Washington (CNN) - When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid - and she touched on the disintegration of a Middle East cease-fire she negotiated two years ago.
The former Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady and Cabinet member told the Comedy Central host that she wants a home office.
"Do you have a favorite shape for that home office? Would you like it to have corners?" he asked her.
(CNN) - In a race like this, nobody wins. Actually, in a race like the primary for governor in Nevada on Tuesday night, if nobody wins, then the runner-up wins. That’s because of a nearly 40-year-old initiative in Nevada that lets voters select “none of these candidates” on the ballot.
The vote is in, and "none of these candidates" is the top vote getter in the Nevada Democratic governor's primary.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama said Thursday night before a hometown Chicago crowd that it was up to Congress to move on immigration reform. He predicted that if Democrats don't win big in the midterm elections, the overhaul won't get done.
Obama told supporters at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fund-raiser, "You have a President who is fighting for you in the White House."
(CNN) – Wearing a wig and what looked like a well-tailored Russian suit, Jimmy Fallon went into character as Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday on "The Tonight Show" and made a call to another participant in the skit: Sarah Palin.
"Hello, Miss Palin, it's me, Vladimir," he says.
Washington (CNN) - A former aide to retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia Tuesday is officially jumping into the race for his U.S. House seat, which will be among the most contested and expensive congressional battles in this November's midterm elections.
Three-term state delegate Barbara Comstock will formally declare her candidacy Tuesday morning, her campaign told CNN.
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Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Saturday in his weekly address that Congress needs to "pass a budget, put people back to work, and end this shutdown."
The President's comments came with both the House and Senate in session this weekend, as lawmakers try to reach agreement on ending the partial federal government shutdown and extend the nation's debt ceiling in advance of next week's deadline.
For 10 days since the partial government shutdown that began, Washington, DC has relied on its own reserves to keep itself running.
At a running cost of nearly $20 million a day, the city has spent nearly $200 million of its rapidly depleting contingency reserve of "several hundred million," according to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.
Under federal law the nation's capital, home to 632,000 residents, is essentially treated as a federal agency, says the mayor.
Washington (CNN) – A conversation between two Republican senators caught on an open microphone Wednesday provided a candid look into their thoughts about the politics surrounding the government shutdown.
Talking about the Democrats' stance of refusing to negotiate a compromise to the shutdown stalemate, Senator Rand Paul told fellow Senator Mitch McConnell:
(CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's hometown paper says, "Just do it."
The conservative Richmond Times-Dispatch published an opinion piece Thursday saying House GOP leadership should pass a clean continuing resolution and stop "placating the tea party caucus."
(CNN) – Democrat Cory Booker's U.S. Senate campaign says raised $2.85 million in the last two months, bringing the Newark, New Jersey mayor's total to $11.5 million since January. The Booker campaign is reporting $2.63 million cash on hand.
The campaign of New Jersey Senate Republican nominee Steve Lonegan tells CNN it brought in over a million dollars during that same time period, and has $241,000 in the bank.