Millions of people will lose their employer based health insurance under Obamacare:
(CNN) - A federal lawsuit filed Friday seeks to overturn portions of Texas' new abortion law, considered among the most restrictive legislation in the nation, just weeks before it takes effect.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Austin by Planned Parenthood on behalf of more than a dozen women's health care providers across Texas alleges the law violates the constitutional rights of women and puts unreasonable demands on doctors who perform abortions.
Dana Bash reports on the latest from House Republicans' lack of consensus in passing a government funding bill.
Washington (CNN) – National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Friday described the first phone call between an American president and his Iranian counterpart in more than three decades as “cordial” and “constructive.”
Rice told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the Iranian delegation approached the Obama administration about a phone call between President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney has had some time to reflect on what went wrong last November. His main conclusion: the Hispanic community didn’t understand his immigration stance well enough.
"The largest strategic error was not investing sufficiently, particularly in Hispanic TV and Hispanic outreach to help Hispanic voters understand that ours is the party of opportunity," Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper of the lesson to be learned for GOP presidential campaigns of the future.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for September 27, 2013 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
BREAKING: 34 YEARS OF PRESIDENTIAL SILENCE BROKEN… President Barack Obama said he spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first communication between U.S. and Iranian leaders since 1979. As Obama announced the call, Rouhani tweeted, “In a phone conversation b/w #Iranian & #US Presidents just now: @HassanRouhani: ‘Have a Nice Day!’ @BarackObama: ‘Thank you. Khodahafez.’”
FROM A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:
– The call took place at about 2:30 p.m. ET and lasted roughly 15 minutes.
– President Obama opened it by congratulating President Rouhani on his election.
– The bulk of the call focused on the nuclear issue.
– Both leaders agreed needed to build trust.
(CNN) – How do you feel about Obamacare? How about the Affordable Care Act?
They're two different names for one law, but a new poll shows more Americans oppose the president's signature health care law when it has his name attached than when it's called the official name.
Washington (CNN) - Nine months after the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, President Barack Obama is putting millions of dollars into funding armed police officers in schools across the country, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”
Friday afternoon the Justice Department announced about $45 million in funding intended to create 356 new school resource officer positions under the federal COPS grants.
New York (CNNMoney) - Federal agencies started rolling out their plans Friday for how they would handle a government shutdown.
It's impossible to say yet whether a shutdown will happen. But Congress is still tied up in knots over how to pass even a short-term funding bill to keep the lights on.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the first direct conversation between leaders of the United States and Iran since 1979.
Obama believes a comprehensive agreement is possible regarding Iran's nuclear ambitions, telling reporters at the White House that "the test will be meaningful, transparent and verifiable action" and if proven would ease international sanctions in place against Iran.