Washington (CNN) - Most Americans disapprove of how both the Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress are handling their jobs, according to a new national poll.
And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that the public does not seem optimistic about the economy if either the GOP or the Democrats control Congress next year.
Thirty-four percent of people questioned in the poll approve of the job Democratic leaders in Congress are doing, with 64 percent saying they disapprove of how congressional Democratic leaders are handling their duties. According to the survey 31 percent give Republican congressional leaders a thumbs up, with two out of three disapproving of the job they are doing.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called Monday for Congress to approve a $50 billion plan to begin upgrading the nation's crumbling infrastructure, saying such an investment is vital to creating much-needed construction jobs and keeping the nation competitive in the global economy.
In a Rose Garden statement at the White House, Obama called for bipartisan support when Congress returns after the November 2 mid-term elections so that the first phase of a proposed six-year infrastructure development plan can begin.
TOPICS: Approval ratings on Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress; ratings the two parties on economy, health care, terrorism, immigration, government spending, taxes, ethics, Afghanistan
(CNN) – It's not every day a politician literally puts a bullet through a piece of legislation.
But West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, the state's Democratic Senate nominee, does just that in a new ad that rails against several of President Barack Obama's policies.
"I'll take on Washington and this administration to get the federal government off of our backs and out of our pockets," says Manchin as he is seen loading a rifle.
(CNN) - Call Bill Clinton the Democrat's go to guy this election year, and this week he's going to make a lot of stops on the campaign trail.
The former president starts Monday in Kentucky, where he teams up with Jack Conway, the state's attorney general and the Democratic Senate nominee. The former president headlines a Conway rally in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky and separately help Conway raise campaign cash at a fundraiser. Conway is battling Republican nominee Rand Paul to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Jim Bunning.
(CNN) - If Senate candidate and North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall didn't criticize GOP Sen. Richard Burr in her latest television ad, she'd likely be confused for a Republican.
That's because the Democratic candidate took a page out of the Republican Party's 2010 playbook and released an ad targeting her opponent as being part of the Washington establishment.
"Washington is broken, and Sen. Richard Burr helped break it," Marshall says as she looks straight into the camera in the 30-second commercial. "…Even though Washington politicians like Richard Burr don't want to hear it, it's time to throw 'em out."
(Updated at 6:40 p.m. ET with DCCC fundraising estimate)
Washington (CNN) - A bitter House battle in South Florida is attracting some top surrogates, with both President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader John Boehner jumping into the action Monday.
(CNN) - A new ad running in Reno, Nevada highlights voters who say the state's GOP Senate nominee, Sharron Angle, "speaks for me."
The Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women's group, and CitizenLink, a group affiliated with the conservative group Focus on the Family, are spending $200,000 to air the 30-second spot in the Reno and Las Vegas media markets.
(CNN) – President Obama got the book thrown at him – literally.
In what was one of the president’s stranger campaign rallies, an unidentified individual in the crowd threw a book at Obama just after he wrapped up his remarks at the event in Philadelphia on Sunday.