(CNN) – National security will take center stage next month at a Republican presidential primary debate in the nation’s capital, The Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and CNN announced Monday evening.
This will be the first debate of the 2012 presidential election to focus exclusively on the issues of national security and foreign policy.
(CNN) – CNN unveiled its new graphic look and tagline for coverage of the 2012 campaign Wednesday.
"The choice Americans will face in 2012 is between two very different visions for governing the United States," said Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist.
(CNN) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer joins CNN as a political contributor, the network announced today.
Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush’s chief spokesman for three years, will offer commentary and analysis across the network as the nation enters the 2012 presidential campaign season.
Washington (CNN) - The CNN political team welcomed Ron Brownstein as a senior political analyst last week.
The editorial director for National Journal Group will serve as a contributor and provide political perspective to programs network-wide. His first appearance was on CNN's "American Morning."
Olson and Boies teamed up in support of gay marriage, against Proposition 8 in California in 2010. The two sat down with Borger in March 2010 to explain their position, what they saw as the last civil rights battlefield.
Washington (CNN)—A next generation political reporter was added to CNN’s family Tuesday. Chief National Correspondent John King and Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash welcomed son Jonah Frank King to the beltway. The CNN Political Unit offers our congratulations!
(CNN) – Jessica Yellin is CNN's new chief White House correspondent, Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist announced Tuesday.
"Jessica Yellin has emerged as one of the leading political reporters in Washington, " Feist said. "Jessica's assertiveness along with her clever insight made her one of the top reporters of the 2008 campaign and has already set her apart in her reporting on the 2012 campaign. We're thrilled Jessica will now bring her outstanding political journalism to our White House coverage."
(CNN) - Nick Charles, who started off as a taxi driver and later became the first sports anchor at CNN, died Saturday after battling bladder cancer since 2009. He was 64.
Charles began at CNN on the network's first day, June 1, 1980, and covered nearly every sporting event over the years.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN)–CNN, WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader created objective criteria to determine who would participate in the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate. The debate partners determined that the definition of a candidate was a person who was taking substantive steps towards a presidential run and reached a minimum threshold in national or state polls. Participants had three different opportunities to be eligible to take part in the debate:
1. A candidate must have received an average of at least 2.00 % in at least three national polls released between April 1 and April 30 that were conducted by the following: ABC, AP, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, FOX, Gallup, Los Angeles Times, Marist, McClatchy, NBC, Newsweek, Pew, Quinnipiac, Reuters, USA Today and Time.
2. A candidate must have received an average of at least 2.00 % in at least three national polls released between May 1 and May 31 that were conducted by the following: ABC, AP, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, FOX, Gallup, Los Angeles Times, Marist, McClatchy, NBC, Newsweek, Pew, Quinnipiac, Reuters, USA Today and Time.
3. A candidate must have received an average of at least 2.00 % in polls of New Hampshire voters conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center released between May 1 and May 31.
– On Monday, June 13, CNN will host the first New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate, live from Manchester, NH at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.
Washington (CNN) – Sam Feist, a 20-year CNN veteran with an extensive background in programming and newsgathering, was named by the network Tuesday to be its new Washington bureau chief.
Feist previously served as political director and vice president of Washington-based programming, where he played an instrumental role in shaping CNN’s award winning political coverage in 2006 and 2008, as well as helping create the network’s Washington-based shows including John King, USA, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and State of the Union with Candy Crowley.