(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who served his state as a Republican then sought office as an independent, tweeted Friday night that he switched his party affiliation to Democrat.
Crist posted to Twitter a photo of himself holding voter registration paperwork and the message, "Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President @BarackObama!"
(CNN) - Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker did not deny his interest in seeking higher political office in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Friday, when he also spoke about living for a week on food stamps.
"It's a little more difficult than I imagined," said Booker, a Democrat. "I thought it would be good on eating on a tight budget, so I started out not really marshalling my food well, so I'm really cutting back now."
New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday asked Congress to provide $60.4 billion for states affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Obama's request, made in a letter, falls short of the total damage estimate in affected states.
(CNN) - CNN's John King and Candy Crowley look at the political implications of Friday's jobs report, including whether it will incentivize lawmakers to make progress on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for December 7, 2012 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
BREAKING: The Supreme Court said it will tackle the issue of same-sex marriage and hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples wishing to legally wed. The one-page order issued Friday by the justices comes weeks after voters approved same-sex marriage in three states. Oral arguments in the high court appeal will likely be held in March, with a ruling by late June. – CNN
Washington (CNN) – High-level negotiations between the White House and Capitol Hill in times of divided government tend to follow a script.
This year's talks about how to avert the fiscal cliff, for the most part, appear to track a familiar line: The outside message from the top players is often different from what's happening on a parallel track inside the room where the final deal is being crafted.
Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court will tackle the contentious issue of same-sex marriage and hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed.
In a one-page order on Friday, the court took on what will be one of the most important issues in its history. The decision to review the matter came just weeks after voters approved same-sex marriage in three states.
Washington (CNN) - In the Groundhog Day world of fiscal cliff posturing, with both sides repeating the same arguments over and over, what isn't said often tells more than the spoken word.
House Speaker John Boehner on Friday criticized President Barack Obama for the umpteenth time for not responding to the latest Republican proposal, saying White House inaction wasted time with the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts of the fiscal cliff looming.
(CNN) – With David Axelrod's signature mustache now a piece of history, who will be the next political heavyweight to go under the razor for charity?
The answer came Friday, when the top Obama adviser appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room" alongside Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.