updated 2:04 PM EST, Sun December 21, 2014

FEATURED POLITICAL STORIES

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son robbed
The 17-year-old son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of an assault and robbery, a spokeswoman for the mayor told CNN on Saturday.
CONGRESS OUTLOOK
Cuba decision boosts Rubio's profile

Marco Rubio needed to get back on the radar after his fellow Floridian, Jeb Bush, jolted the political world this week with an announcement that he was considering a presidential run.

Democrats use nuclear option

As they make a final push to approve presidential nominations before Republicans take control of the Senate, Democrats said Tuesday the confirmation of a record number of federal judges was evidence they were right to make controversial changes to filibuster rules, despite objections from Republicans.