(CNN) - Speaking in Kiev, Sen. John McCain called Saturday for the United States to provide long-term military assistance to Ukraine, saying it is "the right and decent thing to do," as reports surfaced that Russian troops had traveled farther north into Ukraine from Crimea.
McCain was part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators who traveled to Kiev ahead of Sunday's secession referendum in Crimea. The White House and U.S. allies in Europe have denounced the referendum as unconstitutional and illegal because Russian troops have essentially taken over the southern Ukraine peninsula.
McCain also had strong words for President Barack Obama in an op-ed appearing in The New York Times. He called for the President to take actions to restore the United States' credibility and strength around the world.
(CNN) - New York City's new mayor has shoveled snow in Brooklyn and disrupted the city's pizza traditions. But Monday night Bill de Blasio marked another important milestone by appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
The Democratic mayor stopped by Jon Stewart's set for a mostly lighthearted discussion, but the two also covered controversial issues from the mayoral campaign, from horse-drawn carriages to stop-and-frisk.
(CNN) - Duke trounced North Carolina State in Saturday's basketball game, but the crowd favorite was former President George H. W. Bush who was greeted with a standing ovation and chants of "USA."
The 41st president is 89 and has faced health problems in the last few years that make it difficult to travel.
But he made the trip to Durham, North Carolina, to support Duke coach Michael Krzyzewski, also known as Coach K, for his involvement in cancer research.
Bush celebrated as Duke won 95-60 and took a picture with the Blue Devils in the locker room after the game.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate, but he freely admits that being a dad is his most important job – and that means worrying about his daughters dating.
While Obama says that his daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, are sensible and make good decisions, there’s something else that sets him at ease.
In an interview with comedian Steve Harvey that aired Friday, the President admitted that the first family’s Secret Service detail makes him a more relaxed dad.
(CNN) – The New York City showdown for mayor Wednesday night was Republican Joe Lhota’s last chance to turn the tide against his Democrat opponent Bill de Blasio.
The final debate before the Nov. 5 mayoral election covered a range of topics – from tax reform, to racial profiling, to how much each candidate spent on groceries per month.
A Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday shows de Blasio with a strong lead of 65% to 26% over Lhota, with a majority of New York City voters saying the latter’s message is too negative.
(CNN) – "The list of harm goes on and on. It is time for this shutdown to end," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaking on the Senate floor Saturday.
Collins called for compromise from Republicans, Democrats and President Barack Obama as she put forth a proposal she said would end the government shutdown.
As the shutdown effect’s spread, members of Congress have expounded on leadership and compromise as they search for a solution. But it seems that little progress has been made as the shutdown drags on late into its fifth day.
(CNN) – One of the more controversial fights in Washington, D.C. isn't over the budget or Obamacare. It's about a football team's name.
And now President Barack Obama is weighing in.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Obama said if he were the owner of the Washington Redskins, and he knew the name was "offending a sizable group of people," then he would "think about changing it."
WASHINGTON (CNN) – In his weekly address President Obama criticized Republicans for holding the U.S. democracy and economy "hostage." The President had strong words for House Republicans, who he is calling on to pass a budget to stop the government shutdown.
"Take that vote. Stop this farce. End this shutdown now," Obama said.
Obama also highlighted letters from constituents describing how the government shutdown is affecting the day-to-day lives of American citizens.
(CNN) - Two positions long held by elected officials in Boston and Alabama are up for grabs and the competition is fierce.
Voters in Boston are heading to the polls Tuesday and for the first time in 20 years they won't see Democratic Mayor Thomas Menino's name.
(CNN) - Not many politicians go to the Emmy's but this year at least one politician, although fictional, took the stage to accept an award.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her second consecutive best comedy actress Emmy for her role on HBO's "Veep."