In South Carolina, Mark Sanford needs no introduction.
But after the former governor of the state infamously told the public he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while he was actually traveling to Argentina to carry on an extramarital affair, a reintroduction wouldn't hurt.
"At some level or another we all hope for redemption," Sanford told CNN in an interview.
Sanford is one of 16 Republican candidates seeking to win an open seat in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District. It's the same seat Sanford once held before he ran for governor.FULL STORY
President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Gina McCarthy to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and MIT physicist Ernest Moniz to lead the Energy Department, a White House official tells CNN's Jim Acosta.
[Updated at 6:22 p.m. ET] Hours after a U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman said Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem during President Obama's inauguration yesterday, the Marine Corps is backpedaling.
The Marine Corps said in a statement that no one in their organization "is in a position to assess whether [Beyonce's vocal performance] was live or pre-recorded."
The conflicting reports from the Marines have yet to be clarified by a statement from Beyonce or her representatives, who have not responded to CNN's request for comment.
[Initial post, 12:57 p.m. ET] Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem at President Obama's inaugural yesterday was certainly lovely, but apparently not live.
According to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band, the pop star opted to use a "pre-recording" of her rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" during inaugural ceremonies in Washington Monday.
"We don't know why the decision was made," U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman Kristen DuBois said. "She did not actually sing," DuBois added, noting Beyonce lip-synched her own voice.FULL STORY
Wal-Mart's envoy to the White House's gun violence task force will meet with Attorney General Eric Holder, not the group's leader Vice President Joe Biden, an administration official said Thursday.
Biden is scheduled to meet with gun owners and gun rights groups Thursday, including the National Rifle Association. Later in the day he'll sit down with representatives of the entertainment and video game industries.
After initially declining an invitation to attend at meeting with the gun panel, Wal-Mart announced Wednesday that it would participate in a meeting with the group, which was assembled after the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.FULL STORY
President Obama will sign the much-debated tax cuts extension and offer a public statement from the White House on Friday afternoon, according to two administration officials.
The package includes a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire December 31. It also would extend unemployment benefits for 13 months, cut the payroll tax by 2 percentage points for a year, restore the estate tax at a lower level and continue a series of other tax breaks.