier for women to receive the same compensation as men doing the same work.
(CNN) – Mitt and Ann Romney's five sons, often dubbed the "Romney boys," took to comedian Conan O'Brien's couch Wednesday night where they received some playful mocking and lightheartedly described their father, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Fashioned with name tags after O'Brien admitted "I really honestly don't know who's who and I've been looking at your pictures for days," Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig described some of the pranks delivered in the Romney household.
(CNN) - A major conservative organization, Americans for Prosperity, became the latest group Wednesday to capitalize on President Barack Obama's line that the "private sector is doing fine," with an ad in six presidential battleground states.
Backed by what they say is a $5.5 million ad buy, the AFP spot weaves the president's June 8th line with economic statistics and narration.
(CNN) – A majority of voters agreed with the immigration policy unveiled by President Barack Obama last week, according to a new poll.
The Bloomberg Poll released Tuesday showed 64% of likely voters backed the shift, which would allow the children of illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements to stave off deportation for two years. Although 30% of those surveyed disagreed with the president, coveted independent voters agreed with the decision by better than a two-to-one margin.