(CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, once favored to be a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, described the country's economic situation as "urgent."
"What's troubling me most is it's not just our economy at stake, I think it's the whole American prospect," Daniels told CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday.
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be the leader in national polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but a new survey indicates that in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney's still way ahead of the rest of the pack.
According to a Suffolk University/7 News poll released Wednesday night, 41 percent of likely New Hampshire GOP primary voters say they support Romney. The survey indicates that Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts who's making his second bid for president, has a 27 point lead over his nearest competitor in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.
Washington (CNN) - In his 2010 book "Fed Up!" about all that is wrong with U.S. governance, Texas Gov. Rick Perry never mentioned Israel or Palestinians.
A year later, as a Republican presidential hopeful, Perry jumped into the complex and thorny Middle East issue this week by harshly criticizing President Barack Obama's policies in the region.
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s wife was on hand for the grand opening of the campaign’s South Carolina headquarters Wednesday, where his Columbia-based staff also used the opportunity to release a slate of endorsements in the pivotal early primary state.
Roughly 20 percent of the General Assembly’s Republican legislators, some of whom have previously announced their support, will serve on Perry’s South Carolina legislature steering committee.
Washington (CNN) - For the first time ever, a slight majority of Americans blame President Barack Obama for the country's struggling economy, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll released Wednesday.
But the same poll showed even more Americans fault former President George W. Bush, a trend that's remained since Bush left the White House in January 2009 amid the recession.
Washington (CNN)-Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich may have been spared his seat when new congressional district maps were drawn in Ohio, but two states away, freshman Rep. Joe Walsh wasn't so lucky.
Walsh announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election to Congress where his home is-in the new 14th Congressional District of Illinois. The trouble is, Walsh represents the 8th Congressional District while fellow Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren currently represents the 14th District. He also plans to seek re-election there, for his second term.
Aiken, South Carolina (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said the Palestinians pursuing United Nations full membership is a sign of United States "weakness" that they are exploiting under President Barack Obama's leadership.
The former Pennsylvania senator told about 100 people attending an Aiken Republican party luncheon that if he were running the country, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would not have shown up at this week's United Nation's General Assembly in New York.
Washington (CNN) – In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.
The vote was 195-230, with 48 Republicans joining all but a handful of minority Democrats in opposing the short-term spending plan that would keep the government funded for seven weeks after the end of the fiscal year on September 30.
Washington (CNN)– Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner may not be on the bipartisan Congressional super committee, but he's pushing it to "go big," and hosting a dinner Wednesday evening for political heavyweights at his home outside Washington to talk about how both sides can come together to solve the nation's debt crisis.
Warner is well aware of the obstacles that face the twelve House and Senate members on the Super Committee. He's a former member of the "Gang of Six" in the Senate that developed its own deficit reduction plan this summer that failed to gain traction. Two members of the "super committee" are expected to be in attendance at the dinner, according to sources familiar with the event.
(CNN) - Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a well-known Google problem.
For the uninitiated, if you Google Santorum's name, the first result you'll probably get is not his personal website but a fake definition of "santorum," a sexual byproduct that's a bit too graphic to talk about in detail here. (Of course, you can Google him and easily find out.)