(CNN) - White House hopeful Michele Bachmann said she wants to campaign for 2012 Senate candidates who embody the politics of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
"I want to elect 13 more like-minded Republican senators, and I'm thinking on the order of a Marco Rubio," the Minnesota congresswoman said Monday at a campaign stop in Miami.
(CNN) - Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont criticized Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Monday for blasting the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a useless entity.
"I like Ron Paul, but on these issues, he's completely out to lunch," Sanders told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, anchor of "The Situation Room."
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Just as Hurricane Irene was slamming the East Coast, the political rhetoric was approaching category 5 strength in other parts of the country.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann joked at a campaign event in Florida that the disaster was a sign from God that federal spending was out of control.FULL STORY
(CNN) - An uncle of President Barack Obama was arrested last week in Framingham, Massachusetts, for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, police Lt. Ronald Brandolini told CNN on Monday.
Onyango Obama was arrested on Wednesday after failing a field sobriety test, Brandolini said.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up his first Senate endorsement Monday from Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma.
"Fourteen months ago I called him up. I said, 'Rick, I don't know if it's really going to happen, but I really believe you're the only guy who can really win this thing," Inhofe said at the Tulsa event. "And when the time comes, I'm going to be there to endorse you'."
(CNN) – In May 1990, CNN asked me to serve as its Pentagon correspondent. I was expecting a relatively slow news story since the Cold War was winding down. I thought I would spend most of my time covering base closings and new weapons systems. That was not to be because Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait that August.
It was during the six months of Operation Desert Shield and the six weeks of Operation Desert Storm that I really got to know the then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and the then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell. They were the leaders of the U.S. military. They became the chief spokesmen for the war buildup and then for the war itself.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Turning 75 on Monday, Sen. John McCain of Arizona tweeted: "Thanks for all the birthday wishes. If I had known I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!"
Washington (CNNMoney) - President Obama on Monday nominated Alan Krueger to run his Council of Economic Advisers, moving to fill an important vacancy on an economic team that has undergone a nearly total makeover.
Krueger, 50, a Princeton University economics professor, would step up to the vacancy created by the departure of Austan Goolsbee.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appeared before a ballroom of veterans Monday as the governor of Texas, but used the platform to deliver a national message on foreign policy and war strategy.
Speaking before the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in San Antonio, Texas, Perry said the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks should cue a renewed commitment against America's enemies, "wherever they are, before they strike at home."