July 16th, 2014
07:36 PM ET
5 months ago

Two former presidential candidates spar over Clinton v. Warren

(CNN) – In the hypothetical battle of Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016, one former Clinton opponent is putting his money on the former secretary of the state, but not without caveats.

On Wednesday’s “Crossfire,” 52% of viewers who responded to the show’s fireback question said they believe Warren could beat Clinton in a Democratic primary. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran against Clinton (and Obama) in 2008 in the Democratic presidential primary, disagreed.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Richardson • Crossfire • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Tim Pawlenty
John Bolton's super PAC to launch first ad in New Hampshire
July 16th, 2014
06:09 PM ET
5 months ago

John Bolton's super PAC to launch first ad in New Hampshire

(CNN) - John Bolton's super PAC is making its first foray into New Hampshire with an online ad attacking a Democratic congresswoman for fumbling an answer on Benghazi.

A former U.N. ambassador, Bolton and his group aim to make national security a major issue on the campaign trail and is supporting Republican candidates in tight midterm contests.

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Filed under: John Bolton • New Hampshire
Pelosi changes position on border bill
July 16th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
5 months ago

Pelosi changes position on border bill

Washington (CNN) – Under pressure from Hispanic lawmakers and outside immigration advocates House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has changed her position on a key flashpoint in the debate over the border crisis.

Pelosi indicated Wednesday she opposes altering a 2008 immigration law that would expedite the deportation of children crossing the southwest border from Central American countries.

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Filed under: Immigration • Nancy Pelosi • White House
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 16, 2014
July 16th, 2014
04:52 PM ET
5 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 16, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 16, 2014 | 5 p.m.
—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

GOP ALLEGES EX-OBAMA OFFICIAL BROKE LAW ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY ... Ramping up his investigation of the White House and whether it illegally used government staff for political purposes, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa released audio of a 2012 voicemail message that his office says depicts then-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking an employee working for her to contribute money and recruit others to attend a fundraiser for the pro-Obama Organizing For America. In a release, the committee called the phone message a clear violation of the Hatch Act, which limits political activity for government officials. – Lisa Desjardins
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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'
July 16th, 2014
04:33 PM ET
5 months ago

McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'

(CNN) - Chris McDaniel's campaign said it expects to file a challenge "within the next ten days" to the results from last month's GOP Senate primary runoff in Mississippi.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Mitchell Tyner, McDaniel's lead attorney, also had a pointed evaluation of the tactics used by Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign and allied groups, accusing them of "race bating" in their strategy to garner support from African American Democrats to edge out McDaniel in the runoff.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Senate • Thad Cochran
July 16th, 2014
04:01 PM ET
5 months ago

GOP releases audio, says it shows Obama Cabinet member broke law

Washington (CNN) – Ramping up his investigation of the White House and whether it illegally used government staff for political purposes, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa released audio of a 2012 voicemail message that his office says depicts then-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking an employee working for her to contribute money and recruit others to attend a fundraiser for the pro-Obama Organizing For America.

In a release, the committee called the phone message a clear violation of the Hatch Act, which limits political activity for government officials.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Obama administration
July 16th, 2014
01:44 PM ET
5 months ago

Senate Democrats to back House highway bill

The highway funding crisis is about to end. (For now.)

Senate Democratic leaders have agreed to pass a nearly $11 billion House measure that would extend the life of the Highway Trust Fund through next spring, CNN has learned.

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Christie finds himself between 'The Rock' and a hard place
July 16th, 2014
01:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie finds himself between 'The Rock' and a hard place

(CNN) – Aiming to promote state pension reform while having a little fun, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie released a flashy faux movie trailer – and then abruptly yanked it just hours after its YouTube debut on Tuesday.

When asked by CNN's Jake Tapper why it was inexplicably removed, a spokesperson for Christie joked, "it was too much pain for The Rock."

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Filed under: Chris Christie
Meet the nation's most 'Honest Politician'
July 16th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
5 months ago

Meet the nation's most 'Honest Politician'

(CNN) - "Listening to my constituents, legislating, these are things I don't do," faux candidate Gil Fulbright promises viewers in a bitingly satirical campaign ad run by self-described anti-corruption group Represent.Us.

"What I do is spend about 70% of my time raising funds for reelection," he adds.

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Filed under: 2014 • Campaign finance • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
July 16th, 2014
11:58 AM ET
5 months ago

In interview with CNN, O'Malley defends call with White House on immigrant kids

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley defended his criticism of Obama administration plans to return thousands of undocumented children to Central America, even after his remarks sparked a heated discussion with a senior White House official.

In an interview with CNN, O'Malley acknowledged that he asked White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Muñoz that the immigrants not be sent to a site in western Maryland that was under consideration.

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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Martin O'Malley
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