(CNN) - Less than a week after President Barack Obama highlighted his immigration proposals in Las Vegas, a new poll Monday shows 70% of Hispanics approve of the job he's doing.
The number is slightly down from December, when 75% of Hispanics said they felt the same way, according to the Gallup survey.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons.
Obama took part in a discussion with Minneapolis officials before telling police officers and others that an increase in gun violence nationwide, including the Connecticut school massacre in December, made it vital to address the issue now.
(CNN) – The long lines at Florida polling stations on November 6 have led the state's top election official to recommend expanded early voting and shorter ballots.
The suggestions, issued Monday by Secretary of State Ken Detzner, come after harsh criticism of Florida's voting system, which was the subject of national attention even before long lines and reporting delays came to light after Election Day.
Washington (CNN) - A day after pushing the administration's gun control proposals on the road in Minnesota, President Obama will sit down with groups to push for immigration reform Tuesday, White House officials said.
The president will meet with leaders of labor unions, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and and Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, as well as representatives of progressive groups, like the NAACP and the Center for American Progress, and key immigration reform groups.
Washington (CNN) – House Republicans are calling out the president for missing Monday's deadline to submit his budget to Congress, and they plan on holding a vote Tuesday to draw attention to the lapse.
By law the president is required to deliver his budget for the upcoming fiscal year to Capitol Hill the first Monday in February. This year marks the fourth time in five years this administration's submission will be late.
(CNN) – Former Rep. Ron Paul, normally known for his online popularity, drew criticism Monday for asserting a political opinion in a tweet about the Navy SEAL who was killed at a gun range this weekend.
Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 04, 2013
Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense
Washington (CNN) - The photo that the White House released Saturday of President Barack Obama skeet shooting at Camp David did little to shoot down skepticism that he has fired a gun before – instead inspiring conspiracy theorists, critics and comedians on the Web.
The controversy circles around the timing of the photo release, which occurred after Obama responded to a question about whether he had fired a gun before. "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," Obama said in an interview published January 27th by The New Republic.
Washington (CNNMoney) - It won't all be smooth sailing for Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew.
On Monday, a group of eight Republican senators fired out a letter claiming that Lew didn't comply with a federal law over Medicare funds while he was running the White House budget office.
(CNN) - The clock is ticking for the GOP in Massachusetts.
With Election Day just four and a half months away, Republicans have yet to find a candidate to run in a special contest to fill the final eighteen months of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who stepped down from the Senate Friday to succeed Hillary Clinton as U.S. secretary of state.
(CNN) – After catching some flak for slyly calling Iran's president a monkey on Twitter Monday, Sen. John McCain wondered what the fuss was about.
Re: Iran space tweet - lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 04, 2013
Re: Iran space tweet - lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?