Washington (CNN) - The Washington Nationals baseball team used Twitter to announce that they'll add another president to their famed President's race starting in the 2013 season.
In Washington, D.C., the Nationals mid-inning race is a big deal. Since the team moved to Washington in 2006, caricatures of four presidents – Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt – raced around the field to the amusement of the crowd.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama pushed back on criticism that he has not reached out enough to members of Congress socially to help build more personal relationships.
"With respect to this 'truism' about me not socializing enough and patting folks on the back and all that stuff, most people who know me know I'm a pretty friendly guy. And I like a good party. And the truth is when I was in the Senate, I had great relationships over there, and up until that point that I became president this was not an accusation that you heard very frequently," the president said at his news conference Monday.
(CNN) - Jake Tapper, most recently an ABC News correspondent and author, is joining CNN as chief Washington correspondent and an anchor, the network announced Thursday.
Tapper was previously the senior White House correspondent for ABC News. ABC's White House team will pick up the network's political correspondent, Jonathan Karl.
Washintgon (CNN) - If insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, then continuing negotiations on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff might amount to little more than crazy talk.
The same players are arguing about the same issue - taxes - in a repeat of budget showdowns of the past two years that failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Democrats held onto the governorship in Washington on Friday, bringing an end to the only outstanding election from this week's governors' races.
Republican candidate Rob McKenna conceded to Democratic candidate Jay Inslee in a video statement. Inslee, a former U.S. representative, will succeed two-term Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire.
(CNN) – The lunch hour is usually hectic at Duos Catering in Seattle. But Thursday the phone was ringing off the hook.
In between orders of crab cakes and pan seared scallops, many people wanted to congratulate Benjamin Jury and Joshua Cooper. The longtime couple could finally get married legally in Washington, according to ballots tallied from Tuesday's election.FULL STORY
(CNN) – The only undecided gubernatorial race is in the state of Washington where the contest appears to remain close with just over half of the votes counted Thursday.
Democrat and former Rep. Jay Inslee hopes to bar Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna from breaking the state's over 30 year streak of electing a Democrat to the office.
(CNN) - Three states voted on referendums Tuesday on legalizing marijuana for recreational use:
Colorado passes marijuana legalization, but there's a catch
Colorado voters have approved a referendum that supports the legalization of marijuana on a recreational basis.
(CNN) – Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna looks to help Republicans cross an important threshold while expanding their power at the top of state government nationally.
McKenna is locked in a competitive race in a state that hasn't had a Republican governor in nearly 30 years. It's just one example of how the party is leveraging trends and strengthening its hand in a numberFULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama spent Sunday morning attending a church service with his daughters, with plans for a briefing on Hurricane Sandy and travel to Florida later in the day.
Obama, his daughters - Sasha and Malia - and their godmother, Kaye Wilson, a family friend, walked to St. John's Church, the Episcopal house of worship across from the White House.