Washington (CNN) - A day before House Republican leaders head to a lunch with President Obama at the White House, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said that the GOP will move next week to try to block funding for one of the President's biggest priorities – health care reform.
Asked at his weekly session with reporters whether the government funding bill the House is preparing to vote on will include money to pay for the new health care law, Cantor said, "I expect to see one way or the other the product coming out of the House to speak to that and to preclude any funding to be used for that."
Washington (CNN) - Republican 2012 hopefuls continue making the trek to Iowa. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will visit the state on March 26th, his third trip there since the midterm elections. Santorum will address the Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines.
"I am looking forward to this opportunity to share my views with conservative activists from across Iowa and discuss how we can best tackle the economic, national security and cultural challenges our country is facing," Santorum said in a statement.
Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is proposing to spend $53 billion over the next six years to help promote the construction of a national high-speed, intercity passenger rail network, Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday.
The proposal represents a significant expansion of the $10.5 billion already spent on high-speed rail expansion since Obama entered office, including $8 billion in the 2009 economic stimulus package.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Two of the Republicans who lost high profile Senate races in last year's mid-terms are vowing to stay engaged with new political efforts.
Delaware candidate Christine O'Donnell, who captured the political world's attention after her upset victory against Rep. Michael Castle in the primary, sent an email Tuesday to supporters detailing the beginning of her political action committee, ChristinePAC, and asking for donations.
Washington (CNN) - While the Senate didn't do much today, it did vote to keep aeronautics in the domain of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
A bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration would have set up a committee to study whether civil aeronautics research and development should be done by other federal agencies.
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) - House Republicans are set to hold hearings this week on legislation restricting federal support for abortion, a move that has little support in the Democratic-controlled Senate or White House but one of enormous importance to the GOP's socially conservative base.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would make the restrictions in the Hyde Amendment permanent.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.
Stucco on you
E! News got a peak inside Bristol Palin's new stucco-laden pad near Phoenix, Arizona, and no detail is left untouched.
"Now Bristol Palin is giving E! an exclusive look at her new home, her new life and her new love," anchor Giuliana Rancic said in the story, currently on E!'s website.
(CNN) – Forget about Sarah. The next Palin to hold elective office just might be Bristol Palin.
The famous daughter of the former vice presidential candidate told E! News she "probably" will run for office some day if a pressing problem needs to be addressed.
Washington (CNN) - It could turn into a love-fest or, at times, spark heated debates.
On Tuesday in a room at the National Press Club in Washington, a live audience of Tea Party activists will join a virtual audience of activists in cyberspace to question - and perhaps grill - five members of Congress.