(CNN) - President Obama will speak to the nation about Libya at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday from the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., the White House announced.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The Obama administration has been talking about corporate tax reform a lot lately. And so it was on Friday - but not through prepared bullet points.
Reporters peppered White House Press Secretary Jay Carney with questions about a story in the New York Times detailing the efforts of General Electric to avoid paying taxes.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Several potential Republican candidates emphasized various themes important to social conservatives – a key constituency in Iowa - during speeches there at a conference of several hundred pastors.
On Thursday night, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told the Rediscover God in America event, held in West Des Moines, that the country is in a battle pitting good against evil.
(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum cancelled a Saturday address to a major social conservative conference citing a family medical issue, in a statement released Friday.
A spokeswoman for Santorum said the issue was not related to the former senator's health. He was in Minneapolis en route to Iowa when he decided to change plans.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will speak about Libya with congressional leaders via conference call at 2 p.m. ET, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
Obama will update the leaders on "what we've accomplished so far" and the transition to NATO leadership, Carney said.
Obama participated in a National Security Council meeting on Libya earlier in the day, Carney noted.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The domestic political stakes of America's military intervention in Libya were raised Friday as the Obama administration worked to balance promises of a rapid U.S. transition to a supporting role with an apparent unwillingness among coalition partners to have NATO assume full control of the mission.
Top Republicans insisted critical questions about the mission remain unanswered. One veteran Democratic senator questioned the wisdom of the intervention.
After seven days of military action in Libya, the United States seeks to hand over power to NATO, but questions remain over whether the mission has been clearly defined – to the military, the Congress and to the American people. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, supports the mission; and former director of the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley will weigh in.
(CNN) -Rep. Connie Mack has decided not to run for Senate, the Florida Republican announced Friday, a surprise to some political watchers who had considered him the likely frontrunner in what is expected to be a crowded field vying to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
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(CNN) - Dick Armey wants Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to run for president.
The chairman of FreedomWorks, a national organization that provides much of the organization behind the tea party movement, tells CNN that "Mitch is exactly the kind of candidate that our folks across the country are looking for."