(CNN) – The William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Friday released another batch of confidential memos, notes and other papers from the Clinton White House that had previously been sealed.
The documents open a window into the Clinton years and cover a variety of topics, including the office of former first lady Hillary Clinton, who's now considered the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, if she decides to run.
(CNN) – A group of 10 U.S. senators has reached a deal to extend federal benefits to the chronically unemployed for five months, a development one negotiator called a "bipartisan breakthrough."
Five Republicans have signed on to the $10 billion measure, effectively meaning it should clear the Democratic-led chamber. A vote is not expected until after next week's recess and prospects for passage in the House are uncertain.
(CNN) – Rep. Alan Grayson strongly denied an accusation that he assaulted and injured his wife, his office said in a statement.
"These allegations are absolutely false, completely unfounded, and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson," said Lauren Doney, a spokesperson for the Florida Democrat.
CNN is combing through 3,546 pages of documents released Friday by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
They open a window into inner Clinton White House operations, and cover topics including the office of former first lady Hillary Clinton, now considered the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, if she decides to run.
Here are some highlights:
(CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath, the Justice Department said.
The hospitalization is a precautionary measure, and the attorney general is in "good condition," the department said.FULL STORY
(CNN) – The planning for President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway Friday with the announcement of a foundation that will oversee the project.
Three longtime supporters - Martin Nesbitt, J. Kevin Poorman, and Julianna Smoot - will head up The Barack H. Obama Foundation to manage the library development process, according to a press release.
(CNN) - It looks like the White House may have to weigh in on the Biebs.
A petition calling for the deportation of Canadian-born Justin Bieber surpassed the 100,000 signature threshold, meaning the White House must, by its own rules, issue a response.
Titled, "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card," was created less than a week ago and quickly amassed the required signatures long before the 30 day deadline for the "We the People" petition program.
(CNN) – Rep. Steve Stockman came back Monday from a 10-day congressional trip overseas to Egypt, Israel and Russia, his office said in a press release.
The outspoken Texas Republican, who's challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Lone Star State's GOP primary, had largely been off the grid for the past couple of weeks, prompting numerous media reports and questions to his office about his whereabouts.
(CNN) - Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have subpoenaed documents from political groups linked to Gov. Chris Christie over an unfolding scandal involving suggestions senior state government appointees abused their authority to punish a local mayor politically, according to a law firm involved in the case.
The office of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman has sought documents from Christie's reelection campaign and the New Jersey State Committee, which is controlled by the governor, relating to the alleged scheme that has rocked Christie's administration, Mark Sheridan of Patton Boggs said in a statement.FULL STORY