Washington (CNN) - Here's something you don't see so much anymore: a politician elected statewide with basically the same approval rating among both Democrats and Republicans.
A new poll suggests you can add New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to the list of those with bipartisan appeal.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama's approval rating fell in all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) from 2009 to 2010, according to a new poll. A closer look at the president's state-by-state popularity may provide a good sense of which states will be included in the "swing-states" category in the 2012 presidential campaign.
Washington (CNN) - Hollywood's bright lights have shone favorably on Pat Boone for more than half a century, so it might come as a surprise that he recently delivered a scathing indictment of the entertainment industry.
But Boone is an advocate for conservative beliefs and values. He offered his sharp criticism of Hollywood during a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference.FULL STORY
Chicago, Illinois (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel greeted voters on Chicago's South Side Wednesday morning – the day after his resounding victory to become the city's next mayor.
His choice of an "L" train station in the heart of the city's African American community symbolized his successful efforts to reach out to that community during his campaign. He captured about half of the votes in wards with large populations of African-Americans in Tuesday's election.
Washington (CNN) - An independent Republican group that was a major player in the midterm elections says it's going up with radio ads in 22 House districts in the battle over the federal budget.
The spots, by American Crossroads GPS, target 12 House Democrats for voting against a House Republican bill to fund the government from March through October. The ads also praise ten GOP representatives for voting in favor of the legislation. The bill, which passed Saturday by a 235 to 189 margin, basically along party lines, slashes more than $60 billion in federal funding for the seven months remaining in the 2011 fiscal year.
(CNN) - Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page Tuesday night to criticize the Obama administration's response to the ongoing turmoil in Libya.
She noted the White House released statements about the earthquake in New Zealand, "but nothing on the slaughter in Libya?"
Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans say they oppose attempts to take away the collective bargaining rights of public unions, according to a new national poll.
A USA Today/Gallup survey released Wednesday indicates that 61 percent of the public would oppose a move in their state to pass a bill that would take away some of the collective bargaining rights of union government workers, with one in three saying they'd support such a move.
(CNN) – Newt Gingrich was forced to wade into the thorny matter of his personal life Tuesday night during a forum at the University of Pennsylvania.
In a question-and-answer session, Isabel Friedman, a student at the university who's also Democratic activist, pressed Gingrich on how he squares his pro-family values with the fact he has been married three times and has admitted to two extramarital affairs.
Washington (CNN) - All-but-declared presidential candidate Rick Santorum is stirring the pot when it comes to government entitlements, comparing the pro-union protesters in Wisconsin to drug addicts in withdrawal.
"They are acting like their drug is being taken away from them," Santorum told a small gathering of South Carolina Republicans Monday night, according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
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CNN: Democrats and Republicans spar over possible government shutdown
With government funding set to run out in 10 days, and Congress on recess, Republican and Democratic congressional leaders sparred via press release Tuesday, blaming each other for steering the government toward a possible shutdown. The sharp tone of the releases was in contrast to hopeful signs Sunday and Monday that the two sides were on a path to head off a disruptive shutdown that could affect a wide range of government services.
CNNMoney: Delay on debt ceiling comes at a cost
The longer Congress waits to raise the debt ceiling, the more time and money the Treasury Department will have to spend just managing the national debt by the minute, a federal report warned Tuesday. Moreover, the Treasury may have less wiggle room than many believe to keep the debt below the limit. The legal cap on how much the government can borrow is currently set at $14.294 trillion. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said it could be reached as soon as April 5 and urged Congress to act. But some lawmakers are arguing that it should not be raised unless Congress also cuts spending.