Washington (CNN) - White House senior adviser David Axelrod is looking for a silver lining in expected Democratic losses in November's congressional elections.
While saying he thought his party would retain its majority in both the House and Senate in the November 2 voting, Axelrod told the CBS program "Face The Nation" that he hoped Republican gains would bring more cooperation.
(CNN) - Karl Rove is lashing out at President Obama and the Democratic National Committee over a new ad that alleges the former top Bush aide is “stealing our Democracy.”
"They are tossing out these baseless charges," Rove said Sunday during an appearance on Fox News.
The comments come the same day the DNC announced it is launching a national television ad targeting Rove and another former Bush aide, Ed Gillespie, over their involvement with an issue advocacy group called Crossroads GPS that by law - because it is established as a non-profit - does not have to reveal its donors.
The organization has spent millions airing anti-Democratic ads in key races and faces charges that they are bending campaign finance laws by structuring itself as a tax-exempt "social welfare" 501(c)(4) organization.
Washington (CNN) - The CNN 100, a list of the nation's 100 most vulnerable House races, has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the battle to control the chamber this November.
The list is now comprised of 86 Democratic seats, 15 of which are open seats and another 71 with incumbents running for re-election. There are 14 Republican seats in the CNN 100, 5 open seats and 9 incumbent races.
I guess what I liked best was Chris Van Hollen, who sort of took this glass half full approach to the fact that he’s got some thirty Democrats in some really tough districts who are running these ads on T.V. against Nancy Pelosi and bragging about their separation from the president.
Washingtn (CNN) - The two candidates vying for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat sat side-by-side and calmly accused each other of lying and other improprieties in a televised debate Sunday.
"We shouldn't be surprised the congressman is lying again," Democrat Alexi Giannoulias said to a claim of fiscal conservatism by his opponent, Republican Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois.
Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration opposes a moratorium on home foreclosures, but wants problems involving improper paperwork resolved as quickly as possible, senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
"I'm not sure about a national moratorium," Axelrod said on the CBS program "Face the Nation." He said valid foreclosures with proper paperwork should go forward, and that questionable foreclosures need to be addressed right away.
(CNN) - Author and journalist Bob Woodward says he wants to teach his daughter about the electoral process, and that’s why he is a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.
CNN’s Howard Kurtz of Reliable Sources inquired about Woodward’s political registration because of recent comments Woodward made on C-SPAN where he said he was a registered Democrat, but acted as a political independent.
(CNN) - Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy is discounting rumors that his party is seeking to recruit current conservative-leaning House Democrats to their side of the isle.
“I've always heard those rumors, but I don't see that being the case,” McCarthy told CNN’s Candy Crowley on State of The Union. “And it's - it's a little more difficult when you look at the Democratic make-up of Congress today. It's much more liberal than it's ever been.”