(CNN) - Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley died at his home in Washington, D.C., his wife Heather confirmed Friday.
Foley, 84, was a Democrat who represented Washington state in the House for 30 years and served as speaker from 1989 to January 1995.
Washington (CNN) – House Republicans have made an offer to the President to resolve the budget standoff, GOP sources tell CNN.
The plan falls short of the President's demand to immediately reopen the government, but the GOP proposal would temporarily raise the debt ceiling.
(CNN) - With only a week left until New Jersey’s Senate special election, the only civil moment of Wednesday's final showdown between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan came at the night's close, with a handshake.
But in between that small gesture of political sportsmanship and the moderator Jim Rosenfield's call to order, New Jersey's senate candidates meted out relentless, and sometimes personal, verbal assaults, criticizing each other on everything from their stances on same-sex marriage to the on-going partial government shutdown.
(CNN) - With four weeks to go until Election Day, Gov. Chris Christie's Democratic challenger gets the chance Tuesday to face off with the overwhelming frontrunner in the Garden State gubernatorial campaign.
Christie and Democratic State Sen. Barabara Buono will meet on the same stage at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, for the first of two debates leading up to the November 5 election.
(CNN) – Minutes after shots were heard on Capitol Hill, Congress went into lockdown and many members took to Twitter.
Sen. Sanders was walking outside the Capitol when he heard about 5 gunshots. Bernie is safe and his thoughts are with the injured.—
Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 03, 2013
Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down.—
Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) October 03, 2013
(CNN) – Speaking from the White House, President Barack Obama on Monday warned that a federal shutdown would throw a wrench into the gears of the economy and would represent the "height of irresponsibility."
Read his full remarks below.
Washington (CNN) – The Department of Veterans Affairs clarified itself Saturday, saying that if a government shutdown occurs, and lasts at least a month, not all compensation and pension payments would continue.
“Those benefits are provided through appropriated mandatory funding, and that funding will run out by late October. At that point, VA will be unable to make any payments,” spokeswoman Victoria Dillon said in a statement to CNN.
Washington (CNN) - House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, told CNN.
A senior House leadership aide confirmed that development.
The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Patty Murray blasted one of several new ads attacking Obamacare for being "deplorable and sexist" on Friday.
The ads are by a libertarian group, Generation Opportunity, which feature young people who go to a doctor's appointment only to have an intentionally creepy Uncle Sam pop up ready to give them an exam. Meant to encourage young people to "opt out," of Obamacare, one ad features a young woman implicitly having a gynecological exam.