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Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean charged in sexual abuse case updated 1 hours 53 minutes ago

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.

Republican-led report debunks Benghazi theories and accusations updated 12 hours 4 minutes ago

An House investigative report finds little to support questions about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly attack in 2012.

Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas updated 12 hours 46 minutes ago

President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas.

In Vegas, Obama pushes for public support on immigration updated 1 days ago

President Obama rallies support behind his decision to delay deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants

Woman arrested outside of White House faces felony gun charge updated 1 days ago

A woman who was arrested with a handgun outside of the White House Thursday has been charged with a felony, accused of carrying a pistol without a license.

Jeb Bush ignores family history in Obama immigration hit updated 1 days ago

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's opposition to President Obama's executive action on deportations puts him in an uncomfortable position.

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid updated 1 days ago

US cyber chief: China and others capable of taking down US power grid.

For Clinton Democrats, the end of the pre-campaign comes with concerns updated 1 days ago

The stated purpose for a meeting of pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats in New York on Friday was simple: Recap the last year and discuss 2014 lessons.

Republicans hammer legal case against Obama on immigration updated 1 days ago

Opponents of President Barack Obama's plan, which makes sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system by use of executive order, focused their criticism on the legal case, saying Obama has overstepped the boundaries of his authority and is ignoring the will of the people.

Virginia's Ken Cuccinelli on immigration lawsuit: 'Take it slow' updated 1 days ago

Republican attorneys general in several states say they are weighing legal challenges to President Barack Obama's overhaul of immigration rules.

Obama, pushing immigration action today, said to have hurt effort in the past updated 1 days ago

It was the summer of 2007 and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., unloaded on his junior colleague, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois.

Big-business lobbyists call on Obama, Congress to work on immigration updated 1 days ago

Big Business isn't embracing President Barack Obama's decision to reform the immigration system by executive order, but the community's top lobbyists aren't joining Republicans in slamming Obama's announcement, either.

White House spokesman: Obama's immigration plan 'legally unassailable' updated 1 days ago

White House spokesman Josh Earnest argued Friday that the president's executive orders stand on solid legal footing.

Mr. President, did you forget something? updated 1 days ago

He's got a lot on his mind -- can you blame him?

Talks on Iran's nuclear program called complex but useful as deadline nears updated 1 days ago

Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's nuclear program.

Pro-Clinton groups prepare for an all-but-certain run updated 1 days ago

The former secretary of state's most ardent supporters meet Friday in New York City to discuss what looks like an all-but-certain Hillary Clinton campaign

Hillary Clinton to raise money for Landrieu updated 1 days ago

Hillary Clinton will host a high-dollar fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, an embattled Democratic senator who finds herself behind in a close runoff.

Eric Holder calls for calm ahead of Ferguson decision updated 1 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message Friday, announcing new guidance for police when they respond to demonstrations and calling for protesters to act in a peaceful manner.

Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit updated 1 days ago

House Republicans have filed a lawsuit regarding President Obama's "unilateral actions" on healthcare, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday.

Pfeiffer: W.H. to launch 'very aggressive sales job' on immigration updated 1 days ago

A top White House aide said Friday that the White House is planning a "very aggressive sales job" on immigration.

Transcript: President Obama's immigration address updated 1 days ago

My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration.

Obama's DREAMer: 'Complete relief' by executive action updated 1 days ago

The DREAMer Obama highlighted said she felt "complete relief" when Obama laid out his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

Poll: Obamacare not a huge influence in midterm updated 1 days ago

Obamacare might be a big talking point for politicians on Capitol Hill, but a new survey shows President Barack Obama's health care law wasn't at the top of the agenda for midterm voters earlier this month.

Issa summons Jonathan Gruber to Capitol Hill hearing updated 1 days ago

House Republicans are seizing on the opportunity to tie MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to President Barack Obama

On immigration, a tale of two presidents updated 1 days ago

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.

Obama: 'You can come out of the shadows' updated 1 days ago

President Barack Obama will order immigration officers to deport "felons not families" as he uses his executive power to make immigration changes.

Boehner: Congress 'will not stand idle' updated 1 days ago

John Boehner said Friday that Congress "will not stand idle as the President undermines the rule of law."

Hambycast: Ferraris and GOP governors updated 1 days ago

How many Ferraris does it take to impress a hotel valet in Boca? More than 25, apparently.

Immigrants react to Obama's speech with cheers, tears updated 2 days ago

Among undocumented immigrants, reactions to President Barack Obama's highly anticipated immigration speech were mixed.

Hillary Clinton backs Obama's immigration plan updated 2 days ago

Hillary Clinton offered her firm backing Thursday of President Barack Obama's plan to issue an executive action to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Ben Carson: 'I feel fingers' from God to run for President updated 2 days ago

Dr. Ben Carson, a devout Christian, renowned neurosurgeon, and now, possible presidential 2016 candidate, says he's sensing a 2016 campaign covenant from the man upstairs.

Twitter reacts to Obama's immigration speech updated 2 days ago

International nuclear watchdog: Iran needs to cooperate updated 2 days ago

The United Nations' top nuclear watchdog said Iranian authorities are continuing to deny his agency access to a sensitive military complex suspected of being a site of nuclear activities.

Obama immigration speech will delay Latin Grammys updated 2 days ago

President Obama's immigration speech is set to make a big splash among his target audience — Hispanic Americans — as it airs during Latin Grammys.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tapped to lead Republican Governors Association updated 2 days ago

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

CIA launches major internal review updated 2 days ago

CIA Director John Brennan has ordered an in-depth review of the intelligence agency's organizational structure.

Republicans mull shutdown alternatives ahead of immigration order updated 2 days ago

The GOP is so shutdown averse, they say they should do everything in their power to fight Obama -- except that.

Ted Cruz: No Republican wants a government shutdown updated 2 days ago

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, may be frustrated with Obama's anticipated executive action on immigration, but he's not looking to shut down the government.

N.C. governor open to immigration lawsuit against Obama updated 2 days ago

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory joined other Republican governors Thursday and said he is open to suing the federal government if President Barack Obama issues an executive order that shields nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Ted Cruz cites Cicero over Seuss updated 2 days ago

Sen. Ted Cruz has traded "Green Eggs and Ham" for Cicero.

Perry: 'Very real possibility' Texas will sue Obama over executive action updated 2 days ago

Republican Gov. Rick Perry says Texas has the grounds for a lawsuit if President Obama bypasses Congress and takes executive action on immigration reform.

Liberal group slams networks for not airing Obama speech updated 2 days ago

A top liberal advocacy group is lambasting ABC, NBC and CBS for deciding to not air President Barack Obama's primetime address on immigration Thursday despite running a 2006 primetime address by President George W. Bush on the same issue.

The legal battle over Obama's immigration plan updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama's plan to take the immigration system in his own hands is a daring test of the limits of presidential power.

Obama's immigration speech: What to watch for updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama is set to unveil his long-awaited overhaul of U.S. immigration rules -- potentially shielding millions of people from deportation.

Christie's office GIFs his baby-kissing skills updated 2 days ago

Gov. Chris Christie responds to the New York Times Magazine cover photo with a GIF.

Maine group pushes for legalized marijuana ballot measure updated 2 days ago

A new Maine-based group released a proposal on how to legalize recreational marijuana this week, potentially adding Maine to the list of states nationwide where use of the drug is permitted.

Rand Paul: Obama declaring 'constitutional war' updated 2 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul argued the president has declared a "constitutional war" and warned the battle over his executive order "this won't go away lightly."

Bachmann, King head for the border Friday updated 2 days ago

Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota are heading to the U.S. Mexico border on Friday to meet with border officials.

Poll: 48 percent of Americans oppose immigration executive action updated 2 days ago

About half of all Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's incoming executive action on immigration despite agreeing with Obama on principle, according to a recent poll.

McConnell on Obama's immigration plan: 'Congress will act' updated 2 days ago

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Thursday that "Congress will act" if President Barack Obama carries out his immigration plan.

Liberal 2016 poll: Elizabeth Warren beating Clinton by double digits updated 2 days ago

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- not Hillary Clinton -- is the top progressive choice for president in 2016, according to a new poll.

2016 Presidential race kicks off with Jim Webb updated 2 days ago

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb became the first person from either major party to officially launch a presidential exploratory committee to consider running for president in 2016.

Paul and Sharpton hold 'candid but courteous' breakfast summit updated 2 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued his outreach across the aisle Thursday morning with a breakfast meeting with progressive commentator and activist Al Sharpton.

Jeb Bush to Common Core critics: 'You should be aiming even higher' updated 2 days ago

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush swung back at critics of Common Core on Thursday, challenging those who refuse to adopt the controversial testing standards.

Contributions to Clinton Foundation jump threefold updated 2 days ago

The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation brought in $144.4 million in 2013, a three-fold growth from the $51.5 million the foundation received in 2012, according to tax documents released on Wednesday.

Obama to announce immigration executive action in prime time address Thursday updated 3 days ago

President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday evening, changing rules governing deportations that could affect millions.

Sen. Joe Manchin urges Obama to hold off on immigration orders updated 3 days ago

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin wants President Barack Obama to hold off using his executive authority to order major immigration changes.

Man arrested at White House after weapon, ammunition found in car updated 3 days ago

A man was arrested at the White House Wednesday after the Secret Service found a rifle and ammunition in his car parked nearby.

Chris Christie hedges on Obama immigration plan updated 3 days ago

Chris Christie was notably cautious Wednesday when pressed on President Barack Obama's plan to issue immigration executive orders.

Rick Perry on his presidential bid: I was 'a bit arrogant' updated 3 days ago

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas discusses what he learned from his 2012 presidential campaign and why he'd be a better candidate in 2016 if he ran again.

'Orange is the New Black' actress pushes Obama for immigration overhaul updated 3 days ago

An actress on the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" says her parents and older brother were deported while she was a teenager -- and now she's backing President Barack Obama's plans to overhaul the immigration system through an executive order.

5 questions you should be asking about Obama and immigration updated 3 days ago

It's coming next week. Or next month. It'll protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Or 3 million. Or less.

Al Sharpton rails against report that he owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes updated 3 days ago

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton sharply denounced a report that he owes $4.5 million in taxes.

Barber team open to legal challenge as recount looms updated 3 days ago

An attorney for Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) is raising the prospect of a long, drawn-out battle over control of his Tucson-area district, a seat once held by his former boss Gabby Giffords, as his contest with Republican Martha McSally looks increasingly likely to head to a recount.

Warren finds 2014's silver lining for Democrats updated 3 days ago

Democrats lost big on Election Night in 2014, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts argued Wednesday that some of the results were positive for the liberal wing of her party.

Interim Secret Service testifies on agency's failures updated 3 days ago

Joe Clancy, the acting director of the U.S. Secret Service, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

New lawmakers start first day of school updated 3 days ago

triumphant House lawmakers-to-be descended upon Washington for a crash course on how to be a member of Congress.

Boehner hires third lawyer to sue Obama updated 3 days ago

House Republicans are hoping the third time is a charm in their effort to sue President Barack Obama over his signature health care law.

Judge rules he won't dismiss Rick Perry case over paperwork technicality updated 3 days ago

A state district judge in Texas denies a defense motion to have two felony charges dismissed against outgoing Gov. Rick Perry.

Obama promised Obamacare wouldn't do exactly what Gruber says it will do updated 3 days ago

Who is the MIT economist at the center of a new Obamacare scandal and why should you be paying attention?

Obama's Keystone problem updated 3 days ago

President Barack Obama's Keystone pipeline headache is only going to get worse.

Iran talks show promise, but deadline unlikely updated 3 days ago

Western diplomats put their chances of a comprehensive Iran deal at 50 percent at best and a breakthrough before the Nov. 24 deadline seems highly unlikely.

Clock counts down on immigration action wait updated 3 days ago

The time is nearing when millions of undocumented immigrants will learn their new fate.

Cecily Strong to headline White House Correspondents' dinner updated 3 days ago

Comedian and actress Cecily Strong will perform at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in April.

Ron Paul on Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio: They're 'average' updated 3 days ago

Ahead of a speech Wednesday in Florida, former Rep. Ron Paul seemed uninspired by two of the Sunshine State's two political big shots: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.

Keystone XL pipeline debate: What do I need to know? updated 3 days ago

The Senate failed Tuesday to pass legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, but don't expect that to be the last word on the contentious pipeline project that would ship crude oil from Canada to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast.

Keystone bill dies in the Senate -- for now updated 3 days ago

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday night that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Jason Chaffetz to chair House Oversight committee updated 4 days ago

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, will be the next House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, taking the gavel from Darrell Issa.

Senate blocks bill that would curb NSA surveillance updated 4 days ago

Republican opponents of legislation that would rein in NSA surveillance narrowly block the Senate from taking up the bill.

What Mitt Romney learned running for president: Debating is 'sweaty business' updated 4 days ago

Mitt Romney goes to his alma mater in Utah and shares what he learned campaigning for president.

Why the Senate Keystone vote is important updated 4 days ago

The fate of the controversial Keystone pipeline wasn't the only thing at stake during a crucial vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

Obama seeks review of government response to hostage-taking updated 4 days ago

The U.S. government is conducting a review of how it responds when American citizens are taken hostage by overseas terrorists, CNN learned Monday.

Steve King on hostage review: No paying ransom updated 4 days ago

Rep. Steve King said he agrees that the Obama administration needs to change its response to hostage situations.

Reid calls on Obama: 'Go big' on immigration updated 4 days ago

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is encouraging President Barack Obama to act in a sweeping and swift manner to issue an executive order changing immigration laws.

Harkin giving Joni Ernst 'benefit of the doubt' updated 4 days ago

Outgoing Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who said just a few weeks ago that Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst was "wrong for the state of Iowa," has changed his tune.

CDC fights for Ebola funding, attention updated 4 days ago

As Ebola fades from the headlines, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top federal health officials made their case for a multi-billion dollar emergency fund to fight the virus in a congressional hearing Tuesday.

First on CNN: Boehner taps Dent to head House ethics committee updated 4 days ago

House Speaker John Boehner has tapped Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate GOP member, to chair the House ethics committee in the next Congress.

Stevie Wonder keyed up for Landrieu fundraising event updated 4 days ago

Music icon Stevie Wonder will headline a fundraiser in New Orleans early next month for longtime friend and supporter, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

GOP officials deny knowing about coded Twitter accounts updated 4 days ago

Top officials at the campaign committee for House Republicans said Tuesday they weren't aware of anonymous Twitter accounts.

Obamacare: Voters, are you stupid? updated 4 days ago

Years-old but newly scrutinized videos of MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber ignited a political firestorm this week because the self-described architect of Obamacare thanks "the stupidity of the American voter" for leading to passage of the president's signature piece of legislation.

Obama praised Jonathan Gruber in 2006 updated 4 days ago

President Barack Obama might be trying to distance himself from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber who has drawn heat for saying the "stupidity of the American voter" was a key factor in passing the President's signature health care law, but in 2006 then-Sen. Barack Obama said he pulled ideas from the academic "liberally."

Obama condemns 'horrific Jerusalem terror attack updated 4 days ago

President Barack Obama condemned on Tuesday the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that killed four Israelis as a "horrific" terror attack and urged Israelis and Palestinians to work together to ease tensions.

Boehner: A Keystone veto is 'equivalent to calling American people stupid' updated 4 days ago

House Speaker John Boehner might have taken a cue from Jonathan Gruber.

Angus King a 'no' on Keystone XL vote updated 4 days ago

Maine independent Sen. Angus King will vote against approval of the Keystone Pipeline, dealing a blow to Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu's efforts.

See the GOP's coded tweets updated 4 days ago

CNN reported Monday that Republicans used coded Twitter messages to share information before the midterm election to avoid election laws that bar coordination between party committees and outside groups.

First on CNN: Rand Paul hires Ted Cruz's digital guru updated 4 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul's political operation is hiring Vincent Harris, Ted Cruz's top digital operative.

Bernie Sanders: Americans rejected two-party system in midterms updated 4 days ago

Independent senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont argued that Americans are tired of a two-party system.

Samuel Alito v. The Press updated 4 days ago

Sam Alito doesn't have "any complaints" about the press corps who cover the Supreme Court -- but the Associate Justice could do without "snarky" columnists.

Scott Walker talks presidential run, takes shot at Hillary Clinton's age updated 4 days ago

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he feels no pressure to run for president at 47 because Hillary Clinton is thinking about a run in her 60s.

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