Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered his third annual back-to-school speech to high school students Wednesday, but college students may also want to take notes from his message.
"Just getting into college isn't enough," Obama said in his speech at Banneker High School. "You need to graduate."
New York (CNNMoney) - You can add two influential members of Congress to the list of people upset with Facebook over the social network's latest privacy flap.
Reps. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Joe Barton of Texas fired off a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, asking for an investigation of Facebook's business practices.
(CNN) – In an evangelical message Wednesday, Minessota Rep. Michele Bachmann gave one piece of advice to students at the country's largest Christian university: "Don't settle."
It's a line she's recently pushed to Republican voters, urging the GOP not to "settle" on leading GOP presidential candidates.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will sign a pledge Friday to limit government and cut taxes, fees and regulations were he to be elected president, according to an advance copy of a campaign statement.
The pledge is sponsored by conservative group Americans for Prosperity.
(CNN) - A leading national tea party group Thursday will endorse a conservative candidate who is primary challenging longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana.
CNN's learned that the Tea Party Express will endorse state Treasurer Richard Mourdock at a news conference in Indiana.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama always takes a broader view on issues of race and his policies. He likes to point out that whether he’s pushing for health care reform or more jobs, all Americans - not just blacks - stand to benefit.
This approach has not gone unnoticed.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A top adviser to Rudy Giuliani visited New Hampshire for meetings with state officials Wednesday, signaling the former New York mayor is still flirting with a presidential run, confirmed a source close to the former mayor.
Top adviser Jake Menges was in the state today meeting with supporters and potential staffers and asking some friends to keep their powder dry until Giuliani makes a decision, the source said.
(CNN) - After almost a week’s worth of backlash, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called his word choice “inappropriate” Wednesday after saying fellow conservatives 'have no heart' for disagreeing with a Texas law allowing illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition at public universities.
"I probably chose a poor word to explain that for people who don't want their state to be giving tuition to illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, in this country, that's their call, and I respect that," Perry said in an on-camera interview with Newsmax. "And I was probably a bit over-passionate in using that word, and it was inappropriate. But here's what I do believe: it's a state's sovereign right to decide that issue for themselves."
Washington (CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he agrees with Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements on immigration and he believes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's views on the same points are "wrong."
"I don't agree with Perry on other things, but on this one he's right," Bloomberg told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King Wednesday in an interview that will air exclusively on CNN's "John King, USA."
Washington (CNN) - A White House official is defending controversial comments President Obama made in a weekend speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.
“It was meant as a rallying cry,” the official said.