(CNN) - A Virginia man pleaded guilty to shooting a Family Research Council employee in August, telling a federal judge on Wednesday that he wanted to intimidate gay rights opponents.
Floyd Corkins, 28, pleaded guilty to three charges related to the shooting at the conservative policy group's Washington headquarters.
Washington (CNN) - If Congress has danced at the most perilous edges of brinkmanship, we the people helped push them there.
We did it by voting lawmakers out of office when they work with the other party to craft legislation but then claiming we want Congress to compromise and seek bipartisan solutions.
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CNN: Obama calls for short-term fix to imminent spending cuts
President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for a short-term agreement to put off deep cuts to government spending, including the military, set to take effect next month. The president made clear that he still wanted a broader deficit reduction agreement with Republicans that included spending cuts, entitlement reforms and increased revenue from eliminating some tax breaks.
CNN: Rubio aims to avoid same-sex rights as 'central issue' in immigration debate
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he hopes immigration rights for same-sex couples "doesn't become a central issue" in the ongoing debate, referring to it as a "landmine" that could thwart attempts to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package.