(CNN) - We've still got seven weeks to go until Election Day 2012, but early moves for the 2016 presidential election seem to be underway.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a possible contender for the next Democratic presidential nomination, gave the keynote address at the 35th annual steak fry put on by Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa.
(CNN) – A day after prominent Democrats struggled to answer whether or not Americans were better off in 2012 than they were four years ago, party leaders on Monday explained why the question didn't have an easy answer, and renewed their attempt to pin the blame for Americans' economic woes on the previous president.
Brad Woodhouse, communications director for the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN's "Early Start" that Americans were "absolutely" better off than four years ago, portraying the president as a pilot who brought a crashing airplane out of a downward trajectory.
(CNN) – Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Sunday chastised Mitt Romney for his birth certificate joke, adding that the comment was reflective of a wider dilemma the Democratic governor sees within the GOP.
"I think that their party in fact is a party that has a problem ... with being an exclusive party," O'Malley said on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) – The Wisconsin recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker has garnered national political attention, but the chairman of the Democratic Governor Association said Tuesday that if President Barack Obama had visited the state, he would have brought the race to yet another level of national scrutiny.
The President did not visit Wisconsin to campaign on behalf of his fellow Democrat, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the recall election held Tuesday. DGA chairman Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley O'Malley made the remarks in an interview for CNN's "John King, USA."
Washington (CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich offered Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley some advice Sunday on running for president.
"Raise a lot of money," Gingrich told the rising Democrat on NBC's "Meet the Press." "It's the entry level problem. You've got to be prepared."
(CNN) - Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland said Sunday that critics of a new federal health policy are overreacting to a statute that requires religious institutions to pay for contraceptives in their health insurance plans.
“There has been a little bit too much hyperventilating over this issue,” O’Malley said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Washington (CNN)-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Sunday previewed the Democratic strategy for President Barack Obama’s re-election next year, saying that voters will choose the candidate “who’s earnest, who’s committed and who’s working hard on the things they care about.”
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” O’Malley conceded that “none of us is very happy with the state of the economy,” and the question facing voters is “whether the economy is becoming better?”
Washington (CNN) - Two state governors disagreed Tuesday on whether the ongoing labor standoff in Wisconsin constituted 'union bashing.'
Appearing on CNN's American Morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, framed the debate in Wisconsin as a matter of fairness.
Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie escalated the recent war of words between himself and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Saturday, accusing O'Malley of using the feud to elevate his national profile.
O'Malley, a Democrat, has criticized Christie's confrontational and headline-grabbing governing style, calling it a "stand-up routine" and accusing the Republican of being "abusive towards public employees." He has also called Christie a hypocrite over his tough budget talk for skipping a $3 billion payment into the state's pension fund and allowing New Jersey property taxes to increase.
Washington (CNN) - The battle over union rights in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana has dramatically shifted the budget debate from Capitol Hill to the states, almost overshadowing the threat of a government shutdown in Washington next week.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker garnered national attention as one of a handful of Republican governors emboldened by the midterm elections who now are trying to enact ambitious but controversial cost-cutting measures.FULL STORY