Washington (CNN) – While the National Football League decided against teaming up with the Obama administration to promote health care reform, individual teams are free to work with states on educational campaigns for open enrollment.
And this year's Super Bowl champs, the Baltimore Ravens, are doing just that.
New York (CNNMoney) – The potential U.S. military strike in Syria is raising moral and political quandaries for Washington. Does it raise a fiscal problem as well?
After all, the Pentagon's budget has been curtailed recently in ways that top officials have warned would create a "hollow" force over the next decade.FULL STORY
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(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton, who President Barack Obama once joked should be appointed “Secretary of Explaining Stuff,” was professorial, lengthy and detailed in a Wednesday speech dedicated to clarifying the controversial – and still misunderstood – Affordable Care Act.
Although the former president used a majority of the speech to detail the strengths and weaknesses of Obamacare – he repeatedly told the audience at his presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas the phone number and website that would help people find Obamacare coverage – he ended his speech with a plea for bipartisanship from Congress.
(CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has made it clear for the last two years that inaction in Syria is a bad idea.
Because the U.S. chose to "lead from behind," and didn't help moderates overthrow a weaker President Bashar al-Assad early in the rebellion, it now has no good options for a military intervention, Rubio said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will have an opportunity to speak "on the margins" of the G-20 summit in Russia, a White House official said.
The development is a significant departure from what senior administration officials had said previously about Obama's trip to the international forum in St. Petersburg, noting that there would not be an information meeting.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The White House's case for a military strike on Syria enters Round II Wednesday.
Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the Hill, this time to be grilled by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. On Tuesday, he appeared before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee to sway skeptical lawmakers. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey joined him.FULL STORY
New York (CNN) – Five of six Democratic candidates vying to become the next mayor of New York City took to the airwaves Tuesday night in the last of three debates. The hourlong televised debate continued for another half hour online, one week before the primary.
Unlike the last debate, during which the city's stop-and-frisk law enforcement policies dominated the discussion, the Democratic candidates answered questions on everything from immigration and labor contracts to education.FULL STORY