Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem
August 5th, 2014
09:14 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem

Washington (CNN) - Note to Congress: Your constituents are turning on you.

For the first time, a majority of Americans said they disapproved of their representative and thought they were part of the problem in Washington, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll out Tuesday. The poll found that 51% of Americans disapprove of the way their own member of Congress is handling his or her job, while 41% approve.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Polls
Senate primary vote could end ugly Kansas GOP race
August 5th, 2014
08:10 AM ET
1 month ago

Senate primary vote could end ugly Kansas GOP race

Washington (CNN) - Tuesday's Senate primary in Kansas could end another ugly showdown that pits a tea party-backed challenger against an establishment Republican incumbent.

The race between Sen. Pat Roberts and challenger Milton Wolf, a second cousin of President Barack Obama, has seen controversies over residency and Facebook photos, and a rare streetside confrontation.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kansas
Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result
August 4th, 2014
06:59 PM ET
1 month ago

Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result

Washington (CNN) – Chris McDaniel on Monday officially contested results showing he lost a Republican primary to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, revealing what his camp alleges is evidence of voter fraud and other irregularities.

"They asked us to put up or shut up. Here we are. Here we are with the evidence," McDaniel said at a news conference in Jackson.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mississippi
August 4th, 2014
11:51 AM ET
2 months ago

Montana newspapers to Sen. Walsh: Drop out of Senate race now

Washington (CNN) – Under fire for plagiarism, Democratic Sen. John Walsh of Montana is now feeling the pressure at home.

Newspapers from the two largest cities in Montana are calling for Walsh to end his Senate campaign in light of charges that he plagiarized part of a paper needed to complete his master's degree at the Army War College.

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Filed under: 2014 • Montana
Judge orders new congressional map in Florida
August 1st, 2014
03:03 PM ET
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
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