New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Federal judges struck down Texas lawmakers' plans for new congressional and state legislative districts Tuesday, finding the maps were designed to discriminate against minorities.
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it is launching a formal investigation of Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, a seven-term House member who is running for a U.S. Senate seat.
A congressional report shows Countrywide influenced some members of Congress and their staff through "VIP" loan program.
In a political battle where fiscal conservatives faced off against the labor movement, Wisconsin held a closely watched gubernatorial recall election this week.
Republican Scott Walker talks to supporters after overcoming a recall vote and keeping his job as governor of Wisconsin.
It is one of Mitt Romney's favorite selling points. Romney often points out as governor of Massachusetts, he worked with a mostly Democratic legislature to tackle his state's problems.
Mitt Romney is remembered as a CEO governor by many of his former colleagues. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
CNN's John King talks to a panel about what the Wisconsin recall election means for national races this fall.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's survival in a recall election sparked by steps to weaken public unions could embolden fellow Republicans in other states to seek similar measures.
In 2004, when President George W. Bush was re-elected by 3.5 million votes, he had a message to deliver about the mandate he had won. "I earned capital in this campaign, political capital," he said, "and now I intend to spend it."
With Tuesday's recall vote, taxpayers in Wisconsin affirmed Gov. Scott Walker's reforms and put an end to the state's unholy alliance between big government and big labor. The reign of entrenched public sector unions may be over and a new era of self-governing fiscal responsibility beginning.
Wisconsin voters inundated by advertising and door-to-door canvassing began delivering their judgment Tuesday on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for pushing austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions.
In the canon of political cliches, "it all comes down to turnout" is among the most tired.
Sure, there are things at stake in Tuesday's recall election for governor of Wisconsin. You need to know only a smidgeon about the politics of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the Democratic challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to be aware of that. You need to have paid only passing attention to the political battle that has engulfed Wisconsin for 16 months to know that.
Many have tried, especially in California, but few have managed to successfully oust a U.S. governor through a recall election.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking state legislators to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana that are in public view.
Embattled Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, an anti-union darling of the tea party and other fiscal conservatives, faces off Tuesday against Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a high-stakes recall election that politicos say could foreshadow the contentious November general contest.
Candy Crowley reports on Wisconsin's high-profile recall election and what it could mean for the presidential candidates.
Wisconsin governor candidate Tom Barrett (D) on whether the recall election will have national implications in the Fall.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions, spent a final day campaigning before Tuesday's recall election that brought lots of outside interest and money to the state.
In Wisconsin, supporters of the conservative governor are taking their pitch on the road. CNN's Chris Welch reports.
Alabama's governor on Thursday called in lawmakers for a special session in part to further explore changes to the state's anti-illegal immigration law, considered the country's toughest.
Alabama lawmakers passed a new bill Wednesday aimed at improving the state's controversial immigration law, but critics said the new measure might make things worse.
Gov. Chris Christie campaigns for Gov. Scott Walker, cracking jokes and reminding crowds of liberal budget deficits.
With the inevitability of Mitt Romney's GOP presidential nomination now assured, the next question looming in this long, twisted election cycle is likely to be this: Which Mitt Romney will be running against President Barack Obama?
Mitt Romney explains what a Romney win in Wisconsin could mean for the GOP nomination.
My 91-year-old mother finds a lot of things aggravating. Drugstores that run out of things that are on sale. Typos. And phone calls from Mitt Romney. Quite a few phone calls from Mitt Romney. Also from Rick Santorum. And other people advocating for each of them. She's had enough. Also the television ads. Do they have to run so many?
Two convicted murderers received driver's licenses and bought cars before being officially pardoned by Haley Barbour.
Investigative documents obtained by CNN show that former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, his wife and his staff may have given preferential treatment to two of the convicted murderers who were among the more than 200 former and current inmates he pardoned in January.
Maryland became the eighth U.S. state to allow same-sex marriage Thursday as Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation he said secures the "human dignity" of all residents, including gay and lesbian couples.
Gov. Martin O'Malley signs into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland.
Political analyst David Leland talks Super Tuesday and what it means for the GOP.
American voters this presidential election year are still stuck with an archaic electoral process that artificially restricts our ballot choices.
Gov. Chris Gregoire says she'll reach out to Gov. Chris Christie as New Jersey considers legalizing same-sex marriage.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a bill that would allow same-sex couples to wed, setting up a confrontation with a Democrat-controlled legislature that has vowed to eventually get the bill into law.
A political battle is shaping up in the Garden State about whether to give gay and lesbian couples the right to wed -- a move that, if approved, would make New Jersey the seventh state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, John Avlon debunks many of the stereotypes about South Carolina and its voters.
We're in the thick of the South Carolina Republican Primary, and all the ugly old stereotypes are being deployed as shorthand for one very beautiful state.
More than a million people have signed a petition to recall Wisconsin's governor, the state's Democratic Party said Tuesday.
Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could face a recall election down the line. Ted Rowlands reports.
For eight consecutive presidential campaigns, from Ronald Reagan's in 1980 to John McCain's in 2008, the winner of the Republican primary in South Carolina went on to win his party's nomination. Not surprisingly, the Republican presidential candidates have begun shaping their appeals to South Carolina voters well before the primary in New Hampshire.
Leading New Jersey Republican legislator Alex DeCroce has died, state police told CNN Tuesday.
South Carolina tea party loyalists aren't rolling out the red carpet for Mitt Romney. CNN's Joe Johns reports.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the Virginia primary ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia announced Saturday morning, leaving the longtime Virginia resident without a place on the state's ballot and raising questions about his campaign's organization.
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday almost $1 billion in midyear budget cuts as a result of insufficient state growth.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal from Texas officials over the state's controversial redistricting plan.
There is a new scandal breaking involving an elected official, a young woman and Twitter. And, nope, it's not what you think.
Amidst the welter of election results from voting yesterday, two conclusions seem pretty clear:
On Tuesday, there will be a vote in Ohio that may turn out to be the first major skirmish in the 2012 battle for the White House.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited police in that state from conducting warrantless searches of the cell phones of people under arrest.
Just when states thought their tax revenues were finally on the mend...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signs a contentious law curbing collective bargaining rights for most state employees.
Rick Perry aimed Saturday to shift attention from Iowa's straw poll to New Hampshire and South Carolina, where he told conservative activists he is seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes his announcement to run for president during a conservative conference in South Carolina.
Political writer James Moore says a simple message of "I'm not a Mormon" could help Gov. Rick Perry's presidential run.
Is Rick Perry the new white knight of the right?
Wisconsin Democrats' failed effort to seize control of the state Senate in Tuesday's special elections left some Republican groups cheering, but analysts in the state cautioned against seeing the results as a national rallying point for the GOP.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports from Wisconsin where six GOP state senators are fighting to keep their jobs in a recall vote.
Republicans retained four of the six state Senate seats that were in jeopardy in Tuesday's recall elections in Wisconsin, news media in the state reported.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie checked into a hospital Thursday morning after he had difficulty breathing, the governor's press secretary, Michael Drewniak, said in a statement.
Conservative groups on Monday filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court challenging the legality of the state's same-sex marriage law.
The Minnesota shutdown is over.
Despite all the heated rhetoric and the gloomy economic forecasts, most states will start the new fiscal year Friday with budgets in place.
The Marriage Equality Act was approved in the New York State Senate Friday night by a vote of 33-29.
California lawmakers will forfeit their pay until they pass a balanced budget, the state controller said Tuesday.
The New York Senate failed to bring to the floor a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage Monday, but talks will continue Tuesday, according to a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
Former NFL player David Tyree discusses his controversial comments on same-sex marriage.
With the clock ticking on New York's legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping lawmakers will use their last scheduled day to take up his proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Richard is 84. John is 91. If New York passes gay marriage, they'll tie the knot. Alison Kosik reports
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Thursday the budget passed by state lawmakers the day before that relied on spending cuts, fund transfers and one-time revenue boosts.
The tornados, floods and wildfires that have swept across the United States are also wreaking havoc on state budgets.
Time is running out for Minnesota's parks and highway rest stops, not to mention 36,000 state employees.
California lawmakers passed a balanced budget Wednesday that relies on spending cuts, fund transfers and one-time revenue boosts, but allows them to keep collecting their paychecks.
California lawmakers unveiled a balanced budget Tuesday that cuts billions from education but likely allows them to keep collecting their paychecks.
Gov. Chris Christie reimburses the state of New Jersey for the use of a helicopter to travel to his son's baseball game.
California lawmakers can kiss their pay goodbye if they don't pass a balanced budget by June 15.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is under fire from opposition lawmakers over his use of a state police helicopter to travel with his wife to his son's high school baseball game.
Here is some unsolicited advice for Jon Jones' management team, offered by someone who has interviewed the UFC light heavyweight champ several times and would like to do so again: Take away your man's smart phone!
Will Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey run for president in 2012? CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that $500 million must be restored to the state's poorest school districts after it found part of Gov. Chris Christie's controversial 2011 budget to be unconstitutional.
California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a revised budget Monday that calls for a $9.3 billion tax extension, coupled with a $2.6 billion cut in spending.
Acting on the governor's orders, Georgia state police officers barred a local TV crew from attending a press event at the state capitol Friday -- their exclusion coming one day after the same station aired a piece critical of Gov. Nathan Deal.
Despite protests outside his office and boycott threats, Georgia's governor signed into law Friday one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures enacted by an individual state.
How much power do individual states have to block implementation of the new health care reform law?
Former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi was sentenced Friday to the maximum sentence of one to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony corruption charge for his key role in a wide-ranging state pension fund scandal.
Delaware lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure legalizing civil unions, sending the bill to the governor for his signature.
A Wisconsin Judge has continued her temporary restraining order barring a new collective bargaining law from taking effect by signing an amended order on Thursday.
New York's legislature approved a budget early Thursday that significantly reduces state spending without raising taxes.
Amid a debate over whether Wisconsin's new collective bargaining law had taken effect, a Wisconsin judge again put it on hold Tuesday and warned anyone against trying to implement it.
Wisconsin Democratic state Sen. Fred Risser says a bill curbing collective bargaining rights was passed illegally.
The litigious and contentious battle in Wisconsin over collective bargaining rights has a new twist -- the publishing of the law despite a judge's order against such a move.
Wisconsin's Republican attorney general on Monday appealed a judge's decision to halt the enactment of a controversial new law that curbs the collective bargaining rights of most state employees.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill that curbs the bargaining rights of most state workers.
Fulfilling his promise not to raise taxes, Ohio Gov. John Kasich Tuesday unveiled a budget that slashes spending for many agencies and seeks to privatize certain government functions to eliminate an $8 billion budget deficit.
Wisconsin Republican senators pass an abridged version of a bill that curbs rights to collective bargaining.
Some political experts have said that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in a battle with public employee unions over the right to collective bargaining, has overreached in his attempts to shore up the state's budget shortfall.