Washington (CNN) - In an interview after his presidential announcement Tuesday, former Utah governor and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman tried to downplay a letter he wrote to President Barack Obama in August 2009 calling him a "remarkable leader."
Washington (CNN) - On the eve of President Barack Obama's major speech Wednesday night where he will reveal the scope of the initial troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, freshman Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul criticized the president's use of the War Powers Act.
In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room," the Kentucky senator said he plans to introduce a Libya resolution that says Obama is in violation of the War Powers Act
(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota will formally announce her candidacy for president Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was born.
A GOP source confirms to CNN the date of the announcement, which was first reported Tuesday evening by the Huffington Post. The Bachmann campaign has not confirmed the report, but tells CNN details of the announcement will be released Wednesday morning.
(CNN) - Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had another line of credit at the high-end Tiffany & Co. jewelry store, a Gingrich spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
Gingrich's personal financial disclosure campaign filing will show he had a line of credit of up to $1 million with the store, in addition to a revolving charge account revealed last month.
(CNN) - At 20-years-old, Bristol Palin already has a memoir. In her tell-all book, titled "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far," which hit shelves Tuesday, the oldest daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin dishes on pregnancy to politics.
The memoir details Bristol's unplanned, teenage pregnancy, her days on the 2008 campaign trail with the McCains, and her on-again, off-again relationship with Levi Johnston, the father of her child. (Levi has his own book set to release this fall.)
(CNN) – Fresh off the CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader presidential primary debate last week, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney announced Tuesday that he will attend two more CNN-sponsored debates this fall.
Romney will participate in a first-of-its-kind presidential primary debate co-sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express in Tampa, Florida – site of the 2012 Republican National Convention – on September 12.
Washington (CNN) - The Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to CIA Director Leon Panetta's nomination to become defense secretary when Robert Gates steps down at the end of June.
Panetta's approval on a unanimous 100-0 vote was widely expected after the former congressman and Clinton administration official received bipartisan support during his confirmation hearing earlier this month
Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ventured into the 2012 presidential waiting game Tuesday, offering up his pick for the Republican presidential nomination.
"If I had a choice, I would favor Huntsman over Romney," Reid told reporters after a meeting on Capitol Hill. "But I don't have a choice in that race."
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden heads to Chicago Tuesday afternoon to headline a fundraiser for the Obama Victory Fund.
According to a source with knowledge of the event, Biden will be the main attraction at a gathering of about 15 to 20 people at Navy Pier. Tickets for the fundraiser range from $5,000 to the legal maximum limit of $35,800. The money raised from the event will go to the Obama Victory Fund, with the proceeds being shared by both the president's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.