October 4th, 2010
11:31 PM ET
October 4th, 2010
10:21 PM ET
4 years ago

New skirmish in Murkowski-Tea Party Express feud

(CNN) - Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says a new commercial by the Tea Party Express that targets her as a sore loser whose sole goal is to keep her Senate seat is full of "lies," and she's urging television stations in her state not to run the ad.

Tea Party Express announced Monday that they are in the process of buying ad time in Alaska and hope to start running the 60 second commercial as early as next week.

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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
October 4th, 2010
09:12 PM ET
4 years ago

O'Donnell: 'I am not a witch'

Washington (CNN) – Playing off of her admission that she dabbled in witchcraft in high school, Delaware Senate Republican nominee Christine O'Donnell will launch her first television ad of the general election on Tuesday, in which she looks straight into the camera and tells the audience "I am not a witch. I'm nothing you've heard. I am you."

The last part of that line clearly references some of the unflattering information that has come to light in the last few weeks about O'Donnell, including inconsistencies in what she has said about her education and her personal and business financial problems.

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Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
October 4th, 2010
08:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Raese sees change in West Virginia

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(CNN) - After spending time yesterday with the Democratic Governor Joe Manchin at a parade in Milton, West Virginia, we drove to Morgantown to see his GOP opponent in this suddenly tight race for Senate.

John Raese is a wealthy businessman who has run, and lost, three statewide races here. But in an interview at his campaign headquarters, Raese said he thinks this time will be different because voters are more open to his anti-government views.
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Filed under: John Raese • Trail Running
October 4th, 2010
08:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats gird for final push

(CNN) – Democrats are heading into the weeks leading up to Election Day with a final push of ads, strategy and spin.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sources say they are up with ads in 36 districts. The sources said that Democrats are "heavily reserved" in air time, which could mean spending almost $50 million on advertising.

Expect this to be a nasty-and personal-campaign, as Democrats try to make this a district-by-district election while the GOP continues to nationalize it. Today I was told that the Democrats had "barely begun" their ad wars.

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Filed under: 2010 • Democrats
October 4th, 2010
06:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Trending: Mondale to Obama: ditch the 'idiot boards'

Washington (CNN) - Walter Mondale, vice president during the Carter administration, has some advice for President Obama if he wants to win a second term: drop the teleprompter.

"He's got to connect with the American people," Mondale said, in an interview with CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

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October 4th, 2010
05:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Rouse in the house: Filling Rahm's shoes

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Washington (CNN) - What is a day at the Obama White House without the larger than life personality of former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel?

"I thought it would feel or look a lot different," said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "I don't know why I thought that. It didn't, honestly," he added.

Emanuel stepped down last week to explore a run for Mayor of Chicago. Monday marked the first time in the Obama administration where someone other than Emanuel guided the senior staff meetings and 'started off' the President's day.

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October 4th, 2010
05:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Candidate's secret tape recording 'for my own protection'

(CNN) - Nevada Tea Party candidate Scott Ashjian says he taped his meeting with Sharron Angle "for my own protection."

The recording of the meeting is at the center of a new controversy for Republican Senate nominee in Nevada who is in a heated contest with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Ashjian is a third party candidate trailing in the polls.
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Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Scott Ashjian
October 4th, 2010
04:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Former lawmakers to Congress: play nice

Washington (CNN) – In the midst of a bitter and brutal election season, bipartisanship among candidates for Congress is highly unlikely.

But that is exactly what a bipartisan group of more than 130 former lawmakers are asking for in a letter sent to all Senate and House members running for reelection and their opponents.

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Filed under: 2010 • Congress
October 4th, 2010
03:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama touts industry-led initiative for job training

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama announced another industry-led education initiative Monday, this time intended to ensure that the nation's community college graduates are well-trained for jobs in U.S. industry.

Obama told a meeting of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which includes business and labor leaders, that the Skills for America's Future initiative is a common-sense approach to a broader strategy of improving the ability of U.S. students to compete in the global workforce.

"The idea here is simple - we want to make it easier to connect students looking for jobs with businesses that will hire them," Obama said in remarks at a board meeting at the White House.

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Filed under: issues • President Obama
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