Washington (CNN) - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' life is like a well-conducted orchestra: Everything happens on cue in precisely the right note.
That's on most days. But other days she readily admits things don't always happen so smoothly.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Hollywood's Superman has little hope for a super-GOP candidate.
Actor Dean Cain, who previously endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry, said the four remaining Republican presidential candidates lack the charisma to beat President Barack Obama.
Washington (CNN) - At the heart of the contentious talks between the White House and congressional Republicans on whether to raise the debt ceiling is a simple, one-sentence document many conservative lawmakers have signed, pledging not to increase taxes.
"I _____ pledge to the taxpayers of the state of _____ and all the people of this state, that I will oppose and vote against all efforts to increase taxes," reads the version of the pledge signed by Republican lawmakers.FULL STORY
(CNN)–A number of GOP presidential contenders have formed exploratory committees - allowing them to raise money and hire staff - to build a campaign infrastructure. Depending on how that paperwork was filed, some of them are technically already running for president.
However, many of these prospective candidates are purposefully being vague about whether they are actually planning to launch a full presidential campaign and how long they intend to explore their options. CNN Correspondent Lisa Sylvester looks at whether political games are being played.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president, is looking to shore up support - especially from Latinos.
During the primaries on Super Tuesday, he received only 35 percent of Latinos' vote, while former rival Sen. Hilary Clinton's received 63 percent.
"There really wasn't an opportunity for Barack Obama to introduce himself to Latino voters.
"He needs to get out there and do that and he needs to listen to Latino voters and understand what they care about," said Arturo Vargas, of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
WATCH: The debate over immigration
Obama has supported President Bush-backed immigration legislation, which would have increased funding and improved border security technology, improved enforcement of existing laws, and provided a legal path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants.
The Illinois senator also voted to authorize construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
The Obama campaign said in a statement: "It's not that we will grant citizenship, but we strongly support requiring them to legalize their status and allowing them to earn their right to commit to this country and eventually become citizens."