Washington (CNN) - Tim Pawlenty's going to be a busy man on April 15, the traditional tax deadline day. The former two-term Minnesota governor and probable Republican presidential candidate will speak at not one, but two, Tea Party movement tax day rallies.
The Greater Boston Tea Party announced Wednesday that Pawlenty will headline their third annual tax day rally, to be held in Boston Common, a park in the downtown section of the city.
Washington (CNN) - A ham versus a duck? No these are not the mascots of the teams playing in Houston, Texas this weekend. It's what's on the line between two governors.
This is a big week for Virginia Commonwealth University, located in Richmond, Virginia as they prepare to play Butler University located in Indianapolis, Indiana, this Saturday for the right to play in the NCAA college national basketball championship game on Monday.
Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.
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As for the timing of President Obama's Libya speech Monday night, the New York Times' Bill Carter reports that the White House scheduled it around network shows, including ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
(CNN) - Even freshman congressmen sometimes get the blues. Republican Rep. Sean Duffy told a constituent, "I struggle to meet my bills right now," at a town hall meeting in Amery, Wisconsin last week.
And when the questioner challenged his claim on the basis that Duffy makes "three times" his own salary, the congressman responded, "I guarantee most of you, I have more debt than all of you. With six kids, I still pay off my student loans. I still pay my mortgage. I drive a used minivan. If you think I'm living high off the hog, I've got one paycheck. So I struggle to meet my bills right now."
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - In their bruising fight over collective-bargaining rights with Ohio's governor, police and firefighter unions have put their battle cry on a bumper sticker, "Help the Middle Class, Ticket Kasich."
The one-liner is a reference to a 3-year-old routine traffic stop that Gov. John Kasich would rather forget.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida predicts he won't be on the GOP presidential ticket in 2012 - in the No. 1 or the No. 2 spot.
"I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee," Rubio said Tuesday on Fox News' "Hannity." "It's important that I have that attitude too because otherwise I won't be able to do this job well."
Washington (CNN) - If you want to raise big bucks, bring in a big name.
With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the headliner, the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual fundraising dinner Wednesday night in the nation's capitol is projected to bring in just over $10 million, an NRCC official confirms to CNN.
Washington (CNN) - A little car accident was not enough to stop Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from making it to work on time Tuesday, and the 75-year-old jurist showed no effects on the bench of his earlier adventure.
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed that Scalia was involved in a fender-bender while driving himself to the court on the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway in suburban Virginia.
TOPICS: Favorable ratings for Democratic party, Republican party, tea party movement
Washington (CNN) - Nearly half of all Americans have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, putting it in the same company as the Democratic and Republican parties, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates that 32 percent of the public has a favorable view of the two year old anti-tax movement, which also calls for less government spending and a more limited role for the federal government. The 32 percent favorable rating is down five points from December.