Washington (CNN) - A new poll indicates that the approval rating for Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who's up for re-election in 2012, is on the rise.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday, 44 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Menendez is doing as one of the Garden State's two U.S. senators, with 36 percent saying they disapprove and one in five not sure. The 44 percent approval rating is up six points from Quinnpiac's last poll, which was conducted in December.
Washington (CNN) - Two new polls indicate that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's poll numbers are on the rise.
The surveys Tuesday release come as Christie marks a little over a year in office, and come just days before the Garden State's Republican governor is on the ballot at a straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, even though he has repeatedly said he is not going to run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
Washington (CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is taking aim at Politico over a report that claimed he is throwing punches at Sarah Palin for turning down an invitation at a high profile gathering of conservatives in Washington.
Washington (CNN) - Thousands of conservative activists are descending on the nation's capital this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a three-day political carnival of speeches, strategy sessions and after-hours networking.
With less than one year to go before the Iowa caucuses, this year's event has added significance: A bumper crop of would-be GOP presidential contenders are slated to address the conference in an effort to burnish their conservative credentials and charm the Republican base.FULL STORY
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CNN: White House criticizes Egyptian government and vice president
President Barack Obama's spokesman criticized the Egyptian government on Tuesday for arresting and harassing journalists and rights activists, and called comments by Vice President Omar Suleiman that Egypt is not ready for democracy "particularly unhelpful." The remarks by White House press secretary Robert Gibbs reflected a growing U.S. dissatisfaction with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Suleiman, the intelligence officer Mubarak chose as his deputy to bring about reforms demanded by protesters who have convulsed Cairo and the Egyptian economy for more than two weeks. In another sign of U.S. frustration with the pace of reform in Egypt, Vice President Joe Biden, in a phone call Tuesday with Suleiman, pushed for more progress, according to a White House statement.