(CNN) – Amid the conversation that re-emerged last week surrounding the role of women in society after a controversial comment about Ann Romney, a new survey released Monday showed that most Americans now think the number of women in the workplace is a good thing for children of working mothers, a significant change from attitudes on that topic in the 1980s and 1990s.
The CNN/ORC International poll also indicated that nearly nine in ten Americans approve of mothers of young children working outside the home, even if their husbands can support their families. Six in ten women, including six in ten mothers of children under the age of 18, said they would prefer to have a job outside the home.
Washington (CNN) - Hours before a crucial Senate vote over the so-called "Buffett Rule," a new national poll indicates that nearly three-quarters of Americans support the measure to require people earning $1 million a year or more to pay at least 30% in taxes.
According to a CNN/ORC International survey, 72% favor the bill, which is named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has argued that it's unfair that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. Twenty-seven percent oppose the measure.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's suggestion at a Sunday closed-door fundraiser of eliminating one federal department and scaling back a second was a "hot mic moment," Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Monday.
Romney's campaign characterized the candidate's comments - overheard by reporters on a sidewalk as he spoke in a Palm Beach, Florida back yard - as ideas, rather than policy proposals.
Washington (CNN) - A government official at the center of lavish spending at a Las Vegas conference claimed his Fifth Amendment rights against testifying before congressional hearing Monday, while his boss said she mourned her departure from public service over the controversy.
Jeff Neely, the General Services Administration official who organized the 2010 conference that cost $800,000, repeatedly refused to answer questions, saying more than five times: "I respectfully decline to answer any questions here today based on my Fifth Amendment constitutional privileges."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee on Monday announced the addition of six state directors intended to court Latino and Hispanic voters heading into the general election.
The representatives in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia will assume their positions by the end of April and lead get out the vote efforts aimed at reaching the largest growing population in the country.
Boston (CNN) - The temperature was pushing 76 degrees under blinding sunshine and the score was tied at 0 when Mitt Romney took his seats in the foul ball territory at Fenway Park.
Accompanied by his son and grandson, Romney waved to onlookers and gave a thumb's up before settling in to watch the Boston Red Sox's traditional Patriots' Day game.
(CNN) – Ann Romney has been no small part of her husband's presidential bid, and the campaign marked her 63rd birthday on Monday with a web video.
The three-and-a-half minute tribute is a collage of family photos combined with audio of the Romneys – Mitt and Ann, as well as several of their 5 children and a few of their 16 grandchildren.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign confirmed Monday that a trusted aide of the former Massachusetts governor will lead the search for his running mate in November, as the presumptive Republican nominee and President Barack Obama both planned fundraisers this week.
Beth Myers, who served as chief of staff when Romney was governor of Massachusetts and managed his 2008 presidential campaign, will head the search effort, according to Romney's campaign, which confirmed comments by Romney in an interview with ABC News to be broadcast Monday night.FULL STORY
New York (CNN) - One of the biggest knocks on Mitt Romney this election cycle is that his policy proposals have lacked specificity - especially when it comes to how much the government should tax, and what programs it should spend that revenue on.
But on Sunday, a few new details were revealed as reporters were able to eavesdrop on a closed Romney fundraiser.FULL STORY