(CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, sounded optimistic Wednesday about getting legislation that would expand background checks passed.
"I think we've got a good working group that's been moving very, very favorably forward," he said Wednesday on CNN's The Situation Room.
(CNN) - An email exchange between two old Washington hands – one, a longtime journalist, and the second, a source in the Obama administration – is at the center of a political controversy Thursday as two sides read the messages differently.
The veteran journalist is Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal and wrote a book about the debt ceiling negotiations in the summer of 2011. The Obama administration source is Gene Sperling, a senior economic aide to President Barack Obama and a veteran of the Clinton administration.
(CNN) - Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday he was threatened by a senior Obama administration official following his reporting on the White House's handling of the forced federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday.
"They're not happy at all," he said on CNN's "The Situation Room," adding that an e-mail from a senior administration official – who he would not name – communicated a message which caused him great concern. "It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this," he said.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Texas tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz is turning heads in Washington, but at home in his district, he's applauded for it. CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports from San Antonio, Texas.
(CNN) - Webster defines "sequester" as to set apart, or segregate. In Washington, it's a fancy word for forced spending cuts – and an example of how political leaders in both parties are failing to do their most basic job, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King reports.
(CNN) - Just over a year after Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney battled in the first primaries for the GOP presidential nomination, the former House speaker on Wednesday blasted his ex-political foe for advocating an immigration policy of “self-deportation” during the campaign.
“I said we're not going to deport grandmothers who've been here for 25 years. Romney came and said, ‘Well they'll self-deport,’” Gingrich said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
“That is the most anti-human phrase you can imagine,” said the Georgian.
(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday in an interview with CNN that she still has "absolutely no plans to run" for president but added she's looking forward to more "adventures" down the road.
"I am lucky because I've been very healthy. I feel great. I've got enormous amounts of energy that have to be harnessed and focused, so I'm very fortunate," she told CNN's Jill Dougherty and Elise Labott. "I'm looking forward to this next chapter in my life, whatever it is."
(CNN) - The inauguration of a president is a rare moment when the three branches of government come together.
CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash has a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the Supreme Court justices prepare.
(CNN) - Clipping political mustaches became a bi-partisan affair Friday.
Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos said farewell to his long-standing facial hair - which he joked started growing when he was "about two or three years old" - on Friday as his mustache was shaven on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."