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  • 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 -…
  • Poll suggests Romney on top in Iowa if he runs again

    27 August 2014, 2:23 pm by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) - He keeps saying no to third run for the White House, but another new poll – this time in Iowa – indicates Mitt Romney would be the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination if he changes his mind. A USA Today/Suffolk University survey…
  • First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

    27 August 2014, 11:02 am by: Dan Merica

    Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data provided to CNN by a publisher. The number puts Ryan's "The Way Forward" behind two other books by conservative…
  • Shaheen goes on the attack against Brown

    27 August 2014, 8:00 am by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) - The Democratic incumbent in a key Senate race that may very well decide which party controls the chamber next year is going up with her first attack ad against her likely Republican challenger. The campaign of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire…
  • McCaskill: If communities want federal law enforcement funds, cops should wear cameras

    27 August 2014, 12:09 am by: thegabefuldead

    (CNN) – Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday that police officers across the country should be required to wear body cameras in order for their departments to qualify for federal funds. McCaskill believes that the ubiquity of cameras gives way to…
  • New York Times editorial board passes on endorsing Cuomo

    26 August 2014, 3:48 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    Washington (CNN) – No endorsement for you, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. That was the message the New York Times editorial board sent to the state's sitting governor when they published Tuesday an editorial that spelled out why they won't be backing Cuomo in New York's…
  • O’Malley moving political staff into South Carolina

    26 August 2014, 2:15 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - As he builds support for a possible Democratic presidential bid, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is dispatching political staffers to work on two key races in South Carolina this fall, sources familiar with the moves told CNN.…
  • In South Carolina, Rubio heals wounds on the right

    26 August 2014, 1:17 pm by: Dana Davidsen

    ANDERSON, South Carolina (CNN) - Marco Rubio came to South Carolina this week hoping to win over the kind of conservative hardliners who turned on him last year as the Senate immigration reform bill he sponsored hit a roadblock in the Republican-controlled…
  • Obama announces new efforts for vets in politically tinged North Carolina visit

    26 August 2014, 7:15 am by: steinhauserp

    Updated 2:05 p.m. ET, 8/26/2014 Charlotte (CNN) – President Barack Obama detailed Tuesday how his administration is attempting to rectify shortfalls in caring for war veterans, just as new threats abroad could require more sacrifices for American military…
  • First on CNN: New group goes up with spots in crucial Senate race

    25 August 2014, 4:52 pm by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) - Add another organization to the list of outside groups running ads in the Senate battle in New Hampshire, which is turning into a key race that could determine which party controls the chamber next year. CNN has learned that Independent Leadership for…
  • Foley killer featured in Republican campaign ad

    25 August 2014, 12:40 pm by: lacaldwellcnn

    (CNN) — The masked man appears briefly, for only a frame or two, but it’s startling nonetheless. The not-yet-identified killer of kidnapped American photographer James Foley is featured in an ominous and risky campaign ad released Monday by New Mexico’s…
  • South Carolina back in 2016 spotlight

    25 August 2014, 11:50 am by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) - This week, South Carolina gets a piece of the action. While Iowa, the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and New Hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary, have seen numerous visits this summer by many of the…
  • The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Will Eric Holder be leaving the Justice Department?

    25 August 2014, 8:53 am by: jhelman

    CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead. WASHINGTON (CNN) – An exit strategy, proof of the Obama…
  • Ahead of Michael Brown's funeral, calls to not let the moment pass

    24 August 2014, 8:21 pm by: cnngc

    (CNN) – One day before thousands are expected to gather for the funeral of Michael Brown, political and civil rights leaders don't appear ready to let the moment pass. On the Sunday political talk shows, many called for conversations about the relationship…
  • Clinton ignores questions on Ferguson

    24 August 2014, 4:57 pm by: Dan Merica

    Westhampton Beach, New York (CNN) – Hillary Clinton, who has yet to comment about the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, ignored questions about the incident on Sunday. After signing more than 700 books at Books &…
  • As vacation winds down, Obama faces calls for stronger leadership on ISIS

    24 August 2014, 3:41 pm by: CassieSpodak

    (CNN) Washington - On President Barack Obama’s last day of a troubled vacation, politicians criticized his leadership and called for action in the growing threat of terrorist group ISIS. “The President has got to come forward with a cohesive, comprehensive…

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