CNN's Dana Bash says it is hard to find support for Rick Santorum among his former colleagues in the Senate.
It is no secret that President Obama is in a tough fight for re-election. He is correct in describing himself as the underdog at the present time.
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain shares details about how he came up with his "9-9-9" economic plan.
Lexi Thompson struggled to describe her delight after she won the Navistar LPGA Classic on Sunday to become the female golf tour's youngest-ever winner.
If polls were right early in the 2008 primaries, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would have sailed on to become the Republican nominee for president.
Republican presidential candidates will be making campaign stops in Iowa. CNN's Paul Steinhauser reports
We will know a lot more about the GOP field of candidates for president very soon -- shortly after the Ames, Iowa, straw poll this weekend. We'll probably see several dropouts and, at least with Rick Perry, a likely addition to the roster.
An Arizona state senator involved in an apparent freeway-shoulder scuffle with his girlfriend was not detained because he has immunity from arrest while the legislature is in session, police said.
Airlines in the United States will carry a billion passengers a year by 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Tuesday -- raising the prospect of even more flight delays and complaints from the flying public.
The Justice Department Monday issued a 2012 budget requesting funds to "renovate and activate" a prison at Thompson, Illinois, which the administration has identified as the facility that would hold prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, if future transfers to U.S. territory are allowed.
Between now and Election Day, candidates for public office will remind us how impossible it is to separate politicking from eating. Food is everywhere on the campaign trail. Large-scale dinners raise millions of dollars for candidates. Empty pizza boxes litter campaign offices, reminders of the power of pepperoni to fuel volunteers' efforts.
Stacy Kuykendall says her husband admitted he set their house on fire in 1991, killing their three daughters.
A Texas judge rebuffed a request to step aside Thursday and opened a hearing into allegations that a man executed for the killings of his three daughters was put on death row by "junk science."
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Different season, same story.
London police search apartment building in connection with suspected terror incident on U.S.-bound jet.
The father of a man suspected in a botched terror attack aboard a Northwest Airlines flight contacted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria recently with concerns his son was planning something, a senior U.S. administration official said Saturday.
The Secret Service director testifies before a committee investigating last week's White House party-crashing incident.
The ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee accused the White House of "stonewalling" Thursday by blocking its top social planner from testifying at a hearing on a security breach.
Olive Thompson's living room is filled with dozens of delicate glass figurines: swans, angels, Asian dolls. She has spent the past five years fixing this house. The bedroom is pink, the kitchen dotted with red pots and pans.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on homeowners are refusing to go along with foreclosure.
Ollie James is 84 years old and a doubter no more.
CNN's John King reports that the black vote could be crucial in deciding which Missouri swings.
Republicans launched their first night of full-scale conventioneering Tuesday by praising party standard-bearer John McCain's experience and attacking Democratic rival Barack Obama.
Fred Thompson says americans need Sen. John McCain so their taxes don't increase and believes in "the protection of the unborn."
Former Sen. Fred Thompson vehemently defended the selection of Sarah Palin for vice president Tuesday garnering huge applause from the crowd at the Republican National Convention.
Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee spoke to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech:
To understand why Georgetown coach John Thompson III regards basketball the way he does -- as an accretion of details and small remediations -- it's worth revisiting a February night in Providence in 1988. Back then Thompson served as Princeton's senior co-captain, and the Tigers led Brown by two points with seconds to play. As he prepared to inbound under his own basket, Thompson began to experience what he calls "the loneliest feeling in basketball."
The former Senator remains on the ballot and could win delegates in his home state
Former Sen. Fred Thompson on Tuesday ended his run for the presidency, coming off the heels of a disappointing third-place finish in South Carolina's GOP primary and heading into the showdown state of Florida next week.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer and commentators analyze Fred Thompson's withdrawal and Democrats' recent focus on John McCain.
The TV star and former Senator ends a run for the presidency that was scuttled by the candidate's own apparent apathy
South Carolina residents receive Pro-Huckabee phone calls attacking other GOP candidates. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports.
Reacting to criticism by his own party that he is too liberal, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is highlighting his conservative, evangelical Southern credentials to South Carolina primary voters.
Fred Thompson reflects on his recent debate performance, rival Mike Huckabee and his campaigning style.
For months, much of the finger-pointing over negative campaigning in the Republican presidential race has been directed at Mitt Romney.
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Dana Bash about his campaign and Thursday's debate.
It's win or go home time for Fred Thompson, and he finally appears to be responding to the challenge by shedding his laid-back campaigning style and aggressively attacking his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
While Huckabee and Romney work to win the caucus, McCain, Thompson and Giuliani hope their tough talk on war and immigration can ensure a respectable third-place finish
GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson is trying to make gains in record time. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Amid Romney's hopes and Huckabee's surge, he's the forgotten conservative in Iowa's race. But a 15-day campaign blitz is keeping the former Tennessee Senator optimistic
Republican candidates are working to win back the Latino vote. CNN's Bill Schneider reports.
Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson says he does not have to apologize to anyone about his Christian faith.
Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson Monday said he didn't need to apologize for his faith, despite concerns from Christian conservatives that he does not express his religious beliefs enough on the campaign trail.
Fred Thompson aired the first negative television ad in the 2008 Republican presidential campaign race, using the CNN/YouTube debate Wednesday to deliver a double broadside against Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.
He's getting his act together, and moving his campaign along. But did he waste too much time to have an effect?
Analysis: A Democratic report estimates that war costs could reach a stunning $3.5 trillion. But the bigger problem is how the military budget is being spent
The National Right to Life Committee, a key anti-abortion group, endorsed Fred Thompson for president Tuesday, saying the former senator was the best candidate to beat Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani.
CNN's Dana Bash reports on a prominent pro-life group's endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson.
GOP presidential hopeful Fred Thompson will get the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee, three GOP sources told CNN.
Three front-runners for the Republican nomination brought three very different campaign styles to South Carolina this week, ping-ponging around the Palmetto State trying to win over the crucial mass of primary voters still unsure about which Republican is the "real" conservative in the race.
GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson talks to CNN's Denise Quan backstage at the CMAs, and picks up an endorsement.
The conservative's strong showing at the Values Voters summit reveals a split between leaders and the rank and file
Republican presidential candidates intensified their fight over which one has the true conservative credentials in a sometimes contentious debate Sunday night.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney narrowly won a straw poll of mostly Christian conservative voters at the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit held this weekend in the nation's capital.
CNN's Bill Schneider says Mitt Romney's win in a straw poll of mostly Christian conservative voters is significant.
CNN polls indicate Sen. Clinton's stock is rising while Fred Thompson's drops. CNN's Bill Schneider explains.
Fred Thompson got into the Republican race with great expectations. And sure enough, just after he got in last month, polling showed Thompson and Rudy Giuliani were just about tied for front-runner.
The GOP presidential race gets personal as candidates debate their conservative credentials. CNN's John King reports
Here's my anonymously sourced, second-hand Fred Thompson story that confirms the conventional wisdom. Takes place at a dinner in Washington last winter. Thompson is sitting next to a Hollywood insider who asks him, Why weren't you interested in being president of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)? Look, Thompson says. Dick Wolf (creator of "Law and Order") pays me a lot of money to work two days a week. Why would I work for less money and work six days a week? Okay, says the insider, I get that. Then a few weeks later comes the news that Thompson wants to be president of the United States.
All eyes were on Fred Thompson in his GOP presidential debate debut, but the most heated exchanges were between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney in attacks on each other's fiscal records.
Fred Thompson makes his GOP debate debut at Tuesday's Republican Debate in Michigan. CNN's Matt Cherry reports
Though unsteady at times, the newest GOP candidate survived his first debate well enough to keep his campaign alive
While all eyes were on Fred Thompson, the most heated exchanges during Tuesday's GOP presidential debate occurred between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, as they attacked each other's fiscal records.
Sparks fly between GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. CNN's Tom Foreman has the Raw Politics.
The main event during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Michigan is Fred Thompson's debate debut.
CNN's John King takes a look at whether Fred Thompson is doing enough to win the crucial South Carolina primary.
Watch Bill Schneider's report about a new CNN poll on the GOP presidential race in New Hampshire.
It's a dead heat in New Hampshire, according to a new poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters.
We're seeing a split-level campaign. The national campaign is mostly about celebrity. Hillary Clinton is the best-known contender. She has a solid lead among Democrats nationally, where she leads runner-up Barack Obama 46 to 23 percent in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll.
Days after he officially jumped into the Republican race for the White House, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson finds himself in a statistical dead heat with Rudy Giuliani, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Tuesday.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an unlikely place to launch a bid to become leader of the free world, but Fred Thompson isn't the first 2008 presidential candidate to kick off his or her campaign in a non-traditional setting
Thompson in the race
Thompson has day of firsts
As Fred Thompson officially hits the campaign trail, he's making a pitch to conservative Republicans nervous that the 2008 presidential race could lead to a Democratic president -- and even one named Clinton.
While his competition debates, the actor/senator will jump into the race from Jay Leno's couch
Fred Thompson is banking on the idea that it's better to be late than to be one of the other guys.
Mitt Romney on Monday dismissed concerns he's too nice to be a viable presidential candidate, making his point by taking a swipe at soon-to-announce GOP rival Fred Thompson.
Politicians work on Labor Day
Fred Thompson's old pickup truck sits behind his mother's house in a Nashville suburb, more than a dozen years after it was credited with helping him win his first bid for public office.
Fred Thompson, the all-but-announced Republican presidential candidate, suggested Tuesday that the nation was in denial when it comes to the threat of terrorism.
Changing debate on Iraq
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said the recent increase in American troops in Iraq may well have helped tamp down violence, but he insisted there is no military solution to the country's problems and U.S. forces should be redeployed soon.
Obama: Vets 'truly special'
The unofficial candidate for the G.O.P. nomination visits the state fair and tries to play coy
Thompson camp counts cash
The high-flying, but unofficial campaign of former Sen. Fred Thompson raised $3.4 million in June, not the kind of "blow-them-away" money some of the Tennessee Republican's supporters had hoped.
Have we been hearing good news or bad news about Fred Thompson's campaign? The answer is yes.
His party is in a funk, and there's no clear front-runner for the nomination. Can the actor-politician meet great expectations?
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