(CNN) - CNN's Athena Jones looks at guns, background checks and mental illness ahead of the Senate considering gun background check legislation.
Washington (CNN) - Confused about those forced federal spending cuts which kicked in on Friday?
CNN’s Tom Foreman is answering questions about sequester on CNN and CNN.com.
Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner did not mince words at a brief statement to reporters on Wednesday: following the House vote on his Plan B tax proposal, "the president will have a decision to make. He can call on Senate Democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history."
(CNN) - CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser on the clash over unemployment between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, plus and the clash between Romney and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over Romney's tax returns.
(CNN) – Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield that he has no regrets about saying the military service of his his opponent, Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, is "all she talks about," and that outrage over his remarks "is a manufactured issue."
Washington (CNN) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell chided Rick Santorum on Monday for expressing concerns about women serving in military combat roles.
Santorum told CNN last week that having women on the front lines could lead to a "compromising situation where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved."
Washington (CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul held his ground Wednesday against views that he is anti-Israel as he sought to explain his exclusion from a major gathering of conservative Jewish advocates his fellow GOP hopefuls addressed.
Paul was asked in a CNN interview to respond to remarks he made during last month's CNN Republican National Security Debate where he raised concerns about a continued U.S. military presence in Israel, saying, "Why do we have this automatic commitment that we're going to send our kids and our money endlessly to Israel? I think they are quite capable of taking care of themselves."
(CNN) – Actions speak louder than words, and at least five Republican members of Congress-two senators and three representatives –plan on sitting out the president's jobs speech before a Thursday joint session of Congress.
Call it an act of defiance, protest, or a simple "scheduling conflict"-some members just have other plans.
"I would say that that assessment is incorrect," Cain said on CNN's "Newsroom." "I am very heavily committed to New Hampshire. I have also been to New Hampshire about 14 times since the beginning of the year."
(CNN) - Chris Christie's headed to Iowa next month.
But aides to the New Jersey governor say this doesn't mean he has changed his mind and is now interested in running for the GOP presidential nomination.