Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – It was perhaps inevitable that on his first visit to Iowa as a likely presidential candidate, Mitt Romney couldn't avoid corn.
He fiddled with a corn cob at his first event Friday, a tour of an agriculture software business in Ankeny. He endorsed ethanol subsidies, marking a split with one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination. And a midday forum near the state capital was cut short when a fire alarm was triggered – by a bag of burnt microwave popcorn.
(CNN) - For the first time since 1900, no sitting U.S. senator on either side of the aisle is running or considering a run for president, at least yet.
The last time the Republican party did not have a sitting senator running an active campaign for the White House was in 1944 when the active Republican candidates included Gov. Tom Dewey, Gov. John Bricker, utility executive Wendell Willkie, former Governor Harold Stassen, Gov. Earl Warren and several others, none of whom were sitting senators.
New York (CNNMoney) - The high price of gas is forcing many Americans to change their travel plans for the Memorial Day weekend, according to a survey released Friday.
A CNN/Opinion Research poll showed that one in four adult Americans have altered their plans for this weekend because of high gas prices, and more than half say they have changed their overall vacation plans.FULL STORY
TOPICS: Gas prices, effect on vacation plans, Memorial Day weekend plans
(CNN) - Talk about location and timing.
Just a few hours after Mitt Romney formally announces his candidacy for president at an event next Thursday in New Hampshire, Rudy Giuliani headlines a gathering for the state's Republican party.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he will consider a run for the Republican presidential nomination.
"I'm going to think about it" after the Texas legislative session ends on Monday, Perry told reporters in Austin after a bill signing. Perry added, "But I think about a lot of things."
(CNN) - Pakistan has appeared in the news consistently since the United States captured al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, and a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the Middle East country.
One in four surveyed consider the country an enemy of the U.S., and seven in ten think aid from the U.S. to Pakistan should stop or decrease.
(CNN) - Despite what we you learned in school, the president doesn’t actually have to sign a bill before it becomes a law. An automatic pen perhaps can do it for him.
That’s what happened Thursday evening when it came time to put President Obama’s John Hancock on the extension of the Patriot Act, a controversial set of anti-terrorism and law enforcement measures passed in the wake of 9/11 that was set to expire Friday.FULL STORY