Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Appearing poised for another feisty debate performance, former Sen. Rick Santorum is focusing his conservative barbs on newly-ascendant candidate Herman Cain.
Santorum's criticism at a campaign stop of the former Godfather's Pizza CEO is one sign that Cain will experience the traditional role of a front-runner in the debate Tuesday night: that of punching bag.
(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will unveil a big endorsement Tuesday afternoon in New Hampshire, and his rival Rick Perry's campaign chalked it up to politics as usual.
"Northeast Republicans are sticking together in this case," Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Communications Director Ray Sullivan said in an interview on Fox News.
(CNN) – Businessman Herman Cain has edged out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the first primary state of the South, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
The conservative radio talk show host received 26% support in the Palmetto State poll, only one percentage point ahead of Romney and within the margin of error for the American Research Group survey, indicating the two are statistically tied.
(CNN) - Sen. Tom Coburn is recovering from a procedure to treat prostate cancer, according to his spokesman.
"Dr. Coburn underwent a procedure this week to treat an early stage incidence of prostate cancer. He is expected to make a full recovery and return to his full-time duties later this month," Coburn spokesman John Hart said.
(CNN) - Herman Cain left the door open to serving as the vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket in 2012 for "the right person."
In an interview with the Omaha World-Herald published Tuesday, the GOP White House hopeful said if his presidential bid fails, he would "consider" the No. 2 spot.
(CNN) - Hours before the Republican presidential candidates face off in their first debate in 19 days, new polls indicate that Mitt Romney's on top of the field in the race for the GOP nomination in the first two states to vote in the primary and caucus calendar.
According to NBC-Marist College surveys, the former Massachusetts governor holds a commanding lead in neighboring New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary, and holds a slim three point margin in Iowa, which votes first in the race for the White House.
Washington (CNNMoney) - President Obama's jobs council on Tuesday released a list of proposals to spur job growth, putting investment in roads and bridges and tax breaks to encourage start-ups and company growth at the top of the list.
"When 25 million Americans who want full-time work can't find it, each of us has a duty to think and act differently," the report said. "We owe it to our fellow citizens desperate to get back to work to act on these common sense ideas without delay."FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Occupy Wall Street protesters are giving voice to the sentiments of families across the United States, senior Obama adviser David Plouffe said Tuesday.
"The protests you're seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America," Plouffe said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "People are frustrated by an economy that does not reward hard work and responsibility, where Wall Street and Main Street don't seem to play by the same set of rules."
Washington (CNN) - What a difference 19 days make.
The last Republican presidential debate was held nearly three weeks ago in Orlando. Since then, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lost his front-runner status in the national polls in the race for the GOP nomination, thanks in part to a poor performance at that debate, to constant attacks from the rival campaigns over his stance on illegal immigration, border security, and Social Security, and to his lackluster showing at a straw poll in Florida two weeks ago.FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Herman Cain has a plan to radically reform the nation's tax system and make things a lot simpler for taxpayers.
Problem is, it could end up adding to the deficit and shifting the tax burden away from the wealthy and onto the poor, according to some leading tax experts.FULL STORY