In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared
August 22nd, 2014
04:16 PM ET
6 days ago

In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

(CNN) - Returning to New Hampshire for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he has learned "some really, really good humbling and frustrating lessons."

Perhaps the biggest among them, he said, was preparation.

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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry • Texas
Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad
August 22nd, 2014
11:42 AM ET
6 days ago

Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee blasted Sen. Rand Paul on Friday for criticizing the President while on a foreign trip.

"America has a proud tradition of letting politics stop at the water’s edge, but Paul doesn’t think that tradition applies to him," Michael Czin, the DNC's press secretary, said in a memo to reporters. “Regardless of political party, we do not go abroad and slam our own because of policy differences.”

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Rand Paul
Moments from Rick Perry's career
August 20th, 2014
03:43 PM ET
1 week ago

A confident Rick Perry hits the road after indictment

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there. Instead, he'll be testing the waters for a possible presidential run.

Three days after being fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken following his indictment, Perry will begin a series of visits to critical presidential nominating states – a strong indication that the Texas Republican won't let felony charges get in the way of his political ambition.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Perry
Alaska primary gets underway for key Senate race
August 19th, 2014
01:11 PM ET
1 week ago

Alaska primary gets underway for key Senate race

(CNN) – With Alaska's U.S. Senate seat considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic seats this fall, both Republicans and Democrats have a lot at stake in Tuesday's GOP primary.

The winner of the crowded race will square off against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in November. Republicans, who need a net win of six seats to retake control of the Senate, have focused on the contest in the traditionally red state of Alaska as a key turnover possibility

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Filed under: 2016 • Alaska • Mark Begich
August 19th, 2014
10:52 AM ET
1 week ago

Howard Dean: I hope Hillary Clinton becomes president

Washington (CNN) – One year ago, Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential contender and avatar of progressive sentiment, sat in a hotel lobby at the annual Netroots Nation conference in San Jose and held forth on Hillary Clinton's White House chances in 2016.

Dean made news.

Clinton "will not get a pass" in the 2016 Democratic primaries if she decides to run again, Dean said, an early warning shot from the left against the party establishment's anointed front-runner. Dean said he might make a repeat White House bid of his own, promising to agitate "other politicians" in the race on issues precious to liberals.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Stepping up political game, Hillary Clinton agrees to help in midterms
August 18th, 2014
05:19 PM ET
1 week ago

Stepping up political game, Hillary Clinton agrees to help in midterms

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has been able to exist slightly above politics for the last six years.

That will soon be coming to an end.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has committed to play a sizable role in fundraising for the party ahead of the 2014 elections, according to sources and aides for different campaign groups.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Democrats • Fundraising • Hillary Clinton • Iowa
Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’
August 18th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
1 week ago

Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’

(CNN) – Asked if there was a general problem in the United States with the way police deal with young African-American men, Gov. Chris Christie argued people shouldn’t be quick “to make generalizations.”

“Whatever happened in Ferguson, we have a justice system in this country that will be able to make that judgment, and if there are people who need to be held accountable, I'm confident they will be,” the New Jersey Republican said in a response to a question by WNYC’s Matt Katz.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Missouri • Rand Paul
Christie dances in the Hamptons
August 18th, 2014
08:29 AM ET
1 week ago

Christie dances in the Hamptons

(CNN) – He's back on the dance floor.

Two months after Gov. Chris Christie showed off his moves on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, the New Jersey Republican was swinging his hips again this weekend, this time in the Hamptons with a roomful of celebrities.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie
August 17th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
1 week ago

Perry has no regrets about veto, critic tells CNN that’s not the point

Washington (CNN) - In a defiant interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said again that despite a recent indictment, he wouldn’t take back the veto threat that triggered the legal action. However, the leader of a Texas watchdog group told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday the veto isn’t the issue.

It’s a complicated case with long-term political implications. On Friday, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts related to his efforts to try and force a Democratic district attorney to resign after a DWI. FULL POST


Filed under: 2016 • Michael McCrum • Rick Perry • Rosemary Lehmberg • Texas • TV-State of the Union
Rick Santorum set to travel to Israel
August 15th, 2014
10:02 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Rick Santorum set to travel to Israel

(CNN) – Rick Santorum is heading to Israel.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 presidential candidate leaves Sunday for a three-day trip with a delegation of conservative and religious leaders, according to his group, Patriot Voices.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Santorum
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