Washington (CNN) – How many members of Congress does it take to count to a billion?
The top 12. At least according to The Hill's annual calculation of the 50 wealthiest members. Newly topped out by California Rep. Darrell Issa's $355.4 million, adding up his wealth with the next 11 richest of his compatriots totals $1.02 billion.
(CNN) – A second Democratic senator came out in support of same-sex marriage Monday as high-profile politicians continue to make their views known ahead of this week's Supreme Court arguments.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, wrote on his Facebook page, "I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone."
(CNN) – Another high-profile Democrat with strong backing from the National Rifle Association said Monday it was time for tougher gun laws.
"I believe every American has Second Amendment rights. The ability to hunt is part of our culture. I have an NRA rating of an 'A,' but enough is enough," Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia told WBBT, a local CNN affiliate in Richmond.
(CNN) - Two high-profile senators disagreed Sunday on the president's deficit-reduction proposal but expressed optimism that a deal can be reached before Congress hits an end-of-the year deadline to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire discounted the plan presented by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Thursday, saying on CNN's "State of the Union" that the proposal was a "rerun" that resembled previous policies President Barack Obama has put forward, yet failed to see through in the Senate.
Washington (CNN) - Mark Warner is sticking with Congress.
The first term Democratic Senator from Virginia announced Tuesday that he won't make a bid next year for his old job as the state's governor.
"I loved being Governor, but I have a different job now - and it's here, in the United States Senate," Warner said in a statement, citing a commitment he made to go to Washington and "be a problem solver."
(CNN) – Take a larger than life governor who may have designs on the White House and a battleground state crucial in presidential politics, and guess what: 2013 might not be as quiet a political year as you thought.
New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states to hold gubernatorial contests in the year after a presidential election, and in both states, the campaign clocks are already ticking.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Two Virginia political heavyweights on Sunday said the presidential race in the Old Dominion, a crucial battleground state, would come down to a nail-biter.
Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, and former Rep. Tom Davis, a Republican, each argued on CNN's "State of the Union" that his party's candidate would carry the state - but they agreed the final results will be close.
Washington (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on Sunday classified Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's views on bipartisanship as "wacky."
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" beside Republican Sen. Dick Lugar, who lost his party's primary to Mourdock in May, Warner warned of the GOP candidate's ideas.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Mark Warner offered an alternative solution to the deficit negotiations Sunday if the so-called “super committee” fails to reach an agreement before the impending deadline.
The Virginia Democrat, who served as a member of the so-called “Gang of Six” senators that attempted to reach a comprehensive deficit deal earlier this year, said he hopes the “super committee” succeeds.
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner engaged in a political back-and-forth Sunday that revealed fractures between both parties—and the House and Senate.
Though Warner admitted the threat of another government shutdown as a result of a budget showdown is “embarrassing,” he also told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the conservative tea party movement was causing yet another stalemate.