North Carolina tea party pushes back against establishment
Jane Bilello, chairwoman of the Asheville tea party
May 5th, 2014
07:37 PM ET
5 months ago

North Carolina tea party pushes back against establishment

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) - On the eve of North Carolina primary balloting, the state tea party is not backing down, despite reports the Republican establishment is fighting to "humiliate" and win big.

Will the tea party be humiliated in the primaries?

"The establishment – they want to keep their turf and they look at us as a threat," Jane Bilello, chairman of the Asheville Tea Party, told CNN on Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina • Tea Party
May 5th, 2014
07:21 PM ET
5 months ago

Crossfire: Santorum doesn't think Rand Paul would win GOP nomination

(CNN) – Rick Santorum said Monday he doubts a Libertarian-leaning candidate, like Rand Paul, could be nominated to lead the Republican Party in a presidential election.

Asked by co-host Van Jones on CNN's "Crossfire" if he could support the Kentucky senator if he winds up running and is nominated in 2016, Santorum said he doesn't think he’ll have to consider that ultimately.

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Filed under: 2016 • Crossfire • Rand Paul • Republican Party • Rick Santorum
Hillary Clinton steps further into politics with Margolies fundraiser
May 5th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton steps further into politics with Margolies fundraiser

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will headline a May 15 fundraiser for Marjorie Margolies, her daughter's mother-in-law and a Democratic candidate for a Pennsylvania congressional seat, according to a Democratic fundraising source.

The fundraiser, according to the source, will be held in New York City on May 15 – just five days before the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania's 13th District seat on May 20.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
CNN's GUT CHECK for May 5, 2014
May 5th, 2014
06:24 PM ET
5 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for May 5, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 5, 2014 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

POLL SHOWS SLIGHT ADVANTAGE FOR GOP IN 2014 … A new CNN/ORC poll shows that Republicans have a small advantage in the "generic ballot" question that monitors how Americans may vote in this year's congressional elections. But even a small advantage on that question - as well as other measures - suggest that 2014 could be a good year for GOP candidates.

CNN/ORC POLL
Registered Voters' Choice for Congress
May 2-4

Republican 46%
Democrat 45%

Sampling error: +/-3.5% pts

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
May 5th, 2014
05:36 PM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Keystone bill likely to fail in Senate

(CNN) – A congressional effort to bypass the White House and approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline appears likely to fizzle this week, CNN has learned.

The development comes after three Democratic senators, who cast their support previously for the long-delayed, cross-border pipeline, said they would vote against the legislation.

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Filed under: Keystone XL • Senate
May 5th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Growing concern over Ukraine but little support for military action

(CNN) - Americans are increasingly concerned about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, but few express support for using U.S. military force in that county, according to a new national survey released Monday.

A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that even if economic and diplomatic efforts fail in curbing Russia's aggression in the region, Americans still oppose U.S. military involvement.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • President Obama • Russia • Ukraine
May 5th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Should Donald Sterling be forced to sell his team?

(CNN) - A new national poll indicates Americans are split over whether NBA owners should force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers after racial comments he made became public.

According to the CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, 47% of the public supports a forced sell of the team, while 50% are against it.
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Filed under: Polls
May 5th, 2014
04:08 PM ET
5 months ago

House Democrats unclear on whether they'll boycott Benghazi panel

(CNN) - The No. 2 House Democrat harshly criticized House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to move forward with a select committee to investigate the deadly Benghazi terror attack, and said Democrats haven’t decided if they’ll participate.

"We think this is a political, not a substantive effort," Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters on Monday about the new panel to probe the armed assault in September 2012 that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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Filed under: Congress • Libya • Steny Hoyer
CNN Poll: GOP advantage in midterms
May 5th, 2014
04:02 PM ET
5 months ago

CNN Poll: GOP advantage in midterms

Washington (CNN) – A small edge right now in a key indicator of the midterm elections could lead to a big advantage for the Republicans over the Democrats come November.

That's the suggestion from a new CNN/ORC International poll, that also indicates that President Barack Obama's lackluster approval ratings and pessimistic perceptions about the economy could also make 2014 a good year for the GOP at the ballot box.

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White House set to lay out imminent climate risks
May 5th, 2014
04:00 PM ET
5 months ago

White House set to lay out imminent climate risks

Updated 7:49 p.m. ET, 5/5/2014

Washington (CNN) - Flooded rail lines. Plagues of pests and herbicide-resistant weeds. A rash of wildfires.

Those are some of the alarming predictions in an early draft of a White House climate change report set for release on Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, and more erratic weather.

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Filed under: climate change • White House
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