(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner had some choice words Tuesday for his colleagues in the Senate over the forced spending cuts set to begin Friday.
Boehner, known for his at-times colorful language, said the House won't move a budget bill until the Senate "gets off their ass and begins to do something."
(CNN) - As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear cases on same-sex marriage next month, dozens of high-profile Republicans have signed onto a brief in a show of support for gay couples to legally wed.
The amicus or “friend of the court” legal brief, first reported by the New York Times, includes signatures by close advisers to former President George W. Bush as well as former governors and two members of Congress.
(CNN) - Republican candidate Teddy Turner, son of CNN founder Ted Turner, took to parody in his latest television ad, urging voters against choosing a "career politician" for the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.
In the 30-second television spot, a smarmy actor looks directly into the camera as he holds a glass of wine and pleads with a smug smile for the viewer to take him back.
(CNN) - Gun control is front and center in the first congressional special election of 2013, a Chicago contest that's also feeling the heavy involvement of New York City's mayor, who's spent more than $2 million on the race.
Tuesday's primary election is the first step in filling the vacant seat in Illinois' second congressional district, which until recently was held by Democrat Jesse Jackson, Jr., who pleaded guilty in federal court last week to using campaign funds for personal use.
CNN: 1st rocket fired from Gaza into Israel since November cease-fire
A rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel on Tuesday in the first such attack since a cease-fire took hold in November. Israeli police said it did not receive any reports of injuries from the rocket, which landed on a road outside the town of Ashkelon, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Gaza.
CNN: 14 killed as hot air balloon explodes, plummets in Egypt
Fourteen tourists taking a hot air balloon ride in southern Egypt were killed Tuesday when the balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground, authorities said. It was the deadliest hot air balloon accident in the world in at least 20 years. Twenty-one people were in the balloon when it dropped about 300 meters (almost 1,000 feet) in the city of Luxor, the Egyptian interior ministry said.
CNN: Blizzard batters U.S. heartland, spreads snowy mess into the Midwest
A brutal blizzard that has already whipped the southern Plains set its sights on Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, where it's expected to dump more than a foot of snow Tuesday. The powerful storm system is a second straight punch to the gut for a region hit by record snowfall a week ago.