(CNN) - With his much sought-after endorsement, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio told CNN he's still considering who he'll back for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
But the Maricopa County sheriff, known for his strict stance on illegal immigration, is set to hold his second meeting with Georgia businessman Herman Cain on Monday.
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(CNN) – GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry said his wife's emotional speech Thursday–claiming his campaign had been "beaten up" and "brutalized"–was simply a case of familial concern.
"You know, family members always take these campaigns more substantially personal than the candidate," the Texas governor said on CNN's "American Morning" Friday.
(CNN) - Don't compare President Barack Obama to Captain James T. Kirk.
That's what William Shatner told CNN's Ali Velshi when asked to respond to suggestions that Obama should act less like "Spock" and more like "Captain Kirk".
(CNN) - Sen. John McCain said Monday he disagreed with former vice president Dick Cheney's assertion that the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki could be equated with enhanced interrogation techniques.
"They're two entirely different things," McCain said Monday on CNN's "American Morning." "One is that this was specifically authorized by Congress after 9/11. And it's action that is taken against a declared enemy of the United States of America. I'm glad they did it. I'm glad that they will continue."
(CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor continued to strike an optimistic, bi-partisan tone Friday following President Obama's speech on jobs to both congressional houses Thursday evening.
"I heard plenty in the president's speech last night where I think that there is a lot of room for commonality and we can get something done quickly," he said during an interview on CNN's "American Morning."
(CNN) – Actions speak louder than words, and at least five Republican members of Congress-two senators and three representatives –plan on sitting out the president's jobs speech before a Thursday joint session of Congress.
Call it an act of defiance, protest, or a simple "scheduling conflict"-some members just have other plans.
(CNN) – The leader of a large grassroots organization instrumental to the tea party movement isn't happy with Mitt Romney, and he's not afraid to show it.
Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, was adamant that the former Massachusetts governor is "not good with the men and women of the tea party movement" Friday during an interview on CNN.
Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain characterized the debt ceiling deal reached by the White House and Congress as a success Monday.
The senior senator from Arizona said he supports the level of spending cuts, but is concerned about the defense cuts that may be on the table.
(CNN) - Despite his own party's growing push to raise the federal debt ceiling, Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida insisted Wednesday the government should resist any increase in the debt limit.
"We can stop borrowing money at the federal level if we cut our spending at the federal level," Scott said on CNN's "American Morning." "We don't have to keep borrowing more money."