Poll: Warner favorite in Virginia gubernatorial battle
November 14th, 2012
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Warner favorite in Virginia gubernatorial battle

Washington (CNN) - If Mark Warner wants back his old job as Virginia governor, a new poll suggests it may be his for the taking.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday indicates the first term U.S. senator would be the favorite candidate as the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial campaign gets underway.
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November 14th, 2012
08:18 AM ET
2 years ago

New U.S. House: Women and minorities to the left; white men to the right

Washington (CNN) - When the incoming U.S. House freshmen of the 113th Congress take their class photo, the image will reflect two very different visions of the nation.

On the Democratic side: Women and minorities - a coalition that, along with young voters, largely helped re-elect President Barack Obama - collectively will for the first time in the nation's history outnumber white male Democrats.

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November 14th, 2012
07:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Many issues same since Obama's last news conference

Washington (CNN) - The last time President Barack Obama held a full-blown news conference at the White House, his first campaign rally was two months away and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum looked to have the upper hand over Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential primaries.

To be sure, in some ways the political landscape has changed dramatically since Obama fielded questions from the White House press corps on March 6: He is now assured of four more years in the Oval Office and can claim fresh leverage in his dealings with Republicans over reaching a budget deal.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
November 14th, 2012
04:55 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN Security Clearance: Analysis: Will national security scandal create national security risk?
The fallout from the scandal involving now disgraced CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and possible connection to top Afghan commander Gen. John Allen comes at a transition time for the Obama administration. Politicians, journalists and every other political wonk are calculating who could be filling the major Cabinet positions that will be opening as some begin to step down. It raises the question of what effect all this could have on the country's national security.

CNN: 5 things to watch in Obama's news conference
President Barack Obama is scheduled to have his first news conference since March on Wednesday. It will be the 16th of his presidency and the first since his reelection last week. He are five things to watch for.

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