(CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul said he needs a heavy dose of political persuasion if he is to run for president in 2016.
Paul was asked about higher political aspirations on Friday. He said his wife owns both available votes in his family. “Both of them are ‘no’ votes right now,” he told the audience.
Washington (CNN) – While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Thirty Democratic members of Congress wrote in a letter that he has the authority to pause deportations of undocumented immigrants, urging "the sensible and moral step of stopping deportations."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Washington has started an unpopular tradition: wreaking havoc with the holidays. And it's possible it could happen again this year.
With less than a month before the New Year, doctors who treat Medicare patients don't yet know how much the government will reimburse them, parents aren't sure if their local Head Start program will turn away students, civilians in the military don't know how many days they could be furloughed, and families can't yet estimate the price of milk.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Prime shopping season might be underway this holiday season, but candidate shopping might be a little easier for voters next campaign season.
Melissa Yasinow, 28, was born and raised in suburban Cleveland Heights, Ohio, which has a population of about 46,000 people.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – A heckler standing just behind Barack Obama in San Francisco this week yelled to the President that he "has the power to stop deportation."
A clearly irritated Obama interrupted his speech and shot back that he doesn't have that authority, saying the United States is "a nation of laws."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Just nine months into his tenure as Secretary of State, John Kerry successfully delivered an interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program. It is the most significant level of cooperation between the United States and the Iranians in decades and it could impact the remainder of his tenure.
While the deal that also includes other world powers has been panned by Israel - one of the biggest U.S. allies in the region - and some members of Congress, Kerry has praised it as a good first step.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – President Obama's record on foreign policy has changed dramatically since taking office - he now has one.
What was arguably candidate Barack Obama's biggest weakness in 2008 may become President Obama's biggest strength with the announcement of an interim deal with Iran to slow that country's nuclear program.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - What was known as the nuclear option yesterday is known as the Reid Rule today. Time will only tell if the Reid Rule is productive or destructive. But we'll leave that to the historians.
As for how it became the Reid rule, it took a coordinated and sustained effort from an unlikely place - progressive activists on the blogosphere.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner has a liability on his hands.
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Florida, has taken a leave of absence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.
Boehner has been praised by congressional watchdogs for having little tolerance for derelict members of Congress.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Trey Radel loves hip-hop. He is an avid user of Twitter. His real name is Henry Jude Radel III. He represents parts of the southwest Florida coast in Congress. He said he came to Congress to do "the right thing."
He also just pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.FULL STORY