Chicago (CNN) - One of the Chicago's most well-known federal lawmakers has a harsh message for Bill Clinton: the former president hurt himself politically with African-Americans after he campaigned Tuesday for Rahm Emanuel's mayoral bid.
That's what Rep. Danny Davis said on Wednesday as he boarded a plane from Chicago en route to Washington.
(CNN) - It doesn't appear former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will be patching things up any time soon with his onetime friend and protégé Reince Priebus – the man who took Steele's job.
(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested Wednesday one term as the nation's top diplomat just may be enough for her.
Speaking on NBC's Today Show, Clinton notably avoided answering directly whether she would be willing to stay in the high-profile position should President Obama win a second term, instead making clear she is looking forward to returning to private life.
Washington (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that 56 percent of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor. That 56 percent unfavorable figure is up seven points from just before the midterm elections, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday morning.
Thirty-eight percent of people questioned in the poll say they have a favorable view of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, down two points from October.
Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives plans to vote Wednesday on whether to repeal President Barack Obama's controversial health care overhaul, a priority for the House's new Republican majority.
The House is expected to favor repeal, but the Democratic-controlled Senate is highly unlikely to follow suit. Even if they did, President Barack Obama would almost certainly veto such a bill.FULL STORY
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CNN: Chinese president to attend state dinner, hold talks with Obama
President Obama will host a formal state dinner for his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday - part of a day that will include bilateral talks and a joint news conference. Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a three-day trip to the United States for talks on trade, currency and North Korea. It will be the eighth face-to-face meeting between the two leaders. Hu will stress the importance of a comprehensive partnership between the two nations to help ensure stability worldwide, Chinese state media reported, despite their differences on issues such as human rights and currency controls.
CNNMoney: Obama, Hu to meet American CEOs
When Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to the White House Wednesday, he will meet not only President Obama, but also a group of heavy-hitting American business leaders. The meeting will take place Wednesday afternoon at the White House. Fourteen American executives are expected to attend, and they will be joined by four of their Chinese counterparts. During the gathering, President Obama will highlight the importance of increasing exports to China while increasing investment in the United States, according to an administration official.