(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wouldn’t say definitively whether or not he was considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, instead referring audience members at a speech in California to an online video that compiles his past denials.
Christie’s response was a stark contrast to past replies to the same question, which until now he has answered with a resounding “no.”
(CNN) – During President Obama's three-day swing through Washington State, California and Colorado, he fielded questions at a town hall meeting in Silicon Valley and visited a high school in Denver. Two official events to promote his jobs plan. Compare that to seven fundraisers he headlined, raising at least $8 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Who paid for the trip? You did. And so did we. Taxpayers are footing the bill for almost the entire trip, which also cost millions of dollars.
Washington (CNN) –- President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a gathering of gay and lesbian activists in October, a key constituency that hasn’t always been receptive to Obama’s policies and style of leadership.
Obama will speak at the annual National Dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on October 1, an event he last headlined in 2009.
Washington (CNN) – When it comes to jumping into the race for 2012, it's possible the only person who knows what Chris Christie is doing is Chris Christie.
"The storm of speculation is incredible," a close adviser to the New Jersey Governor said to CNN. "But this is a decision that will come from Chris Christie on his terms."
Washington (CNN) - A social conservative leader weighed in on the current crop of GOP presidential candidates Tuesday, saying Mitt Romney has lost momentum on issues that matter most to values voters.
"He is not speaking as strongly to the social issues as he did four years ago," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, at the National Press Club in Washington.
(CNN) - A moment in last week's GOP presidential debate – in which some members of the audience could be heard openly booing a gay solider – was harshly criticized by prominent Democrats Tuesday.
Vice Pres. Joe Biden, speaking on ABC's "The View," said the audience response was "reprehensible."
(CNN) – I’m really worried about U.S.-Pakistani relations. Things are not moving in the right direction. Indeed, they are moving toward a potential disaster for both countries – and the region – unless cooler heads prevail.
There are a few givens we have to keep in mind.
(CNN) - Just weeks after Ed Koch sought to send a message to the White House on Israel by helping the GOP win a high-profile special election, the former New York City mayor said he's back on course with President Barack Obama.
"I believe the recent vote in the 9th Congressional District in New York affected in a positive way the policy of the U.S. on the Mideast," Koch said in a statement Tuesday, citing Obama's speech at the United Nations last week. "I'm now on board the Obama Reelection Express."
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - In a blunt admission Tuesday, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod acknowledged the president's re-election bid would be a "titanic struggle" in the face of the slumping economy and unpopular partisan gridlock in Washington.
"We had the wind at our back in 2008," he said. "We don't have the wind at our backs in this election. We have the wind in our face because the American people have the wind in their faces."
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