Washington (CNNMoney) – Republicans attacked Elizabeth Warren - the Obama administration adviser working to set up a consumer financial protection bureau - at a House hearing Tuesday, questioning her veracity in two separate instances.
In a hearing entitled "Who's Watching the Watchmen," Republicans on a House subcommittee used the opportunity to delve into Warren, her plans and her past testimony to Congress.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to make an official visit to Puerto Rico, the U.S. commonwealth's governor said Tuesday.
"With his visit, President Obama fulfills his commitment he made during the presidential primaries of 2008, to return to Puerto Rico as president," Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno said in a statement.
(CNN) – It's getting interesting in New Mexico.
On Tuesday Lt. Gov. John Sanchez announced his bid for the GOP Senate nomination, setting up what could be an interesting primary fight between him and former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson.
(CNN) - A woman was removed from the House Chamber by U.S Capitol Police Tuesday after interrupting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress.
Police escorted her out of the chamber and she was heard screaming "equal rights for Palestine" loudly on the third floor of the Capitol outside the chamber.
(CNN) – While his name continues to be floated as a possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Texas voters are saying no to a President Perry in a new poll.
According to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, only four percent of Texas Republicans would support Republican Gov. Rick Perry in a bid for the White House.
(CNN) – Just because he's not running for president doesn't mean former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can't wade into the presidential waters.
Bush lent support to Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty Tuesday via Twitter.
Washington (CNN) - The latest 2012 GOP "will he or won't he" chatter has quickly moved from Donald Trump (won't) and Mitch Daniels (won't) to Rudy Giuliani (might). The Rudy Giuliani idea has many top Republicans throwing cold water on the notion, even as one prominent New York congressman says it could happen.
At a small dinner in Washington Monday night, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, told a group of journalists that he believed Giuliani would make a run for the White House.
(CNN) – Rick Santorum is making preparations to formally declare his candidacy for president, a source close to the former senator from Pennsylvania told CNN.
Santorum will make a major announcement regarding his plans for the GOP presidential nomination the week of June 5 and the source added that Santorum is committed to participate in the first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire. That event, which is co-hosted by CNN, WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader, takes place June 13 at Saint Anselm College.
(CNN) - Elizabeth Warren, who is the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is considering a Senate run in Massachusetts against incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
Officials within the Democratic Party are urging the Massachusetts native and Harvard law professor to take the plunge in hopes she could oust Brown with her own following, ties to the state and political drive.