(CNN) - Click the headline above to take a look at the festivities held in honor of Chancellor Merkel.
(CNN)- On August 6, Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants you to drop the Texas BBQ, grab a moist towelette and fold your hands to pray. On Monday, Perry declared the date a “day of prayer and fasting for our nation’s challenges.”
"America is in crisis, " the Republican governor says on a website promoting the event. "We have been besieged by financial debt terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters."FULL STORY
(CNN) - When Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted Monday to sending inappropriate messages and photos "of an explicit nature" to women online, his wife of 11 months was not standing at his side. Huma Abedin was with another politician, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Abedin, 34, began working for Clinton as a White House intern in 1996, eventually becoming the former first lady's traveling chief of staff - or "body man" - during her campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Before Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal broke, he was best known for a passionate, theatrical rant on the House floor over a bill that funded health care costs for 9/11 first responders.
And he might have become better known as New York's next mayor, had he not put his political future in jeopardy with his sexting scandal.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said he's "gotta get my golf game in shape" before he plays with the president in a few weeks.
"I played so bad yesterday and it was nothing to brag about. So I gotta get my golf game in shape," Boehner told reporters in Middletown, Ohio Tuesday. "I am playing with the president and vice president."
(CNN) - Democratic congressional candidate Janice Hahn is leaving nothing on the table in her race to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman (D) in next month's special election for California's 36th district.
Although the West Los Angeles district has traditionally leaned Democratic, Hahn's campaign says it is going up Tuesday with a television ad that compares her Republican opponent, Craig Huey, to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner Tuesday, becoming the first major official to urge on Weiner to leave office.
"Congressman Weiner's actions and deception are unacceptable and he should resign," Priebus said in a statement. "We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation."
NEW YORK (CNN) - As news of his admission and apology reverberated Tuesday throughout the country and in the halls of Congress, those who hold Rep. Anthony Weiner's political future in their hands debated whether the scandal will be his downfall.
"It's scary that, you know, a political person that we elected would be able to do something like that," said Ally Nekta, a voter in Weiner's New York district.FULL STORY
(CNN) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was treated to an old-fashioned Washington experience Monday evening, courtesy of President Obama.
The two ate at 1789 Restaurant in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. They dined for approximately two hours in the six room restaurant decorated with American antiques and period equestrian prints that specializes in local, seasonal flare.