GOP House group takes in $21 million, outraised by Dems in first quarter
April 20th, 2014
06:40 PM ET
6 hours ago

GOP House group takes in $21 million, outraised by Dems in first quarter

(CNN) – The group working to keep control of the House in Republican hands raised $9.9 million in March and finished the first quarter of the year with $31 million cash on hand, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Over the course of the first three months of 2014, the NRCC said Sunday it raised $21.2 million, its largest first-quarter haul since 2003.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • Fundraising • NRCC
April 20th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
9 hours ago

Political chatter: Three different takes on Ukraine, the role of the Pope and midterm politics

Happy Easter. If you spent the holiday morning doing something other than watching the Sunday political talk shows, we’ve got you covered.

Ukraine: Russian troops are still massing on Ukraine’s eastern border, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Ukraine is on the brink of civil war. Key players in the crisis weighed in on the political talk shows.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Boston Marathon bombing • Obamacare • Pope Francis • Russia • Ukraine • Uncategorized
Warren repeats she's 'not running for president'
April 20th, 2014
12:23 PM ET
12 hours ago

Warren repeats she's 'not running for president'

(CNN) – Days before the release of her new book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated that she's not angling for a White House bid.

"I'm not running for president," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS's "Sunday Morning."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren
Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church
April 20th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
8 hours ago

Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

Updated 12:29 p.m. ET, 4/20/2014

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated President in 2009.

There were a number of similarities between Obama’s 2009 and 2014 appearances at the historic Baptist church, including the Reverend Dr. Derrick Harkins, who oversaw both services.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2010 Election Analysis • Faith • President Obama
April 20th, 2014
11:12 AM ET
13 hours ago

Will GOP’s focus on Obamacare pay off in 2014 midterms?

(CNN) - Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a platform against Obamacare from now until the November midterm elections.

"I think the cake has been baked on the (Affordable Care Act)," Rothenberg said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I don't think there are a bunch of people changing their opinions now."
FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Obamacare
April 20th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
16 hours ago

The "Inside Politics" Forecast: Another Governor Carter in Georgia?

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

1. Another Governor Carter in Georgia?: Republicans are looking to make gains coast to coast this midterm election year, while Democrats are largely on defense. But Georgia – yes Georgia – is one unlikely source of guarded Democratic optimism - in part because of two famous names on the ballot.

A crowded Republican Senate primary field could potentially help Democrat Michelle Nunn. And GOP Gov. Nathan Deal took a hit in the polls after a disastrous response to a big snow storm last year which leaves an opening for state Sen. Jason Carter.

FULL POST


Filed under: Inside Politics
Obama uses weekly address to send Easter, Passover wishes
Passover Seder at the White House, 2013
April 19th, 2014
03:37 PM ET
2 hours ago

Obama uses weekly address to send Easter, Passover wishes

Washington (CNN) - Politics were put aside Saturday as President Barack Obama wished the American people a Happy Easter in his weekly address.

In remarks to people of all faiths, “believer or nonbeliever,” the President noted the special time of year, for Christians and Jews especially, and called on all to “love and serve one another, particularly ‘the least of these’ among us.”

FULL POST


Filed under: President Obama
Heartbleed causes HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords
April 19th, 2014
02:05 PM ET
8 hours ago

Heartbleed causes HealthCare.gov to change users' passwords

Washington (CNN) - A cybersecurity scare is forcing Obamacare enrollees who used the HealthCare.gov site to sign up for an insurance plan to now change their passwords.

The Obama administration says that although there is no immediate threat to users, all enrollees have had their password reset and now must create a new password.

FULL POST


Filed under: cybersecurity • Obamacare
GOP as the "iPhone party"
April 19th, 2014
11:43 AM ET
2 hours ago

GOP as the "iPhone party"

(CNN) - "Imagine your government as your iPhone."

That was the message from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, in the GOP's weekly address Saturday.

In a call for free markets and open platforms, Alexander argued that government should be more like Apple, Inc. - working to give private citizens the means "to create a happier, safer, more prosperous life."

FULL POST


Filed under: GOP weekly address • Lamar Alexander
White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber
April 18th, 2014
08:49 PM ET
2 hours ago

White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the People" Whitehouse.gov petition system allows the Executive Office to dodge comments "to avoid the appearance of improper influence."

Although the official response did not address the petition's position directly, the White House did drop a few Bieber references, while making its case for the President's immigration plan.

 

FULL STORY

Filed under: Uncategorized
« older posts