(CNN) – This time four years ago, Bristol Palin was promenading across the country as she campaigned for her mom's Republican vice presidential bid.
Now she's taking part in a different whirl–as a returning guest on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
(CNN) - A new poll is the third this month to indicate Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida with a 14-point lead over his Republican challenger, Rep. Connie Mack.
According to a Washington Post survey released Tuesday, the two-term senator has the support of 54% of likely voters in the Sunshine State, with Mack grabbing 40%.
Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN) – Gearing up for deer-hunting season, Rep. Paul Ryan bought hunting clothes for his daughter to go with the rifle the Republican vice presidential nominee gave her for Christmas.
"She's hunted with me but this is the first time she gets to do the hunting herself," Ryan said of daughter Liza. "She's 10 years old and you can hunt starting at 10. I got her a rifle for Christmas last year and so I'm getting her ready."
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Scott Brown, engaged in one of the nation's closest battles for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, said Tuesday he does not condone the offensive gestures and sounds some of his staffers made at a rally this week.
The Brown staffers were captured on video making "war whoops" and "tomahawk chops," an apparent reference to the controversy surrounding Warren's claim to Native American heritage during her time as a professor at Harvard Law School. Both Brown and Warren released television spots Monday on the topic.
Vandalia, Ohio (CNN) - With a new Washington Post poll showing Mitt Romney trailing President Obama in Ohio by eight points, the GOP contender's political director told reporters on the campaign's plane bound for the battleground state that he's confident it's still well within reach.
"The public polls are what they are. I feel confident where we are," Romney political director Rich Beeson said in a briefing with reporters.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton weighed in one of the election's pressing international issues Tuesday saying Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cannot be trusted regarding his country's nuclear ambitions.
In an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" to air Tuesday at 9 pm E.T., Clinton also addressed domestic politics and the strike by the NFL referees. Regarding Republican nominee Mitt Romney's potentially damaging "47%" comments, Clinton forecast that continuing to defend the remarks will be detrimental to the former governor in the election. And his ruling on the questionable, game-changing call made by a replacement referee on Monday night's prime time football game mirrored that of many observers.
Washington (CNN) – Amid criticism from his Republican opponent that his foreign policy "projects weakness," President Barack Obama confronted Iran and Syria on Tuesday and warned those who killed an American diplomat in Libya that they would be tracked down.
"The attacks on our civilians in Benghazi were attacks on America," Obama told the United Nations General Assembly. "...And there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice."
Chesterfield, Virginia (CNN) - Four days after Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax return, Vice President Joe Biden used his first in-person campaign opportunity on Tuesday to pounce: comparing Romney's effective tax rate against that of a middle class person.
"Ladies and gentlemen, somebody today in America making $23,000 a year pays over 20-percent of their income in taxes, in some form of taxes," Biden said. "A couple making a hundred thousand dollars a year, they pay 29-percent in total tax."
(CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Tuesday released two new television ads attacking Republican Rep. Rick Berg in North Dakota's tight Senate race.
Both commercials blast the congressman over the House Republicans' recent decision not to vote on the so-called farm bill until after the elections.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney joked Tuesday about being "terribly partisan" during a question and answer session devoted to the subject of education.
Romney said as president, he wouldn't prevent teachers from going on strike, as they recently did in Chicago. But the GOP presidential nominee said he thought the influence of teachers' unions on the Democratic Party was bad for policy.