Washington (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry holds a unique title: the nation's longest-serving governor.
The Republican became the state's chief officer in 2000 when George W. Bush resigned as governor to assume the presidency. Perry, who was lieutenant governor at the time, assumed the role, successfully ran for office in 2002 and has remained there since.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he has no advice for embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, two prominent Democrats offered some guidance on how he might weather what one called a "perfect storm" of controversy.
"For Anthony Weiner, it's about showing true remorse and removing politics from the calculation," Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman said. "He has to then not just worry about his constituents but worry about whether he'll have a district to run for."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Before Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal broke, he was best known for a passionate, theatrical rant on the House floor over a bill that funded health care costs for 9/11 first responders.
And he might have become better known as New York's next mayor, had he not put his political future in jeopardy with his sexting scandal.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Whenever a conflict pops up around the world, he has become the go-to guy, either rolling up his sleeves in the Senate or flying from hot spot to hot spot.
John Kerry is, after all, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, holder of one of the most influential positions in Congress and one of the United States' ambassadors to the world.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - While the White House and the CIA deliberate whether to release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body, there's debate outside the White House on what impact such graphic images might have.
A key counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama said that if the White House does decide to release images, it wants to do it in a "thoughtful manner."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - F#&$. S%&!. A@$.
Not quite the language you'd expect from U.S. politicians. But that's never stopped them from expressing themselves, in private and in public, as we saw during a recent speech by Donald Trump to supporters in Las Vegas.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - While the nation's political dialogue was hijacked over the issue of President Obama's birthplace, bubbling below the surface is the fact that a child of illegal immigrants born in the United States - derided by some as "anchor babies" - could one day be president.
Under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time
"No soup for you," Donald
Donald Trump, a possible GOP contender for president, lashed out at comedian Jerry Seinfeld after the former sitcom star pulled out of a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation, CNN's Marquee Blog reports.
At issue: Seinfeld was not happy with Trump's recent "birther" claims about President Obama's citizenship, the comedian's reps said.