(CNN) – New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner issued an apology Thursday after a woman he was speaking to referred to his Democratic primary rival, Christine Quinn, using a gay slur.
Weiner said he had admonished the woman at the time, but was apologizing if anyone was left with the impression he condoned what she said about Quinn, who is a lesbian.
(CNN) - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, reiterated Thursday that the situation in Syria is growing more dire by the day, and he blasted the Obama administration for not doing enough to stop it.
"The Middle East is about to erupt," McCain said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "This is turning into a regional conflict."
CNN's GUT CHECK | for June 20, 2013 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
GAME ON 2016: CNN’s Peter Hamby reports: Howard Dean is open to 2016 presidential bid, and says Hillary won't go unchallenged.
And Erin McPike reports a conservative “Stop Hillary” campaign has launched today: Pro-Republican Super PAC America Rising is launching a fundraising effort today as their answer to the growing tide of support for Clinton. The PAC has a brand new site, StopHillary2016.org.
IMMIGRATION WATCH: THE GIST OF SENATE COMPORMISE: Before green card status can be achieved for people who are in the U.S. now illegally, the Department of Homeland Security must: hire and deploy 20,000 new border patrol agents, complete the 700 mile fence between the United States and Mexico, purchase and deploy $3.2 billion worth of technology upgrades wanted by the Border Patrol, implement e-verify system and implement an Entry/Exit control system.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein and several aides, including a pregnant woman, were stuck in a Capitol elevator for about 15 minutes Thursday afternoon.
"I think we'll do another elevator," the relieved California Democrat said with a smile when she was finally freed after workers replaced a broken fuse.
Washington (CNN) - In a surprising and embarrassing setback for House Republican leaders, legislation to overhaul the nation's farm programs failed in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives Thursday.
The bill was defeated by House conservatives who said the bill spent too much on food stamps and nutrition programs and House Democrats who opposed both the cuts to those food stamp programs and a GOP-backed amendment that added new work requirements for those applying for assistance.
Another case of stolen valor?
After over 50 years of reported service, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday that Cap’n Crunch, one of the Navy’s most recognizable captains, has no record of service with the military branch.FULL STORY
San Jose, California (CNN) - Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who electrified anti-war liberals during the 2004 presidential race, said Thursday he would consider another run for the White House – a statement that will surely be met with mixed reaction in the Democratic Party.
Dean, whose underdog presidential campaign officially launched 10 years ago this weekend, said he has "mixed feelings" about running for office again but added he would consider another bid for the Democratic presidential nomination if he doesn't think the other candidates are adequately addressing progressive issues that are dear to his heart.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will formally nominate former federal prosecutor James Comey as FBI director, a White House official said on Thursday.
The announcement is expected at a White House ceremony on Friday.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Just as support starts piling up for a second Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, the opposition forces are marshaling their resources to keep up.
Pro-Republican Super PAC America Rising is launching a fundraising effort today as their answer to the growing tide of support for Clinton. The PAC has a brand new site, StopHillary2016.org, a one-stop shop for Clinton haters.