Washington (CNN) - Longtime Rep. Buck McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will announce Thursday that he won't seek re-election this year and will retire at the end of his term, a Republican source with knowledge of McKeon's thinking tells CNN.
McKeon's office neither confirmed nor denied reports about retirement. But it put out an e-mail release saying the 11-term Republican from California would make a statement before cameras at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday.
(CNN) - It looks like we won't have another Brown vs. Clinton Democratic presidential primary battle come 2016.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who made bids for the Democratic nomination in 1976, 1980 and 1992, is ruling out a fourth run for the White House.
(CNN) - The host of a fundraiser and major donor to the Democratic Party complimented President Barack Obama for his hospitality back in Washington but joked about the lack of valet parking at the White House, offering to pay for the addition.
Billionaire Haim Saban, and his wife Cheryl, hosted the President and a group of Hollywood and political elites at their estate in Beverly Hills Monday night for a fundraiser for Democratic House and Senate campaign committees.
Update 4:58 p.m. ET, 11/26/2013
Glendale, California (CNN) – American moviemakers have helped fuel a recovering economy, President Barack Obama told some of Tinseltown's most powerful players on Tuesday.
Delivering remarks at the animation studio headed by one of his top financial backers, Obama called the entertainment industry "one of the bright spots of our economy," employing thousands of Southern Californians who create a top American export.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama visited Monday with the family of TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month.
The President also met with Tony Grigsby and James Speer - two other TSA officers who were wounded in the November 1 shooting incident.FULL STORY
San Francisco (CNN) - Ju Hong didn't come to President Barack Obama's event here Monday to heckle the commander-in-chief. But as Obama closed out his remarks calling for new immigration reform bills in Congress, Hong - an undocumented student from South Korea - could keep quiet no longer.
"I need your help here," he cried out from his place on the stage behind Obama, an area where protests rarely originate. "There are thousands of families separated. Every single day."
San Francisco (CNN) - Seeking to move his domestic agenda away from the disappointments of health care reform, President Obama made another pitch for an immigration overhaul Monday, calling on lawmakers to restart an effort that stalled over the summer.
But even as he made his pitch at a recreation center serving mainly Chinese-Americans in San Francisco, Obama was loudly interrupted by a group who says the President's not doing enough to end deportations of undocumented immigrants.
San Francisco (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday cast this weekend's historic deal with Iran as part of a larger foreign policy agenda he said affirmed his 2008 campaign promises.
Citing his vows to end wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to unfreeze U.S.-Iran relations, Obama said he has "done what I said."FULL STORY
Updated 10:34 a.m. ET, 11/25/2013
Seattle (CNN) – Congressional Democrats, many downright scared of the political fallout from the botched rollout of Obamacare, are getting a boost this week as the President completes a month-long fundraising sprint a year ahead of 2014's midterm elections.
Obama–who has jetted to New York, Boston, Miami, Dallas and Philadelphia in the past several weeks to help add millions of dollars to Democrats' campaign coffers–is spending three days on the West Coast convincing donors his falling popularity and the faulty implementation of his signature legislation don't mean all is lost for the Democratic Party next year.
Washington (CNN) – When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left the State Department earlier this year, she told reporters that she would be "stepping off the very fast track for a little while."
That time away, however, appears to be over, as Clinton hits the gas with a two-day, five-event whirlwind trip to California this weekend.