(CNN) - Newt Gingrich is often a political provocateur, taking aim at President Barack Obama and the Democrats, but at a book signing Saturday, he was simply a history buff.
At an event promoting his most-recent book, "Valley Forge," the former House speaker, who appeared with his wife Callista, took several questions from the small crowd, most of them focused on American military history. He also indulged in some historical what-ifs.
Washington (CNN) - Who wouldn't take a company-paid trip to Florida in November? So I'm going but, no beach involved.
This Sunday in Miami I'll be interviewing former President George W. Bush and his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. To tell you the truth, even after decades of doing interviews, including many with George W. Bush, I'm a little nervous.
(CNN) – Rahm Emanuel formally announced his bid for mayor of Chicago on Saturday, a move that has been widely anticipated since he stepped down as President Obama's chief of staff last month.
Flanked by his family, Emanuel made his first formal pitch to lead Chicago in a crowded school auditorium on Chicago's North Side.
Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) – One of the top leaders of a conservative grassroots organization that helped elect Tea Party backed candidates in last week's midterm elections says now is the time to turn political promises into policy initiatives.
Matt Kibbe is president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a group that has organized many of the high profile Tea Party movement events over the past year and a half, and in this election cycle, the group poured millions of dollars into efforts to help elect many Tea Party backed Republican candidates for Congress.
(CNN) - Sarah Palin has a message for new members of Congress: keep your promises.
The former Alaska governor took to her Facebook page Saturday to dispense advice and chart a roadmap for the next Congress.
(CNN) - Democrats and Republicans are calling for a different kind of Washington when the new members of Congress assume their posts January. For both parties that includes reduced spending and a ban on earmarks.
"Given the deficits that have mounted up over the past decade, we can't afford to make these investments unless we're also willing to cut what we don't need," President Obama said in his weekly address Saturday.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - When House Democrats return to Washington on Monday, a top priority will be putting a $250 dollar check in the mail to 58 million Social Security recipients.
Democrats plan to vote early in the lame-duck session on a bill that would provide Social Security recipients with a one-time payment, according to the office of Earl Pomeroy, a Democrat from North Dakota who authored the legislation.
Washington (CNN) - Apparently President Obama doesn't need an iPad; he's got an aide for that: iReggie.
At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' retreat in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday, a print pool reporter was within earshot of a brief exchange between the president and an iPad owner, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
(CNN) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has struck a deal that ends the leadership fight for the number two slot in the new House minority, multiple senior Democratic sources tell CNN.
Under the compromise, Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, the current House majority leader will become the Democratic whip, which will be the number two spot in the new Democratic minority.