Longing for a win, GOP gives Senate hopeful a big microphone
July 12th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
12 minutes ago

Longing for a win, GOP gives Senate hopeful a big microphone

Washington (CNN) - If you're a national political party salivating over the prospect of winning a seat that's long been in your opponent's hands, what should you do?

One strategy: give your candidate a huge megaphone.

Enter the Republican National Committee, Iowa GOP Senate nominee Joni Ernst - and an address heard by millions around the country.

On Saturday, Ernst delivered the weekly Republican address. The candidate pushed familiar conservative themes: smaller government, opposition to Obamacare and strong national security. Ernst also played up her outsider status and pushed populist themes.

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Filed under: 2014 • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Republican National Committee
Perry: Paul 'isolationist policies' are 'curiously blind,' 'wrong'
July 12th, 2014
02:04 PM ET
2 hours ago

Perry: Paul 'isolationist policies' are 'curiously blind,' 'wrong'

(CNN) – "Curiously blind" and "wrong."

Is Rick Perry previewing harsh political attacks against Rand Paul should the two potential 2016 presidential candidates square off in a debate over foreign policy?

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Filed under: 2016 • Foreign Policy • Rand Paul • Rick Perry
July 12th, 2014
01:28 PM ET
2 hours ago

Is law to protect children causing human flood at border? GOP sponsor stands by it

Washington (CNN) - Is a law designed to protect children from human trafficking actually causing a humanitarian crisis along the U.S. southern border, allowing thousands of children to illegally surge into the United States?

Amid the crisis and calls to change the law, one of its chief backers defends it.

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Filed under: House • Immigration
O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'
July 11th, 2014
07:50 PM ET
20 hours ago

O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley advocated for sympathy for the surge of young Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border, arguing that to turn the children away without due process would be un-American given what violence awaits in their home countries.

"We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death," he told reporters Friday at a National Governors Association meeting in Nashville.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Immigration • Martin O'Malley • President Obama
July 11th, 2014
05:27 PM ET
5 hours ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 11, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 11, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

WHITE HOUSE: GOP LAWSUIT IS CASE OF HYPOCRISY ...White House officials are scratching their heads over House Speaker John Boehner's announcement Thursday that Republicans would sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision last year to delay the health care law's employer mandate. That's because, as one senior administration official pointed out on Friday, those same lawmakers voted to do the exact same thing - defer until 2015 the Obamacare requirement aimed at making businesses provide health coverage to their workers, or pay a penalty. – Jim Acosta
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Top House Republican distances GOP from new Akin rape remarks
July 11th, 2014
04:17 PM ET
22 hours ago

Top House Republican distances GOP from new Akin rape remarks

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking woman in the House GOP leadership, said Friday that former Rep. Todd Akin's declaration that he now regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" comments during the 2012 campaign do not reflect the views of the Republican Party.

"I would say that Todd Akin's comments were not reflective of the Republican Party and the Republican message," McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, told CNN. The GOP message "is about a better future for every person in this country no matter who you are, no matter your background, and we are about protecting that opportunity for everyone."
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Filed under: Cathy McMorris Rodgers • GOP • RNC • Todd Akin
Biden: Governors 'best hope we have' to end partisan politics
July 11th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
22 hours ago

Biden: Governors 'best hope we have' to end partisan politics

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden told the nation's governors that they're "the best hope we have" at ending the "corrosive" politics that are hurting the country.

"The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or group of people, just the politics, the culture in Washington now, it’s become too personal, it's too corrosive," said the vice president Friday, adding that "this country can't run that way."

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July 11th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
23 hours ago

What's behind Romney 2016 speculation

(CNN) - Here we go again. Another poll adding to the feeding frenzy over a possible third Mitt Romney run for the White House.

While the 2012 Republican presidential nominee's repeatedly said he's not running again in 2016, the attention such speculation captures is a sign of the wide open nature right now of the next GOP nomination race.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Poll
Unusual trio pushes for action on immigration
July 10th, 2014
08:51 PM ET
1 day ago

Unusual trio pushes for action on immigration

(CNN) - An unlikely trio is pushing for an end to the deadlock in Washington over immigration reform.

Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul and major Republican donor, teamed up with tech billionaire Bill Gates and investor icon Warren Buffett, both supporters of President Barak Obama, to urge Congress and the White House to find common ground on immigration reform.

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Filed under: Immigration
Poll: New Hampshire GOP still split, Hillary the favorite for Dems
July 10th, 2014
08:15 PM ET
1 day ago

Poll: New Hampshire GOP still split, Hillary the favorite for Dems

(CNN) - It's a mixed bag for a Republican 2016 favorite in New Hampshire, according to a new survey of registered voters in the state.

The WMUR Granite State poll also indicates Hillary Clinton leading the potential Democratic presidential pack but her popularity has fallen slightly over the past few months.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Rand Paul
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