Washington (CNN) - Call it a sign of how unsettled the GOP presidential field remains: Two of the three people at the top of new national poll in the battle for the Republican nomination may not even run for the White House. And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey also suggests that there is not a lot of enthusiasm about any of the major candidates.
According to the poll, which was released Friday, 16 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they would most likely support Rudy Giuliani as their party's nominee. One point behind, at 15 percent is Mitt Romney, with Sarah Palin coming in at 13 percent.
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(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain defended his limited foreign policy experience by comparing his history to that of President Barack Obama.
"President Obama didn't (have any) either. So why is it, it's a double standard," Cain said Friday on "CNN Newsroom."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama headed to Poland Friday after wrapping up two days of meetings in France with other leaders of the world's top economic powers.
The president's visit to Poland - the conclusion of a six-day, four-nation trip to Europe - will include a stop at that country's World War II Warsaw Ghetto Memorial and a dinner with European leaders hosted by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.FULL STORY
(CNN) - In Mitt Romney's case, it appears to be all about "location, location, location."
Aides to the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate confirmed that Romney will formally declare his candidacy for White House next Thursday and he'll make his announcement in New Hampshire. The news appears to tell us a lot about Romney's strategy for his second bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said he sees his low national poll numbers as an opportunity for his candidacy.
"I like the fact that these folks who are established, well known and yet and there's no real favorite in the face," Pawlenty said Friday on CNN's "American Morning." "So there's a ton of upside for my candidacy and it gives me a chance to introduce myself and put my record from Minnesota out there."
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama, who is attending a summit in France, directed the use of an autopen late Thursday to sign key provisions of the Patriot Act that were due to expire at midnight.
By a 250-153 vote, the Republican-led House agreed to extend the expiring provisions of the law passed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Alaska's "mama grizzly" is coming to the big screen and quite possibly back to the campaign trail, a move that would shake up a GOP presidential primary field that some Republicans complain is "uninspiring."
Sarah Palin is pushing back against Beltway wisdom that she is content to sit on the sidelines in 2012 where she can safely criticize President Obama and offer her 2 cents on the handful of fellow Republicans who are seeking the GOP presidential nomination.FULL STORY