Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden met with Democratic Party delegates Tuesday afternoon, the latest move he's made over the past few days that could be considered an early signal that the vice president may be laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 run for the White House.
The vice president greeted Democratic National Committee delegates at the Omni Shoreham hotel in the nation's capital, where they were gathered for the DNC's annual winter meeting.
New York (CNNMoney) - The debt ceiling standoff isn't over just yet. But there's a chance it may be soon, at least temporarily.
On Wednesday the House is expected to vote on a Republican bill that would let the Treasury Department borrow new money until mid-May.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, approved Tuesday a new route proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing another hurdle for the controversial project that has pitted congressional Republicans against President Obama.
In a letter to the president and secretary of state, Heineman said the new route for the pipeline, which would extend from Canada's tar sands down to the Gulf of Mexico, would have "minimal environmental impacts" in Nebraska and bring millions into the state.
(CNN) – Ron Kirk, the United States trade representative, will step down in February, his office announced Tuesday.
Responsible for developing and recommending American trade policy to the president, the trade representative is a Cabinet-level position, though isn't officially within the president's Cabinet.
Washington (CNN) - Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Tom Nides is leaving the Obama administration, Nides told CNN this afternoon.
Nides, a longtime friend of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, started the job in 2010, leaving the position of chief operations officer at Morgan Stanley to do so. He always estimated he would serve in the position for roughly two years.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee formally re-elected Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as DNC chair Tuesday, a move that was widely expected since President Barack Obama requested she remain in the position.
If there is little drama surrounding the re-election of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus later this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, there was even less drama for the Democrats.
(CNN) - On the day following his ceremonial inauguration, President Barack Obama received warm praise Tuesday while attending an interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral.
Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas, said Americans should "more often" give thanks to Obama and those who serve in higher elected office.
(CNN) - South Carolinian Teddy Turner is airing his first ad in the Republican primary to replace Rep. Tim Scott, just over 50 days out from the March special primary.
It is a biographical spot that points to his conservatism and includes video of his family as his campaign focuses on name recognition in these early weeks of the compressed campaign schedule.
Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will appear at a private reception at the Democratic National Committee's meeting in Washington on Tuesday, according to two Democrats familiar with the event.
The unannounced reception will take place with party delegates after the DNC meeting concludes in the afternoon.
(CNN) - Float across the planet in a hot-air balloon 73 times. Climb Mt. Everest 292 times. Fly to the moon and back 179 times.
Those are three things one can do in four years, or as House Speaker John Boehner puts it, the same amount of time that has gone by without the Senate passing a budget.