(CNN) – The first Republican presidential primary debate in New Hampshire will take place June 13th on the campus of Saint Anselm College, the debate's three media sponsors announced Thursday.
CNN, WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader said the debate will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET in New Hampshire and across the country. New Hampshire is a pivotal state in presidential politics and will play an influential role in helping choose the Republican nominee.
Washington (CNN) – The Western Republican Leadership Conference announced Wednesday that it has selected CNN to host a GOP presidential primary debate in Las Vegas that will be a centerpiece of the WRLC's four-day conference in October.
Voters from 16 states and territories that make up the Republican National Committee Western Region will meet in Las Vegas to talk politics and policy and hear the candidates discuss their visions on Oct. 18 at the Venetian Resort.
Washington (CNN) After declaring President Obama's decision to order airstrikes on Libya a potential "impeachable offense," Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich is calling for an immediate halt to all funds for any further military action in the conflict.
"Now the immediate thing that Congress needs to do when it returns is to cut off any funds for continuing in Libya and I intend to bring forward such an amendment," Kucinich said in an interview with CNN, noting any legislative action would have to wait until after the current Congressional recess.
Washington (CNN) – CNN is teaming up with the Tea Party Express for a first-of-its-kind presidential primary debate, both organizations announced Friday. The Tea Party debate, featuring 2012 Republican presidential candidates, is scheduled for Labor Day week 2011. It will take place in Tampa, Florida – the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Since the spring of 2009, the Tea Party movement has been increasingly vocal in advocating for less government spending, lower taxes and shrinking the deficit. The Tea Party debate will place specific emphasis on those issues.
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Follow the latest 2010 election news and join in the political conversation with the CNN Election Center App. This marks the first time a major cable news brand has simultaneously launched an app for Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone and iPod touch.
The CNN Election Center App features reporting from the CNN Political Ticker, as well as articles and video from the political unit at large. It also includes user-generated content capture and upload functionality through iReport, CNN's user-generated news community.
Using the app, users can view candidates of the House, Senate and gubernatorial races by ZIP code. The app will update later this month to include key ballot measures and to allow users to find their polling locations.
The app incorporates robust user-participation elements through the iReport Election Project. Users are invited to participate in a rolling series of up to six challenges. Participants in the iReport Election Project can take a quiz to establish their political identity, browse iReports related to the midterm elections and earn special badges to be featured on their iReport profile pages.
On Election Day, the app will showcase up-to-the-minute election results for House, Senate and gubernatorial races, and key ballot measures, listed alphabetically by state. In addition, users can pre-select up to 15 races until November 2. The will "follow" these races, allowing easy access to results on Election Day.
Android, and iPhone and iPod touch users can opt-in to have news alerts related to the midterms automatically pushed to their devices.
The CNN Election Center App is available for free from the Android Market, BlackBerry App World and the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch. For more information about the CNN Election Center App, visit http://www.cnn.com/mobile.
Voters now have two new ways to explore the 2010 midterm elections on CNN.com.
The CNN Election Center serves as an online hub for the midterm elections, featuring the latest information about the most important issues and races determined by CNN's Best Political Team on television and online. From news novices to political junkies, and first-time voters to lifetime voters, the Election Center is a vast collection of resources and information to every voter's fingertips, whether at a keyboard or on a mobile device.
The Election Center includes "The Basics," which explains why midterms matter and what's at stake. "The Races" provide detailed, state-by-state information including interactive maps, Races to Watch, and visuals that show the balance of power in the House and Senate. "The Issues" break down the basics of the biggest themes of the midterm elections.
(CNN) - In the next couple of weeks Howard Kurtz will leave his job as media critic at the Washington Post to become the Washington Bureau Chief for the political and cultural website "The Daily Beast."
"I love the Washington Post and really grew up there," Kurtz told CNN on Tuesday. "But I've been devoting more of my energy to figuring out the digital world and this seemed like a good time to make that leap. I want to be an entrepreneur online."
In his nearly three decades at the Post, Kurtz covered Congress, the State Department and served as the New York Bureau Chief before becoming the paper's media critic.
Washington (CNN) - Democrat Alex Sink accepted an invitation Wednesday to debate Republican Rick Scott next month, setting up a nationally televised showdown between the two Florida governor hopefuls on CNN.
The debate, co-sponsored by CNN, the St. Petersburg Times and the University of South Florida will take place on Oct. 25, and moderated by CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. It will be held one day after CNN, the Times and USF co-host a Senate debate moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley at the same location on the University's Tampa campus.
The Florida governor's race is considered to be one of the most hotly contested contests of the midterm election cycle. It pits Sink, the state's Chief Financial Officer, against Scott, a billionaire health executive who shocked the GOP establishment to win his party's nomination. Scott had already accepted the sponsors' invitation to participate in the debate.
The Sink and Scott debate will air live at 7 p.m. ET during a special edition of "John King, USA."
The Senate debate between Gov. Charlie Crist, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio and Rep. Kendrick Meek will be shown live at 9 a.m. on Oct. 24 on a special edition of "State of the Union with Candy Crowley." The race for the open Florida Senate seat is also one of the most closely watched races of the year. It features Crist, who abandoned the Republican Party earlier this year to launch an independent bid for Senate, the Republican up-and-comer Rubio and the highly respected Democratic congressman Meek.
Washington (CNN) – CNN and the Boston Media Consortium are partnering to present a live televised debate as Massachusetts voters prepare to select the state’s next governor.
Set to take place September 21, the debate among the candidates for governor will be moderated by John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of “John King, USA.”
The one-hour debate will be broadcast live by CNN and members of the Boston Media Consortium. It will start at 7 p.m. ET on September 21.
The Boston Consortium is comprised of The Boston Globe, WCVB-TV, WHDH-TV, New England Cable News, WGBH-TV and radio, and WBUR radio