(CNN) – Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Sunday that he thinks Mitt Romney could win the presidency without winning Ohio, but wouldn't want to take the chance of losing it.
"You can probably win the presidency without Ohio but I wouldn't want to take the risk and no Republican has," Portman said on ABC's This Week.
(CNN) – GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday he's not counting on gaffes from Vice President Joe Biden when they debate on October 11.
"I don't think he will. You know he doesn't do that in debates. The gaffes - he's kind of legendary for this - that's not in these kind of situations," Ryan said on "Fox News Sunday." "He's a very disciplined person when he speaks in these kinds of situations. He doesn't produce gaffes in these moments. Those are when he's off the cuff."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama enjoyed a short stroll Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago after spending a rare night in his home there.
Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett joined Obama as they walked to the home of one of his friends, according to pool reporters traveling with the president. The two were closely tailed by a Secret Service agent, and police had closed off several blocks around the area.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter gave an update on her father's condition Thursday, days after he returned home following heart transplant surgery.
"He's doing wonderfully. He's at home. He was out of the hospital after just 10 days, which is just tremendous, and when I talked to him yesterday, he walked outside to the end of the driveway to pick up the newspapers and walked back, and it was a big milestone. So he's doing very well," Liz Cheney said after an event at the American Enterprise Institute.
Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has already taken her name out of the running for vice presidential consideration this election but that isn't stopping her from touting the candidate she's endorsed for president, Mitt Romney.
"I knew him and Ann. I knew their family. I knew where they were. I knew how he wasn't just a candidate that wanted to win. This is somebody who had thought for the last four years about how he would handle the situation had he been president," Haley said.
Washington (CNN) - A half dozen people waited in line outside the Supreme Court Friday afternoon, days before justices hear arguments in a landmark case on the constitutionality of a health care reform law backed by the Obama administration.
The people weren't actually waiting in line to see the arguments themselves but said they were being paid by a company to hold others' spots in line.
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CNN: Santorum leads Romney nationwide by eight points
The latest results from Gallup's daily tracking poll indicate Rick Santorum has overtaken Mitt Romney nationwide and now leads the former Massachusetts governor by an eight-point margin. According to the poll released Sunday, 36% of registered Republicans said they are backing Santorum, while 28% prefer Romney.
CNN: Santorum clarifies 'theology' remark
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday denied he was questioning President Barack Obama's religious values the previous day when he said the president had a "different theology." "I wasn't suggesting the president's not a Christian," Santorum said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "I accept the fact that the president is a Christian."
(CNN) – South Carolina is a state with more than 32,000 square miles stretching from the Appalachian Mountains all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
So how do two Republican presidential candidates find themselves scheduled to be at the exact same ham house at the exact same time Saturday morning?
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CNN: Obama to push for passage of every part of jobs plan
After his jobs bill sputtered in the Senate, President Barack Obama will use a trip this week to push lawmakers to pass every element of it in multiple bills, the White House said Sunday. On a trip to North Carolina and Virginia, "The president will challenge Congress to get to work this week passing every element of the American Jobs Act piece by piece," Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. The first part Obama will focus on is a proposal to prevent teacher layoffs, as well as saving jobs of police officers and firefighters, Earnest said.
Washington (CNN) - The co-chairs of the Congressional debt-crisis "super committee" announced their long-awaited first meeting and hearing dates in a statement released Friday.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is holding their first full committee meeting Thursday morning, September 8th, where members will make opening statements and consider committee rules, according to a statement released by co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington.