Washington (CNN) – In the "will he stay or will he go?" saga, a Senior Obama Administration official confirms to CNN that, this time it seems, Pete Rouse really is leaving the administration.
When asked if this time Rouse was really leaving, a Senior Administration Official said coyly, "He's said many times that he is leaving. This time, people seem to believe him."
(CNN) - Bob Barker is taking sides in a Republican primary for a vacant U.S. House seat in Florida.
The former longtime host of "The Price is Right" stars in a new TV commercial for David Jolly, who is running to succeed his one-time boss, the late Rep. Bill Young, who died earlier in October.
(CNN) – Cade Foster, the embattled kicker for the University of Alabama, posted online Wednesday night a photo of a letter he received from former President George W. Bush
"Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know! However you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best," the 43rd President wrote.
Washington (CNN) – Ready for Hillary, a super PAC aimed at urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, has increased the number and scope of fundraisers and informational meetings it is organizing, according to representatives from the group.
In the past four days, the super PAC has organized events in California, Arkansas and on Thursday night, Ready for Hillary will kick off its Washington-area push with a low-dollar fundraiser at a swanky lounge on K Street, the hub of D.C. lobbying.
(CNN) - Frustrated Republicans are retaliating for a Democratic power play to weaken their hand in opposing presidential nominations by forcing an all-night session.
Votes on judicial and other appointments were set in the early morning hours on Thursday as fallout over efforts by majority Democrats to enforce their rule change to expedite consideration of appointments, the so-called "nuclear option," grew more intense.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The chairman of the House Democratic caucus isn't sold on the bipartisan budget compromise, demanding an extension of unemployment insurance be included in the deal.
Rep. Xavier Becerra of California said Wednesday - a day after Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray reached a fiscal agreement that would help avoid another government shutdown - that House Democrats "have not caved" and will continue to push to pass the extension.
(CNN) - Outspoken billionaire Donald Trump weighed in on public outrage over President Barack Obama's perceived faux pas on his trip to South Africa, as well as the possibility of a yet-to-be known political star in 2016, in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Wednesday.
The real estate titan also said the "real" rate of unemployment could be as much as double the 7 percent that's being reported with so many Americans giving up looking for a job.
(CNN) - The wife of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said she and her husband have moved on from last year's election.
"We don't look back," Ann Romney said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer airing on the "Situation Room" Wednesday. "Neither one of us ever look back."
CNN's GUT CHECK | for December 11, 2013 | 5 p.m.
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PAUL RYAN TO JAKE TAPPER: “WE HAVE THE VOTES”…
Despite criticism from Republican colleagues, and indications that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not support it, Ryan says he is confident the budget deal will have the votes to pass. "We will. We feel good about that, we feel good with where we are," he said in an interview with CNN's ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper.’ … "Others would like us to go farther in that right direction, I don't begrudge them of that, I want to go farther in that right direction. But I think this is a step in the right direction,"