(CNN) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman isn’t shying away from criticizing his former boss President Barack Obama, telling CNN that Obama has “failed on the economic front.”
Huntsman, who was appointed ambassador to China by Obama in 2009, made the comments in an interview with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. The full interview will air Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
New York (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to inappropriate communications with women online, has decided to seek treatment "to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person," his spokeswoman said Saturday.
While he is seeking treatment at an undisclosed location, he will ask for a "short leave of absence" from Congress, Risa Heller said in a statement.FULL STORY
(CNN) - When contenders for the Republican presidential nomination gather in New Hampshire Monday night for CNN's debate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will not be on stage.
In an interview with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley, Huntsman says his absence in this debate isn't a sign of things to come.
New York (CNN) - Three weighty Democratic voices - including Nancy Pelosi - on Saturday called for the resignation of embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to inappropriate communications with women online.
The House Minority Leader, and the chairmen of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in separate statements called for Weiner to step down.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) -– The highly anticipated ‘golf summit’ between political rivals has found its fourth player: Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich will join President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and Vice President Joe Biden on the links June 18.
Boehner tweeted Friday, “Joining POTUS and VPOTUS for golf on June 18; the 4th will be Gov. @JohnKasich. #nomulligans”
Juneau, Alaska (CNN) - Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign and other Republicans began circling Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the weeks before McCain picked her as his 2008 running mate, according to e-mails from her old office.
Prominent Republicans had touted Palin as a possible running mate for a few months before. But the courtship appears to have accelerated in early August of 2008, just as the biggest controversy of her administration was gathering steam, according to some of the 24,000 pages of e-mails released by Alaska's state government Friday.FULL STORY
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - It's raining this morning at St. Anselm College, site of Monday night's CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader Republican presidential debate.
But the inclement weather shouldn't put a damper on some traditional retail politics on the campaign trail here in the Granite state today.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama urged Americans to be patient while waiting for the economy to improve Saturday, one week after a disappointing jobs report showed the country's unemployment rate rising to 9.1%.
"I wish I could tell you there was a quick fix to our economic problems," Obama said in his weekly address. "But the truth is, we didn't get into this mess overnight, and we won't get out of it overnight. It's going to take time."