Washington (CNN) - Two Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have asked the panel’s chairman to withdraw his Obamacare subpoena of the White House chief technology officer, according to a letter sent Monday.
In the letter released to reporters, Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Gerald Connolly of Virginia called Rep. Darrell Issa’s subpoena of Todd Park “unnecessary and misguided,” and said it was part of a “predetermined political strategy rather than a constructive effort to conduct responsible oversight.”
(CNN) - The winner of a tight local election in a mostly African-American community in Houston on Monday denied assertions that he deceived voters into thinking he was black.
Dave Wilson, who is white, edged out 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin by 26 votes, 5,961-5,935 to become the District II representative for the Houston Community College System board of trustees, according to the local election board.
(CNN) - Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin edged herself back into election politics Saturday, delivering a speech at an important Iowa gathering.
Palin was joined by other major tea party favorites such as Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Rep. Steve King of Iowa, as well as conservative intellectual and activist Phyllis Schlafly at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Annual Family Banquet.
(CNN) - Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’s formal Texas gubernatorial campaign kicked off with the filing of campaign documents Saturday, the first day she was able to do so.
According to CNN affiliate KVUE, Davis and her likely Republican opponent, state Attorney General Greg Abbott, each filed campaign paperwork in Austin.
(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent part of her Saturday reaching out to the Latino community, delivering a speech in Los Angeles to a major gathering of Mexican-Americans.
The former first lady and U.S. senator was the keynote speaker at the second annual Mexican American Leadership Initiative Awards Brunch, where she received an award for her work creating partnerships between the United States and Mexico.
(CNN) - Rep. Todd Young took his turn delivering the GOP’s weekly address on Saturday to assail Obamacare’s negative impacts on his constituents.
“This is what betrayal looks like,” the Indiana Republican said in the address, speaking of battles some of his constituents have fought with the health care law, losing coverage and gaining increased costs on their insurance premiums.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama used the coming of Veteran’s Day to thank military vets Saturday and push administration efforts to ease their transition back into society.
“Now that more of them are coming home, we need to serve them as well as they served us,” Obama said in his weekly address. “That requires more than a simple ‘thank you’ – especially from those of us who’ve been elected to serve.”
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(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer limiting his speaking engagements to friendly GOP events and marathon talks on the Senate floor, appearing for the first time Friday on late-night television.
The Texas Republican was on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to talk about his growing reputation as a tea party firebrand and his stances on issues such as Obamacare and same-sex marriage.
(CNN) - The disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov and the sluggish economy have done President Barack Obama no favors, with a new poll showing just two in five Americans approve of his job performance.
According to the survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 41% of those polled approve of Obama’s job performance while 65% disapprove specifically of his handling of the economy.
(CNN) – Dozens of retired senior military veterans are signing onto Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control group of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.
The new initiative, Veterans for Responsible Solutions, will support Giffords and Kelly's wider efforts by bringing to bear the experience of military veterans who've sworn to defend the Second Amendment and have themselves been well versed in the use of firearms.