Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is fighting to keep his seat in this year's midterm elections.
September 1st, 2014
08:45 PM ET
4 hours ago

Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight

(CNN) – The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is changing a political ad to remove references to a gruesome murder case after the victims’ family called on the campaign to stop using the case for political purposes.

Begich's Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, had released his own ad to counter Begich's commercial, and Sullivan's campaign agreed to take that ad down as well, in light of the family’s wishes.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • Mark Begich • Senate
Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down
August 29th, 2014
07:32 PM ET
7 hours ago

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

(CNN) – A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.

"With a heavy heart, I offered Sen. McConnell my resignation this afternoon and he reluctantly accepted," Benton said in a statement issued by McConnell's campaign. "Effective Saturday, August 30th, I will no longer be the 'Team Mitch' campaign manager."

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitch McConnell • Ron Paul
Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'
August 29th, 2014
06:28 PM ET
7 hours ago

Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling of the attack was a legitimate topic of discussion as she considers a presidential bid.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Rand Paul
Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments
August 29th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
3 days ago

Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

(CNN) - Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria.

At a Dallas event hosted by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ripped into the President, saying it was an example of a lack of leadership.

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Filed under: President Obama • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Texas
Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge
August 29th, 2014
03:51 PM ET
3 days ago

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

(CNN) – A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to another term in Washington.

Special Judge Hollis McGehee ruled that McDaniel waited too long to file his challenge with state Republican Party. McDaniel filed the challenge 41 days after the election; McGehee said that under state law the challenge had to be filed within 20 days.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Congress • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend
August 29th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
3 days ago

First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading back to New Hampshire next weekend. It will be the third visit this year by the freshman Republican senator and potential 2016 presidential contender to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

According to a source close to the senator, Cruz will speak at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Primary Dinner on September 6. Another potential 2016 contender, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, will also give remarks at the dinner.

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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC
August 29th, 2014
12:05 PM ET
3 days ago

Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

Washington (CNN) - Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network.

Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter announced her departure in a Facebook post, hanging the decision on her desire to continue working for the Clinton Foundation and the fact that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky will be welcoming their first child this fall.

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Helping Landrieu, DSCC goes after Cassidy on Medicare
August 29th, 2014
11:34 AM ET
3 days ago

Helping Landrieu, DSCC goes after Cassidy on Medicare

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is stepping up their attack on Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy by airing an ad that hits the Senate hopeful for his position on Medicare.

The ad – titled "Record" – uses Cassidy's time as a House Republican to portray him as someone more concerned with giving "tax breaks to millionaires and the wealthiest," while advocating for raising the eligibility age for Medicare and cutting funding for health care.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Cassidy • Mary Landrieu • Senate
Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative
August 29th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
4 days ago

Former Presidents Clinton and Bush to launch new initiative

Washington (CNN) – Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve problems.

The presidents will appear together at an event in Washington on Sept. 8th to launch the Presidential Scholars Program.

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Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency
August 28th, 2014
07:04 PM ET
4 days ago

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Washington (CNN) - Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually resides in the state she represents.

The Washington Post said Sen. Mary Landrieu doesn’t own her own house in Louisiana. The paper said she listed her home address on a recent campaign filing with the Federal Election Commission as being her house on Capitol Hill in Washington, which the Post said is valued at $2.5 million. But the paper said when she was qualifying for the ballot in Louisiana she listed the house where she was raised in New Orleans, where her parents still live.

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Filed under: 2014 • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu • Senate
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