Washington (CNN) – While real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to raise doubt over Obama's presidential credentials, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky questioned Trump's legitimacy, not as an American, but as a Republican.
Speaking at a Merrimack County Republican Committee fundraiser on Thursday in Concord, New Hampshire, Paul said, "I've come to New Hampshire today because I'm very concerned. I want to see the original long-form certificate of Donald Trump's Republican registration."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to storm-ravaged Alabama on Friday, the White House said.
Washington (CNN) – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he still has not decided whether he will be running for the GOP presidential nomination.
On the timing of when his decision would be announced he told the Indianapolis Star Thursday don't expect it this weekend. "It absolutely won't be [this weekend] because you can't announce a decision you haven't made."
(CNN) - Can the "birthers" ever be convinced that Barack Obama was born in America and is eligible to serve as president?
Probably not, according to one prominent psychology professor and other political observers.
Washington (CNN) - Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus attempted to pivot the political conversation Thursday from President Barack Obama's birth certificate to the president's policies.
"We're borrowing four and half billion dollars a day and this president is more worried about birth certificates, Oprah Winfrey and fundraisers at the Waldorf Astoria," Priebus said on "CNN Newsroom." "It's maddening and I just wish the president would engage in the real issues that are affecting America."
Washington (CNN) – Some new poll numbers out of Pennsylvania may not make President Barack Obama's re-election team jump for joy.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday indicates that 53 percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the job the president's doing in the White House, with 42 percent saying they approve of how Obama's handling his duties.
Washington (CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching new television ads and robo-calls attacking Democrats for supporting their party's fiscal blueprint instead of the House GOP budget plan, in the latest round of political attack ads.
The robo-calls, which begin Thursday and the television ads, which begin Friday target 23 Democratic representatives, according NRCC Deputy Communications Director Joanna Burgos.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama seemed to take aim at Donald Trump Wednesday evening in New York when he said the reasoning behind the release of his long form birth certificate was “trying to remind the press and trying to remind both parties that what we do in politics is not a reality show. It’s serious.”
The remarks came the same day that Trump, the businessman, reality television personality and possible contender for the 2012 GOP nomination, said he was “proud” of his efforts and took credit for the release of Obama’s long form birth certificate earlier in the day.
“Today was a fun day,” the president said as he began his remarks. “Nobody checked my ID at the door.”
(CNN) – The first Republican presidential primary debate in New Hampshire will take place June 13th on the campus of Saint Anselm College, the debate's three media sponsors announced Thursday.
CNN, WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader said the debate will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET in New Hampshire and across the country. New Hampshire is a pivotal state in presidential politics and will play an influential role in helping choose the Republican nominee.
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CNN: Petraeus brings unique experience to expected CIA role
Analysts and sources say a combination of experience working with the CIA in the field and political considerations are behind President Barack Obama's expected nomination of Gen. David Petraeus to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
CNN: Experts: Panetta's political savvy a plus for Defense
CIA Director Leon Panetta is a smart choice to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates because of his political skill and maturity, his many years of government experience, and his knack of generating trust with others, observers say.