Washington (CNN) - A House Republican aide told CNN Monday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius missed an extended deadline set by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to respond to its request for documents and information about the HealthCare.gov website. That could trigger a congressional subpoena from Republicans.
Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, first issued the request in a letter on October 10, setting an initial deadline of October 24. He extended the deadline to Monday at the close of business after receiving no response the first time. Issa indicated he would consider issuing a subpoena if Sebelius missed the second deadline.
(CNN) - A prominent figure in the Republican party and one to watch as 2016 approaches, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Monday night offered a fiscal and social blueprint for the conservative movement, pushing for economic freedom and a repeal of Obamacare.
Speaking before a crowd of who's-who in the Republican Party, Bush decried Washington's current fiscal path as bogged down with unnecessary bureaucratic regulations and laden with policies that benefit the rich while disenfranchising the working-class.
(CNN) - The White House tried to woo young Americans into the new health exchanges Monday night, releasing a study suggesting nearly half of eligible Americans between 18 and 34 can purchase coverage for less than $50 per month.
The study also helps to push back against consumer tales of Obamacare sticker shock and frustration of some Americans that their current health plans can't continue under the new law.
Washington (CNN) - Challenges continue to mount for Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Public criticism persists as she prepares to testify on Wednesday before a Congressional committee heatedly demanding answers about ongoing problems with the Obama administration's health care enrollment website.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A former Arizona congressman was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after his June conviction on federal corruption charges.
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, 54, was indicted in 2008 on charges of extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering and racketeering related to a 2005 money-laundering scheme that netted the Flagstaff Republican more than $700,000.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Following media reports that the National Security Agency tapped the phones of about 35 world leaders, Rep. Peter King said he “can't believe that the President wouldn't have known” more details on the extent of the NSA’s surveillance programs.
"He certainly should have known, if he didn’t,” the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “I think that's almost more of a serious issue that something like that at that level would be conducted without him knowing it."
(CNN) - As accusations over Obamacare and U.S. spying spiral into political controversies at home and abroad, there are two key questions bubbling beneath the surface: What did President Obama know, and when did he find out?
U.S. officials have said that the President didn't know about problems with the website for the health care policy he championed and that it wasn't until recently that he learned about a National Security Agency operation that wiretapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and the Senate Intelligence Committee didn't know the United States was collecting communications of allied leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the panel's chairman said Monday.
"The White House has informed me that collection on our allies will not continue, which I support," Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement that confirmed recent news reports on the surveillance network revealed in classified leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.FULL STORY
CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 28 2013 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
BREAKING … CHENEY TO TAPPER: THE GOP IS IN TROUBLE – IT NEEDS MY DAUGHTER: “The Republican Party is in trouble. You know, we've lost the last two presidential elections. And we badly need, I think, to bring along a new generation of talent, new leaders, recruit new folks into the party,” former Vice President Dick Cheney told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview that aired on The Lead.
The proud father added, “Liz does exactly that - a mom with five kids, a university degree from the University of Chicago, two tours in the State Department. Bright, capable, talented.”
(CNNMoney) - A pair of tweets sent by President Barack Obama's Twitter account re-directed users to to pro-Bashar al-Assad YouTube videos Monday afternoon.
One tweet about immigration reform was supposed to send followers to an article from The Washington Post. Instead, it linked to a video montage of terror attacks, starting with the attacks on 9/11.FULL STORY