(CNN)-Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman tells CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley he will announce his intention to seek the presidency in a week and a half.
Huntsman, who resigned from his President-Obama-appointed post as the U.S. Ambassador to China in April, has been courting a bid to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president for some time.
On the CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley airing Sunday at 9 a.m. ET, Huntsman admits "We're about a week and a half out...we are right at the end point."
(CNN) - New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Friday she doesn't think Sarah Palin will jump into the race for the White House.
"If I were to make a prediction right now, I don't think that she will run, but anything can change," Ayotte said in an interview on CNN's "John King, USA."
(CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain stood firm Friday on his promise to make Muslims prove loyalty to the U.S. Constitution before appointing them to his administration - a test, he has said, that would not apply to people of other faiths.
The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza denied that the proposed test is a form of discrimination when pressed Friday by CNN's John King.
JUNEAU, Alaska (CNN) - Some highlights from the 24,000 pages of e-mails from Sarah Palin's governorship, released Friday by Alaska state officials:
"Hi again – another head's up: If all goes according to (Track's!) plans, he'll be enlisting in the US Army, active duty, tomorrow. He doesn't want any publicity on this, tho it sounds like a Seattle media person already called bc [because] it may be that there aren't many, or any, US Govs who have a son recently enlisting. I warned him that the media may make a little deal out of it, but we don't desire such a thing bc Track is enlisting for his own right reasons and he's just anxious to go serve (without any publicity). And I'm proud of him for doing so. Thanks! And pray for mama's strength through this! :)"
- Palin announcing her son's decision to join the military to top staff, September 10, 2007
Washington (CNN) - An effort to pay off Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign debt gives two lucky winners the chance to spend a day in the Big Apple with the current secretary of state's husband, former President Bill Clinton.
By contributing as little as $10 online, people are entered to win a trip for two to New York for a day of adventure with the 42nd president. This will be the second time Bill Clinton has raffled off his time to help pay down his wife's 2008 obligations. He made a similar jaunt last year when the debt total was at $700,000.
Juneau, Alaska (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin moved quickly to link a key figure in a corruption scandal that rocked the state's political establishment to her defeated predecessor, newly released documents show.
"FYI - I've asked Frank Bailey to help me track down soem [sic] evidence of past administration's dealing with Bill Allen," Palin wrote on May 8, 2007, a day after Allen pleaded guilty to bribery, extortion and conspiracy.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The stars have aligned for Rick Perry to enter the 2012 presidential race.
Now all eyes turn to Austin, as Republicans wonder whether the swaggering Texas governor will actually take the plunge.
Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, boasts a national profile among Republicans and Tea Party activists, a network of deep-pocketed donors and a track record of creating jobs in the midst of a recession.FULL STORY
(CNN)–I've covered presidential politics for a long time. I never stop marveling at the occasional weirdness going back decades. I was often amazed, wondering why some Democrats were running for the nation's highest office. The same can be said now on the Republican side. Here are a few examples.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, an articulate and smart politician, lost in his bid for re-election to Democrat Bob Casey by 18 points but he now thinks he can win the Republican nomination after having spent the past several years as a Fox News contributor.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Congress will hold a second hearing on "radicalization of the Muslim-American community," next week, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King announced on Thursday night.
King's first hearing on American Muslims, in March, sparked international controversy and attracted huge attention by the news media.