Security is tight as Sarah Palin helps her daughter kick off a book tour at Mall of America. Both Bloomington police and mall security are on hand Wednesday as the former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate appears with Bristol Palin at a joint book-signing.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says Democrats are terribly afraid of her possible candidacy, and that it's sexist to suggest that there isn't enough room in the race for two female, tea party favorites.
Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is planning to give a keynote address during a visit to northeast Ohio, a highly contested swing state in presidential politics. Pawlenty will also be among the speakers at an April 15 tea party rally in Boston.