Washington (CNN) - Activists advocating congressional representation for the District of Columbia had a clear message at a rally Saturday in Washington: "President Obama, stand up for D.C."
Several hundred residents gathered Saturday morning at a rally organized by D.C. Vote, a voting-rights organization. The rally was a response to legislative moves by the U.S. House of Representatives to restrict the city's use of local tax revenue, demanding the right for representation in Congress and fighting for the right to statehood.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Jim DeMint is criticizing President Obama’s decision to draw down troops in Afghanistan, telling CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that the United States needs to “finish the job” there.
“I’m concerned about what the president said earlier this week,” DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, said. “I think we need to finish the job to honor the people that have lost their lives.”
Washington (CNN) –- When the Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated” makes its premiere in Iowa next week, the film’s star will be on hand for the big debut.
The production company behind the film announced Saturday that Palin and her husband Todd would be in Pella, Iowa, for the showing on Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama and Republicans again focused on job creation and the economy in their weekly addresses Saturday, returning to an issue that remains at the front of Americans' minds as millions continue to face unemployment and a lagging job market.
Obama, speaking from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, tied his decision earlier this week to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of summer 2012 to jumpstarting the economy.
(CNN) - Nick Charles, who started off as a taxi driver and later became the first sports anchor at CNN, died Saturday after battling bladder cancer since 2009. He was 64.
Charles began at CNN on the network's first day, June 1, 1980, and covered nearly every sporting event over the years.FULL STORY
Albany, New York (CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state's marriage equality bill hours after it passed the Republican-controlled Senate on Friday night, making it the sixth state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Cuomo signed the bill into law after the legislature cleared the way to legalize same-sex marriage with a 33-to-29 vote, the first time a state Senate with a Republican majority has approved such a bill.FULL STORY