(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush says he experienced no pleasure when he heard about the death of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader responsible for orchestrating the deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
"He was sitting in a restaurant in Dallas when the Secret Service told him that President (Barack) Obama wanted to speak to him. He then learned about the assassination," documentarian Peter Schnall told CNN in an interview set to air Monday.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not attend the Palmetto Freedom Forum of GOP candidates Monday night, sponsored by Sen. Jim DeMint, and will instead return to Texas to deal with the wildfires in the state, DeMint and the Perry campaign told CNN.
The South Carolina senator's office said they learned of Perry's plans not to attend the Columbia, South Carolina event Monday morning.
Watch Sen. Jim DeMint's Palmetto Freedom Forum on Labor Day from 3 to 5 p.m. ET on CNN or CNN.com, then watch John King's interview with DeMint on "John King, USA" at 7 p.m. ET.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has become a firebrand, capitalizing on a tidal wave of anti-Washington sentiment that makes him the darling of the Republican conservative base and political dynamite to the party establishment.
"I don't have the support inside Washington or even inside my own party," DeMint said last week.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are tied among California Republican voters, but President Barack Obama still beats the GOP hopefuls in head-to-head match-ups, according to a new survey.
The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll released Sunday night showed the former Massachusetts governor and current Texas governor each with 22 percent support in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination, followed by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with 11 percent, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota with ten percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with six percent.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - A Republican presidential race that has been anything but slow kicks into an even higher gear this week.
A Republican power player's forum with most of the major GOP White House candidates on Labor Day will be followed by five presidential debates over the next six weeks.FULL STORY
Programming note: Watch Sen. Jim DeMint's Palmetto Freedom Forum on Labor Day from 3 to 5 p.m. ET on CNN or CNN.com, then watch John King's interview with DeMint on "John King, USA" at 7 p.m. ET.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - For all that was new about Mitt Romney speaking before a tea party crowd, the most striking fact was how little was different.
Aside from a new line about his short time spent in public office, when Romney spoke to a tea party rally in Concord, New Hampshire, he stuck with the same pro-business message he's used at campaign events across the country.FULL STORY
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CNN: Obama, GOP candidates headline Labor Day events across country
[S]ix Republican presidential candidates are set to participate in the Palmetto Freedom Forum in Columbia, South Carolina. The event is hosted by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a leader in the new conservative grassroots movement that includes so-called tea partiers.