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  • Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight

    1 September 2014, 8:45 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is changing a political ad to remove references to a gruesome murder case after the victims’ family called on the campaign to stop using the case for political purposes. Begich's Republican challenger,…
  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

    29 August 2014, 7:32 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012. "With a heavy…
  • Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'

    29 August 2014, 6:28 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling…
  • Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

    29 August 2014, 5:59 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) - Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria. At a Dallas event hosted by the conservative…
  • Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

    29 August 2014, 3:51 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime…
  • First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend

    29 August 2014, 3:45 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading back to New Hampshire next weekend. It will be the third visit this year by the freshman Republican senator and potential 2016 presidential contender to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the…
  • Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

    29 August 2014, 12:05 pm by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) - Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network. Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter announced her departure in a Facebook post, hanging the decision on her desire to continue…
  • Helping Landrieu, DSCC goes after Cassidy on Medicare

    29 August 2014, 11:34 am by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is stepping up their attack on Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy by airing an ad that hits the Senate hopeful for his position on Medicare. The ad – titled "Record" – uses Cassidy's time as a House…
  • Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative

    29 August 2014, 10:01 am by: steinhauserp

    Washington (CNN) – Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve problems. The presidents will appear together at an event in Washington on Sept. 8th to…
  • Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

    28 August 2014, 7:04 pm by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) - Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually resides in the state she represents. The Washington Post said Sen. Mary Landrieu…
  • That time Obama wore a tan suit and Twitter freaked out

    28 August 2014, 5:01 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Thursday took some questions in the White House press briefing room about serious subject matters - ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Russia. But the reaction on Twitter was largely focused on his rarely worn tan suit. Within seconds of…
  • Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson

    28 August 2014, 3:15 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) - Hillary Clinton broke her silence Thursday on the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, telling an audience of technology investors that the United States "can do better." Her statement, which came at the end of…
  • Rand Paul blasts Clinton, Obama policy on Syria

    28 August 2014, 1:25 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul continued his recent blitz against Hillary Clinton as a “war hawk,” blasting the former secretary of state for having a “shoot first” foreign policy. In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, the Kentucky Republican…
  • Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again

    28 August 2014, 12:44 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – Mary Burke, Wisconsin's Democratic nominee for governor, will not appear in public with Barack Obama when the President travels to Milwaukee on Monday to mark Labor Day in the key 2014 battleground state. The President and Burke are both scheduled to…
  • Labor's Trumka: Hillary Clinton is 'very, very qualified to be president'

    28 August 2014, 10:57 am by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) - Richard Trumka is not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. But that may be because, as he says, "there is no there, there." At a breakfast with journalists on Thursday, the labor icon and president of the AFL-CIO spoke…
  • McConnell: 'Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns'

    28 August 2014, 12:20 am by: thegabefuldead

    (CNN) – In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he becomes Senate majority leader next year. "Of course not. Remember me? I am the guy that gets us…
  • Walker, Burke all tied up in new poll

    27 August 2014, 6:15 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) – Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker can’t seem to shake Democrat Mary Burke, the Trek bicycle executive, in her bid to unseat in him November's election. The latest polling shows the race statistically tied. In the latest Marquette University…
  • Gillibrand says fellow lawmaker called her 'porky'

    27 August 2014, 5:21 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) – Sen. Kristen Gillibrand said she's experienced sexism working on Capitol Hill from some of her male colleagues - one of whom, she said, warned her of getting "porky" after she had a baby. The New York Democrat recounted the story to People magazine…
  • White House: Prospect of government shutdown won’t stop immigration action

    27 August 2014, 5:05 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama won’t forestall upcoming executive actions on immigration amid Republican threats of another government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday. Obama is currently weighing ways to make changes to the immigration…
  • McConnell to CNN: Obama would have ‘a lot of congressional support’ for action against ISIS

    27 August 2014, 4:17 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    Nicholasville, Kentucky (CNN) – Sen. Mitch McConnell knew how surprising it was going to sound to room full of Kentucky voters that he backs President Barack Obama on something. "I think the President now, at this point - this will shock you when I say it -…

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