Washington (CNN) - Cory Booker already had a national identity before he decided to run for senator.
The media-savvy, tweet-happy mayor from Newark - who easily won the New Jersey Democratic primary for Senate Tuesday - has been known for his man-of-the-people streak, charismatic presence and social media intensity, or as some say, fixation.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The early favorite to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination walks a tightrope.
Hillary Clinton has said she is in no hurry to decide whether she'll seek the White House. But the former secretary of state, first lady and senator stokes the assumption that she's in the game for a second time with every move she makes.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Friday's White House news conference is likely to be an exercise in what President Barack Obama wants to talk about - his economic message - and what he feels he has to talk about - terrorism and the U.S.-Russia relationship - before he leaves Washington for a family vacation.
For the last few weeks, Obama has traversed the country to push his economic message that the White House says will be its focus going into the fall. And if the White House had its way, that's how Obama would open the news conference.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called on Sunday for "calm reflection" following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
The president, in a statement, acknowledged an emotionally charged climate but concluded that "we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – In President Barack Obama's two presidential campaigns, his predecessor loomed large; Obama and Democrats regularly laid the blame for the downtrodden economy at George W. Bush's feet.
When pressed on their pledge to turn the faltering economy around, Obama and Democrats often pointed out that they had inherited the product of the Bush administration's policies.FULL STORY
Another case of stolen valor?
After over 50 years of reported service, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday that Cap’n Crunch, one of the Navy’s most recognizable captains, has no record of service with the military branch.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Jeb Bush, Florida's former Republican governor, said Thursday that it is important for his party to not forget about Asian Americans, especially when talking about immigration reform.
In answering a question about the political reasons for passing immigration reform at an event at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Bush said for the GOP, Asian Americans are "the canary in the coal mine."
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Washington (CNN) – When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced he was appointing Jeff Chiesa, the state's Attorney General, to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat, many were left asking: Jeff who?
After Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, a liberal democrat, died at 89 earlier this week, a number of names began to circulate as possible options for Christie's appointment. Chiesa was not among those names.
Washington (CNN) – Could the Boston Marathon bombing have been prevented?
That was the question legislators tried to answer at Thursday's House Committee on Homeland Security hearing, where the members of Congress asked a former senator, Boston's top cop and two experts on public safety about whether or not the intelligence community dropped the ball when they closed an investigation into one of the alleged Boston bombers before the marathon bombing in April.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – A new Census Bureau report shows a higher percentage of African-Americans than whites voted in a presidential election for the first time in history last year during the matchup between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney.