Jon Huntsman is counting on right-of-center politics to give him an advantage in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, despite polls showing him trailing far behind the favorites in a crowded field.
He says Democrat Barack Obama is too far to the left and the president’s other Republican opponents are too far to the right.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It’s all junk — until it’s not.
Clay flowerpots, a washtub, garbage cans, assorted kitchenware, an old futon frame, circular saw blades, cast iron skillets and more.
What may look like clutter piling up on a small stage at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is junk that has been given a second life as finely tuned, amplified musical instruments played by the New York-based group, Electric Junkyard Gamelan.
An endorsement from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a favorite of the Tea Party movement, could give a boost to the Republican presidential candidate of her choice.
As fans of Elvis Presley were observing the 34th anniversary of his death Monday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann joined those paying tribute to the late king of rock and roll.
At the start of a stump speech in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Minnesota congresswoman’s tribute message was just a tad off.
Newly-minted Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry (and his black campaign bus) rolled into Waterloo Sunday, where the Texas governor made a campaign pitch to Iowa voters.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann showed up at the same event. They weren’t on stage together but Perry ending up sharing the spotlight.
Early on in the two-hour debate, the former Minnesota governor tried to knock the Minnesota congresswoman down a peg, saying her record of accomplishment and results “is nonexistent.”
Three dozen foreign diplomats, two Muslim American members of Congress and some 9/11 families were among the guests invited to join President Barack Obama for what has become a White House tradition — an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan.
“Tonight is part of a rich tradition here at the White House of celebrating the holy days of many faiths and the diversity that define us as a nation,” Obama said in his welcome remarks.
A large majority of Americans say the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half believe the worst is yet to come, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.
The poll reflects growing anxiety about the economy and frustration with Washington after a narrowly averted government default, a credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s, a stock market dive and a 9.1 percent jobless rate.
Whatever it is, White House hopeful Michele Bachmann is not engaging in the debate (at least publicly) over the appropriateness of a Newsweek cover photo of her that has generated a lot of buzz.
The only woman in the crowded field of candidates vying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Bachmann has remained focused on her mission, stomping in Iowa ahead of the state’s Republican Straw Poll on Saturday. (She announced more local endorsements on Tuesday.)
“Many commonsense Americans like myself saw this day coming,” Sarah Palin says of the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and the fallout in the markets.
In what reads like an economic policy statement, the former Alaska governor and possible presidential candidate says she is “surprised that so many people seem surprised by S&P’s decision.”