CNN's Paul Steinhauser takes a look at some of Mitt Romney's prospective GOP running mates.
Marion Hammer was 5 when she first held a gun in her hands. Her grandfather handed her a .22 bolt-action single-shot rifle and told her to hunt down a rabbit or a squirrel for dinner. She practiced first, aiming at cans lined up on the wooden fence.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida and why one widow says it's a free pass for murder.
Mitt Romney picked up a highly prized endorsement Wednesday from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush after a convincing victory the night before in the Illinois primary but then saw a top adviser's televised comment provide new ammunition to his trailing rivals in the Republican presidential race.
About that knight in shining armor -- the Republican candidate with the quick-witted, pugnacious style of Newt Gingrich; the blue-collar conservative values of Rick Santorum; the cool business acumen of Mitt Romney; and the passionate supporters of Ron Paul.
A close up look at some of the best moments from the 2012 GOP race.
Memo to the "adults" of the Republican Party:
Ten years ago, "No Child Left Behind" became the law of the land.
As usual, Professor Paul Krugman's piece in the Monday morning New York Times is causing a great deal of chatter among the political types. Krugman points out just how inept the Republican field is. In some cases he takes a scalpel (and in others a machete) to surely the weakest field of presidential aspirants any party has offered in modern American history (see my earlier CNN column comparing this field to 1980). I believe I can explain why this field is so inept. In order to proffer this explanation I am going to utilize Professor Krugman's field of economics.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells Piers Morgan why he continues to be impressed with Mitt Romney
The couple wed in a lavish ceremony at Ralph Lauren's Colorado ranch
As Republicans gear up for Monday's presidential debate in New Hampshire, some conservative Hispanics say they'll be watching closely -- and they're hoping to see more than the current field of candidates has offered so far.
You could barely hear the dismissal buzzer over the sound of the pressure cleaner. But as school officials tried to spruce up their campus a bit, the buzz inside the hallways was almost as loud.
Even before Gov. Scott Walker began headlining the national news and teachers walked off their jobs and joined protests en masse over Wisconsin's budgetary reform measures, the country had been engaging in a serious dialogue on meaningful education reform.
Political reporters are like market researchers -- always looking for the next big thing.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on those who keep saying they don't want to play in campaign 2012 for the White House.
Former President George W. Bush defended his administration's handling of the war in Afghanistan on Sunday, telling CNN that some NATO allies who contributed troops to the conflict "turned out not to be willing to fight."
Americans are horribly divided over the legacy of our 43rd president: George W. Bush. These factions locked horns when Bush was in office, and they're at it again this month now that Bush has released "Decision Points," a memoir of his personal and political life.
Who wouldn't take a company-paid trip to Florida in November? So I'm going but, no beach involved.
Candy Crowley's 2008 exit interview with George W. Bush on his presidential legacy.
For some families, like the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Roosevelts, politics runs in the blood. But as history shows, coming from a powerful political family doesn't mean a free ride to the top.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser on former Gov. Mitt Romney hitting back at RNC Chairman Michael Steele over his Mormon comments.
President Obama poked fun at the travails of the Republican Party last weekend, telling the party's chairman that no, the GOP does not qualify for a bailout, and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh does not count as a troubled asset.
The surgeon who performed heart surgery Wednesday on former first lady Barbara Bush said Thursday that she is recovering well from the 2 1/2-hour surgery in which her aortic valve was replaced with a pig valve.
On their son's last night as president, a melancholy former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, made an impromptu visit to the White House's press briefing room and told reporters how much they'll miss the building.
The 111th Congress has just barely begun as Senate Republicans brace for more grueling elections in 2010 that threaten to further weaken the party's influence in Congress.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is considering a bid for the U.S. Senate, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos told CNN.
The Sunshine State has come a long way since the butterfly ballots and hanging chads of the 2000 recount. But there are still potential pitfalls for what promises to be a very tight race.
Democrats who sneaked into Congress two years ago on the wave of revulsion at Republican scandals are seen as vulnerable
The inventor of lethal injection gives his view of the controversial method of execution. CNN's Carol Costello reports.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied a death row inmate's request to stay his execution, saying the state's lethal injection procedures are not cruel and unusual punishment.
The acquittal of seven guards and a nurse charged in the death of a teenage boot-camp inmate has renewed calls for reform of the state's troubled corrections system
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to delve into a divisive controversy over capital punishment -- whether lethal injection causes excruciating pain and violates the Constitution's ban on "cruel and unusual punishment."
In politics, Hispanics are a bundle of contradictions.
After it took 34 minutes for an inmate in Florida to die by injection, Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday ordered a moratorium on all executions in the state. Meanwhile, a federal judge in California ruled Friday that lethal injection could be unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment and stopped executions in that state.
Eight former employees of the Bay County Sheriff's Office were charged Tuesday with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old at a Florida boot camp for juvenile offenders.
Hurricane watches have been dropped for most of Florida, as forecasters predicted that Tropical Storm Ernesto would not strengthen before landfall in the Florida Keys on Tuesday night, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Ernesto shifted toward the northwest Monday, putting it on a possible track for landfall in South Florida by Tuesday, forecasters said.
With the presidential election more than two years away, a CNN poll released Monday suggests that nearly half of Americans would "definitely not vote for" Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose name repeatedly tops lists of potential 2008 Democratic candidates.
If you are worried about a thief stealing your identity, it's not your wallet that needs guarding -- it's your state and local governments.
The whole deal, as 42 might say, was 43's idea. Looking for a way to showcase the U.S. relief effort after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami last December, George W. Bush wondered if his two immediate predecessors in the White House might be willing to suit up and hit the road. He asked his chief of staff, "Do you think they'd work together?" The easy, reflex answer would have been no. George Herbert Walker Bush and William Jefferson Clinton came from different generations, from different social classes and from opposing political parties. Their 1992 face-off wasn't exactly tea and sympathy: Bush once called Clinton a "bozo," and Clinton usually referred to his rival as "Old Bush." The 10 years that followed weren't much better. The 1992 defeat hit Bush so hard that friends say he needed half a decade to get over it, and an aide recalls that some of Clinton's angriest private moments during his impeachment were rants directed not at independent counsel Ken Starr but at the Bush family's aura of privile
One is the brother of the president, a member of the nation's reigning Republican political dynasty; the other is a movie star who married into the nation's most enduring Democratic political dynasty. Between them, they govern two of the biggest states in the country. But while Florida's Jeb Bush and California's Arnold Schwarzenegger certainly have the highest profiles of any state leaders in the U.S., neither has been able to translate that celebrity into full-blown success. In fact, each has learned the hard way that star power doesn't help nearly as much after an election as before one.
Simple tasks like buying gas, cooking food and even turning on the lights got a little easier Friday, with power restored to nearly half the homes and businesses that lost it during Hurricane Wilma.
Gov. Jeb Bush told Floridians on Thursday there is no gasoline shortage, only a temporary distribution problem caused by power outages throughout the southeastern part of the state.
Utility crews worked Wednesday to restore electricity to 2.5 million customers, and hundreds of residents waited in long lines for supplies two days after Hurricane Wilma battered the southern third of Florida.
Many Floridians could be without electricity for weeks, authorities said Tuesday, a day after Hurricane Wilma plowed across the peninsula.
Hurricane Wilma strengthened as it picked up forward speed across the Gulf of Mexico with landfall expected along Florida's southwest coast early Monday, forecasters said.
Justice, it seems, has an expiration date. Luis Diaz last month became one of a handful of Florida prisoners -- and one of 99 nationwide -- exonerated by DNA testing since 2000.
With Hurricane Rita intensifying as it treks westward through the Gulf of Mexico, the mayor of Galveston declared a state of emergency Tuesday night.
Gov. Jeb Bush ordered the Florida Keys evacuated in anticipation of Tropical Storm Rita, which was forecast to become a hurricane Tuesday morning.
Tropical Storm Rita gained strength off the Bahamas late Sunday, triggering hurricane warnings across the Bahamas, Cuba and southern Florida and prompting evacuations in the lower Florida Keys.
Hurricane Katrina was packing winds of up to 145 mph early Sunday as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said early Sunday.
Discovery roared into orbit Tuesday in NASA's first shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster, and afterward engineers began evaluating pictures of falling debris to determine the chances of another mishap.
Remnants of Dennis soaked portions of the Ohio River Valley Monday after the former Category 3 hurricane left five people dead in Florida and Georgia.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be "awfully good" in the job of president, but the timing isn't right, his father and former President George H.W. Bush told CNN Tuesday.
Pope Benedict XVI has revealed he prayed to God during the conclave not to be elected pope but that "evidently this time He didn't listen to me."
Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, will officially take the helm of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday before a crowd filled with dignitaries, members of his flock and a worldwide television audience of millions.
Lost in the fray of the public debate over Terri Schiavo, steroids and Social Security, a political revolution may be quietly taking hold this year, far away from the halls of Capitol Hill.
Governors and mayors across the country are lining up political firepower to keep their military bases--and the jobs and income they generate--off the Bush Administration's hit list.
What the bitter fight tells us about politics, religion, the courts and life itself.
No one can make political gains out of the Terri Schiavo case because any move that looks political is instantly discredited.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals twice denied requests Wednesday from the parents of Terri Schiavo, who are seeking to have the severely brain-damaged woman's feeding tube reinserted.
Congress' historic -- some would say ill-advised -- action in the Terri Schiavo case this week symbolizes one of the most important but least appreciated new political trends of the last decade -- the emergence of Florida as a national harbinger of political trends and issues.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the husband of a brain-damaged woman on Monday by refusing to intervene in a Florida appeal to keep her alive with a feeding tube.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will visit tsunami-stricken areas in south Asia following a donor conference this week in Jakarta, the United Nations says.
A U.S. delegation headed by Secretary of State Colin Powell and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother of President George W. Bush, will travel to southern Asia Sunday to assess humanitarian needs, a White House spokesman said Thursday.
Attorneys for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to become involved in the ongoing case of a brain damaged woman, Terri Schiavo.
Tuesday was the night the ghosts died in the Bush White House. There was the ghost of his last campaign, which Bush lost among voters but won in the court.
With less than 48 hours to go before the presidential election, Sen. John Kerry and President Bush reached out to voters in key states Sunday.
Gov. Jeb Bush said Sunday he will not run for president in 2008 and defended his brother from critics who say the president refuses to acknowledge his mistakes.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush filed a motion for rehearing Monday in the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman whose husband has sought to allow her to die.
Hurricane Jeanne, a dangerous Category 3 storm with sustained winds near 115 mph, began its assault on the east coast of Florida on Saturday night.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency Friday as the state prepared for the arrival of Jeanne, potentially the fourth hurricane to strike the Sunshine State this year.
In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a law quickly passed to keep a brain-damaged woman on a feeding tube despite her husband's opposition.
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be included on the Nov. 2 ballot in Florida on the Reform Party line, after the state's highest court turned back a Democratic effort to get him tossed from the ballot.
Hurricane Ivan, packing maximum sustained winds near 160 mph (260 kph), began moving away from western Cuba late Monday, toppling power lines, uprooting trees and causing extensive flooding.
Florida's Gulf Coast residents should spend Saturday stocking up on supplies or making plans for a possible evacuation as Hurricane Ivan follows an uncertain path closer to them, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said.
Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.
As Hurricane Frances began to lash the Sunshine State on Saturday afternoon, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke to CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about his state's preparations for the storm.
Just weeks after Hurricane Charley tore through Florida, Hurricane Frances aimed for the Sunshine State Saturday morning, packing winds of 105 mph and bringing the potential for up to 20 inches of rain.
Exactly two months before Election Day, President Bush holds a theater-in-the-round in the Garden tonight, accepting his renomination while laying out "vision," etc.
Florida residents in the path of Hurricane Frances boarded up their homes and jammed highways and airports Thursday to escape the massive storm.
Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.
More than 370,000 Floridians are without power after hurricane Charley roared across the state packing winds of 145 mph.
Insurers were trying Monday to sharpen loss estimates for Hurricane Charley, which could emerge as the second-costliest storm in the nation's history.
Federal and state officials worked Sunday to hasten the arrival of aid, electricity and security to the thousands of Floridians left homeless and hungry by Hurricane Charley.
There was lots of political turmoil this week. But suddenly, a bigger source of turmoil has moved in.
On Sunday, President Bush and his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush, trekked through southwest Florida, pointing at piles of debris, assessing the damage wrought by Hurricane Charley.
Emergency officials ordered hundreds of thousands of residents along central Florida's Gulf Coast, including the Tampa Bay area, to evacuate Thursday as Hurricane Charley strengthened.
President Bush and Arizona Sen. John McCain tour the Florida Panhandle today, stumping in GOP-friendly counties that Bush won by double digits in 2000.
Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood has decided to scrap a list that was intended to keep more than 47,000 suspected felons from voting in November.
Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday by parachuting twice onto the grounds of his presidential library.
A Pinellas County Circuit Court judge has dealt Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a first-round defeat by ruling that a law specifically intended to save the life of a brain-damaged woman is unconstitutional and a violation of the right to privacy.
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said the Walt Disney Company has blocked distribution of his new film critical of U.S. President George W. Bush.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it has picked up more than 500 Haitians attempting to flee their troubled island home by sea and will send most of them back to Haiti, where a spreading rebellion has stoked fears of a new wave of refugees.
First of all, it's George W. Bush. Not George H.W. Bush. Not Junior. Not Shrub. Don't confuse the governor of Texas with his dad. George the Younger speaks in complete sentences. He believes in tha...
With baseball in limbo, this fall's best races will be in the 34 statehouse elections around the U.S. Pocketbook issues may decide the major battles, in which three Democratic and two Republican in...
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