Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama spared few from his zingers at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner - including himself.
He stepped to the podium as DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" played as an introduction and told the audience, "Rush Limbaugh warned you about this - second term, baby."
His advisers were "a little worried about the new rap entrance music," and suggested that he kick off his speech with jokes at his own expense to "take himself down a peg." But, the president responded, "after 4½ years, how many pegs are there left?"FULL STORY
(CNN) - At the White House Correspondents' Dinner, everyone is fair game. Brianna Keilar takes a look at presidential jokes.
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is demanding an apology from a California newspaper that published a cartoon that seemed to link his push for less regulations to the recent fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14.
"The Sacramento Bee published a disgusting 'cartoon' mocking the deadly explosion in West. While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won't stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans. I have written the editor and asked that they apologize to the citizens of West," Perry wrote on his official Facebook page.FULL STORY
Tupelo, Mississippi (CNN) – A Tupelo, Mississippi, man has been charged with possession and use of a biological agent as a weapon in connection an investigation into ricin-tainted letter sent to President Barack Obama and others, federal authorities said Saturday.
The federal charges against James Everett Dutschke come two days after prosecutors dropped charges against Paul Kevin Curtis in the same case amid Curtis' claims he was framed.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The FAA has suspended all employee furloughs, according to statement from the agency Saturday. "Air traffic facilities will begin to return to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours and the system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening," the statement said.
Washington (CNN) – A typo is keeping President Obama from signing legislation designed to end budget-related FAA air traffic controller furloughs blamed for widespread flight delays, a congressional source told CNN Saturday.
Apparently the holdup boils down to an "s" needing to be added somewhere in the Senate version of the bill - it's not clear which word is the culprit.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – With a little more than seven months left until election day in Virginia, a new poll indicates the state’s voters know very little about either of the two major party candidates running for governor.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 63% of voters in the state don't know enough about Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe to form an opinion. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate, is slightly better known, but the survey indicates that 44% don't know enough about him to form an opinion.
(CNN) - New Jersey voters are fans of their Republican governor, Chris Christie, but they're not as keen on the idea of the state's outspoken chief potentially running for president in 2016, a new survey indicates.
The Quinnipiac University poll also shows that the governor's weight is of little concern to Garden State voters, despite the strong attention surrounding his size and his possible bid for the White House.
(CNN) – It's a two man race in this year's gubernatorial battle in Virginia.
Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced Tuesday that "after a great deal of consideration I have decided that I will not be an Independent candidate for Governor this year."
(CNN) – It may not help him if he decides to run for the Republican presidential nomination, but a new poll suggests that Gov. Chris Christie's recent decision to accept Medicaid expansion as part of President Barack Obama's health care law is playing well at home in New Jersey, where Christie is up for re-election this November.
According to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey, nearly seven in 10 registered voters in the Garden State say that Christie's controversial decision to accept federal funding for the expansion of Medicaid to provide health care for those currently uninsured was the right move for New Jersey.