(CNN) - Time Magazine's latest cover is out, with a photo of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. The tag line: "Why don't they like me?"
In a blog post accompanying the cover's release, Time columnist Joe Klein writes, "Romney has problems he can't do anything about. He's wealthy, a member of the Establishment in a party that is trending very strongly toward right-wing populism. He's also a Mormon, which is rarely mentioned by Republicans, but is an obvious disadvantage among the party's evangelical protestant base."
Read the full post here. The magazine hits newsstands Friday.
(CNN) - Rick Perry's string of ads slamming President Barack Obama continued Thursday with a television spot comparing the incumbent Democrat with former Democratic president Jimmy Carter.
Perry's campaign said the ad will run statewide in Iowa. Perry's campaign has previously purchased television advertising space on national cable, and Iowa and New Hampshire broadcast networks.
Washington (CNN) – A political action committee supporting Herman Cain's candidacy is trying to rally support for the embattled presidential contender with a new television ad set to air in the crucial early voting state of Iowa.
CNN has obtained a copy of the new commercial, which says "it is time for the truth" and features an excerpt from a television news story with a polygraph examiner saying "my exam … he is being truthful." Exactly what words of Herman Cain the examiner is analyzing in the story is not clear from the clip.
(CNN) – He’s faced criticism from some quarters that his administration’s support of Israel has been lackluster at best, but President Obama told a gathering of wealthy Jewish supporters Wednesday evening that no other administration has been as committed to the longtime U.S. ally.
“This administration – I try not to pat myself too much on the back – but this administration has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration,” Obama said at a private high-dollar fundraiser in New York’s upper East Side attended by about 30 people who paid $10,000 each. The event was hosted by Jack Rosen, the chairman of the American Jewish Congress.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - Ron Paul called Newt Gingrich a "flip-flopper" Thursday, doubling-down on a biting new line of attack against the former House speaker that began with a web ad released earlier this week.
At a swing through a natural health foods store in Portsmouth, Paul likened the former House speaker to the long-time front-runner in the Republican race: Mitt Romney.
(CNN) – The Huntsman daughters are at it again, this time promoting their presidential candidate father to the tune of Justin Timberlake's hit song "Sexy Back."
"We're bringing Huntsman back, the rest of them is one big circus act. We're right behind the guy who's right on track," Jon Huntsman's three daughters sing in the song released Thursday.
New York (CNNMoney) - There's a political drama playing out right now that could make President Obama's path to re-election much more difficult.
And no, it's not the frantic campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It's the debt crisis gripping Berlin, Paris and Madrid.
(CNN) - In another signal that he is becoming more aggressive in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going up with his first television commercial in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
In the 30-second spot, the former Massachusetts governor touts his business world experience, saying "I spent my life in the private sector. I've competed with companies around the world. I've learned something about how it is that economies grow."
(CNN) – GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain won't decide whether to stay in the race until after he speaks with his wife in person, he told reporters.
After being on the road campaigning during a week that a woman came forward with allegations of a 13-year affair with Cain, which he denies, the embattled candidate said he will return home Friday and have the chance to talk in person with his wife Gloria.
(CNN) - The parade of Republican 2012 hopefuls continues to march past reality television host Donald Trump, with the latest frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, slated to pay the mogul a visit Monday.
The meeting will take place at Trump Tower in New York, and a Trump spokesman said the conversation would likely wind up with Gingrich asking for "The Apprentice" host's endorsement.