Washington (CNN) - House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told a summit of female activists she believes Republicans are engaged in a war on women and women's rights.
"There is actually a war on women," the minority leader told several hundred activists attending the Women Money Power Summit sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation. "Abortion is one issue but contraception and family planning and birth control are opposed by this crowd too. Understand what is at risk here," Pelosi said, referring to proposals promoted by the new House Republican leadership.
(CNN) – Gov. Haley Barbour and the state's branch of the NAACP are at odds over how Mississippi's state legislative districts should be redrawn.
The state's two legislative chambers-the House, controlled by Democrats, and the Senate, which has Republican majority–are engaged in a political tug-of-war over how the new state House districts should be drawn.
Washington (CNN) - Holly Petraeus, the wife of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, is getting a high profile role of her own. Thursday she will be named to a key position in the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to a source who would not speak for attribution because the announcement has yet to be made.
Petraeus, a longtime advocate for military families, will be named to head the Office for Service Member Affairs, tasked with protecting military families from abusive lending practices.
Washington (CNN) - It is strange political bedfellows. Some on the right are joining their usual adversaries on the left in their anger at the proposed tax cut deal.
Of course, the reasons for their dismay are different. While liberals wail at the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 per year and other items, many s are particularly upset that the measure would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit.
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – The ballroom at Harry Reid headquarters at the Aria Hotel cheered as returns kept showing him throughout the nation with a healthy margin over Sharron Angle. They erupted in cheers and applause when the television networks started calling the race for the Senate Majority Leader - a call that came much earlier than many thought.
Meanwhile the mood at his Republican opponent's headquarters at the Venetian Hotel was more quiet, somber as with many in attendance in shock as polls showed Angle with a small lead going into the election.
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - The Sharron Angle campaign says employees of the Harrah's Casino suffered voter intimidation and the campaign filed a complaint with the Department of Justice and the Nevada Secretary of State.
The charge is based on a report by Elizabeth Crum that appeared in the National Review online, which includes an email chain outlining efforts to make it easier for Harrah's employees to get out and vote early. One of the emails reads "waking up to a defeat of Harry Reid Nov 3 will be devastating for our industry's future."
Read the formal complaint with the Department of Justice, after the jump:
Las Vegas (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid swung by one of his campaign offices in the Summerlin area to greet about a dozen volunteers and strike a cautious tone this Election Day.
In a short media availability, Reid was asked if he is bracing for a small margin or decisive victory.
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Ohio's Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland thinks the pundits are wrong.
He tells CNN, "I don't think there is an enthusiasm gap in Ohio." As proof he cites he a state Democratic Party analysis that shows "across Ohio more Democrats have requested absentee ballots than have Republicans."
But even if that bears out, it might not be enough for the Democrat to hold onto his seat that one the state party calls "a firewall for President Obama in 2012."
Las Vegas, Nevada 8:43 p.m. – Sharron Angle wants to be the next U.S. senator from Nevada, but it sure is hard to hear her speak. Her campaign told CNN she would be holding one public event this week – a speech at a health care conference Tuesday – then cancelled the night before the event. Todd Lefkowitz, an organizer with the group, says, "We were disappointed but understand something obviously more important came up in her schedule." They replaced Angle with an anesthesiologist.
Hartford, Connecticut 9:08 a.m. - Maybe the third time's a charm for Connecticut Democratic senatorial nominee Richard Blumenthal who has had a hard time offering a clear answer about government's role creating jobs.
When his opponent Linda McMahon asked him in a debate Monday night "how do you create a job," he offered a meandering reply explaining jobs can be created "in a variety of ways by a variety of people." He went on assert government can help preserve jobs by providing more capital to small businesses, tax policies that promote job creation and intervention by government to help promote American-made products.