GOP establishment 1, tea party 0 after North Carolina Senate primary
May 6th, 2014
11:03 PM ET
4 months ago

GOP establishment 1, tea party 0 after North Carolina Senate primary

(CNN) - In the intraparty battle for the GOP, score Round 1 for the Republican establishment over the tea party.

CNN projects that North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has won the state's GOP Senate primary. Tillis, who was backed by many mainstream.

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Filed under: North Carolina • Republican Party • Senate
Senate vote on Keystone may not happen
May 6th, 2014
08:21 PM ET
4 months ago

Senate vote on Keystone may not happen

(CNN) - A Senate vote this week to approve the controversial Keystone pipeline- a vote that appears unlikely to pass-now may not happen at all.

The measure, a top priority for Republicans and several centrist Democrats, is entangled in partisan wrangling over a separate energy efficiency bill.

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Filed under: Keystone XL • Senate
May 6th, 2014
06:16 PM ET
4 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for May 6, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for May 6, 2014 | 5 p.m.
n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

WH REPORT: Climate change is happening now, and it is alarming … Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires. Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather. Kevin Liptak and Jethro Mullen

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Benghazi panel will have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats
May 6th, 2014
06:11 PM ET
4 months ago

Benghazi panel will have 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

Updated 8:24 p.m. ET, 5/6/2014

(CNN) – House Republicans have decided the select committee to investigate the Benghazi terror attack will include seven Republicans and five Democrats, according to two senior House GOP leadership aides.

The House is expected to vote on the legislation establishing the panel later this week.

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Filed under: Congress • House • House of Representatives
White House locked down after car is driven into secure area
May 6th, 2014
05:09 PM ET
4 months ago

White House locked down after car is driven into secure area

Washington (CNN) – Officials locked down the White House on Tuesday due to a situation at a street entrance to the complex, according to CNN journalists inside.

The move came after a vehicle followed a motorcade into a secure area at 4:40 p.m., a U.S. Secret Service spokesperson said.

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Filed under: White House
May 6th, 2014
04:54 PM ET
4 months ago

Senator calls for U.S. special forces to rescue Nigerian girls

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Susan Collins told CNN in an interview that she wants the U.S. military to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria.

“More can be done by this administration. I would like to see Special Forces deployed to help rescue these young girls. Some of these girls are as young as nine years old,” said Collins.
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Filed under: Congress • Senate • Susan Collins
Jeb Bush to aid key early voting state governor
May 6th, 2014
04:26 PM ET
4 months ago

Jeb Bush to aid key early voting state governor

Washington (CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will make allies in the key early presidential voting state of Iowa without even going there.

Bush will host a re-election fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Coral Gables, Florida on May 22, Branstad's campaign confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Jeb Bush • Terry Branstad
Ex-Christie official testifies in N.J. bridge scandal
May 6th, 2014
04:00 PM ET
4 months ago

Ex-Christie official testifies in N.J. bridge scandal

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – A former official who worked for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said her office never deliberately put off mayors who disagreed with the administration, and denied claims it kept a secret list of officials to be ignored.

Christina Renna also told a state legislative committee investigating a political scandal roiling Christie’s administration that a central figure in the controversy, Bridget Kelly, could be a difficult manager who was overwhelmed and not always good at making decisions.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Not much of a primary challenge for Boehner
May 6th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
4 months ago

Not much of a primary challenge for Boehner

(CNN) - Tuesday's primary day in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio.

And while the GOP Senate showdown in North Carolina's grabbing tons of national attention, House Speaker John Boehner's bid for re-nomination is barely getting a mention by media outside of the Buckeye State.

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Filed under: 2014 • House of Representatives • John Boehner
Jack Conway announces bid for governor in Kentucky
May 6th, 2014
01:38 PM ET
4 months ago

Jack Conway announces bid for governor in Kentucky

(CNN) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday that he's running for governor of the commonwealth in 2015.

Conway was the Democratic nominee who ran against Republican Rand Paul for a U.S. Senate seat in 2010. With a wave of tea party-fueled support, the libertarian-leaning Paul beat Conway by 12-percentage points.

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Filed under: Jack Conway • Kentucky
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