(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed Tuesday to run for another four-year term in office.
"I am pleased and honored the people have entrusted me to be their governor these past three and a half years,” Jindal said in an e-mail to supporters. “I'm officially asking them today to elect me to a second term.”
(CNN) - Lawyers for John Edwards said Tuesday they filed motions seeking the dismissal of charges against the former U.S. senator accused of conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws.
Edwards, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2004, has pleaded not guilty. The five motions filed Tuesday call for all the charges to get thrown out, his lawyers said in a statement.FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican Party will not provide a formal response to President Barack Obama's speech on jobs, a senior GOP aide said Tuesday.
"This is not a State of the Union Address," said a senior GOP leadership aide, who spoke on condition of not being identified.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Competing campaigns reacted quickly to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's jobs speech in North Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday.
Obama for America, President Barack Obama's campaign for reelection, called Romney's plan a repackaging of the "same old policies that helped create the economic crisis."
(CNN) – When talking about his eight years as vice president, Dick Cheney said he had no regrets from his time working as former President George W. Bush's right-hand man.
"And I'm not inclined to make any mea culpas," Cheney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview to air on the "Situation Room" Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Standing under a banner that read "Day One, Job One," former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney unveiled his jobs plan Tuesday with a pledge to take steps on his first day as president to undo what he called failed economic policies of the Obama administration.
In a speech at an international truck company in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the Republican presidential candidate spoke from notes - rather than a prepared speech or using a teleprompter - in describing a 59-point plan that he said would increase U.S. economic growth by 4% a year and create more than 11 million jobs in his first four years in office if he is elected in 2012.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's been mulling a White House bid all summer, said he would have a hard time winning the Republican nomination if he decided to run. But it's an idea he still hasn't ruled out.
"It would be difficult for me to be nominated," Giuliani said at the National Press Club on Tuesday. "We'd have to be truly desperate."
(CNN) - Teamsters President Jim Hoffa stood by comments he made at an event Monday, where he referred to Republicans as "sons of bitches," after receiving criticism from members of the tea party movement, including Sarah Palin.
In a statement Tuesday, Hoffa said his comments at the event echoed the sentiments of American workers who are "under attack by corporate-funded politicians who want to destroy the middle class."
Washington (CNN) - Incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) holds an early 9-point lead over possible Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 race for the Massachusetts Senate seat.
According to a WBUR poll released Tuesday, 44 percent of likely voters said they would choose Brown over Warren in a hypothetical matchup between the two. Thirty-five percent of likely voters said they would choose Warren.