Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rick Perry's national campaign manager met with a small group of supporters in New Hampshire last Monday, as the Texas governor struggled to recover from campaign stumbles and faced reports his fund-raising operation had significantly slowed.
Campaign Manager Rob Johnson spent several days in New Hampshire last week, accompanying Perry to a town hall in Nashua Wednesday afternoon.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum suggested Sunday that Mitt Romney's absence at a Christian forum held in Des Moines a day earlier was because he may not have been completely at ease in an environment discussing his faith.
"Clearly this was a forum that Mitt Romney was not particularly comfortable with," Santorum told reporters when asked for his reaction to the Republican frontrunner's decision to skip the event, which was held in a church and sponsored by The Family Leader, a conservative group. The event was aimed at getting to the heart of candidates' core moral and religious beliefs.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will meet with real estate mogul Donald Trump on Monday in New York City, her spokeswoman said Sunday.
The meeting will happen at Trump Tower. It will be the fourth meeting between the Minnesota congresswoman and the reality TV star.
(CNN) - Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul reiterated his controversial stance Sunday that some policies of the United States contributed to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Speaking on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” Paul said his views were consistent with analysis from various groups.
Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
Washington (CNN) - Members of the super committee charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts are focused on how to announce failure to reach a deal, Democratic and Republican aides confirmed to CNN Sunday.
While aides said no final decision had been made, they acknowledged that - barring an unforeseen development - an announcement of no deal is the most likely scenario.
(CNN) - Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator who was elected with strong support from the tea party, said Sunday the automatic cuts that would follow a super committee failure may be the only way for Congress to reach a debt-cutting deal.
“Automatic cuts (sequestration) are sort of like telling your children that, you know, if you don't clean up your mess, or else,” Paul said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
(CNN) - In a week when Herman Cain said he was “not supposed to know anything about foreign policy,” the most recent Republican secretary of state said candidates needed to at least to have a symbolic interest in America’s foreign affairs.
“First of all, a potential president has to know the role of the United States of America and that it's an exceptional role, that we have, in fact, been willing to bear a lot of burdens over the last 60 plus years in order to promote a balance of power favor that favors freedom,” Condoleezza Rice said in an interview airing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
(CNN) – The Democratic co-chair of the debt-cutting congressional super committee said Sunday her panel was not close to a deal that would cut the federal debt, but remained optimistic of a compromise in the hours left before the group’s deadline.
“There is one sticking divide, and that is the issue of what I call shared sacrifice, where everybody contributes in a very challenging time for our country,” Washington Sen. Patty Murray told CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.”
(CNN) - Jon Huntsman, the back-of-the-pack presidential candidate campaigning almost exclusively in New Hampshire, took to NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for some self-deprecating punch lines this weekend.
“Here’s something you never hear at debates: Governor Huntsman, the first question is for you,” SNL star Seth Meyers said by way of introduction during the "Weekend Update" segment of the program.
(CNN) - On a bright spring day in 2007, a black-robed Herman Cain officiated the wedding of a young couple at a mansion outside of Atlanta. The sun sparkled on the pair’s wedding rings as Cain, an associate minister at a nearby church, held them aloft.
All seemed perfect.