Washington (CNN) – Tightened border security and law enforcement “mechanisms” could threaten to scuttle Washington’s latest plan to reform immigration laws.
At least that’s the word from a lawmaker who helped create the plan.
(CNN) - Democrats are rallying around a candidate to try to unseat New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie this November.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Tuesday backed New Jersey state Sen. Barbara Buono's bid for governor.
Washington (CNN) - Evangelical advocates for immigration reform are taking a page from the New Testament, specifically the Book of Matthew.
An organization called the Evangelical Immigration Table has organized 193 churches and ministries in 39 states and the District of Columbia to hold a prayer challenge in support of immigration reform, according to the group. The Table does not endorse a Republican or Democratic immigration reform policy, but simply asks congregants to consider Christian principles as they think about the lives of undocumented immigrants.
Washington (CNN) - In less than two hours the president will unveil his latest push for immigration reform at an event in Las Vegas. He will call on Congress to move reform quickly, but also reveal new details of his proposal.
In excerpts released by the White House prior to the speech President Obama is expected to say: "The good news is that – for the first time in many years – Republicans and Democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. Members of both parties, in both chambers, are actively working on a solution. And yesterday, a bi-partisan group of Senators announced their principles for comprehensive immigration reform, which are very much in line with the principles I've proposed and campaigned on for the last few years. At this moment, it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. And that's very encouraging."
(CNN) - Sen. Bill Nelson returned empty-handed from his recent python hunt, but he's bagging compliments back in his legislative habitat.
Nelson delivered a tribute to outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Senate floor early Tuesday afternoon and was followed by the body's other Floridian, Sen. Marco Rubio.
Washington (CNN) - It's the biggest question in campaign politics: Will Hillary Clinton run for president again, in 2016?
We heard from Clinton later Tuesday, as she sat down for an interview with CNN's Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty and Foreign Affairs Reporter Elise Labott for "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
(CNN) - A conservative group formerly known as the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama is planning an ad buy it says will counteract the advocacy efforts of groups supporting President Barack Obama like his former campaign outfit, now Organizing for Action.
The Conservative Campaign Committee PAC's executive director, Joe Wierzbicki, says the buy "will be low-to-mid six figures" on cable in Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as on national cable. The group is targeting Massachusetts in particular because of the expected special election for the U.S. Senate seat which John Kerry would resign if confirmed as Secretary of State as expected.
Washington (CNN) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday confirmed Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state. The panel approved the nomination unanimously, by a voice vote.
Kerry, the longtime senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, has served on the committee for decades and has served as the panel's chairman the past four years.
Washington (CNN) - Add another name to the list of possible 2016 GOP White House hopefuls who will speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, a popular cattle call for Republicans considering bids for the White House.
The American Conservative Union, which runs the annual gathering, said Tuesday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, will address the conference, which this year will be held March 14-16.
Washington (CNN) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the lone Republican in President Barack Obama's Cabinet, announced Tuesday that he's leaving the administration for the president's second term.
The departure of LaHood is the latest of several changes in Obama's administration since the president won re-election in November. He's at least the sixth Cabinet official to say he is leaving as Obama begins his next four years in office.