(CNN) - The latest in a series of high-profile honors and speeches, Hillary Clinton said America must set an example on the global stage with women at the forefront of conflict negotiations and in leadership roles.
"Too many women around the world still face ceilings that hold them back from participating fully in every aspect of life, which, in turn, holds back entire societies," the former secretary of state said at an event in Washington on Thursday. "And the great unfinished business of the 21st century is helping women and girls break through those ceilings, once and for all."
(CNN) - A fierce critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care initiative, Rep. Michele Bachmann said the law would eventually force her to buy insurance on the DC healthcare exchange.
"I lost my insurance under Obamacare so now I'm forced to go to the DC health exchange," the Minnesota Republican told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” on Thursday.
(CNN) - What a difference a day makes.
On Wednesday, House Democrats lit into White House officials who couldn't explain how President Barack Obama planned to make good on his failed promise that Americans could keep their health insurance under Obamacare if they preferred.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will nominate Doctors for America co-founder Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy as the next U.S. Surgeon General, the White House announced Thursday.
Murthy will replace Regina Benjamin, who was appointed by Obama in 2009 and left her post last summer.
Washington (CNN) - While President Barack Obama held a news conference on Thursday where he announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act, it quickly digressed into a confession and apology hour.
He took the blame. He called the rollout of Obamacare "rough." He said he "fumbled." He said the problems are "on me."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah were in full legal mode in separate speaking appearances at the conservative Federalist Society Thursday, blasting the Obama administration for what they call unconstitutional moves.
Cruz, the tea party darling of the Defund Obamacare movement and partial government shutdown, blasted President Barack Obama for picking and choosing which laws to enforce, namely through new directives to government lawyers in the implementation of drug and immigration policy.
Atlanta (CNN) - While troubles over health care and immigration continue to dog the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden addressed a friendly crowd Thursday, delivering the keynote speech at a naturalization ceremony.
In his remarks, Biden strongly condemned House Speaker John Boehner’s comments about immigration bill that passed the Senate earlier this year. On Wednesday, Boehner said the House had "no intention" of voting on the bill.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 14, 2013 | 5 p.m.
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OBAMA: “WE FUMBLED”
In a long, riveting press conference, President Barack Obama apologized for the “rough” roll out of Obamacare and offered a fix for many Americans to keep their individual insurance plans for one more year.
- Obama to Democrats: ‘I’m sorry’ -
PRESIDENT OBAMA AT A WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING: "There is no doubt that our failure to roll out the ACA smoothly has put a burden on Democrats whether they are running or not because they stood up and supported this effort through thick and thin. And you know I feel deeply responsible for making it harder for them rather than easier for them to continue to promote the core values that I think led them to support this thing in the first place which is in this country, as wealthy as we are, everybody should be able to have the security of affordable health care."
(CNN) - Heads "should have rolled" at the White House over the botched kickoff of the HealthCare.gov website, said Rep. Nick Rahall, who also is skeptical of President Barack Obama's proposal to fix another problem resulting from the rollout of Obamacare.
Rahall, who is regularly targeted by Republicans in his West Virginia swing district, told reporters on Thursday that the health care debacle is hurting him in his reelection bid.
(CNN) - FBI Director James Comey told a Senate hearing on Thursday the agency considers the investigation of the deadly Benghazi terror attack among its "highest priorities."
In response to questions from Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, Comey said the FBI still has "a lot of people working very, very hard on this. We are committed bringing to justice those responsible for the attack and the murder of our folks.FULL STORY