New U.S. House: Diversity on left; white men on right

Washington (CNN) — When the incoming U.S. House freshmen of the 113th Congress take their class photo, the image will reflect two very different visions of the nation. On the Democratic side: Women and minorities — a coalition that, along with young voters, largely helped re-elect President...

Bennett: Republicans lost the culture war

Editor’s note: William J. Bennett, a CNN contributor, is the author of “The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood.” He was U.S. secretary of education from 1985 to 1988 and director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H.W. Bush. (CNN) —...

Obama tells labor he’s committed to ‘protecting’ middle class

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a “strong” and “determined” defense of his intent to allow Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans to expire while preserving cuts for middle-income earners, according to conversations with several people who...

Complicated web around Petraeus, Allen

(CNN) — FBI and CIA officials will travel Wednesday to Capitol Hill to brief the House Intelligence Committee’s chairman and its top Democratic member on the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation that led up to it, according to a committee staffer. Later, President...

5 things to watch in Obama’s news conference

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama is scheduled to have his first news conference since March on Wednesday. It will be the 16th of his presidency and the first since his reelection last week. CNN’s daily Gut Check asked those that cover Washington for what they’ll be watching for....

New U.S. House: Women and minorities on left; white men on right

Washington (CNN) — When the incoming U.S. House freshmen of the 113th Congress take their class photo, the image will reflect two very different visions of the nation. On the Democratic side: Women and minorities — a coalition that, along with young voters, largely helped re-elect President...

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