President John F. Kennedy inspired generations of politicians who came after him. President Clinton said the moment he shook President Kennedy's hand helped spark his career in public service. Texas Congressman Roger Williams, a Tea Party Republican, also shook President Kennedy's hand as a child–just hours before the assassination. Congressman Williams told Dana Bash how that moment inspired his conservative political career.
The U.S. Attorney's office announced today that Rep. Trey Radel of Florida is charged with a misdemeanor for possessing cocaine. He was arrested Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C. In a statement, the freshman congressman apologized, saying that he struggles with alcoholism. Dana Bash reports.
In its first month, just 106,185 people signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Fewer than 27,000 did it, using the government's troubled web site. These are not the numbers the Obama Administration hoped to release today. Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash has the latest on what this means for the White House, and the millions of Americans who need to purchase coverage under the law.
Wolf discussed all of this with Newsweek and Daily Beast Special Correspondent Peter Beinart, Democratic strategist Paul Begala and political analyst Gloria Borger.
Health And Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spent her day on Capitol Hill, fielding extremely tough questions about problems with the healthcare website and parts of the law itself. She faced House lawmakers who've been waiting a long time to grill her. Anderson looks at some of today's testimony, and Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash has the latest.
A growing number of Democrats are calling for a delay of key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Many of them are speaking out a day after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared on AC360, saying President Obama did not know about technical problems with the rollout until after the launch. Now the White House is promising daily briefings on the web site problems. Republicans are preparing for hearings that start tomorrow. CNN's Dana Bash has the latest from Capitol Hill.
Dr. Gupta discussed all of this with Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger, Democratic Strategist Paul Begala, and Alice Stewart, who served as Communications Director for the 2012 Santorum and Bachmannpresidential Campaigns.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been venting frustration with the small amount of leverage his party had heading into this budget deal. On Twitter he wrote, "To say we as Republicans left a lot on the table would be one of the biggest understatements in American political history." Sen. Graham spoke with Anderson and Dana Bash.
It’s Day 14 of the partial government shutdown, and senators are using words like “very close” and “productive day” to describe what’s happening behind closed doors. Is Washington closer to a debt deal? Andrew Sullivan, Sunny Hostin, Rich Galen, Dana Bash, and Rick Lazio discuss the latest developments on Capitol Hill.
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