Christie's 2014 trip with 2016 implications
July 31st, 2014
03:43 PM ET
28 minutes ago

Christie's 2014 trip with 2016 implications

(CNN) - Chris Christie's jam packed schedule on Thursday afternoon and evening in New Hampshire is advertised as being all about the 2014 midterm elections.

But the visit by the Republican governor of New Jersey and potential GOP presidential contender has plenty of 2016 implications, as Christie tries to get beyond the bridge controversy back home in the Garden State that's hurt his political standing.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • New Hampshire
Gubernatorial candidate goes homeless to prove point
July 31st, 2014
11:16 AM ET
4 hours ago

Gubernatorial candidate goes homeless to prove point

(CNN) - Down by double digits in the most recent polling, California's Republican gubernatorial challenger took his campaign to the streets.

Neel Kashkari announced Thursday that he recently spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno, California, to highlight poverty in the Golden State. Kashkari's campaign released a 10-minute long video that chronicles the candidate's week long unsuccessful search for a job.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown • Neel Kashkari
First on CNN: New PAC launches ads to limit flood of outside spending
July 30th, 2014
10:32 PM ET
8 hours ago

First on CNN: New PAC launches ads to limit flood of outside spending

(CNN) - A new group that advocates full disclosure of campaign spending says it's going up Thursday with newspaper ads calling on both the Democratic and Republican candidates in three key congressional races to reject spending by outside groups.

CounterPAC, which is backed by around a half-dozen tech entrepreneurs, says the ads are the first step in what the group says is its national campaign pushing candidates to pledge to reject what it calls "dark" money expenditures by outside groups during this year's midterm elections.

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Filed under: 2014 • Campaign finance
Kansas Senate opponents come face-to-face ahead of GOP primary
July 30th, 2014
05:49 PM ET
10 hours ago

Kansas Senate opponents come face-to-face ahead of GOP primary

(CNN) - You don't see this every day on the campaign trail.

With less than a week to go until primary day in Kansas, Republican challenger Milton Wolf confronted Sen. Pat Roberts in hopes of debating him.

They crossed paths on a sidewalk in downtown Emporia as the three-term GOP senator was meeting local business owners.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kansas • Pat Roberts
CIA interrogation report could be released publicly next week
July 30th, 2014
04:09 PM ET
1 day ago

CIA interrogation report could be released publicly next week

Washington (CNN) – A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA’s controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next week, congressional sources in each party said Wednesday.

The document that will be released is a nearly 700 page summary of the full 6,800 page report that was approved a year and a half ago by a committee sharply divided along party lines.

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Filed under: 2014 • CIA • Senate
Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error
July 30th, 2014
03:57 PM ET
1 day ago

Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

Washington (CNN) - Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.

“We are working to address this technical error,” wrote Tara DiJulio, spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who cosponsored the legislation along with two Democrats.

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Filed under: 2014 • Department of Transportation • Senate
July 30th, 2014
02:28 PM ET
1 day ago

Top House Democrat: 'You bet we're going to run' on impeachment

Washington (CNN) - Congressional Democrats say they're the gifts that keep on giving.

Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Wednesday that conservative calls to impeach President Barack Obama and the House GOP's push to sue the President are motivating the Democratic base in advance of November's midterm elections.

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Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • House • House Democrats • House Republicans
July 30th, 2014
01:49 PM ET
1 day ago

Democrats, Republicans argue over Obama lawsuit

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives is expected to move one step closer to suing President Barack Obama on Wednesday when it approves a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit.

Republicans argue the President's executive actions to change Obamacare and make other policy decisions on his own were unconstitutional because it's Congress' jobs to make or change laws. But Democrats quickly moved to turn the debate against Republicans, saying their real desire is to impeach the President.

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Filed under: 2014 • Impeachment • John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama
Housing illegal migrant children pits governor against mayor
July 30th, 2014
01:16 PM ET
1 day ago

Housing illegal migrant children pits governor against mayor

Washington (CNN) – As Congress debates whether to pass a bill to help deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, government leaders throughout the country continue to debate how to handle and where to house the children.

One place that battle is playing out is in Georgia.

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal wrote to President Barack Obama last week asking for the federal government to stem the flow of the children to the state saying it was “unconscionable that your administration” failed to inform state officials that 1,154 of the kids had been sent there.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Immigration
July 30th, 2014
12:09 PM ET
1 day ago

Pentagon watchdog to review plagiarism probe of Sen. John Walsh

(CNN) - The Defense Department’s inspector general will review the academic investigation of plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh.

The Montana Democrat is accused of not properly attributing certain material in a paper to complete his master's degree at the Army War College.

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Filed under: 2014 • Department of Defense • Montana
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