New York (CNN) – Emphasizing that the country needs to embrace a conservative vision to help solve some of its problems, Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged an audience of New York Republicans Tuesday night to "stand with us over the next 16 months."
Perry is seriously considering entering the GOP presidential field. Though his speech to the New York County Republican Committee didn't specifically mention that possibility, it contained what could be the outlines of a future campaign vision.
Rochester, New Hampshire (CNN) - They squinted and stared, laughed and frowned and furiously twisted little gray knobs, giving political analysts a critical early look into the minds of Republican voters.
And what did researchers see there? An energized party fairly champing at the bit for the coming presidential election.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Wisconsin's top court Tuesday reinstated a contentious law that curbs the collective bargaining rights of most state employees.
The state's Supreme Court, by a 4-3 vote, set aside a ruling by a lower court judge who had placed a permanent injunction against the law. The court ruled the state Legislature did not violate the state's constitution when it passed the legislation.
New York (CNNMoney) - Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart is joining Facebook as its vice president of global communications, the company announced late Tuesday.
Lockhart, who ran the White House press office during President Bill Clinton's second term, will be in charge of Facebook's corporate, policy and international communications teams. He will report to Elliot Schrage, Facebook's communications chief.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's newly official presidential bid drew fresh eyes Tuesday after complimentary reviews of her performance in a face-off with her Republican rivals.
Several CNN analysts declared her one of the winners of the CNN-sponsored New Hampshire GOP debate Monday night, while House Speaker John Boehner said the third-term congresswoman "did a really good job last night."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration could be in violation of the War Powers Resolution if it fails to get congressional authorization by Sunday for U.S. participation in the Libya military mission, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday.
In a letter to President Barack Obama that his aides made public, Boehner complained that the administration has so far failed to address questions about the mission that were in a House resolution passed on June 3. That resolution set a two-week deadline for a response.FULL STORY
(CNN) – More than five months after assuming office as Florida's junior senator, Republican Marco Rubio gave his first floor speech Tuesday reflecting on “American exceptionalism” and the American dream.
The tea party favorite also tapped into fears of a world without American success and dominance.
(CNN) - A federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday upheld a former colleague's ruling on California's Proposition 8, despite questions raised about Judge Vaughn Walker's ability to impartially decide the controversial question of same-sex marriage.
U.S. District Court Judge James Ware backed the original ruling by Walker that the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state was unconstitutional.FULL STORY