(CNN) – Simon & Schuster is set to release a tell-all book by a former aide to Sarah Palin that the mega publishing house is promising will provide an "explosive, up-close view" of the former Alaska governor.
The upcoming book, by former aide Frank Bailey, will be released May 24 and promises to be a "chilling expose," according to Howard Books, the imprint of Simon & Schuster that is publishing the book.
Washington (CNN) - As he claims to get more serious about mounting a presidential bid, Donald Trump is taking fire from an influential conservative group that claims the business mogul is "just another liberal."
"Donald Trump for President? You've got to be joking," said Chris Chocola, the president of the conservative anti-tax group Club for Growth. "Donald Trump has advocated for massive tax increases that display a stunning lack of knowledge of how to create jobs."
(CNN) – Rep. Mo Brooks, the Alabama Republican who withdrew his statement on the House floor Friday that referred to his fellow congressmen as "socialists," says he's not sorry for the remark and thinks his colleagues are "thin skinned."
"I was making a point only about an economic system," Brooks, a first-term congressman, told his hometown paper, the Birmingham News.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Pete Hoekstra is taking a pass at the opportunity to challenge Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the former 9-term congressman announced Friday.
"After serious consideration and many discussions with friends and supporters, Diane and I have made the decision that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2012," Hoekstra wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "This was an extremely difficult decision for us to make as we saw strong points both for and against running. However, in our final analysis, we agreed that it was not in the best interest of our family at this time to enter the race."
Washington (CNN) - It turns out that Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney aren't the only major potential presidential candidates who have taken formal steps to run for the White House.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who in 2008 stunned the presidential field with his fundraising prowess and legion of supporters, has filed a "political organization" notice with the IRS, a move that makes it possible for the potential 2012 presidential candidate to accept donations that can later be used for a White House campaign.
(CNN) – Actor, director and environmentalist Robert Redford is offering his view on Sarah Palin's quick rise to political stardom, saying the former Alaska governor benefits by "how limited she is."
Speaking to the AOL blog PopEater, the legendary actor says the country's electorate is largely divided into three separate groups: "traditionalists, cultural creative people and the moderns."
Washington (CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is appearing somewhat so-so about mounting a presidential bid, telling the Indianapolis Star the process is "savage" and suggesting it's likely he'll end up supporting another Republican White House hopeful.
"I like all those folks," said Daniels of the likely GOP presidential field in comments published Wednesday. "Odds are I'll wind up supporting one of 'em, so I've got nothing but good things to say about them."
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann is the winner of a recent straw poll among evangelical and Christian conservative voters, the latest sign the Minnesota Republican may enjoy significant support from that key voting bloc if she decides to run for president.
Bachmann took 23 percent of the vote in a Liberty University straw poll conducted after a two-day gathering of evangelicals at the Christian college that addressed a range of issues, including "abortion, the economy, religious liberty, marriage and homosexuality, [and] Sharia Law," according the school's website.
Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump says he's now flirting with the idea of running as an independent candidate should he fail to win the Republican presidential nomination, a move that, however farfetched, threatens to draw crucial support away from the eventual GOP nominee.
"I think the Republicans are very concerned that I [may] run as an independent," Trump told the Wall Street Journal in comments published Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) – Michele Bachmann just may be a one-term president.
That's what the Minnesota Republican is pledging should she ultimately decide to run for president and win the White House, providing she can "turn things around" in that time frame.