Washington (CNN) - The star of the hit television comedy "30 Rock" made a stop at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Actor Alec Baldwin was at the White House for a meeting with staffers over arts funding. While on campus, he stopped by the CNN cameras to tape an interview for HLN's "Joy Behar Show."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - One day after Attorney General Eric Holder placed the blame squarely on Congress for forcing him to place the 9/11 plot conspirators before a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Congress struck back.
At a congressional hearing dominated by Republican lawmakers and a panel heavy with Obama administration critics, the much-delayed decision was met with derision and accusations of partisan politics.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida will be named chair of the Democratic National Committee to succeed Tim Kaine, who is running for the U.S. Senate, according to an e-mail sent Tuesday to Democratic supporters.
Two women have previously chaired the DNC - Jean Westwood in 1972 and Debra DeLee in 1994-95.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman will travel to New Hampshire in May, further evidence the former Republican Utah governor is considering a run for the White House in 2012.
Huntsman will be the commencement speaker at Southern New Hampshire University May 21st, a University spokesman confirmed to CNN.
Washington (CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump, whether he makes a run for president or not, is stepping up his political travels.
Trump's office confirms that he will address the South Florida Tea Party rally in Boca Raton April 16th, one of a number of tea party events planned around the country during the weekend before the tax deadline.
Washington (CNN) - Once again, Mitt Romney's coming to the aid of fellow Republicans.
The former Massachusetts governor and probable 2012 GOP presidential candidate announced on Tuesday that Free and Strong America PAC, his political action committee, is contributing $15,000 each to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Paul Ryan is a budget cutting machine. His ambitious new proposal tackles Medicaid, Medicare, long-term debt and short-term spending.
Most of the eye-popping $6 trillion in savings over the next decade come from getting a handle on those long-term issues.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The federal government says it wants back money it provided to Maine if the state's governor does not reinstall a mural the funds helped pay for in its Department of Labor building.
"We understand ... the mural is no longer on display in your headquarters," Gay Gilbert, a senior U.S. Labor Department official, wrote in a letter this week to the Maine department. "Thus, it is no longer being used for an administrative purpose permitted by the Reed Act."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Days after the expected end of the Indiana legislative term, Gov. Mitch Daniels will come to Washington for a high profile speech on education.
The American Enterprise Institute announced Tuesday that Daniels, a possible Republican presidential candidate, would speak before the group May 4th. Daniels made education reform a centerpiece of his January State of the State address, pushing for voucher programs and expanded charter schools.
Washington (CNN) - Top White House and congressional negotiators failed to reach an agreement Tuesday on a budget to cover the remainder of the current fiscal year, bringing the federal government closer to a shutdown at the end of the week.
Key Democrats rejected a Republican proposal to keep the government running for one more week at the cost of an additional $12 billion in cuts. Republicans, meanwhile, dismissed Democrats' insistence that there had been an agreement to cut $33 billion for the rest of the fiscal year.FULL STORY