Updated 2:53 p.m., 11/25/2013
(CNN) – Jessica Sanford, the Washington State woman cited by President Barack Obama as an Obamacare success story, received more bad news Tuesday. Officials with the state's health exchange checked on her case and said she will not qualify for assistance in buying insurance.
Sanford had written the White House last month after purchasing what she thought was affordable health care coverage on the Washington state insurance exchange.
(CNN) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, gained herself a powerful ally Tuesday on her amendment to combat military sexual assault.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, told reporters that he would be backing Gillibrand's bill to take prosecution of sexual assault in the military out of the chain of command, a divisive measure that has opponents and supporters on both sides of the aisle.
Washington (CNN) - We're doing well, President Barack Obama told business leaders Tuesday, but it could be better if not for political hijinks in Washington.
In remarks at a Wall Street Journal conference, Obama said policy decisions in his first term in response to the Great Recession had spurred a recovery that could be better.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – While the White House has taken some heat for choosing not to attend an event marking the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, it's President Barack Obama's recitation of the famed speech that's bringing up a true American controversy: Which of the five versions of the speech is correct?
Obama, a long-time admirer of Lincoln, recorded the speech as part of a project sponsored by PBS. He was one of 57 notable figures - including past Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Sen. Marco Rubio, director Steven Spielberg and CNN's Wolf Blitzer – who recited the speech as part of a national public outreach campaign to encourage people to learn and recite the address in celebration of its 150th anniversary.
Washington (CNN) - The son of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe radioed that he was having control problems with his twin-engine airplane and that one of the engines had shut down shortly before the plane crashed November 10, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Perry Inhofe, an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa and the only person on the plane, died in the Owasso, Oklahoma, crash.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A top Virginia politician lay in a Charlottesville hospital with multiple stab wounds Tuesday evening after what state police called a fight with his son, who appears to have killed himself shortly afterward.
A cousin found state Sen. Creigh Deeds, the 2009 Democratic nominee for governor, walking down a road near his home Tuesday morning, bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his head and chest, state police reported. State troopers who came to Deeds' home in Millboro, about 150 miles west of Richmond, then found 24-year-old Austin "Gus" Deeds with a gunshot wound, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. The troopers were unable to save him.FULL STORY
Updated 4:02 p.m. ET, 11/19/2013
(CNN) - The political world in Virginia was rattled Tuesday with the news that longtime state legislator and former gubernatorial hopeful Creigh Deeds was hospitalized after being stabbed by his son at his home.
With more than 20 years in public service and two statewide campaigns under his belt, the Democrat is a known name across the commonwealth.
Updated 11/19/2013 at 1:33 p.m. ET
Washington (CNN) - If you need any more evidence that the disastrous roll out of the new health care law is taking a toll on President Barack Obama's plunging approval ratings, a new survey provides the proof.
And an ABC News/Washington Post poll also suggests that if the 2012 presidential election between the President and GOP challenger Mitt Romney were held today, Romney would hold a slight lead in the popular vote.
(CNN) - The husband of former Florida congresswoman and Secretary of State Katherine Harris was found dead Tuesday morning, apparently by his own hand, Sarasota police and the family's pastor said.
Anders Ebbesen, 68, had been ill, "but it is unknown if that is why he took his own life," Pastor William Hild, of the First Baptist Church of Sarasota, said in a statement released by Sarasota police. "The family is asking for privacy, prayers, thoughts and love from the community."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Texas state Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis continues to support women's abortion rights but she wants to reduce the number of abortions, she told a CNN affiliate Monday.
"The goal that we should have is that we see zero abortions," Davis told KGBT. "But in order to achieve that goal we have to make sure that women are receiving the kind of healthcare and planning that they deserve."