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  • Christie issues tough talk, warns of economic disaster

    22 April 2014, 9:21 pm by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie offered some strong rhetoric to his colleagues from New Jersey Tuesday night, cautioning that if they don't further overhaul the state's pension system, they could set their state on a path toward financial ruin. "It's…
  • Hillary Clinton's record at State under fire, again

    22 April 2014, 7:40 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) – The back-and-forth between Republicans and defenders of Hillary Clinton’s record as America’s top diplomat is flaring anew. On Tuesday, a reporter asked agency spokeswoman Jen Psaki to "identify one tangible achievement" from a key project…
  • First subpoenas for testimony issued by N.J. bridge probe committee

    22 April 2014, 4:53 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) - A special New Jersey state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal that has upended Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued its first subpoenas for oral testimony. The panel said it had served Pat Foye, the…
  • Rand Paul responds to GOP criticism of his foreign policy views

    22 April 2014, 4:52 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul penned an op-ed for the conservative outlet National Review Online, responding to critiques of the Kentucky Republican from the very same publication and other right-leaning commentators who disagree with his non-interventionist views.…
  • CNN's GUT CHECK for April 22, 2014

    22 April 2014, 4:46 pm by: sarabfischer

    CNN's GUT CHECK | for April 22, 2014 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle SCOTUS UPHOLDS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BAN … The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in…
  • Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

    22 April 2014, 4:12 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."…
  • Challenger goes up with first spot in Mississippi Senate primary battle

    22 April 2014, 3:39 pm by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) - A Republican state senator in Mississippi, who has mounted a primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, touts his conservative credentials in first campaign television commercial. The ad from Chris McDaniel comes six weeks before he faces off…
  • Clawson wins Republican primary race for Trey Radel's seat

    22 April 2014, 2:58 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) - Businessman Curt Clawson won Tuesday's Republican primary in southwest Florida for the seat formerly held by Rep. Trey Radel, who left office over a cocaine scandal. Radel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge following his arrest for cocaine…
  • Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate

    22 April 2014, 2:07 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who openly competes with other governors by trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State, is now taking his strategy one step further. He's challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to a debate on economic policy.…
  • Sen. John Boozman has surgery

    22 April 2014, 1:02 pm by: A.Killough

    Updated 2:22 p.m. ET, 4/22/2014 (CNN) – Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, experienced an aortic aneurysm and underwent surgery Tuesday morning, according to a source familiar with the senator's condition. The senator started feeling sick Monday night, and he…
  • Place with political pedigree

    22 April 2014, 11:44 am by: steinhauserp

    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - From the outside, it looks like a plain store front that could be anywhere USA. But step inside 379 Elm Street in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire, and you enter a building with a rich history in campaign politics. And Scott…
  • First on CNN: 15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic Convention

    22 April 2014, 11:28 am by: steinhauserp

    Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more. The Democratic…
  • High court upholds Michigan's ban on college-admissions affirmative action

    22 April 2014, 11:03 am by: A.Killough

    (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's voter-approved law that bans use of racial criteria in college admissions. In a 6-2 vote, the court ruled a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the law. FULL STORY
  • Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready

    22 April 2014, 10:43 am by: A.Killough

    (CNN) - Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole argued that some of the men among the younger generation of potential GOP presidential candidates aren't quite ready to take on the White House. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, (Marco)…
  • Inside Politics Speed Read: Is Obama turning the corner?

    22 April 2014, 10:08 am by: zbyronwolf

    Obama’s poll numbers inch up: President Barack Obama leaves Tuesday for a weeklong trip to Asia. After a quick stop in Washington state to view the aftermath of the Oso landslide, he’ll continue on to Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Malaysia. One…
  • Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

    22 April 2014, 9:17 am by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) – When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied Willard Hotel one block from the White House last month, she didn't invoke the stares of gaping tourists or eager handshakes from power-seeking staffers. Instead, she rolled her own…
  • A new player steps into South Carolina governor's race

    22 April 2014, 9:15 am by: A.Killough

    Anderson, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is one of the GOP's brightest stars, a 42-year-old Indian-American, a dynamo fundraiser and a favorite of national Republicans eager to showcase diversity in their ranks. Haley's road to…
  • Book club with political bent

    22 April 2014, 8:11 am by: steinhauserp

    Washington (CNN) - A leading grassroots liberal group is forming a book club to try and help boost Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book to best seller status. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announcement Tuesday that it's forming a national…
  • McCain calls Russia a 'gas station'

    22 April 2014, 5:13 am by: thegabefuldead

    (CNN) - Mad that he won't be vacationing in Siberia because of sanctions, Sen. John McCain sounded off on all things Russia on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Tuesday. The longtime GOP senator from Arizona, who earlier this year used his Twitter account to…
  • Christie on pot: Colorado law 'not the quality of life we want'

    21 April 2014, 8:47 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that – Colorado. Christie was asked by a caller on his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio program on…

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