(CNN) - A new poll shows U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman might face some obstacles in Utah if he decides to launch a bid for the White House.
In a hypothetical presidential match-up between the former Utah governor and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 56 percent of Utahans would cast their ballot for Romney and 26 percent would choose Huntsman, according to the Deseret News/KSL poll released Saturday.
Washington (CNN) - The chairman of the House Budget Committee said Sunday that if early reports are accurate, President Obama is "abdicating leadership" on the debt crisis by proposing a budget that will continue to raise the national debt.
"The president is elected to lead and to face the country's biggest challenges," GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said on "Fox News Sunday." "The country's biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I'm really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis."
Washington (CNN) - Here's what I get from the totality of the show. There's going to be a big to and fro when Egypt actually holds its elections. We heard Lindsey Graham saying, 'Listen you can't hold them too quickly because it takes a little while to get democratic institutions into place.' When you think about it, it's not just the Egyptians who want to get rid of Hosni Mubarak but you know, they've now disbanded the parliament. But they have all these government bureaucracies, all of which are seen a corrupt and certainly are Mubarak creations. So they have to start a whole new justice system, they have to write a whole new constitution, they've got to have elections.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said his lobbying background would be an asset for the president of the United States.
"I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying," Barbour on "Fox News Sunday." "That's what presidents do for a living."
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - President Obama on Monday will propose a 2012 federal budget that the White House says will cut deficits by $1.1 trillion over 10 years.
The president's request calls for a mix of strategic spending to boost U.S. competitiveness and selective belt-tightening intended as a "down payment" on serious deficit reduction, according to his budget director Jacob Lew, who spoke on CNN's "State of the Union."
Washington (CNN) - Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty kept up his criticism of the Obama administration Sunday, calling their response to the crisis in Egypt "nearly incoherent."
"Before his administration spoke like a tower of Babel with multiple voices saying multiple things, they should have had one message," Pawlenty said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "Instead you had the president, the vice president, the secretary of state, the national intelligence director going off in different directions saying nearly incoherent, at least inconsistent things."
Washington (CNN) – Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Obama is "beatable" in 2012, but that he doesn't see a viable Republican candidate in the field.
"I'm looking for the most conservative person who's electable and that person is yet to emerge," Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
Washington (CNN) - Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said the creation of an Egyptian democracy would have a lasting effect in the region, but advised Egyptians to take their time setting up a new government.
"If the Egyptian people can create a democracy in the heart of the Arab world it will be a more significant contribution to civilization than the great pyramids," Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN)–It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.
On our radar this morning: We look to the political future of Egypt and its relationship with the United States, as well as a preview of President Obama's 2012 budget.
Check out what we're reading, and make sure to watch the show today at 9am/12pm ET.