Washington (CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul is expected to announce Friday that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to the campaign tells CNN.
Paul will hold a morning campaign event in Exeter, New Hampshire where he is expected to receive several endorsements. This is Paul's third bid for the White House. He ran as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and sought the GOP nomination in 2008.
(CNN) - One day after formally announcing his candidacy for president, Newt Gingrich announced a six day campaign swing through Iowa.
According to a press release from his campaign, the former House speaker will make stops in 17 cities and towns, starting Monday, in the state that holds the first contest in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
(CNN) - Meghan McCain's taking it all off in a new ad.
The outspoken daughter of former Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain is appearing in a new public service announcement on the Style Network to warn against the dangers of skin exposure.
Washington (CNN) - Ahead of oil executives testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the perhaps inevitable comparison of the hearings to a "dog and pony show" in this exchange with Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Montana. (Referenced picture above)
Hatch: "This hearing should not be used to score cheap political points, but I am afraid with all due respect Mr. Chairman that that's what we are going to see here today. I have a chart depicting what I expect this hearing will turn into. There you go. I think that's a real nice picture. I think that's pretty good myself."
Washington (CNN) - The path to the White House used to begin often with a fancy public event where the candidate, flanked by his or her (usually his) loved ones, gave a full-throated declaration of his or her candidacy for president amid balloons, confetti and patriotically colored bunting.
Today, candidates usually are much more coy about wading into the presidential waters. Though some candidates do still hold traditional announcement events, most will first ease themselves into the process by creating what's called an exploratory committee.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama continued his push for immigration reform Thursday, calling the need for change an economic, security and moral imperative both for "millions of people who live in the shadows" and for the country as a whole.
This is a subject that can "expose our raw feelings," Obama told an audience at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. But we need to "show empathy to our brothers and sisters and try to recognize ourselves in one another."FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Dragged before Congress as gas prices explode at the pump, oil executives mounted a vigorous defense of their business practices on Thursday - pushing back against plans to eliminate tax breaks for the "big five" oil and gas companies.
All five executives acknowledged rising prices at the pump, but much of their testimony focused on the impact of a plan floated by Senate Democrats that would eliminate a raft of tax breaks for just the top five oil companies.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - As two of the three candidates in a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in upstate New York get ready to debate, another major national political organization has jumped into the ad wars, another sign that a once semi-obscure local election is now firmly in the national spotlight.
The candidates, Republican state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin and Democrat Kathleen Hochul face off Thursday morning. The other person in the contest, tea party candidate Jack Davis, a conservative Democrat, has backed out of the debate, and says both Corwin and Hochul are lying about his record.
(TIME) - Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman has just proved he can keep 1,100 graduating college kids awake for 17 minutes – and even led them in a popular local cheer about kicking ass. But Obama's lean, understated former ambassador to China is really here to prove he can mount a credible campaign against the man he was working for a week prior. In a brightly lit cinder-block room inside the sports arena where the University of South Carolina has held its commencement, the former Utah governor jokes that the stark setting of our interview – his first since returning to the U.S. – suggests he might be in for some "enhanced interrogation."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - For Mitt Romney, it's not just a question – it’s more like a campaign illness he'd like to cure once and for all.
"I was hoping I would be asked that question. Great. It's about time," Romney joked at a recent GOP forum in New Hampshire. The question, of course, was about the health care reform bill Romney signed into law as governor of Massachusetts in 2006.FULL STORY