Washington (CNN) - The gun control group founded by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, critically wounded in a January 2011 shooting, and her husband Mark Kelly is trying to rally support for the two senators who this week unveiled a bi-partisan bill to dramatically expand background checks for gun buyers.
The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, is sponsoring robocalls into Pennsylvania, the home states of Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and West Virginia, the home state of Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin which asks the public to help get the bill passed. Kelly recorded the soundtrack for the calls.
Washington (CNN) – The group formed by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly to push for new gun control measures is trying to build support in the Western U.S.
In what is called a "significant" six figure ad buy, Americans Responsible for Solutions is putting up web ads in Giffords' home state of Arizona as well as in Colorado, Montana and Nevada mentioning senators in each state.
(CNN) - As the justices of the Supreme Court now contemplate two same-sex marriage cases, and national polls show growing support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry, a debate has broken out over whether Republican presidential candidates in 2016 will embrace the idea.
Karl Rove, the former White House political adviser in the George W. Bush administration, said this week he could envision the 2016 GOP nominee - whoever it is - backing same-sex marriage.
(CNN) - An avid sports fan, Vice President Joe Biden took some time out of his schedule Tuesday to cheer on the University of Delaware women's basketball team, the Blue Hens, as they upset the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in a NCAA tournament game.
The vice president, a longtime resident and former senator from the state, attended the game in Newark, Delaware, along with his son and grandson.
The 78-69 win propels Delaware into the women's sweet sixteen for the first time.
Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will attend a South Carolina Democratic dinner the weekend before a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in the state, a source familiar with his plans told CNN, though he doesn't plan to campaign for the Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Colbert Busch will face off against either former congressman and governor Mark Sanford or former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic in the May 7 general election for the 1st Congressional District.
Washington (CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will host a policy retreat in Park City, Utah this June "to hear from political, business and other thought leaders," according to an invitation obtained by CNN.
As Romney continues to plot his post-election future, the retreat further signals he’s serious about staying active on policy fronts or political arenas.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he will not engage in any "chest beating" over Iran's nuclear program, but plans to issue a "clear and direct" challenge to Tehran during his upcoming Middle East trip, according to sources familiar with his comments.
Obama said at a White House meeting with Jewish American leaders that he will still work toward a diplomatic resolution with Iran over its nuclear program, but that no options are off the table, including military ones, one of the sources said.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Almost two months after leaving the hospital, former President George H.W. Bush is beginning to venture out a little bit more. He and Mrs. Bush on Thursday met with former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas. During Bush's presidency Mulroney was one of Bush's closest friends.
The 88-year-old Bush left a Houston hospital in mid-January after a lengthy bout with bronchitis and several complications. He had been hospitalized since November.
Washington (CNN) – They faced off as bitter foes in the 1992 election. Today George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton are good friends - some even describe it almost as a father-son type relationship.
In this updated collection of letters, e-mails and other writings, "All The Best, George Bush; My Life in Letters and other Writings," Mr. Bush recounts the unlikely journey the two travelled to become so close today.
Programming note: For more about President George HW Bush's letters tune in to "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" starting at 4 p.m. ET.
Washington (CNN) – After leaving office, President George H.W. Bush certainly had opinions about the challenges facing the nation and the politics that affected the public's perception of the White House. As a father, Bush kept his thoughts in check even when he believed the attacks were overtly personal and painted his son, President George W. Bush, in a wrong light.
"I am really down about the way the President has been attacked," Bush writes in a 2005 letter to journalist and long-time friend Hugh Sidey about the criticism directed at his son for the government's response to Hurricane Katrina. "Over and over again the networks attack him. First for being late in moving. Then for over flying Louisiana on the way back to Washington. Then on the snail like pace of relief."