(CNN) - CNN invites you to participate in Monday's first debate between 2012 Republican presidential candidates in the key early voting state of New Hampshire.
Seven presidential contenders will take to the stage on the campus of Saint Anselm College: Rep. Michele Bachmann; businessman and talk show host Herman Cain; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Rep. Ron Paul; former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
(CNN)–We remember how the nation was surprised when, in 1960, Richard Nixon showed up to the first televised debate with John F. Kennedy look tired, pasty and with visible razor stubble, a stark contrast to the young, fresh senator form Massachusetts would later take the White House. Or Ronald Reagan quipping to Jimmy Carter in 1980 after one of his attacks on the California governor, “There you go again.”
Over the next few days leading up to CNN’s first Republican debate in New Hampshire on Monday, June 13 at 8 p.m., we’ll take a look at the 10 Most Memorable Moments of recent debates.
(CNN) – A group of Republican legislators in South Carolina are launching an effort to draft New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the 2012 presidential race.
About a dozen lawmakers, led by state Reps. Kris Crawford and Phyllis Henderson, will hold a rally on the steps of the South Carolina state house next Wednesday to let Christie know he has supporters in the key early primary state.
(CNN) – It seems Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is taking to the airwaves to try to improve his name recognition. The former two-term senator from Pennsylvania will air his first radio commercial next week in his bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
The minute-long spot, which focuses on America's economic future, will first air on satellite radio Monday. It will run in early presidential contest states, including New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina later in the week.
(CNN) – An adviser for Sarah Palin encouraged "everyone" to read the emails the state of Alaska released Friday.
"The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Governor Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," Sarah PAC Treasurer Tim Crawford said in a statement. "The emails detail a Governor hard at work. Everyone should read them."
(CNN) – State officials released about 24,000 pages of e-mail from former Gov. Sarah Palin's administration to reporters Friday morning in response to requests dating back to her 2008 entry into the national spotlight.
The release follows Freedom of Information Act requests filed by CNN and five other news agencies that date to 2008, shortly after Palin was tapped to be Sen. John McCain's running mate.
Washington (CNN) - Despite mounting pressure from Democratic colleagues to resign over the sexting scandal that dominated the headlines this week, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner insists he's staying in office.
Among other things, the New York congressman can point to a Marist College poll released Thursday showing that a majority of registered voters in his district - 56% - don't believe he should step down. Only 33% believe he should go.
Washington (CNN) - Disgraced former Republican Rep. Mark Foley suggested Thursday that embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner might be better served if he left Congress.
Foley resigned from Congress in 2006 after sexually explicit emails to teenage congressional pages he sent were exposed. In his first nationally televised interview since the scandal, the former Florida congressman lent advice to Weiner, who admitted engaging in inappropriate online activity with women outside his marriage after initially denying the accusations.
(CNN) - George E.B. Holding, the U.S. attorney overseeing the prosecution of former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards, announced Friday that he is stepping down from his current post.
Holding's resignation from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina - which was expected - will take effect on July 8.
Washington (CNN) - A documentary film lauding the career of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is set to be shown at AMC theatres across the nation, the project's producers announced Friday.
"The Undefeated," which traces Palin's political rise and paints her as the outsider who stood up against the establishment, is set to premiere later this month in Iowa and is also expected to have early showings in New Hampshire and South Carolina - all key early voting states.