Major Dem group spending to help candidates in midterms
April 15th, 2014
07:48 PM ET
4 hours ago

Major Dem group spending to help candidates in midterms

(CNN) - Priorities USA Action announced Tuesday it had contributed more than $500,000 in the first quarter of 2014 to help Democrats gear-up for November's midterm elections.

The news came as the top Democratic group announced its first quarter fundraising numbers.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • Fundraising • Priorities USA
April 15th, 2014
05:24 PM ET
8 hours ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for April 15, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | for  April 15, 2014 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BIDEN TO BOSTON: ‘TWISTED’ TERRORISTS WON’T PREVAIL … Honoring victims of last year’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday the terrorists who carried out the act could never claim victory over America’s ideals.

“You will send a resounding message around the world - not just around the world but to the terrorists - that we will never yield. We will never cower. America will never ever stand down,” Biden told survivors. – Kevin Liptak

See More:  Poll: No partisan divide over Boston Marathon investigation

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Mitt Romney stars in campaign ad
April 15th, 2014
04:53 PM ET
8 hours ago

Mitt Romney stars in campaign ad

(CNN) – Is Mitt Romney running again?

"The stakes are very high in this election because Washington's spending is out of control," says Mitt Romney in a new campaign commercial, sounding very much like a candidate running for office.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Idaho • Mitt Romney
RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day
April 15th, 2014
04:36 PM ET
9 hours ago

RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday, the day Americans file their taxes, it's suing the Internal Revenue Service over withholding records involved in the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-California) has spent nearly a year investigating why the agency used conservative political terms like "Tea Party" and "patriot" to flag some applications for tax-exempt status.

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Filed under: Obama administration • RNC • Taxes
Poll: Most Americans oppose using force against Russia
April 15th, 2014
03:46 PM ET
8 hours ago

Poll: Most Americans oppose using force against Russia

(CNN) - A majority of Americans say Ukraine is important to U.S. national interests, but when it comes to the crisis in the eastern European country, only a small sliver of the public says Washington should consider military actions against Russia, according to a new national poll.

And the McClatchy/Marist survey also indicates that Americans are divided on how President Barack Obama's handled the situation in Ukraine.

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Filed under: Polls • Russia • Ukraine
April 15th, 2014
03:18 PM ET
8 hours ago

U.S. supports Ukraine's military moves for now, urges caution

Washington (CNN) – For weeks, the White House has on an almost daily basis applauded the Ukrainian government’s restraint in dealing with what many see as an attempted Russian takeover of more than just Crimea, repeatedly stating there should not be a military solution.

The Obama administration reiterated that sentiment on Tuesday, while also supporting Ukraine's movement of troops toward the worst trouble zones in the eastern part of the country.

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Filed under: Obama administration • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
April 15th, 2014
02:12 PM ET
9 hours ago

Biden to Boston memorial: ‘Twisted’ terrorists won’t prevail

(CNN) - Honoring victims of last year’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday the terrorists who carried out the act could never claim victory over America’s ideals.

“You will send a resounding message around the world - not just around the world but to the terrorists – that we will never yield. We will never cower. America will never ever stand down,” Biden told survivors of the 2013 attack, which left three people dead and scores more injured.

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Grimes edges out McConnell in Senate cash battle
April 15th, 2014
01:15 PM ET
10 hours ago

Grimes edges out McConnell in Senate cash battle

(CNN) - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes out raised Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell during the first three months of this year, but the five-term senator still holds a more than two-to-one advantage over his Democratic challenger when it comes to money in the bank.

The Senate battle in the Bluegrass State could turn into the most expensive and most bitter contest this year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Tax poll: Is the middle class paying too much?
April 15th, 2014
01:12 PM ET
10 hours ago

Tax poll: Is the middle class paying too much?

(CNN) – Just under half of all Americans (49%) believe the middle class pays too much in taxes, according to a new Gallup survey released Tuesday, the deadline for income earners to file their tax returns.

That level is up from 42% last year and marks the highest number since 1999, when 59% felt the middle class was dishing out more cash to the government than needed.
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Filed under: Polls • Taxes
April 15th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
10 hours ago

Inside Politics in 90 seconds: Putin, Obama, Pulitzer

CNN Chief National Correspondent John King gives this morning’s political headlines in 90 seconds: Obama calls Putin, Obamacare numbers, and Pulitzer prizes for Snowden coverage.


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