Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney and a clutch of former George W. Bush advisers have a horse in the Republican National Committee chairman race: Maria Cino.
CNN has learned that Cheney will be among the hosts next Tuesday at a fundraiser to benefit Cino’s 527 group, which was formed last week so the former Bush administration official could start raising money for her RNC campaign. Cheney’s daughter Mary assisted in organizing the fundraising committee.
(CNN) – Sarah Palin appears to have staying power when it comes bagging Caribou and grilling salmon on her reality television show.
While critics of the former Alaska governor were quick to point out that ratings for the former GOP vice presidential nominee's "Sarah Palin's Alaska" fell by more than half in its second installment one week ago, the most recent iteration rebounded by 17 percent, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
(CNN) - The recent disclosure of secret U.S. diplomatic cables will not affect American diplomacy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told several leaders Wednesday.
She spoke after the website WikiLeaks started to publish the first of what it says are more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic messages, including many that are marked secret.
Washington (CNN) – There may be a handful of empty seats on stage Wednesday as Republican National Committee members team up with a leading Tea Party organization to grill the candidates vying to replace Michael Steele atop the party - a reminder that the chairman's race remains wide open with just six weeks left until the election.
The RNC race is shaping up to be a referendum on Steele's controversial tenure, but the chairman, who has kept mum about whether he plans to seek a second term, isn't likely to be in attendance.
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CNN: Obama tells Republicans he should have worked more with them
A political summit between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders Tuesday yielded further talks on how to extend Bush-era tax breaks scheduled to expire at the end of the year, as well as an acknowledgement from Obama that he needs to reach out more to Republicans. The meeting, dubbed by some the "Slurpee summit" for a campaign dig by Obama at congressional Republicans, involved the president and leaders of both parties from the House and Senate. It came in the aftermath of the November midterm election in which Republicans took control of the House and gained six seats in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Originally proposed by Obama as a half-day event that could extend into dinner, the meeting was postponed once by Republican leaders and ended up lasting about two hours. Afterward, Obama and Republican leaders said they wanted to work together, but they also made clear that sharp differences exist on major issues.