Washington (CNN) - Actor Alec Baldwin made a cameo on Capitol Hill Wednesday, advocating for a bill aimed at changing finance regulations for congressional elections.
At a press conference accompanied by Democrats Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Connecticut Rep. John Larson, and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree. Baldwin stressed the importance of "reducing the influence of corporate lobbyists and special interest money."
Washington (CNN) - Likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined the list of White House hopefuls using President Obama's re-election announcement as a platform to voice criticism of the current economic climate under Obama.
"We can't take four more years of the 'change' the Obama Administration has forced upon America," Santorum said in a release Monday. "The only thing that has changed is the amount of our debt, the size of our government, the loss of our freedom, the fewer jobs for those wanting work, the diminished stature of America, and an expensive military commitment without a clear national security purpose."
Washington (CNN) - Several leaders of progressive organizations announced Friday they will join a group of 6,000 participants in fasting to protest budget cuts that would affect those living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.
Executives of MoveOn.org, Service Employees International Union, the Center for Community Change, and ColorOfChange.org are among those that have jumped onboard. They will protest the proposed cuts with fasting, advocacy, and prayer, Tony Hall, former Ambassador to the United Nation Agencies for Food and Agriculture, told CNN.
Washington (CNN) Members of Congress took to the courts Wednesday night in a Georgetown University Law Center sponsored charity basketball game against the "Hoya Lawya" law faculty.
The 24th annual "Home Court" game raised over $400,000 for the Washington Legal Clinic for the homeless, according to event chair Jill Collins.
Washington (CNN)– As the NATO mission in Libya progressively moves forward, Sen. Lindsey Graham posed the pivotal question of the day, "Can American forces fly under the NATO banner, or has President Obama taken that off the table?"
Under the current situation, at some point U.S. unit commanders would be reporting to NATO leaders who would not necessarily include high-ranking American officers. However, individual American servicemembers like pilots, Marines and soldiers would get orders from their own American unit commanders.
Washington (CNN) - Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave his view of the 2012 presidential campaign field by saying, “I would recommend letting these people run around the track for a while, see how they do.”
In an interview that aired Wednesday on CNN’s “John King, USA” Rumsfeld wouldn’t divulge who out of the potential candidates would garner his support, but he mused about the pivotal moment in time for a presidential election.
Washington (CNN) - Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who garnered attention and lost his job after building a Ten Commandments monument outside Alabama's judicial building, is considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination, his top aide confirmed to CNN.
Moore plans to announce in mid-April that he is setting up a presidential exploratory committee, the aide, Zachery Michael told CNN.
(CNN) Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor had a lesser-known side as political activist and politician's wife.
Taylor, who died today at 79, married her sixth husband, former Republican Senator John Warner in 1976, and was an active figure during his 1978 campaign. The glamour Taylor brought to the campaign trail was said to have helped Warner gain the popularity that ultimately helped him win the seat as Virginia's senator.
(CNN) Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown is calling for a special election on July 7th, where voters will decide between tax extensions or to double up on cuts in state services, in an effort to combat budget woes plaguing the state.
Brown highlights California's budget quandary in a YouTube video, where he places responsibility in the hands of California voters.
Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, along with 19 other Democratic senators, penned a letter Wednesday in support of Vice President Joe Biden's effort to maintain government subsidies for Planned Parenthood in the final budget negotiations for the 2011 funding bill.
The group said a Republican-led proposal to de-fund the organization would harm the economy.