@tperkins: Gov. Mitch Daniels bowed out of the presidential race over the weekend. Proving that the "truce" really does set you free–to stay home.
Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization. His tweet is a reference to Daniel's repeated calls for Republicans to focus on fiscal and economic issues 2012 election. Daniel's proposed "truce" among Republicans on social issues earned him ridicule from the religious and socially conservative factions of the GOP.
(CNN) – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty officially announced his candidacy for president Monday in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, kicking off his "truth" campaign.
"In my campaign, I'm going to take a different approach. I am going to tell you the truth. The truth is Washington D.C.'s broken," Pawlenty said. "It's time for new leadership. It's time for a new approach. And, it's time for America's president – and anyone who wants to be president – to look you in the eye and tell you the truth."
(CNN) - Jon Huntsman has hired the South Carolina Republican Party's top staffer to run his day-to-day campaign in the early primary state, CNN has learned, a sign that the former Utah governor intends to compete seriously in the state's pivotal Republican primary should he decide to run for president.
Fresh off a five-day swing through New Hampshire, Huntsman has tapped Joel Sawyer for the job of South Carolina State Director, another signal that Huntsman is on the cusp of joining the GOP field.
(CNN) – A coalition of small business owners is speaking out against a provision in the health care reform law that it says will place an unfair burden on their businesses and employees.
The "Stop the HIT" Coalition's campaign is aimed at repealing a provision they've dubbed the "Hidden Insurance Tax (HIT)" - a fee in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will be levied on insurance companies based on companies' market-share.
Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich attempted to turn the tables on the negative press he's received inside the beltway at a breakfast with journalists in Washington Monday.
"I can't thank the Washington press corps enough for the last week," he said, recalling coverage of GOP colleagues who lashed out at the 2012 presidential candidate for appearing to reject House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal, before he acknowledged that it is the "beginning of the conversation."
Washington (CNN) - After wrapping up a five day swing through the first in the nation primary state of New Hampshire, Jon Huntsman heads to Maine Monday afternoon to meet with former President George H.W. Bush.
Huntsman is expected to have lunch with former President Bush and first lady Barbara Bush at their compound Kennebunkport.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - What happens if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2?
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says it would be "catastrophic." A growing number of Republicans say that's false - at worst it would be "disruptive," in the words of Sen. Pat Toomey.
Washington (CNN) - Democrats continued their attacks against Tim Pawlenty with a new video Monday.
On the same day former the Minnesota governor will announce his candidacy for president, the Democratic National Committee released a web spot questioning the Republican's intentions.
Washington (CNN) - Several of the leading Republicans who are the focus of speculation about whether they will enter the 2012 presidential sweepstakes insist they will not run for the GOP presidential nomination.
At the top of some Republicans' wish list is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is now championing education reform.