Thursday's live video events
June 16th, 2011
07:39 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

Rep. Anthony Weiner's future in Congress continues to be a sore spot on Capitol Hill, as House Democrats contemplate this fate.  Meantime, members of Congress are tangling with President Obama over the legality of U.S. involvement in Libya.  CNN.com Live is your home for the latest news and views from Capitol Hill as they happen.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Casey Anthony trial - The defense presents its case in the trial of Casey Anthony, accused of killing her young daughter.

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Thursday's live video events
April 7th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

The battle over the federal budget is dominating the talk in Washington today.  CNN.com Live is there for all the latest developments.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - House budget debate - House lawmakers will be focusing on the budget this morning when they resume their session on Capitol Hill.  Senate debate resumes at 10:00 am ET.

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Boehner takes charge as new Congress convenes
Veteran Rep. John Boehner of Ohio accepts the Speaker's gavel from Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California.
January 5th, 2011
02:30 PM ET

Boehner takes charge as new Congress convenes

Veteran Rep. John Boehner of Ohio became the 61st speaker of the House of Representatives Wednesday as Republicans officially took charge of the chamber for the first time in four years and dramatically changed Washington's political landscape.

Democrats maintained control of the Senate for the new 112th Congress, but with a reduced majority.

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Monday’s intriguing people
December 13th, 2010
01:17 PM ET

Monday’s intriguing people

John Boehner

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner shared his thoughts about President Obama, his humble upbringing, his political style, and even his skin color and emotions on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night.

“Everybody who knows me knows that I get emotional about certain things,” the Ohio Republican said. And he demonstrated what moved him to tears. When it came to the topic of the American dream, Boehner choked up. “There are some things that are very difficult to talk about,” he said. “Family, kids, I can’t go to a school anymore. … Can’t talk about it.”

Why? Because it’s important to make sure that kids “have a shot at the American dream, like I did,” he said with a sob.

Current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about Boehner tearing up on election night (pictured above) in November. In an interview with The New York Times, Pelosi said, “You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we’re having a debate on bills.”

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November 17th, 2010
11:45 AM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Athlete Marion Jones' book gives her version of her drug scandal and time in prison.

Marion Jones

The American track star won three gold and two bronze medals at the 2000 Olympics in Sidney, Australia, but relinquished them when news emerged that she had used performance-enhancing drugs.

Jones spent six months in federal prison for lying to investigators. She now plays guard for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA and recently released "On the Right Track," in which she gives her version of events and describes her time in prison.

Filmmaker John Singleton has made a documentary about Jones titled "Press Pause," airing on ESPN.

The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog says it had a hard time getting a straight answer out of Jones when it pressed her on whether she knew she was taking performance-enhancing drugs. FULL POST

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November 5th, 2010
01:17 PM ET

Pelosi tweets she's running for Democratic leader

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who will lose her position as speaker of the House when the new Republican majority takes over in January, used her Twitter account Friday to announce she will seek to continue to lead the Democratic caucus.

"Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr, #wsr, Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader," Pelosi tweeted. The abbreviations stand for health care and Wall Street reform.

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November 2nd, 2010
12:59 AM ET

Republicans take House, CNN projects

Rep. John Boehner, Republican-Ohio, will be the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, replacing Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat-California, as the GOP rolled in Tuesday's midterm elections, gaining a majority for the first time in four years.

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May 12th, 2010
02:37 AM ET

Obama will host Karzai at White House

President Obama will welcome Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the White House on Wednesday for a second day of partnership talks.

Karzai also will meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders later in the day.
The meetings come after some recent well-publicized spats between Washington and Kabul.

Karzai huddled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, saying the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan remains strong and will continue long after U.S. combat troops have withdrawn.  But she said it was unrealistic to expect the two nations to see eye-to-eye on every issue.

"President Obama and President Karzai both understand that the ability to disagree on issues of importance is not an obstacle to achieving our shared objectives, but rather it reflects a level of trust," she said.

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April 8th, 2010
12:52 PM ET

Suspect in Pelosi threats case weeps at court hearing

A man accused of threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wept Thursday as he talked to his attorney before a federal court hearing.

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March 22nd, 2010
07:29 AM ET

GOP site rallies to 'Fire Pelosi' after health care passes

The morning after the House voted to pass a landmark health care reform bill opposed by all Republicans the GOP had a new goal in its sights: Fire Nancy Pelosi.

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