(CNN) - An IRS employee has been suspended for "repeatedly" trying to convince callers to a customer service help line to re-elect President Barack Obama in 2012.
The Office of Special Counsel, which handles whistle blower complaints, said the employee, whose name was not released, delivered a "chant based on the spelling of the employee's last name."
Austin, Texas (CNN) - President Barack Obama is using a famous movie line to express his frustration with congressional Republicans.
During a speech in Austin, Texas on Thursday, the President compared himself to Mark Wahlberg's character in Martin Scorsese's film "The Departed," as he criticized GOP lawmakers for inaction and for threatening to sue him for his use of executive authority.
(CNN) - Damned if he does. Damned if he doesn't.
That is essentially the White House explanation for why President Obama opted against a visit to the country's besieged southern border during his trip to Texas this week.
(CNN) - He won't be walking the red carpet next month, but President Barack Obama has already made his mark on this year's Emmy Awards.
The commander-in-chief's highly popular "Between Two Ferns" interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis earned an Emmy Award Nomination on Thursday in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category.
Austin, Texas (CNN) – In a stark contrast to recent national poll numbers showing low approval ratings for President Obama, over a thousand people lined up outside the landmark Paramount Theater in Austin on Thursday to see the commander-in-chief speak.
One of them, Roni Kendall, arrived at 7:30 on Wednesday night to claim the first spot in line. Kendall spent the night outside the theater on the sidewalk.
(CNN) - A majority of voters say they've heard enough from Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania survey indicates that 54% of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate be less outspoken in political discourse. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and nearly four in 10 Republicans.
(CNN) – House Republicans are making it clear there won't be a speedy vote on President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency proposal to address the immigration crisis on the southern border.
They believe less money is needed and more should be done to strengthen enforcement along the border, which has experienced an unexpected surge of children from Central America. Many of them are unaccompanied.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama says keeping the Democrats in control of the Senate is one of his top priorities this year.
But his trip to Colorado is a vivid illustration of just how much the President – who is the party's top fundraiser but who is also saddled with low approval ratings – can, and can't, help.
(CNN) – "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge.
It wasn't the only time Obama was offered weed on his night out. That's apparently what happens in Colorado, which recently legalized recreational marijuana.
(CNN) – Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.
"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."