Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will separately address the House Democratic retreat next week in Cambridge, Maryland, a White House official confirms to CNN. Biden will speak on Thursday and Obama will speak on Friday.
The retreat follows Tuesday's meeting at the White House with the House Democratic Caucus. On Wednesday, the President and former President Bill Clinton will headline a Senate Democratic retreat at Nationals Park.
Washington (CNN) - A conservative group is launching a new campaign which calls on "the GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate to step aside."
ForAmerica told CNN that it's putting six figures behind its "Dump the Leadership" campaign between now and November's leadership elections.
Washington (CNN) - More Americans would blame Republicans in Congress than President Barack Obama if the nation's debt ceiling is not raised, according to a new national poll.
The release of the CNN/ORC International survey on Monday came as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew issued yet another public warning to Congress to act quickly to extend the nation's borrowing authority.
Washington (CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election team announced Friday that it added $2.2 million to its war chest, a sum that far outpaces the Kentucky Republican’s bipartisan challengers.
McConnell, who’s been fundraising for years with eyes on a sixth term in the Senate, has raised a total of $20 million for the race and ended 2013 with $10.9 million left in the bank.
Washington (CNN) – Rep. Michael Grimm, who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony earlier this week, will not be charged because of the incident.
“Consistent with our law enforcement responsibilities, we looked into the event, determined there isn’t a complainant and have closed the matter,” said Shenell Antrobus, a spokesperson for United States Capitol Police.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will join President Barack Obama at next Wednesday's Senate Democratic retreat at the Washington Nationals stadium, according to two Democratic sources.
Most of the discussion at the retreat will revolve around messaging for the Democrats' 2014 middle class agenda, a Democratic aide told CNN.
(CNN) – House Republicans agreed Friday that they would demand conditions for raising the nation's debt ceiling, according to several sources who attended a closed-door discussion at the annual GOP strategy retreat in Cambridge, Maryland.
Extending U.S. borrowing in the early part of this year is the next potential confrontation on fiscal policy with Democrats and President Barack Obama, who has said he would not negotiate over the issue.
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Cambridge, Maryland (CNN) – House Republican leaders unveiled on Thursday an outline of immigration "standards," saying there "will be no special path to citizenship" for the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.
The document says, "These persons could live legally and without fear in the U.S., but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits)."
(CNN) – Rep. Steve Stockman came back Monday from a 10-day congressional trip overseas to Egypt, Israel and Russia, his office said in a press release.
The outspoken Texas Republican, who's challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Lone Star State's GOP primary, had largely been off the grid for the past couple of weeks, prompting numerous media reports and questions to his office about his whereabouts.