(CNN) – Former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky has emerged as a possible candidate for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is running for governor in the Keystone State.
If she decides to run, the former congresswoman could probably count on the support of a very powerful political family – her son Marc Mezvinsky is married to Chelsea Clinton.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will be the first recipient of GLAAD's "Advocate for Change" award at the organization's Media Awards in Los Angeles.
"During his administration, Clinton became the first U.S. president to appoint out gay and lesbian people to all levels of government." GLAAD officials said in a statement. "President Clinton's support of the LGBT community and recognition that DOMA, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional and should be struck down shows that the political landscape continues to change in favor of LGBT equality."
Hatfield, Pennsylvania (CNN) – A small town, an energetic crowd, and a bustling factory backdrop. President Barack Obama's remarks in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, on Friday may have some Americans wondering if the president was back on the campaign trail. In a way, he is.
The president traveled to Pennsylvania for a campaign-style event, where he toured a local factory and delivered remarks on the looming fiscal cliff, a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in at the beginning of the year if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deficit-reduction deal.
Washington (CNN) - Americans are far more likely to self identify as conservatives rather than as a liberals or moderate, according to a new Gallup poll released Friday.
The state with the most conservatives in the U.S. for 2010 was Mississippi, with 50.1 percent claiming conservative political views. Gallup also reported that 50.1 percent is the largest majority ever seen in the three years they have conducted this survey. Other states, including Idaho and Alabama, came in close at a little over 48 percent each.
Washington (CNN) - While the protests in Egypt have captivated the world and the news cycle, a new national survey indicates that a majority of Americans say there will be little impact from these events in the United States.
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center released Tuesday, 58 percent of those surveyed say the protests will not have much of an affect on the United States. Meanwhile, 28 percent think there will be a negative impact, while 15 percent think the effect will be positive.
Washington (CNN) – If the latest poll numbers are any indicator, President Obama may have work cut out for him in the Sunshine State.
A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,160 registered Florida voters was released Thursday, and it appears the swing state is divided over how well the president is doing his job. While 47 percent of voters give Obama a favorable job approval rating, 49 percent disapprove. Furthermore, a slim 48 percent majority say the president does not deserve a second term, compared to the 45 percent who say he does.
Washington (CNN) - The morning after the president's State of the Union speech, politicians are already looking to 2012. In a joint press conference Wednesday morning, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, and newly-minted RNC Chairman Reince Priebus discussed Obama's day trip to Wisconsin with reporters, focusing on the role the state is expected to play in the 2012 elections.
"We welcome President Obama, and I'm sure we'll see him a few times between now and 2012," Johnson told reporters "Wisconsin will be a battleground state for 2012, which will be good for us . . . when we drive into Wisconsin we want the signs to say 'Open for Business.'"
Washington (CNN) - If you have lingering questions after hearing President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, you may get the chance to ask them.
The president will participate in a live streamed YouTube interview on Thursday January 27th, taking questions posted by members of the YouTube community. According to a statement from the site, the posed questions "should be about 20 seconds long", and users will be able to vote for their favorites. The top choices will be submitted for the president to answer.
Washington (CNN) - The liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change released a new ad on Tuesday calling out those members of Congress who are attempting to repeal the health care bill.
The ad, which will run on the major cable news outlets, warns viewers that while "the Affordable Care Act gave your family the same health protections members of Congress get . . . Republicans want to take that protection away from your family".
Washington (CNN) - Former President Ronald Reagan was remembered Monday with a unique birthday gift: his own postage stamp. Reagan's 100th birthday is coming up on February 6th, 2011.
The price of a President Reagan stamp has gone up over the years. The first stamp dedicated to the late president was issued at 37 cents. The new stamp will cost 44 cents, and is expected to become a forever stamp.
The stamp was revealed during a ceremony at the Reagan Library in California that was attended by former first lady Nancy Reagan. James C. Miller, a former member of Reagan's cabinet and current member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, also made remarks.
"With President Reagan, what you saw was what you got: humble, honest, and trustworthy," Miller said. He remembered Reagan as someone who "had extraordinary trust in the goodness and good sense of the American people" and pledged to do everything he can to make Reagan's centennial stamp a forever stamp.
The new stamp, a third dedicated to Reagan, will go on sale in February of 2011.