Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Three members of the New Hampshire GOP congressional delegation are expected to sign a letter notifying embattled state GOP Chair Jack Kimball they are seeking to remove him from office, according to two Republican sources.
The letter, which has been drafted and is scheduled to be sent out Thursday morning, will be signed by Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Reps. Frank Guinta and Charlie Bass, according to the sources.
(CNN) - Lawyers for former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards asked Wednesday to delay the start of his federal criminal trial, which is set to begin in October.
Edwards said he needs more time to prepare his defense and called the government’s case against him a “novel legal theory,” according to a filing Wednesday.
Lebanon, New Hampshire (CNN) – Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will return next week for a six-day swing through his must-win state of New Hampshire, kicking off an aggressive new phase in the primary campaign leading into September.
Huntsman will speak at a series of events across the state beginning August 31 and continuing through September 5. On September 1 he will pay homage to a New Hampshire campaign mainstay when he speaks to an audience of political heavyweights at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics' "Politics and Eggs" breakfast.
Lebanon, New Hampshire (CNN) – Mitt Romney got a taste of the rowdy reception some members of Congress have faced at town halls this summer when he was hectored about his positions on issues ranging from government spending to entitlement programs by several voters in Lebanon Wednesday.
The former Massachusetts governor kept a game face on and let each questioner at the Lebanon Senior Center event speak, though at times he did hold out his hand and insist on being allowed to answer the pointed questions.
(CNN) – Republican Dean Cannon, speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, endorsed Rick Perry Wednesday, highlighting the Texas governor’s record of job creation in the Lone Star State.
“President Obama’s big-government, Washington experiment has cost our nation more than 2.3 million jobs,” said Cannon in a statement. “Meanwhile, since just June 2009, Rick Perry’s Texas is responsible for approximately 40% of the net new jobs in America.”
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will propose ideas for how the special congressional committee created by the recent debt ceiling deal can reach a deficit reduction plan that exceeds the required $1.5 trillion total, a White House spokesman said Wednesday.
"It's fair to say that the White House and the president will lay out some specific ideas about how ... the super committee can go beyond their $1.5 trillion mandate," said Josh Earnest, the deputy White House press secretary.
Keene, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney continued his criticism of Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday, ridiculing him for the "reprehensible and astonishing" remarks he made saying he was "not second guessing" China's one-child policy.
The vice president's office objected to Romney's criticism, saying Biden was actually disagreeing with the policy in his remarks last weekend.
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma plans to endorse Gov. Rick Perry in his bid for the White House, his office confirmed to CNN Wednesday.
"I called Rick Perry a year ago and told him, 'If you're running for president, I'll be the first to endorse you,'" Inhofe said at the Tulsa Press Club, according to the Tulsa World. "I'm going to be that person on Monday."
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is at the top of the Republican presidential field in another national poll.
According to the Gallup survey released Wednesday, Perry leads the pack among Republican and Republican-leaning independents with 29 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 17 percent, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 13 percent and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 10 percent.
(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush offered advice to 2012 Republican hopefuls: bashing President Barack Obama is not enough to win on the campaign trail.
"I hope that the Republican candidates, when they are offering their solutions, it's good to be critical of the president, I think the president means well, but his policies have failed," Bush said on Fox News. "And to point that out, nothing wrong with that. That is politics. But just to stop there and say, 'Well, I'm going to win because I am against what is going on' is not enough."