Judge orders new congressional map in Florida
August 1st, 2014
03:03 PM ET
1 month ago

Judge orders new congressional map in Florida

(CNN) - A circuit court judge on Friday ordered Florida's state legislature to redraw congressional district lines before the state's primary in two weeks, suggesting he would be prepared to delay the November 4 general elections in the newly drawn districts.

Judge Terry Lewis had earlier ruled the map, which consists of 27 congressional districts, to be unconstitutional.

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Filed under: 2014 • Florida
Cuomo gets new lawyer as controversy swirls
August 1st, 2014
01:57 PM ET
1 month ago

Cuomo gets new lawyer as controversy swirls

(CNN) – New York State politics have never been the cleanest but it seems things are getting a bit murkier in Albany.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained new counsel to the Executive Chamber, CNN confirmed Friday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
Cantor leaving Congress later this month
August 1st, 2014
09:20 AM ET
1 month ago

Cantor leaving Congress later this month

Washington (CNN) - Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected - the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less than two months ago rocked the Republican Party says he'll resign effective August 18.

Cantor had said after his primary loss that he would step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House on July 31. He announced that he was leaving Congress in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the main newspaper in his Virginia district on Thursday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Eric Cantor • House Republicans
July 31st, 2014
06:25 PM ET
1 month ago

Stuck on immigration, House GOP delays August recess

Washington (CNN) – On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do.

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Filed under: 2014 • House Republicans • Immigration
Christie's 2014 trip with 2016 implications
July 31st, 2014
03:43 PM ET
1 month ago

Christie's 2014 trip with 2016 implications

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

But the visit by the Republican governor of New Jersey and potential GOP presidential contender also had 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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 month 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 month 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
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