Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama, speaking to a gathering of gay and lesbian activists, said Saturday that he is committed to equality, citing the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as an example.
Obama began his remarks to a key constituency that hasn't always been receptive to the president's policies and style of leadership.
(CNN) – Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's father, philanthropist and billionaire Jon Huntsman Sr., was released Saturday from his leadership position with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the church's semiannual "General Conference," held in Utah. The move was part of a routine rotation among the church leadership.
There is no connection between Huntsman Jr.'s presidential campaign and his father's release, as the Church maintains a strict policy of political neutrality and does not endorse political candidates, a Church spokesperson said.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - The communications director for Herman Cain's presidential campaign has resigned, CNN has learned.
Ellen Carmichael told CNN on Saturday her decision is firm but not yet finalized.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rick Perry signaled Saturday he would be open to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat drug cartels should the situation arise.
After speaking at a house party in Manchester, the Texas governor was asked a series of questions about the border and his stance on illegal immigration.
(CNN) - In 2011, Bill and Hillary Clinton are both busy professionals - he developing plans to reduce America's unemployment rate at the Clinton Global Initiative, and she leading American diplomacy as secretary of state.
This weekend, the Clintons will look back two decades to a day when they first came to the attention of most Americans.
(CNN) – Sarah Palin called Herman Cain the “flavor of the week” when he won a closely-watched straw poll in Florida, but the former Godfather's Pizza executive said Friday his particular flavor has substance.
“I happen to believe there’s iced milk, and then there’s Haagan-Daas Black Walnut,” Cain said on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". “Substance, that’s the difference. I got the substance. I’m the Black Walnut. It lasts longer than a week.”
Derry, New Hampshire (CNN) - At his first New Hampshire town hall, Rick Perry did not field a question on the controversial immigration policies that have dogged the candidate for weeks.
But that doesn't mean the topic didn't come up.
(CNN) - Pres. Barack Obama and Republicans squabbled over the best way to create jobs in their weekly addresses Saturday, with the president demanding Congress pass his jobs bill and Republicans insisting regulations be lifted on businesses.
"It's been almost three weeks since I sent the American Jobs Act to Congress – three weeks since I sent them a bill that would put people back to work and put money in people's pockets," Obama said in his address. "This jobs bill is fully paid for. This jobs bill contains the kinds of proposals that Democrats and Republicans have supported in the past. And now I want it back."
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is keeping a tight lid on the presidential candidate's schedule when he swings through South Carolina next week, but his state chairman is already distributing an invitation to a fundraiser reception that will benefit his re-election campaign.
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis distributed an invitation by email and Facebook for an evening reception with the former Massachusetts governor in Charleston on Thursday. Romney is expected to campaign in the state Thursday and Friday.