Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama made light of the serious - a Secret Service scandal and lavish spending at a government conference - and the inconsequential - the graying of his hair - at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night.
And he even made time for business tycoon Donald Trump, whom Obama kidded at last year's dinner about pushing the president to release his long-form birth certificate.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will deliver what his staff bills a "major speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy" this week, the senator's office announced Monday.
Rubio, considered to be a top vice presidential pick for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney, is set to speak Wednesday at The Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C.
(CNN) - Speaking at the United States Holocaust Museum, President Obama announced on Monday he will award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, the former Polish officer who escaped Nazi imprisonment and provided first-hand accounts to the Western Allies of atrocities he witnessed in Warsaw.
“We must tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen-because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts; because so many others stood silent. But let us also tell our children about the Righteous Among the Nations. Among them was Jan Karski–a young Polish Catholic-who witnessed Jews being put on cattle cars, who saw the killings, and who told the truth, all the way to President Roosevelt himself,” Obama said in remarks observing Holocaust Remembrance day.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden fundraise from coast to coast Thursday.
One day after attending two fundraisers in Michigan, the president will be the main attraction at a reception at the W Hotel which is just blocks away from the White House.
Washington (CNN) – A General Services Administration official who first raised questions about overspending at a 2010 Las Vegas conference said Tuesday that she supported the findings of a government investigation and the steps taken in response to the controversy.
"I share your anger and disappointment in GSA's conduct," said Susan Brita, a GSA deputy administrator, at a House Transportation Committee hearing on the scandal that has raised questions of systemic abuses of spending by the government procurement agency.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Washington Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry spent Thursday firmly defending, explaining and elaborating upon on a comment many feel was disparaging to Asians in his district.
The remark came Tuesday, following his victory in the primary to retain his Ward 8 council seat. During a speech about the dire need for economic improvements in his ward, the city's poorest, Barry said, “We've got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The same week that a report documented massive overspending at the General Services Administration, a video emerged Thursday showing an agency employee joking about the excess spending and saying he would never be investigated for it.
The video also mentions an awards program for employees that gave out $200,000 worth of taxpayer-funded iPods, electronics and gift cards to entry-level government employees.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney had what could be a game-changing night Tuesday, sweeping primaries in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Wisconsin and putting more distance between himself and closest pursuer Rick Santorum in the race for delegates.
Here are five things we learned from Tuesday's vote:FULL STORY
(CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in the District of Columbia, CNN projects.