Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) - Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has been convening a series of private meetings with Republican governors in Salt Lake City as he seeks to build support for his presidential bid.
Thirty-two of the nation’s governors are in the Utah capital this weekend for the annual meeting of the National Governors Association, including several prominent Republicans whose endorsements are being sought by the field of presidential hopefuls.
(CNN) - Evoking compromises of the past, President Barack Obama said Saturday that a commitment to shared sacrifice can break the current impasse on the debt ceiling.
"Let's be honest. Neither party in this town is blameless," he said in his weekly address. "Both have talked this problem to death without doing enough about it. That's what drives people nuts about Washington."FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A federal appeals court temporarily has reinstated the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving in the military, but banned the services from investigating or discharging anyone under the rule.
The 9th U.S. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in California issued the order late Friday after the Obama administration asked it to reconsider its recent order temporarily blocking the policy.FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The black-robed figure stares straight ahead, stalwart and silent, his head nodding appreciatively. He carries a big stick, which happens to have an American flag attached. And the man proudly stands on a toy truck and a pair of pizza boxes.
Say hello to the Justice Clarence Thomas Annotated Bobblehead, about the closest thing a member of the Supreme Court gets to collectible immortality.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has come around to the conservative "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge and will sign it on Monday in the key early primary state of South Carolina.
Bachmann's campaign revealed the decision Saturday in an e-mail announcing a two-day trip to South Carolina next week.
(CNN)-Former Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell received news she'd been hoping for late Friday. Cleta Mitchell, an attorney for O’Donnell, confirmed to CNN that a federal probe of her campaign has been closed.
“Just got word US Attorney slammed the door shut on CREW’s baseless complaint against me,” O’Donnell tweeted.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama met with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Saturday at the White House despite protests from China.
During the closed-door visit, Obama was expected to "highlight his enduring support for dialogue between the Dalai Lama's representatives and the Chinese government to resolve differences," the White House said.FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Just two weeks and a couple days.
That's how long Congress has to raise the debt ceiling, or risk economic catastrophe.
The deadline has been a long time coming. Treasury started sending letters to lawmakers in January urging them to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling - which is the U.S. legal borrowing limit.
More than six months have passed.FULL STORY
(CNN)-Retiring Texas Rep. Ron Paul, an aspiring 2012 GOP presidential nominee, is expanding his campaign’s reach into early primary and caucus states with the help of television.