(CNN) - Gabriel Gomez has his sights set on Massachusetts' open Senate seat - and what better place to meet potential voters than the state's premier running event?
Gomez will run in this year's Boston Marathon, held April 15, and hopes to meet as many of the race's spectators as possible.
(CNN) – Caroline Kennedy has been asked to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Japan and is being vetted for the post, a Democrat familiar with the discussions told CNN on Monday.
Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, was a top backer of President Barack Obama during both of his presidential campaigns and served as the co-chair of his vice presidential search committee in 2008.
(CNN) – The Easter sermon President Barack Obama and his family heard Sunday, delivered at a church near the White House, took to task the "religious right" for backward-looking policies.
The Rev. Luis Leon, speaking at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, based his sermon on the Gospel of John. He noted that Jesus told Mary Magdalene not to hold on to him, and linked the story to conservatives he said were looking to the past.
Washington (CNN) – The nation's largest pro-gun lobby is set to prominently return to the debate over gun rights and restrictions this week when it unveils the conclusions of its school safety initiative in Washington on Tuesday.
The National Rifle Association first announced the National School Shield Program in December as its response to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting a week earlier. It posted a bare-bones website and pledged to report back with a set of school safety proposals.
(CNN) – Thought the battles over budgets were over?
They’re not, at least in the political sense.
CNN: Texas DA, wife killed 2 months after deputy's slaying
A Texas community is on edge after a district attorney who said he would put away the "scum" who killed a colleague two months ago was shot to death alongside his wife in his home Saturday night. Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood said he thought there was a "strong connection" between the slayings of Mike and Cynthia McLelland and the shooting death of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, who was killed on his way to work in January. Hasse and McLelland "worked on similar cases very closely," said Wood, the county's top elected official.
CNN: Life or death for Colorado movie theater shooter? Prosecution walks a 'tight rope'
Since the death penalty was reinstated in Colorado more than 35 years ago, the state has executed just one person. Now comes the case of James Holmes, who faces 166 counts of murder and attempted murder for a shooting at an Aurora movie theater that left 12 people dad and 58 wounded. If there ever was a poster boy for capital punishment, legal analysts say, the 25-year-old Holmes would fit the bill. On Monday, prosecutors will decide whether they will accept a defense request to take the death penalty off the table if Holmes pleads guilty.