Dillsburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Todd Palin told a handful of reporters Tuesday that his wife will decide on her own whether or not to seek the presidency. He is not pushing her one way or the other, he said.
But he emphasized that if the former Alaska governor does choose to embark on another national campaign, he and their children will be ready.
New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama will nominate the former CEO of the utility company Edison International, John Bryson, to lead the Commerce Department, the White House said Tuesday.
If confirmed, Bryson would succeed Gary Locke, who has been nominated to serve as ambassador to China. Bryson will be officially introduced as the nominee at a Rose Garden ceremony later Tuesday.
(CNN) - A group of influential Iowa GOP donors meet Tuesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in what appears to be another sign that many Republicans aren't satisfied with the current crop of candidates running for the GOP presidential nomination.
The half-dozen or so businessmen from the state that holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar meet Tuesday evening at the New Jersey governor's residence with Christie, whose tough talk, outspoken comments, and battles with state Democratic lawmakers over budget cuts have made him very popular with Republicans across the country, which has led to calls that he run for the White House.
New York (CNNMoney) -- The search for budget savings is on.
For the past couple weeks, Vice President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have held a series of meetings. Their mission: Find money in the federal budget that can be cut and thus pave the way for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.
Capitol Hill (CNN) - As families make their 2011 summer plans, we here at American Sauce are thinking about 2011 summer politics. The Medicare plan from House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, is a clear, early contender, to dominate town halls and political barbecues.
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(CNN) – A new book, now number six on the New York Times' Best Sellers list, is putting the so-called "birther" issue back on the national stage.
"Where's the Birth Certificate?" by Jerome Corsi, which debuted on the list out Sunday, argues President Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and therefore cannot be president.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Sarah Palin pulled a clever bait and switch on reporters in Gettysburg on Tuesday, as her "One Nation" bus tour rolls into its third day.
The Palin family and a few members of her staff sneaked out of their hotel early, leaving their flashy bus behind in the hotel parking lot to give reporters chasing her the impression that she was still readying for the day.
(CNN) – A different side of all-but-declared presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out to play Tuesday morning when he admitted to reading the "Twilight" book series and watching "American Idol."
"American Idol I watched, this year it was Scotty (McCreery) winning, that was terrific," Romney said on NBC's "Today." "That guy's got talent."
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CNN Poll: Obama's approval rating edges up thanks to foreign policy
President Barack Obama's performance on national security and international affairs and his image as a strong leader appear to be behind his rising approval rating, according to new national poll conducted as the president was on an overseas visit to four countries. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday indicates that Obama's approval rating among Americans stands at 54 percent, with 45 percent saying they disapprove of the job he's doing as president.
(CNN) - A weekend controversy involving a lewd photo posted on the Twitter account of Rep. Anthony Weiner is a "prank" caused by a hacker, Weiner told CNN on Monday.
Weiner, a New York Democrat who is one of the leading liberal voices in the House, blamed the photo on a hacker who got control of his social networking accounts.