(CNN) – The President has a message for young minority men who grew up like he did.
"No excuses. Government, and private sector, and philanthropy, and all the faith communities, we all have a responsibility to help provide you the tools you need. We've got to help you knock down some of the barriers that you experience," he said.
(CNN) - U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the current congressional session, ending his six-year term two years early.
The Oklahoma Republican, 65, has been battling cancer.
(CNN) - A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago's ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional.
"The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side of this case is another feature of government: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside government's reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment," wrote U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.
(CNN) – Sometimes, there's just too much to worry about.
Around 9/11, for example, then-Vice President Dick Cheney said he didn't have the luxury of worrying about his health. He'd already had several heart attacks by that point.
"I didn't think about my health. I was thinking about the problem we were dealing with," he told CNN's Sanjay Gupta in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS' "60 Minutes." It will air Tuesday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."
(CNN) - Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner.
"We're going to be everywhere. We're going to be at sporting events. We're going to be at street fairs, arts shows - you name it, we will be out there," Dave McCulloch, a recall organizer, told CNN affiliate KFMB on Sunday.
(CNN) - Three woman in the Dominican Republic were paid to claim, falsely, that they had sex with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, police said in a statement Monday.
The women were paid by attorney Melanio Figueroa, who worked with Miguel Galvan, another attorney, they said.
Galvan has previously said that another lawyer asked him to assist in a divorce case by finding "witnesses" to claim they had sex with Menendez for money.
(CNN) - In Aurora, Colorado, to comfort victims of last week's deadly theater shooting, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged the support of the nation.
He spoke after meeting with the victims and their families at the University of Colorado Hospital, one of several area medical centers that treated patients after the attack early Friday inside a packed auditorium of theater-goers.
Obama visit welcomed by Coloradans after shooting
Obama arrives in Colorado to meet families of shooting victims
(CNN) – Democrats narrowly clung to their Senate majority Tuesday, staving off Republican wins in several key states, CNN projected, based on its analysis of exit poll data.
Republicans made significant headway, riding a wave of voter discontent to gain at least six Senate seats. But they fell short in their bid to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, CNN projected.