Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama channeled his "change" message of the 2008 election in a speech to the Democratic National Committee in Washington, asking the group of supporters "not to lose that spirit that animated us early on."
"My hope is that the same spirit that helped change this country in 2008, that that spirit is still in each and every one of you," Obama said Wednesday night.
(CNN) - A group of media companies on Wednesday asked a North Carolina judge to unseal court documents in a lawsuit involving the John Edwards sex-tape case.
The motion by the media companies, which include CNN, does not seek public release of the sex tape or any intimate photos that might exist.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - You can soon add "author" to the distinguished resume of first lady Michelle Obama when she writes an upcoming book about her garden at the White House.
The still untitled book will "tell the story of the garden she has established on the South Lawn of the White House and explore how improved access to fresh, locally grown food can promote healthier eating habits for families and communities," her publisher, Crown Publishing Group, said in a press release announcing the project.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the second potential Republican presidential candidate to participate in a New Hampshire rally in April.
Pawlenty will join former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at the "Americans for Prosperity" event on April 15 at the Capitol in Concord, AFP-New Hampshire Director Corey Lewandowki told CNN.
Washington (CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday described the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan as "beyond biblical in terms of its proportion."
The "humanitarian loss is so tremendous," Pelosi, D-California, told reporters on Capitol Hill, saying the United States is helping with humanitarian and technical assistance, but it's a "huge order."
Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, along with 19 other Democratic senators, penned a letter Wednesday in support of Vice President Joe Biden's effort to maintain government subsidies for Planned Parenthood in the final budget negotiations for the 2011 funding bill.
The group said a Republican-led proposal to de-fund the organization would harm the economy.
Washington (CNN) - The chief spokesman for the National Rifle Association is expected to get an invitation any day now to sit down at the Justice Department for talks aimed at reaching a consensus on new gun control legislation.
But don't put down NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre as a "yes."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama headlines a Democratic party event Wednesday night, the second time this week and fourth time this month he's been the main attraction at a party gathering.
The official White House schedule says that the president delivers remarks at a Democratic National Committee event at a hotel in the nation's capital. A source with knowledge of the gathering tells CNN that Obama will speak to members of the DNC's national advisory board and national finance committee.
Washington (CNN) – Nearly two-thirds of Americans have a favorable view of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a new national poll.
The 65 percent favorable rating for Clinton in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday is one of the highest ratings she's ever had. Thirty-one percent of those questioned say they have an unfavorable view of Clinton, who's currently in the Middle East dealing with the recent uprisings in the region.