Washington (CNN) - A group of evangelicals in favor of passing immigration reform have a message for House Speaker John Boehner: "We're praying for you." In new ads, Evangelical Immigration Table–group that has been behind immigration reform on Capitol Hill–asks people to pray for Boehner and House Republican leadership on immigration reform and urge those […]
(CNN) - A group supporting Democratic senators and Senate candidates says it's going up with a new television commercial defending Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who's considered vulnerable as she runs for re-election next year. The theme of the Senate Majority PAC's 30-second spot is that Hagan is fighting to make health care more […]
Sarah Palin said she's ready to move on after MSNBC host resigns for making offensive comments.
Washington (CNN) - When it comes to getting things done in the nation's capital, a new poll suggests Americans expect more of the same gridlock in 2014. The first year of President Barack Obama's second term in office included the first federal government shutdown in nearly two decades and little legislative accomplishments by Congress. The […]
(CNN) - Ten days before the first anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre, two gun control groups released a chilling new television ad that portrays a potential school shooting. Mayors Against Illegal Guns–the group backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg–and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense partnered up to produce the commercial, […]
Jeff Bezos’ announcement that Amazon hopes to eventually deliver packages to customers using little flying drones has caused a mini-uproar. From journalists to members of Congress, people are telling Bezos, "Wait just a gosh darn minute, mister!"
New York (CNNMoney) – Just because you've picked an Obamacare insurance policy doesn't mean you've got coverage. If you want to be insured come Jan. 1, you have to pay your first month's premium by your insurer's due date, often Dec. 31.
(CNN) – The Senate campaign for Rep. Tom Cotton distanced itself Wednesday from an attack by the National Republican Senatorial Campaign on an ad released by opponent Sen. Mark Pryor highlighting his religion in their home state of Arkansas. Pryor, a vulnerable, two-term Democratic senator up for re-election next year, launched a new television ad […]
(CNN) - Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, indicated Wednesday that there won't be another government shutdown. "We're not doing a government shutdown," Chaffetz said in response to questions from CNN's Crossfire co-host Stephanie Cutter about the priorities of Republicans in the House, pointing to the last partial government shutdown. In October, with the White House and […]
Washington (CNN) – The Republican congressman and Democratic senator charged with hashing out a federal budget deal are "closer" to an agreement but not there yet, according to senior aides in both parties. A senior Democratic aide tells CNN that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray met Wednesday […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 4, 2013 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING …. ELIZABETH WARREN RULES OUT WHITE HOUSE BID IN 2016: The Boston Herald reports: “U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged today she will not run for president in […]
Sock fan George H.W. Bush has a pair adorned with his own image, from a Canadian fan.
(CNN) – Obamacare is back, at least in how President Barack Obama refers to his signature health care reforms. Following the botched October 1 launch of the HealthCare.gov website for the reforms, the Obama administration appeared to steer clear of the nickname Obamacare originally given by hostile Republicans and later adopted by the President. But […]
Washington (CNN) – Congress is on pace to have its least productive year in modern history, earning a "do-nothing" label and adding another unwanted statistic to a body already facing chronically low approval ratings. Cue the blame game.
(CNN) – MSNBC host Martin Bashir said in a statement Wednesday that he would resign from the network following comments he made about former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Bashir apologized on-air last month after suggesting that Palin deserved graphic punishment for comparing U.S. foreign debt to slavery. Palin later […]
(CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "not running for president" in 2016 and the Massachusetts Democrat is pledging to "serve out" her term, which goes through 2018. The freshman Senator, who's a darling of many progressives, made her comments Wednesday at a news conference for Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh. "I'm not running for president […]
Lawmakers can now put holiday greetings in official mail
Washington (CNN) - The White House is officially ready for the holidays. Following yearly tradition, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a White House transformed by Christmas finery Wednesday. This year's theme is "Gather Around," and a small army of volunteers chosen from across the country helped to deck the famous halls, porticos and notable White […]
(CNN) - The dates have been set for the recount to determine the Virginia attorney general's race, after Democrat Mark Herring beat Republican Mark Obenshain last month by a tiny margin of 165 votes out of 2.2 million. Officials will begin counting votes in Fairfax county on December 16 and in the rest of the […]
(CNN) - Republican Sen. David Vitter is considering running for Louisiana governor in 2015, he said in an email to supporters Wednesday. Vitter, a two-term U.S. senator who was first elected in 2004, said in the email that he and his family started the decision process last week over Thanksgiving and will continue to weigh […]