(CNN) - CNN's Dick Uliano talks to Candy Crowley about this week's primary election results with a close look at Connecticut Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon.
(CNN) – Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, who is under investigation by the House ethics committee, will personally plead her case to reporters in a 10 a.m. news conference on Capitol Hill Friday.
The 10-term congresswoman is alleged to have helped steer federal bailout money to a bank in which her husband had a financial stake.
In an appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Tuesday, Water said she has not been given due process and that she "will not be a sacrificial lamb for anyone."
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
Florida 2nd - Allen Boyd is seeking an 8th termPrimary: August 24, 2010
Location: Tallahassee/Central Panhandle
Days until election: 81
He may be a Blue Dog, but Florida Democrat Allen Boyd is spending big this year, as he faces the toughest race of his career.
Boyd has consistently won re-election by comfortable margins since his first election to the House in 1996. But he faces his stiffest challenge yet in Republican funeral home owner Steve Southerland. And that's only if he makes it past the Aug. 24 primary in his Panhandle district - by no means a sure thing, as he squares off against veteran state legislator Al Lawson, Florida's state Senate Minority Leader.
TOPICS: Social Security
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(CNN) - Pessimism over Social Security is at an all-time high as six in ten Americans who don't already receive benefits through the program say they never will, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll.
As the program nears its 70th anniversary of implementation, 63 percent of Americans say the program won't last another 70 years.
"There have always been a significant number of Americans who thought that Social Security would not be able to pay benefits to them when they retire," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. "But since 1989, when Gallup first asked this question, that number usually hovered in the mid-40s and never rose higher than 52 percent. Today, 60 percent say they will never get a benefit from Social Security."
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CNN: Obama to sign bill approving $600 million for border security
President Barack Obama will sign a bill Friday that provides $600 million in emergency funding to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border. A day earlier, two senators - Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Ben Cardin of Maryland - returned from their August recess to give the chamber's approval for the bill. The House of Representatives had already approved the measure.