Washington (CNN) - On Wednesday, the Tea Party Express announced that it will launch a national bus tour in August, the fifth of its kind since the conservative movement began in 2009.
The tour will kick off August 27 in Napa, California and wind its way through 29 rallies. As it has in past, the tour will feature musical acts, conservative speakers and political candidates, likely even Republican presidential candidates.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, whose numbers are slowly reaching the double digits in polls measuring support, will publish a book detailing his life and career as the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza.
The memoir, titled "Who is Herman Cain?" is set to release in October by Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and intends to highlight the businessman's work in the restaurant industry.
Daniel Island, South Carolina (CNN) - Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed Wednesday that the media is rooting for a catfight between her and Sarah Palin.
"They want to see two girls come together and have a mud wrestling fight, and I am not going to give that to them," Bachmann told a voter Wednesday who asked about her relationship with the former Alaska governor.
(CNN) - New Hampshire Republicans gave Michele Bachmann the greatest bump among declared and potential GOP presidential candidates in a new poll.
The Suffolk University/7NEWS poll of likely New Hampshire primary voters released Tuesday night showed Mitt Romney on top with 36 percent support. Although he jumped one point since May, Bachmann, at 11 percent jumped eight points.
(CNN) – The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA launched a television ad Wednesday in states they deem competitive in the next election, directly responding to an ad from the conservative Crossroads GPS, an independent group founded by Karl Rove.
The 30-second spot from Priorities USA, which according to the group will run for the next two weeks in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia, calls the Crossroads ad "politics at its worst."
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CNN: Democrats push DREAM Act despite Republican opposition
Ola Kaso, who was born in Albania and came to America at the age of 5, described her predicament in a Senate hearing Tuesday. "Despite my compliance with the law, there's no way I can achieve citizenship," said Kaso, now 18 and ready to start college in the fall at the University of Michigan. "Despite aspirations and hard work, I face deportation in one year." In short, she said, "I am a DREAM Act student."