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  • Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad

    24 July 2014, 3:20 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has been featured in endorsements for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Campbell's Soup. Now she's promoting something else: Her husband's political campaign. The Olympic medalist and five-time world champion stars in…
  • Hillary Clinton stands by 'Russian reset' in face of recent events

    24 July 2014, 12:35 pm by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) - It worked. That is the argument former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made during a Thursday interview about her much talked about 2009 reset of U.S.-Russia relations. The statement comes as Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, has…
  • Do you want the drinking age lowered?

    24 July 2014, 11:55 am by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) - When it comes to the drinking age, the vast majority of Americans don't want to go back to the future. Thirty years after 21 became the minimum age to drink alcohol in all 50 states, a new national poll indicates that nearly three-quarters of the…
  • First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash

    24 July 2014, 11:46 am by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) — Rob Astorino, New York’s GOP candidate for governor, was urged not to attend a Republican Governors Association meeting in Aspen this week after publicly clashing with the group’s chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, over support…
  • Clinton polling well in key presidential battleground

    24 July 2014, 10:19 am by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) – Hillary Clinton is the clear 2016 frontrunner in the nation's largest presidential battleground state, according to a new poll. A Quinnipiac University survey of Florida voters indicates the former secretary of state, who's seriously considering a…
  • Report: Montana Senator plagiarized grad school paper

    24 July 2014, 9:33 am by: lacaldwellcnn

    updated at 3:25pm ET (CNN) - A significant portion of a paper Montana Sen. John Walsh had to complete to obtain his Master’s degree was taken directly from two sources and given no attribution, according to the New York Times. At least one-quarter of the…
  • Paul Ryan lays out new poverty plan

    24 July 2014, 8:06 am by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan spelled out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states. According to the plan, which the Wisconsin Republican detailed at the…
  • Obama: Tax avoidance akin to renouncing citizenship

    24 July 2014, 6:06 am by: thegabefuldead

    Los Angeles (CNN) - American-based firms that use legal loopholes to avoid paying U.S. taxes have effectively renounced any allegiance to their home country, President Barack Obama will claim during remarks at a community college here on Thursday. Taking up a…
  • Jeb Bush weighs in on immigration influx and urges House Republicans to push comprehensive reform

    24 July 2014, 12:51 am by: thegabefuldead

    Washington (CNN) – After several weeks in which the influx of tens of thousands of undocumented children illegally crossing the border into the United States has dominated the headlines, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote an op-ed about the issue, calling…
  • Obama: Washington could do with less 'Scandal'

    24 July 2014, 12:36 am by: thegabefuldead

    (CNN) – Olivia Pope may be the best crisis manager - real or fictional - to ever grace Washington. But that doesn't mean the situations on "Scandal" are anything close to what President Barack Obama wants to see play out in real life. Speaking during a…
  • In Colorado, Christie doesn’t shy away from pot comments

    23 July 2014, 7:52 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – While in Colorado on Wednesday, Chris Christie said he’s “not backing off an inch” from his previous comments against the state’s decision to legalize marijuana. “What I said is what I believe,” the New Jersey Republican governor said.…
  • Top Democrat predicts – again – his party can win back the House

    23 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: A.Killough

    Washington (CNN) – Defying virtually all political analysis, the No. 2 House Democrat said his party has "a good shot" at winning enough seats in November to regain control of the House of Representatives. Maryland Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer made a similar…
  • Hillary’s spin on the Reagan vs. Clinton economies off-mark

    23 July 2014, 6:16 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – Hillary Clinton, throughout much of her book tour, has made bold claims comparing the Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton economies. Last week, Clinton stepped up those claims in an interview with Charlie Rose when she asserted “if I just were to…
  • CNN's GUT CHECK for July 23, 2014

    23 July 2014, 5:37 pm by: sarabfischer

    CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 23, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle ON CNN… BLOOMBERG SAYS FLIGHT BAN REWARDS HAMAS … Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a combative…
  • Dole back on Hill to try and push through U.N. disabilities treaty

    23 July 2014, 4:19 pm by: A.Killough

    (CNN) – Hoping to spur more Republican support, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole returned to the U.S. Capitol to urge ratification of a global disability rights treaty. The one-time Kansas GOP lawmaker, who had two stints leading the chamber before…
  • Game on in pivotal Georgia Senate race

    23 July 2014, 4:08 pm by: steinhauserp

    (CNN) - The general election race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat is kicking into high gear now that the GOP has a nominee. "Michelle Nunn: Perfect for Obama. Wrong for Georgia," says the narrator in TV commercial by the Ending Spending Action Fund, a…
  • Clinton, Sotomayor and Castro to attend Friday event together

    23 July 2014, 3:36 pm by: steinhauserp

    Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor and Julian Castro will appear together in New York City on Friday as part of Dream Big Day at the Bronx Children's Museum. Earlier this summer, Sotomayor surprised the former secretary of state during a…
  • Rubio decries ‘intolerance’ against same-sex marriage opponents

    23 July 2014, 3:14 pm by: steinhauserp

    Washington (CNN) – Citing a “growing intolerance” against opponents of same-sex marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio argued that those who advocate same-sex marriage need to be more respectful of those who oppose it. “Supporting the definition of marriage as one…
  • White House 'reloading' with new press hires

    23 July 2014, 10:38 am by: steinhauserp

    Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration Wednesday announced Eric Schultz as its pick for the new principal deputy press secretary. Schultz will now be the number two White House spokesman behind the new Press Secretary, Josh Earnest. Earnest, who began his…
  • Oregonians to vote to legalize recreational marijuana

    23 July 2014, 10:06 am by: lacaldwellcnn

    (CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed. More than 88,500 people signed…

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