(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush is back at home in Dallas, following partial knee replacement surgery Saturday in Chicago.
Bush spokesman Freddy Ford told CNN that the former president "had a successful partial knee replacement Saturday and came back to Dallas Monday."
(CNN) - A group of influential Iowa GOP donors meet Tuesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in what appears to be another sign that many Republicans aren't satisfied with the current crop of candidates running for the GOP presidential nomination.
The half-dozen or so businessmen from the state that holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar meet Tuesday evening at the New Jersey governor's residence with Christie, whose tough talk, outspoken comments, and battles with state Democratic lawmakers over budget cuts have made him very popular with Republicans across the country, which has led to calls that he run for the White House.
(CNN)–The latest volley between Democrats and Republicans as they try to gain the public relations momentum in the battle of the budget comes from the House Republicans. On Tuesday the National Republican Congressional Committee, responsible for electing Republicans to the House, went up with a campaign aimed at 13 Democratic incumbents.
The committee, launching a similar effort to its Democratic counterpart, is launching radio ads, robocalls and other measures to try to put pressure on the Democrats.
Los Angeles (CNN) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging Californians to vote in favor of a measure that aims to dramatically alter the state's primary process.
The initiative, known as Proposition 14, is on the ballot Tuesday as California holds primary elections. The measure would overhaul how primaries for statewide and congressional elections are run. Instead of candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties running in separate contests and the winners facing off in a general election, Proposition 14 would have all candidates run together in a first round of voting.
The two candidates receiving the most votes would then compete in the general election, regardless of party affiliation. Supporters say the proposition would open up the process by not restricting voters to party-line choices.
"I think there's a mood all over the state of California that the people want reform. People want to have change. Proposition 14 is one of those reforms that are very necessary," Schwarzenegger, after voting Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.