June 11th, 2012
09:07 AM ET
8 years ago

For GOP star, mom, challenges go beyond Congress

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.


Filed under: Cathy McMorris Rodgers • Congress
Superman actor says there is no super-candidate
February 24th, 2012
06:07 PM ET
8 years ago

Superman actor says there is no super-candidate

(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.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
November 14th, 2011
08:49 PM ET
Grover Norquist: The man who drew the GOP's 'line in the sand'
July 14th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
9 years ago

Grover Norquist: The man who drew the GOP's 'line in the sand'

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.


Filed under: 2012 • Grover Norquist
April 21st, 2011
08:44 PM ET
9 years ago

Are GOP contenders running for president or playing political games?

(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.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
June 14th, 2008
11:17 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama courts the Latino vote

 Sen. Barack Obama looks to win over Latino voters before November.

Sen. Barack Obama looks to win over Latino voters before November.

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."

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Latinos