NEW YORK (CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving a $250,000 matching gift to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America to help make up for the loss of funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, his office said Thursday.
"Politics have no place in health care," the mayor said in a written statement. "Breast cancer screening saves lives, and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich's campaign said Thursday they were requesting the Republican National Committee award delegates from Florida based on a proportion of the vote rather than allocating all of the state's delegates to Mitt Romney, who won Tuesday's primary.
Newt Gingrich's campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed the campaign's request Thursday.
(CNN) - Celebrity business magnate Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, telling reporters he will not mount an independent campaign if Romney is the Republican nominee.
Trump, who has repeatedly flirted with the possibility of his own White House bid, revealed his decision in Las Vegas two days before Nevada's Saturday caucuses.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spoke of his personal faith Thursday as he delivered remarks for the third year in a row at the National Prayer Breakfast.
In addition, Obama used the platform in front of religious dignitaries and politicians to express his vision of how faith and government intersect and can work together.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Top Senate Republicans unveiled a proposal Thursday to replace looming across-the-board budget cuts, most notably to the Pentagon, with new restrictions on both the compensation to and size of the federal work force.
The mandatory cuts are a consequence of the failure of Congress' so-called super committee in November.FULL STORY
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - R.C. Hammond did not have a good morning.
A gaggle of frustrated reporters swarmed Newt Gingrich's perpetually-exhausted traveling press secretary before the candidate's Thursday morning event in Las Vegas, demanding to know why campaign advisers had erroneously informed various media outlets that business mogul and reality television star Donald Trump was set to endorse Gingrich.
(CNN) - The super PAC backing Rick Santorum went up with a television ad in Minnesota Thursday lumping frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney together with President Barack Obama.
The spot, "Only One," is the second ad the Red, White and Blue Fund produced this week promoting Santorum in states with upcoming presidential contests. The group announced Wednesday they were running ads in Missouri ahead of the state's February 7 non-binding preference vote.
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum received the endorsement of former Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, just days before the Silver State caucuses.
Angle, a tea party favorite who failed in her 2010 bid to unseat Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, praised Santorum's character in a statement released Thursday by his campaign.
Washington (CNN) - As Republican candidates attack one another on the campaign trail, Republican outside spending groups are taking aim at President Barack Obama over failed energy company Solyndra.
Given such easy targets as the poor state of the economy and mortgage foreclosures, why take aim at Obama on Solyndra? Both parties view Obama's ethical standards and his personal likability among his greatest strengths with voters, and deep-pocketed GOP groups want to change that image. They see Solyndra as a way to erode the president's brand as ethical and honest.FULL STORY