(CNN) - Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday, a Romney campaign source confirmed to CNN.
Lee, a popular figure in the Tea Party movement, will be the first member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus to endorse the former Massachusetts governor. Romney previously received the support of most of the Utah congressional delegation, including Sen. Orrin Hatch and Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop.
Washington (CNN) - About a dozen people lined the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court Sunday, along with their lounge chairs, blankets and umbrellas, hoping to obtain tickets to watch the justices hear arguments Monday on the constitutionality of the health care reform law backed by the Obama administration.
For some ticket hopefuls, like consultant Jill Andres, witnessing a Supreme Court hearing firsthand is not a first time occurrence. Andres attended hearings for the Wal-Mart discrimination case last year, and that experience has her excited to see history a second time around.
Washington (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday," said the statement from Freddy Ford, Bush's communications director. "He and Mrs. Bush were very happy to hear that the surgery went well. They are keeping Vice President Cheney in their prayers for a full and speedy recovery.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Fresh off a big win in Louisiana, Rick Santorum insisted Sunday that Republicans are rejecting the premise that rival Mitt Romney has virtually locked up the GOP presidential nomination.
"Even though a lot of folks are saying this race is over, people in Louisiana said, 'No, it's not,' " Santorum said on the CBS program "Face the Nation" about victory in Saturday's Bayou State primary.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The justices on the Supreme Court know very well their rulings can send immediate political shock waves, and those just intensify in a presidential election year. So there is an unusual internal dynamic at work of what cases the court hears and when.
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Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Paul Ryan said he would “consider” serving in the No. 2 spot on the GOP presidential ticket in 2012.
But his response was surrounded by the obligatory “it’s not even something in my mind” and “I’m so focused on my job” lines.
Washington (CNN) – Although he has yet to endorse a candidate in the 2012 Republican presidential race, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday he thinks Mitt Romney will end up facing President Barack Obama in November.
"I think the primary's over. Romney will be the nominee," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union."
Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized two Republican presidential candidates for playing politics off President Barack Obama's comments on the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
"I think the criticism by our guys is a little off base," Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
Washington (CNN) - A senior White House adviser said Sunday that opening the nation's strategic petroleum reserve to bring down gas prices remains an option.
David Plouffe, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told CNN's "State of the Union" that "a lot of factors" go into a decision on tapping the oil reserve.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – "Reprehensible." "Irresponsible." "Hard to stomach."
White House senior adviser David Plouffe did not mince words Sunday when talking about the reaction by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama's comments on the Trayvon Martin shooting.