(CNN) - U.S. raids in pursuit of two terrorists over the weekend threw a question surrounding President Obama into the spotlight: Does he have a guiding doctrine for foreign policy?
The operations in Somalia and Libya, only one of which went as planned, come after the Obama administration silenced its drumbeat toward a possible military attack on Syria.
(CNN) - It's Day 7 of the government shutdown. You still can't go to a national park. You still can't call the IRS for help with your taxes. And Congress still can't get its act together to come up with a solution.
Here's a look at the ... inaction ... making news today.
Washington (CNN) - New pointed rhetoric on Monday over the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling deadline from President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.
Not long after the president reiterated that he won't negotiate with Congress while the country's in a government shutdown and under the threat of a possible debt default, House Speaker John Boehner took to the floor of the chamber to respond.
Washington (CNN) - Is it a glimmer of hope, or more rhetoric as the deadline for possible government default gets closer?
After weeks of near silence without any hint of a potential compromise between the Obama administration and congressional Republicans over raising the nation's debt ceiling, the White House may be offering some conciliatory language that could lead to a deal to prevent a potential default on October 17.
Updated 10/7/2013 at 1:08pm
Washington (CNN) - After weeks of near silence without any hint of a potential compromise between the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans over the thorny issue of raising the nation's debt ceiling, the White House may be offering some conciliatory language that could lead to a deal to prevent a potential default on Oct. 17.
As of last Friday, White House officials declined to specify any demand as to the length of a debt ceiling increase.
Updated 10/7/2013 at 12:48pm
(CNN) - Liz Cheney's family name may not be enough to confirm conservative bona fides in Wyoming, with a new Super PAC attack ad alluding to liberal values for the Senate hopeful.
"MSNBC. The go-to network for Barack Obama and Washington's liberal elites. So what's Liz Cheney doing here?" says the voiceover narration on the new TV commercial from the social-conservative American Principals Fund.
Washington (CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $1 million to run a TV ad to boost Newark Mayor Cory Booker in his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
Booker is running in the Oct. 16 special election against Republican Steve Lonegan to fill the remainder of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died earlier this year.
(CNNMoney) - There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.
Myth: Obamacare has slowed health care spending growth.
Reality: President Obama likes to stress that health care spending has fallen to record lows in recent years thanks in part to Obamacare.
Updated 10/7/2013 at 10:10am
(CNN) - Sen. Chuck Schumer Monday called on House Republicans to pass a "clean" increase to the government's debt ceiling, a day after House Speaker John Boehner said a clean increase just wasn't going to happen.
Schumer was on CNN's "New Day" warning against the dangers of Congress failing to increase the nation's $16.7 trillion limit on how much money can be borrowed. How dangerous is it? "The economy could collapse," Schumer told CNN's Chris Cuomo. "Will it? No one is certain."
Washington (CNN) - "Irresponsible," "reckless," and "destructive."
Those are the words used to describe tea party Republicans in a new TV commercial by Organizing for America, the non-profit political organization formed from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign that supports the president's agenda.