Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – On the day before he takes part in a South Carolina presidential forum being organized by Sen. Jim DeMint, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney secured a high-profile tea party endorsement in the first-in-the-south primary state.
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, one of the most tea party-friendly elected officials in the Palmetto State, told CNN Sunday that he will chair Romney’s presidential campaign in state.
Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin's got one. So does Jon Huntsman, while Michele Bachmann is starting to discuss hers in detail. Mitt Romney's going to show his Tuesday, followed by President Barack Obama on Thursday.
With a presidential campaign starting in earnest and fears of a stalled economy growing, the incumbent and many of those vying to beat him in 2012 are coming out with their plans to boost economic growth and job creation.FULL STORY
Paterson, New Jersey (CNN) - President Barack Obama reviewed damage inflicted by Hurricane Irene in northern New Jersey on Sunday, promising residents, "We'll be there to help."
Obama visited the towns of Paterson and Wayne, where residents showed the high-water marks from the flooding spawned by last week's hurricane. The Passaic River and one of its tributaries, the Pompton, overflowed their banks through the area after Irene dumped heavy rains across the Northeast.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said Sunday he wants a jobs plan in writing from President Barack Obama, not just another speech.
"I am so tired of his speeches, it's going to be hard for me to watch," DeMint said on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) - Although Republican Sen. Jim DeMint has yet to make a 2012 presidential endorsement, he said Sunday he could support any of the current top-tier candidates in the race.
"They all have strengths, and there's no one in that group that I couldn't support as our nominee and there's no one who would not do a better job than our current president," DeMint said on CNN's "State of the Union." "So I'm very open right now, I'm listening to what they say."
Washington (CNN) - The United States should use its "special capabilities" to secure the mustard gas and shoulder-held missile launchers known to be in Libya before others get hold of them, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Sunday.
With Libya in transition amid the chaos of the toppling of the Moammar Gadhafi regime, "the race is on" regarding control of such weapons, Rogers told CNN's "State of the Union," adding: "This is a race we should win."
(CNN) - Jim Hoffa, the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, on Sunday blasted American companies that are not spending their capital in the U.S. as “unpatriotic.”
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hoffa said companies like Apple have a responsibility to put Americans back to work and that encouraging them to do so should be part of President Barack Obama’s jobs plan.
(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.
On our radar this morning: Sen. DeMint's Labor Day presidential forum, Sarah Palin stops by Iowa, the latest in Libya, and the economy.
Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interview today with South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint at 9am/12pm ET.