Last night’s discussion on John King, USA about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s book deal and his philosophy triggered an online debate and prompted a blog post by one of the guests. Some thoughts:
1) Glenn Greewald suggests that I am among those “leading the crusade against the transparency brought about by WikiLeaks.” This is an unfair accusation.
(CNN) - Democrats aren't the only ones divided over the tax cut package negotiated by President Obama and congressional Democrats.
Two tea party groups are taking opposing positions on the issue, CNN learned Tuesday.
(CNN) – Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour may or may not run for president in 2012, but he has an opinion about a possible presidential bid by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
"I hope Mayor Bloomberg won't even consider that," Barbour told CNN. "But if there were a strong third party candidate there's no question in my mind, that candidate would draw votes away from the Republican." He added a third party bid by Bloomberg would be "the best thing that can happen to President Obama."
San Diego, California (CNN) – Current Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele isn't at the Republican Governors Association gathering here, but he's a big topic of discussion.
At this morning's governors breakfast, RGA Chairman Haley Barbour asked the 26 Republican governors and governors elect whether they would be comfortable asking RNC committee members in their states to consider a change in RNC leadership next year. Eighty percent of the governors raised their hand. That's according to a Republican staffer who attended the meeting and asked to remain anonymous while speaking about the current RNC chair.
(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association has formally announced its full slate of leadership positions, following elections during the RGA conference in San Diego, California.
More than 30 GOP Governors or Governors-elect have taken part in the conference, being held on Wednesday and Thursday, including a number of potential 2012 presidential candidates.
Read the full list of leadership assignments after the jump:
(CNN) – The Nevada Secretary of State tells CNN turnout so far is very light, less than projected.
"It remains to be seen if people are waiting until the end of the day to cast their ballots," Ross Miller, the Nevada Secretary of State tells us. "I thought we'd see 30 percent of people cast ballots on Election Day, but it looks like it will be short of that."
(CNN) – Wondering what to watch for in the early Nevada returns? Well the campaigns have already begun spinning the numbers. Here are the Democrats' and Republicans' takes on where things stand.
First the facts: According to Nevada elections officials, 65 percent of everyone who will vote in this election has already done so, either by early voting or mail-in ballot. More Democrats voted early than Republicans, but keep in mind, there are more registered Democrats in the state.
That's where the agreement ends.
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Just outside Las Vegas, a powerful new political group is conducting an experiment.
American Crossroads, the third party organization advised by Karl Rove, sent volunteers into neighborhoods outside the city to get out the vote for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle. But it wasn't your typical get out the vote effort. CNN got an exclusive look.
Volunteers were armed with iPads. The iPad software directed each volunteer to homes pre-selected by the group. As the volunteers asked questions and filled in the answer on the iPad, the information was sent back real time to a database controlled by American Crossroads.
Denver (CNN) – Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina may have spent the night in the hospital, but her campaign didn't break stride launching a new attack Tuesday on opponent Barbara Boxer.
In a biting new Web video, the Fiorina campaign calls Boxer a "hypocrite" for holding a town hall event at Cisco Systems and accepting campaign contributions from its CEO. The spot alleges Cisco has outsourced jobs – something Boxer repeatedly attacks Fiorina for doing as CEO of Hewlett Packard.
(CNN) – "Sloppy and unprofessional."
That's what a top Democrat calls the White House's handling of the situation in Rhode Island – where President Obama declined to endorse the Democratic candidate for governor there, Frank Caprio.