Washington (CNN)—A next generation political reporter was added to CNN’s family Tuesday. Chief National Correspondent John King and Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash welcomed son Jonah Frank King to the beltway. The CNN Political Unit offers our congratulations!
PELLA, Iowa (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Tuesday she has not made up her mind yet about whether to run for president in 2012 despite her daughter's claim that she has.
Palin spoke to reporters in Pella, Iowa, where she attended the premiere of "The Undefeated," a sympathetic feature-length film that takes a look at Palin's record as governor.FULL STORY
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s debut in South Carolina as a presidential candidate drew what was unquestionably the largest crowd of the political season to date in the key early primary state.
Nearly 400 people showed up to get their first glimpse of the newly minted candidate, far surpassing crowd sizes at campaign appearances in South Carolina by Republicans like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – The Senate will officially take up three trade deals and a scaled-back version of a jobs retraining program for laid-off workers on Thursday.
Senate negotiators will have to start pounding out the details of the trade deals, as well as funding for the jobs retraining program - whose funding ran dry in February.FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama will hold a previously unscheduled news conference on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET in the East Room of the White House, spokesman Jay Carney announced.
The news conference comes as Obama faces mounting unhappiness over the U.S. economic performance, as well as controversy over his refusal to seek congressional authorization for U.S. participation in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. senators didn't miss a chance Tuesday to voice frustration with Pakistan over how it takes billions of dollars of American aid while providing safe havens to terrorists to build bombs and launch cross-border attacks on U.S.troops in Afghanistan.
"Well, something's got to give, something's got to change," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a hearing. "Because it just can't continue this way, for them to expect that we're going to have a normal relationship with them - which we all hope for."FULL STORY
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign bus debuts at a rally in Myrtle Beach, coinciding with her first appearance in the key early primary state of South Carolina.
(CNN) - Both chambers of the Democrat-controlled California legislature are scheduled to vote Tuesday afternoon on a budget deal to reduce the state's staggering $26 billion deficit to $5 billion, officials said.
The deal, brokered by Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown over Republican objections, calls for massive cuts: $5 billion to health and human services, $1 billion to the corrections department, $650 million to the University of California system, another $650 million to the California State University system and hundreds of millions to the court system, officials said.FULL STORY
Bettendorf, Iowa (CNN) - The music was definitely "Hail to the Chief." Not the Obama '08 campaign theme song: U2's "City of Blinding Lights."
But the tune coming from the President sounded awfully familiar during a speech at the Alcoa factory in Bettendorf, Iowa Tuesday.
(CNN)-Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's entrance into the GOP presidential pool of candidates Monday has made a splash among Republicans, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.
The third-term congresswoman's name recognition has risen 17 points since late February-early March to 69 percent, placing her fifth among the most well-known Republican candidates and potential contenders included in the Gallup poll.