(CNN) - The head of a House committee slammed President Barack Obama's assertion of executive privilege in the panel's probe of the Fast and Furious gun running sting and implored the president to rethink his move.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa made the remarks in a letter to the president dated Monday, as the House gets ready to vote this week on a contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday shot down speculation that she could appear on the GOP presidential ticket with Mitt Romney.
"I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics," she said on CBS's "This Morning."
(CNN) - Whatever decision the Supreme Court makes this week on the health care law, Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock of Indiana was certainly prepared with a response.
Four different videos were prematurely uploaded last week to YouTube, each one featuring Mourdock's official reaction to a slate of potential outcomes in the health care ruling.
Washington (CNN) - After two years of protests, boycotts and lawsuits over Arizona's immigration law, Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged with states frustrated and Congress avoiding the debate.
"I would guess [Congress] won't touch this with a 10-foot pole until after they come back after the election," Charles H. Kuck, managing partner at Kuck Immigration Partners in Atlanta, told CNN.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Iconic Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for the Democratic nomination in a newly redrawn New York district, after an over four-decade long congressional career that made him one of the most high profile lawmakers and almost culminated after he was censured on the House floor in 2010.
The 21-term representative is locked in a five-way Tuesday race for the nomination in his Harlem-area district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans, a shift that has no doubt helped Rangel's fiercest competition, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign announced new television ads in three key swing states on Tuesday, each targeting Republican rival Mitt Romney.
The 30-second spots - set to air in Iowa, Virginia and Ohio - reflect the campaign's latest attack strategy of slamming Romney as an advocate for outsourcing.
(CNN) - While longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is favored to win Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight.
Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, has waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster of incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.
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CNN: Source: House vote to hold AG Holder in contempt set for Thursday
The U.S. House is expected to vote this week for the first time in history to cite a sitting U.S. attorney general for contempt of Congress, a GOP leadership aide told CNN on Monday. The vote is scheduled for Thursday, said the source, who was not authorized to speak on the record.
CNN: Supreme Court mostly rejects Arizona immigration law; gov says 'heart' remains
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws. In a decision sure to ripple across the political landscape in a presidential election year, the court's 5-3 ruling upheld the authority of the federal government to set immigration policy and laws.