(CNN) – Sen. Tim Scott is passing on throwing his support behind Lindsey Graham, his fellow South Carolina Republican senator, who faces four conservative primary challengers as he runs for re-election next year.
Instead, Scott, who was appointed to the Senate late last year, said he would focus on his own election next year.
(CNN) – Colorado's gone blue the past two presidential elections, but a new poll indicates Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical 2016 showdown for the state's nine electoral votes.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 46% of Colorado voters say if the 2016 presidential election were held today, they'd back Christie if he were the GOP nominee, with 38% saying they support Clinton if she were the Democratic nominee. That's a change from August, when a Quinnipiac poll indicated Christie and Clinton, who are both seriously considering bids for the White House, basically tied.
(CNN) - Talk about bad timing.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius paid a visit Tuesday to community health center in Florida where a group of navigators were helping local consumers sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange website - HealthCare.gov.
As she stopped to talk to one of the enrollees, the website temporarily crashed.
(CNN) – It's no secret that President Barack Obama has squeaked out a couple of tunes during his presidency, but his wife says singing is a part of the President's home routine-especially in the restroom.
"He sings all the time. He's in the bathroom all the time, just singing. He's always willing to sing," Michelle Obama said.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Trey Radel is due in D.C. superior court Wednesday, charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession after an October 29 arrest, according to court documents.
The 37 year-old Florida Republican is serving his first term in Congress after winning office last November.
(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee said it took disciplinary action after a staffer tweeted a link about Alison Lundergan Grimes that her campaign called sexist.
The link directed readers to a blog post titled "Grimes Is The New 'Obama Girl'?" on the website, BluegrassBulletin.com.
(CNN) - Texas state Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis continues to support women's abortion rights but she wants to reduce the number of abortions, she told a CNN affiliate Monday.
"The goal that we should have is that we see zero abortions," Davis told KGBT. "But in order to achieve that goal we have to make sure that women are receiving the kind of healthcare and planning that they deserve."
Updated 11:26 a.m. ET, 11/19/13
(CNN) - Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was hospitalized for "serious injuries" after an assault Tuesday morning at his house in Bath County, where a second individual was found dead, Virginia state police said.
Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, where he remains in critical condition, according to spokesperson Angela Taylor.
Taylor could not provide additional details.
(CNN) - Amid the political divisiveness in Washington, two U.S. senators from North Dakota recited the Gettysburg Address together in a show of bipartisanship to honor the famed speech in light of its 150th anniversary on Tuesday.
In a video posted on YouTube, GOP Sen. John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp recited Abraham Lincoln's historic address for the Learn the Address project, an initiative started by filmmaker Ken Burns.