Washington (CNN) - The mayor of the nation's capital says he's going to run for re-election next year, ending one of the biggest guessing games in the city's local politics. Mayor Vincent Gray visited the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday to pick up nominating petitions. He has one month to collect 2,000 signatures to […]
Congressional candidate George Demos uses image of Obama, Toronto mayor vs. Rep. Tim Bishop.
(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey hit back at claims Monday that he flip-flopped on his position involving a big immigration issue in the Garden State. After the New Jersey Star-Ledger ripped Christie for going back on his support for a bill that would grant in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, Christie said […]
Washington (CNN) – On the 25th anniversary week of World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama issued a new pledge Monday along with a challenge to global AIDS advocates. At a White House meeting, he announced that the U.S. government would contribute one dollar for every two dollars pledged for the Global Fund over the next […]
U.S. Chamber of Commerce airs ad touting Senate GOP leader as friend of coal industry.
(CNN) – The Maryland office where government contractors toiled away to repair the broken HealthCare.gov website was like "a scaled-down control center for some sort of launch of a rocket," according to a tech expert who toured the facility. John Engates, chief technology officer at tech firm Rackspace Hosting, toured the operation at QSSI, a […]
Judicial Crisis Network ad slams Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for backing Obama's judicial picks.
Washington (CNN) - November insurance plan enrollment on the federal HealthCare.gov website is expected to be higher than the previous month's numbers, the Obama administration said Monday. Final November numbers, still being prepared for a mid-December release, will show more Americans enrolled while a massive effort took place to repair the website. "We're in the […]
Republican Bob Smith changed his mind and said he'll run for his old U.S. Senate seat.
Hong Kong (CNN) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Japan and China this week as a dispute seethes over Beijing's recent claim of a large swath of airspace in the region. The Chinese declaration less than two weeks ago has prompted a war of words between governments and flights through the contested air […]
A commemorative tweet creates a firestorm of backlash.
Washington (CNN) - News that the Obama administration met critical repair goals for HealthCare.gov brought almost no applause from Capitol Hill Sunday, with just a few members of Congress responding to the website progress report at all. Of those who responded, most either indicated that they expect more issues or that they saw the website […]
Washington (CNN) - After a torrid, mud-drenched and bamboo-shoot-filled campaign, all the votes have been counted and the fluffiest member of the National Zoo elite has a name. After three weeks of voting, the Smithsonian National unveiled the name of the newly christened giant panda cub: Bao Bao. The public voted on the name via […]
Washington (CNN) - In an interview Sunday, Tom Donilon, former national security adviser to the Obama White House, traced a clear path between President Barack Obama's decision to implement sanctions against Iran and the deal brokered with Tehran last week. "There is a direct line here between the sanctions, Rouhani's election, and their coming to […]
Washington (CNN) - Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden said Sunday that Edward Snowden, who has disclosed secrets about how the NSA surveils both at home and abroad, has created a "catastrophic" situation for American intelligence agencies. "This is catastrophic for the safetay and security of the American nation, what this very narcissitic young […]
Washington (CNN) - Retired Gen. Michael Hayden said Sunday the United States has all but conceded Iran has the right to enrich uranium. "We have accepted Iranian uranium enrichment," Hayden said when asked about the agreement reached last week between Iran and the so-called P5+1 - the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany. […]
Washington (CNN) - The leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees said Sunday that terrorists have gained ground in the past two years and that the United States is not any safer than it was at the outset of 2011. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, agreed that despite the death […]
Washington (CNN) – Two months after coming online, the beleaguered HealthCare.gov works “smoothly for the vast majority of users,” the Obama administration claimed Sunday, the self-imposed deadline for getting the website up and running. In a report, the Department of Health and Human Services said more than 400 individual repairs have helped the health site […]
Washington (CNN) – Two and a half months after the U.S. backed off its threat to launch a bombing campaign against the Syrian regime, not everyone in Congress is happy with the easing of tensions. In an interview that aired Sunday morning, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told CNN's Candy Crowley that the the […]
(CNN) - The U.S. government is "deeply concerned" about two American citizens detained in North Korea, including 85-year-old Merrill Newman, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said. "Given Mr. Newman's advanced age and health conditions, we urge (North Korea) to release Mr. Newman so he may return home and reunite with his family," Hayden said. […]