(CNN) - Jan Brewer, the Arizona governor who's sparred with President Obama over her state's controversial illegal immigration law, says she feels "snubbed" by the White House after not getting invited to an immigration summit there Tuesday.
Speaking to Fox News, Brewer said the summit - during which the president met with state and local leaders including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka - should have included current governors of states that share a border with Mexico.
Washington (CNN) – An aborted landing by a plane carrying Michelle Obama because it was too close to a military plane ahead of it was a "serious incident," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday.
LaHood confirmed that the Federal Aviation Administration was investigating the incident Monday at Andrews Air Force Base.
(CNN) – Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann Wednesday joined a growing list of Republican politicians and strategists distancing themselves from the "birther" issue that questions where President Barack Obama was born.
The issue is causing a split on the political right, with Donald Trump and some conservatives continuing to challenge Obama's constitutional eligibility to be president based on the contention that he was born outside the country.
(CNN) - He says he's not, but if Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey runs for the White House, he will face some stiff competition from President Barack Obama, according to a new poll of Garden State voters.
The Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday indicates the president beating the New Jersey governor in a hypothetical match up by a 52 to 39 percent margin, and garnering a higher job approval and likeability rating. But registered voters believe Christie, by a 53 to 41 percent margin, when he says he is not running for president.
(CNN) – Donald Trump already has trips to Iowa and New Hampshire scheduled for June. Now the businessman, real estate mogul and reality TV star who's flirting with running for the White House will head to another state that votes early in the presidential primary and caucus calendar: Nevada.
CNN has confirmed that Trump will speak to several Republican women's groups at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on April 28. Trump, the owner of the Trump International Hotel and Tower on the Strip, was already scheduled to be in Las Vegas next week for the wedding of his friend Steve Wynn, the billionaire casino owner. The story was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich raised $53,000 for his political action committee, American Solutions, in the first three months of 2011, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.
The PAC brought in $34,000 in March, bringing its total haul to $790,000 since its creation in 2009. That figure pales in comparison to the money raised through Gingrich's political group, or so-called 527 committee that allows him to build a political operation outside the Federal Election Commission. His group American Solutions for Winning the Future raised $3.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service.
(CNN) - Sarah Palin has taken few steps to indicate she is seriously interested in a presidential run, but the former Alaska governor says it's still premature to give the matter much thought.
"I think it is too early to declare a candidacy," Palin told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "I think it's too early for anyone."
Washington (CNN) – After recently saying that President Obama should "answer some questions" regarding his birthplace, Rep. Michele Bachmann now appears to be changing her tune.
Appearing on ABC on Wednesday, the Minnesota Republican was pressed about the president's Certification of Live Birth, a legal document that attests to his birth in Hawaii in 1961. Some Americans, dubbed "birthers," insist on seeing the president's actual birth certificate - a document the state of Hawaii does not publicly release.
Washington (CNN) – Call it another sign that U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman may be gearing up for a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
CNN has confirmed that Horizon PAC, which is serving as a presidential campaign-in-waiting for the former two-term Utah governor, has hired Whit Ayres, a leading GOP pollster.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that "significant progress" has been made in tackling the Gulf oil spill disaster, but he stressed that the "job isn't done."
He made the statement one year after the Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion, which killed 11 men. BP's Macondo well blew out, resulting in an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.