(CNN) - Real estate titan Donald Trump said he'll cover the costs to keep the White House tours open for rest of the fiscal year, an idea proposed online last week by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The White House announced Tuesday it was suspending the tours through September 30 as a consequence of the forced spending cuts-known in Washington as the sequester–that began taking effect March 1. The tours stopped running on Friday.
(CNN) - Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts has the backing of another progressive group in his bid for Secretary of State John Kerry's former Senate seat.
Democracy for America, the political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov.and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, announced its support for Markey on Monday, saying the longtime congressman is better suited for the role than his primary opponent, Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch.
(CNN) - During a fundraising event, Republican Rep. Peter King of New York took to the boxing ring to fight former kickboxing champ Josh Foley.
King, 68, has been training for several years and went head to head for two rounds with Foley, who's almost 40 years younger than him, in Long Island Saturday night.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will appear at a dinner Wednesday night for Organizing for Action, the nonprofit group that originated from his re-election campaign, multiple sources tied to the organization confirmed Monday.
The dinner comes amid criticism that the group plans to grant special access to the president for top OFA donors–a claim that Jim Messina, the group's national chairman, has attempted to rebuke.
CNN: U.S., South Korea begin military exercises
A new joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States began Monday, the South Korean defense ministry said. The latest military drills involving the two allies are called Key Resolve and follow the Foal Eagle joint exercises that began March 1, which are scheduled to last two months.
CNN: 6 teens killed, 2 injured when overcrowded SUV flips into pond
The eight teenagers crammed into an SUV that was only supposed to seat five. They were driving a vehicle they didn't have permission to use. And they were speeding down a two-lane northeastern Ohio road. But any poor judgment was quickly eclipsed by a tragic crash that cut short six young lives.