October 19th, 2010
03:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: O'Malley up five in Maryland re-match

(CNN) – With two weeks until Election Day, a new poll indicates that Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland holds a five point advantage over his Republican challenger, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich.

According to a Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies survey released Tuesday, 47 percent of likely voters in Maryland support O'Malley, with 42 percent backing Ehrlich, four percent supporting other candidates and six percent undecided. O'Malley's five point advantage over Ehrlich is within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2010 • John Ehrlich • Martin O'Malley
October 19th, 2010
03:14 PM ET
4 years ago

TRAIL RUNNING: Tea Party Express tour is temporarily stopped – by roadwork

En route to Ely, Nevada (CNN) – Tea Party activists often say that the movement is virtually unstoppable. But the current bus tour for the Tea Party Express was forced to temporarily stop on Tuesday.

The reason: roadwork.

The re-paving of some eight miles of road caused a delay as the roving bus tour traveled on a two-lane highway between Wells and Ely, Nevada. Ely will be the site of the third rally on the Express' 30-city tour.
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Filed under: Tea Party Express
October 19th, 2010
02:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Angle ad hits Reid for Ritz Carlton apartment

(CNN)– Is Harry Reid too "Ritzy" to understand the plight of the average Nevada voter? That's the charge made in Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle's latest ad.

The ad, paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, targets Reid for living in a luxury apartment at the Ritz Carlton in Washington while Nevadans are losing their homes to foreclosure and the state has the nation's highest unemployment rate.
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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Sharron Angle
October 19th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
4 years ago

White House blocks access to Facebook

Washington (CNN) - For employees inside the White House, wasting time on Facebook is not an option.

"You cannot get on Facebook at the White House," Council of Economic Advisers chairman Austan Goolsbee told CNN Money's Managing Editor Lex Haris during an interview.

"Government rules."

Ironically, Haris was interviewing Goolsbee during the weekly White House "Open for Questions" session that was streamed on the White House Facebook page where users could also submit questions live on the social network.


Filed under: White House
October 19th, 2010
01:34 PM ET
4 years ago

#edit: Palin tweet 2 endorse Raese names wrong state

(CNN) –For a lot of Republicans, an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the gold standard of conservative street cred.

West Virginia Republican Senate candidate John Raese received such a nod this morning, except her endorsement was for a Senate seat in … Pennsylvania.
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Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin
Emanuel talks education, little else in interview
October 19th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Emanuel talks education, little else in interview

(CNN)– For someone with a reputation for being forthright with his opinions, Rahm Emanuel was unusually cagey during a Monday interview with the Chicago Tribune.

The former White House Chief of Staff used the interview to lay out his plans for education reform, in particular touting the use of private funds to improve Windy City schools.
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Filed under: 2010 • Chicago mayoral race • issues • Rahm Emanuel
October 19th, 2010
01:01 PM ET
4 years ago

O'Donnell gets Coons for Constitutional Law 101

(CNN) – Christine O'Donnell received a lesson on the Constitution at Delaware's Widener Law School Tuesday, but unfortunately for the Republican Senate candidate it came during a debate with Democrat Chris Coons.

On the issue of whether creationism should be taught in public schools, a highly skeptical O'Donnell questioned Coon's assertion that the First Amendment calls for the separation of church and state.

"The First Amendment does?" O'Donnell asked during the Tuesday morning debate. "Let me just clarify: You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?"

Watch the heated interaction, after the jump:
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Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
October 19th, 2010
12:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama makes a direct appeal to black voters

Washington (CNN) - President Obama makes a direct appeal to African-Americans to vote Democrat on Election Day, in a new commercial airing on national radio shows and on stations reaching black communities in a handful of key midterm battleground states.

The ad is part of a $3 million outreach effort by the Democratic National Committee to urge African-Americans to show up and vote next month, the committee said.
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Filed under: 2010 • President Obama
October 19th, 2010
12:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Meghan McCain: O’Donnell 'reflects badly on the movement'

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, wants to make one thing clear, "I am not the one running for Senate."

McCain’s comments about Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell as a "nut job" while appearing on ABC's "This Week" program Sunday, immediately received harsh criticism and backlash. A response that day from the O'Donnell campaign mocked McCain for having "vast experience in politics and running for office." McCain is now firing back.
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Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Meghan McCain
October 19th, 2010
11:42 AM ET
4 years ago

Sanford's relationship with Argentine mistress still happening

(CNN) – Remember the Argentinean woman with whom Mark Sanford had an affair and in the process ended his marriage and promising political career?

Well, the two have weathered the storm.
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Filed under: Jenny Sanford • Mark Sanford
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