(CNN) - The violence seen in Egypt Wednesday is a step in the wrong direction, White House deputy spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.
The administration has been in touch with representatives of the government, he said. The White House is reviewing its assistance to Egypt and has urged Egypt's interim leaders to respect the basic human rights of the Egyptian people, he said.
(CNN) – The half brother of former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown was arrested Thursday in Old Lyme, Connecticut, accused of weapons charges and impersonating a police officer.
According to a press release from Connecticut State Police, Bruce Browne of Wolcott, Connecticut was arrested early Wednesday evening.
(CNN) – Few things transcend traditional political boundaries quite like music. Now, a bipartisan group of political operators are putting their campaign expertise together, working towards the mutual goal of the progressive rock group "Yes" being named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
John Brabender was senior media strategist for Republican Rick Santorum's 2012 presidential campaign. Now, the chief creative officer at political consulting firm BrabenderCox is working with Tad Devine, an architect of Democrat John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid, along with other political operators on both sides of the spectrum, all in the name of getting the Hall of Fame to say "Yes."
(CNN) – Nearly 40 days after President Barack Obama nominated James Comey as FBI director, the Senate on Monday approved the appointment of the former deputy attorney general who worked in the George W. Bush administration.
The vote came after Sen. Rand Paul dropped his opposition to a confirmation vote on Comey, clearing the path for the Senate to vote on the president’s nominee.
Warrensburg, Missouri (CNN) - Offering an abbreviated version of the economic address he delivered in Illinois earlier in the day, President Barack Obama addressed a crowd at the University of Central Missouri here Wednesday evening and pointed to the school’s business partnership program as an example of what needs to be done to drive down college costs.
“Here at Central Missouri, you are a laboratory for this kind of innovation,” the president said.
(CNN) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A bipartisan agreement earlier in the day ended political wrangling holding up votes on certain presidential nominees, including Cordray. The consumer office was a centerpiece of Washington's response to the 2008 financial crisis.
Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. John McCain engaged in quiet negotiations over the weekend and got close to averting the so-called nuclear option over a dispute surrounding President Obama's nominees, but they failed to seal the deal, sources in both parties tell CNN.
“The door opened a crack,” according to a senior Democratic source.
(CNN) - The deadly wildfire that killed 19 firefighters is a "terrible tragedy," President Barack Obama said in a statement issued overnight as he travels in Africa.
Meanwhile Republican Sen. John McCain, the senior senator from the state, said the "devastating loss" and their "sacrifice will never be forgotten."
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Washington (CNN) - An agreement to stave off the doubling of interest rates on some student loans is unlikely before a July 1 deadline, despite a late push by a handful of lawmakers to reach a compromise, senators from both parties said Wednesday.
“Time is running out but we’re still working on it,” said Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island.