(CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a lively reinforcement of progressive ideals and financial reform at a gala in Washington on Wednesday, touting Democratic political wins after Tuesday night's elections.
"Anyone see any of those elections yesterday?" the Massachusetts Democrat said, referring to New Jersey voters agreeing to raise the minimum wage. "When we fight for that, people know what we're fighting for."
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, took a not-so-subtle jab Wednesday at Gov. Chris Christie for starring in ads aimed at promoting tourism in New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
In a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing to review the federal response to last year's deadly storm, Paul questioned Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan about whether Sandy relief funds should be spent on television ads.
(CNN) – A fix that will allow Americans to shop for and enroll in federal health care exchanges online is coming soon, President Barack Obama reassured supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Dallas on Wednesday.
Speaking more than a month after the exchanges’ disastrous rollout, Obama again said he was frustrated a key portion of his signature law wasn’t working the way he’d planned.
(CNN) – Marty Walsh was at home Tuesday night watching the election results for Boston's mayoral race when he turned to his wife and said, "I bet it would be funny if I got a call tonight from the White House."
Ten minutes later, the phone rang.
Michael Bloomberg is the most well-known mayor in the nation – for another 55 days. But Bloomberg has already expanded his reach beyond New York City, with his coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns and his political advocacy group Independence USA PAC.
Bloomberg dared to poke the bee hive, wading into the National Rifle Association's home state to back Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race. McAuliffe eked out a win over Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday night.
Washington (CNN) - While Democrats won Virginia's two top elected offices on Tuesday night, by Wednesday afternoon, the state's race for attorney general appeared to be headed for a recount.
With 100% of precincts reporting as of Wednesday afternoon, Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain has a razor thin 286-vote lead over Democrat state Sen. Mark Herring.
Washington (CNN) - The official in charge of technology at the federal agency that developed the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov website is leaving the government for a private sector job, according to an internal email announcement.
The email, sent Tuesday to staff at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, announced that Chief Information Officer Tony Trenkle would be retiring effective November 15.
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Washington (CNN) - A group of 15 Senate Democrats–all up for re-election in a year–met with President Barack Obama Wednesday to get an update on the beleaguered website where Americans are supposed to be able to register for exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.
The Democrats, along with Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Sen. Michael Bennet, met with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to discuss progress made to HealthCare.gov, a White House official said, adding that security and privacy concerns were also raised during the session.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama called Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey Wednesday afternoon as the Garden State Republican was walking into an event at Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, New Jersey, sources tell CNN.
The president was calling to congratulate Christie on his re-election victory Tuesday night. Christie called the president back after the event, and the two spoke for a few minutes.
Washington (CNN) - A Democratic group normally known for doing opposition research on Republicans is adding a new project to its workload, by stepping in to defend potential 2016 Democratic presidential contenders.
As part of its "Correct the Record" campaign, American Bridge is putting out positive messages for Democrats for the first time–rather than just negative ones about Republicans–as none of the potential candidates has a campaign apparatus to do the work.