(CNN) – Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said she supports medical marijuana use as well easing the state's legal consequences for possessing small amounts of the drug.
Davis' comments echo those of current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who said he supports less stringent penalties in Texas for marijuana use.
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner threw in the towel on Tuesday.
After multiple attempts to lead his members to force some sort of concession in return for raising the nation’s debt limit, Boehner allowed a vote on a so-called “clean” debt limit increase that passed by a 221-201 margin before the House left town until the end of the month.
Updated 2:29 p.m. ET, 2/12/2014
(CNN) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a top city police official to ask that she "take care" of an arrest that involved a member of his inaugural committee, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday.
The revelation that the mayor's supporter was released after perhaps receiving special treatment is helping spawn what could be his first political scandal, just over a month after taking office.
(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will sue President Barack Obama and top officials in the National Security Agency over surveillance.
Paul's political action committee, RandPAC, announced plans by the Kentucky senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate to file a class-action challenge on Wednesday.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for February 11, 2014 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
BREAKING … HOUSE PASSES DEBT CEILING BILL: U.S. House voted 221-201 Tuesday on a debt-ceiling measure that allows continued borrowing by the government to pay its bills. Twenty-eight Republicans joined almost all of the Democrats to pass the proposal that lacked any deficit-reduction provisions sought by the GOP conservative wing. The so called "clean" debt-ceiling measure now goes to the Senate, which is expected to vote on Wednesday.
CHRISTIE ON THE MESSAGE OFFENSIVE: “HAVE FAITH”
GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE TO REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES TRYING TO GET ELECTED IN ILLINOIS: “Have faith baby! I won twice in New Jersey! It can happen!”
… INVESTIGATIONS WON’T “CURTAIL” AGENDA … His administration is facing multiple investigations, but Chris Christie said he's moving forward. "Time will tell, but I believe that we are focused on the things we need to be focused on," the Republican governor said Tuesday afternoon at a question and answer session at the Economic Club of Chicago. – Dana Bash and Paul Steinhauser
(CNN) – Monica Lewinsky was the headline from newly accessed writings of a Hillary Clinton confidant, but a closer look at Diane Blair’s private notes reveal other personal struggles and frustrations.
These include how the former first lady coped with severe back pain from wearing heels and her belief that no one in her husband’s early White House, as Blair’s notes indicate, was “tough and mean enough.”
Chicago (CNN) - His administration is facing multiple investigations, but Chris Christie says he's moving forward.
"Time will tell, but I believe that we are focused on the things we need to be focused on," the Republican governor of New Jersey said Tuesday afternoon at a question and answer session at the Economic Club of Chicago.
Washington (CNNMoney) - The House on Tuesday passed a bill to restore pension increases for some 750,000 military retirees.
The House voted 326 to 90 to undo cuts to cost-of-living hikes for military pensions for all current retirees and anyone who enlisted before Jan. 1. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's latest decision to delay an aspect of the Affordable Care Act, saying the move was about "smoothing out" the health care law's rocky implementation.
Obama acknowledged that "challenges" exist in implementing the massive Affordable Care Act. During a joint news conference Tuesday with French President François Hollande, Obama said his administration was responding to the central question: "How do we make it work for the American people and for their employees in an optimal way?"
Updated 7:31 p.m. ET, 2/11/2013
Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie got some good news Tuesday.
He can use campaign funds to cover the cost of complying with subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey and a state legislative committee to his reelection committee.