(CNN) - Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is "absolutely" qualified to run for president in 2012.
"I think it's up to her to make the case to voters," Jindal said Friday in an interview on Bloomberg TV’s "Political Capital with Al Hunt."
Washington (CNN) - Two Senate procedural votes on Democratic measures to extend George W. Bush-era tax cuts for people who are not super wealthy failed on Saturday, preventing the measures from moving forward.
The votes sought to extend the Bush tax cuts for families making under $250,000 and $1 million, respectively.
(CNN) - Party lines in the sand deepened Saturday as Democrats and Republicans used their weekly addresses to demonstrate unity over wanting a stronger economy and differences over how to achieve the goal.
Echoing the debate on Capitol Hill, GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois voiced support for extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts, while Vice President Joe Biden said tax cuts should be extended only for middle class Americans, or those making under $250,000 a year.
Washington (CNN) - Investment banker Roger Altman quietly slipped into the White House early Friday morning for a second round of meetings with top officials, fueling talk inside the administration that he may be on the inside track to replace Lawrence Summers as President Obama's senior economic adviser.
But I'm starting to pick up growing frustration from Democrats inside and outside the White House that the process to replace Summers is dragging on too long at a time when Obama is supposed to be focused like a laser on creating jobs. That could be hard to do when you don't have a new team in place.
(CNN) - Democrat Mark Dayton has won his bid to become Minnesota's next governor, defeating Republican state legislator Tom Emmer after a recount, according to updated vote results released Friday by the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Dayton, a former U.S. Senator, lead Emmer by more than 8,715 votes with 99.99 percent of all ballots recounted.
An additional 765 ballots remain challenged by the Emmer campaign, too few to affect the final outcome.