Houston, Texas (CNN) – Rick Perry seems to believe in the power of mixing prayer and politics.
The Texas governor has called on both Christians and politicians to attend his religious gathering, dubbed "The Response," in Houston this weekend.
(CNN) - Don't be fooled by the tiny turnout at the tea party rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday. The conservative movement doesn't much need rallies anymore. November 2010 changed all of that.
Boasting powerful leaders inside the Senate and big numbers in the House of Representatives, the tea party just might show the world how it might govern come August 2, the nation's deadline for raising the debt ceiling.
Austin, TX (CNN) – For Republicans who are dissatisfied with the current presidential field for 2012, it could be divine intervention.
GOP insiders see Texas Governor Rick Perry as a potential game-changer. As his state's longest serving governor, the pro-business Perry appeals to both tea party activists and Christian conservatives, all with a Texas swagger.
Lake Elmo, MN (CNN)-In her campaign for president, Michele Bachmann touts her background as a small business owner.
"A small business job creator," is how the Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican Presidential candidate described herself in her first campaign ad in Iowa.
Bettendorf, Iowa (CNN) - The music was definitely "Hail to the Chief." Not the Obama '08 campaign theme song: U2's "City of Blinding Lights."
But the tune coming from the President sounded awfully familiar during a speech at the Alcoa factory in Bettendorf, Iowa Tuesday.
New York (CNN) - Jon Huntsman was out to show off his conservative side. Stepping into the 2012 race surrounded by his family, Huntsman announced his presidential campaign in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, the same spot where Republican icon Ronald Reagan launched his successful 1980 general election run for the White House.
Normally soft-spoken, the former Utah governor issued a stark warning about the future. "We are about to pass down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less compassionate, less competitive and less confident than the one we got. This is totally unacceptable and totally un-American," Huntsman said.
Concord, NH (CNN) – Just a few weeks after departing his job as U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman sounded ever the diplomat in his first couple of days as a potential presidential candidate.
Meeting face to face with voters at events in private homes in New Hampshire, Huntsman took few if any political swipes at his former boss, President Obama.
St. Augustine, Florida (CNN) – For Marco Rubio, it's the question that won't go away.
"We need you now. Our country is in trouble. Please give it a second thought," said one woman at a Rubio town hall in St. Augustine.
"We had one junior senator make it to the White House. Do we have a second one?" asked another man at the same event.
New Haven, Connecticut (CNN) – It might be a stretch to call him the big man on campus. But Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is getting some presidential buzz at colleges across the country.
Daniels, a Republican, can thank Yale University students Max Eden and Michael Knowles, who launched the Students for Daniels website.
Washington (CNN) - As the clock ticks toward a government shutdown, Tea Party activists are turning up the heat. Hundreds of conservative activists rallied Wednesday near the steps of the U.S. Capitol chanting, "Shut it down."
"It's time for taxpayers to take back the government. And let's shut it down for a few days. It's not going to come to a catastrophic end," said David Williams with the Taxpayer Protection Alliance.