Austin, Texas (CNN) - President Barack Obama is using a famous movie line to express his frustration with congressional Republicans.
During a speech in Austin, Texas on Thursday, the President compared himself to Mark Wahlberg's character in Martin Scorsese's film "The Departed," as he criticized GOP lawmakers for inaction and for threatening to sue him for his use of executive authority.
(CNN) - Harper Collins is banking on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring in the dough as a popular author.
The Democratic governor's memoir "All Things Possible: Success and Setbacks in Politics and Life," will have an initial printing of 200,000 copies, the publishing company confirmed to CNN Thursday.
(CNN) - The Senate on Thursday confirmed Shaun Donovan to be the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.
The vote was 75-22 to confirm Donovan to become the next budget chief in the cabinet-level position central to the day-to-day running of the federal government.
(CNN) - A majority of voters say they've heard enough from Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania survey indicates that 54% of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate be less outspoken in political discourse. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and nearly four in 10 Republicans.
(CNN) - An unlikely political duo, Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker have teamed up in a bid to reform the criminal justice system for non-violent offenders.
Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, and Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, discussed a wide range of topics Wednesday at a Politico “Playbook Cocktails” event in Washington.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is calling for an investigation into the bitter and divisive Mississippi Republican Senate primary contest.
"What happened in Mississippi was appalling," the freshman Republican senator from Texas – a rock star among tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives – said Monday.
Washington (CNN) - American voters are divided on whether they want the GOP to win control of the Senate in November's elections, according to a new national poll.
And a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains a free-for-all among the potential contenders, while Hillary Clinton, if she runs for the White House again, would be the prohibitive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.
(CNN) - The campaign of the tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran said it's building the evidence needed to legally contest those results.
"The evidence we have found so far, which will in part serve as the basis for a challenge, is promising," Noel Fritsch, spokesman for state Sen. Chris McDaniel, told CNN Monday. Fritsch spoke to CNN as attorneys for the campaign told reporters at a news conference at the Hinds County courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi that they will go through ballot boxes, including absentees, before taking legal action.
(CNN) - Sarah Palin praised Hillary Clinton for recounting in her memoir her decision not to attack Palin in 2008 when Republican Sen. John McCain chose the conservative firebrand as his running mate.
Once then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama bested Clinton in the Democratic primary, his campaign focused on their Republican opponents - including Palin, the first GOP female vice presidential nominee.