Rand Paul and his Democratic buds
July 22nd, 2014
03:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Rand Paul and his Democratic buds

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul teamed up with a Democrat once again Tuesday in his effort to restore voting rights for convicted criminals who've served time in prison.

The Kentucky senator held a panel discussion on Capitol Hill with Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the latest high-profile Democrat publicly working with Paul to rally support around a policy or idea.

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Filed under: Cory Booker • Eric Holder • Harry Reid • Kirsten Gillibrand • Mark Udall • Rand Paul • Ron Wyden
Booker, Paul take a selfie; talk criminal justice reform, technology and show tunes
July 9th, 2014
06:48 PM ET
5 months ago

Booker, Paul take a selfie; talk criminal justice reform, technology and show tunes

(CNN) - An unlikely political duo, Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker have teamed up in a bid to reform the criminal justice system for non-violent offenders.

Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, and Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, discussed a wide range of topics Wednesday at a Politico “Playbook Cocktails” event in Washington.

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Filed under: Cory Booker • Immigration • Justice Department • Rand Paul
Political Circus: Keeping it classy...
March 21st, 2014
01:53 PM ET
8 months ago

Political Circus: Keeping it classy...

(CNN)— Take the free-for-all nature of social media, add the oft-mean spirited commentary that punctuates political circles and you have a recipe for petty online smackdowns.

Conservative commentators Dana Loesch's and Meghan McCain's online back and forth devolved into an hours-long, Twitterverse brawl on the derogatory nature of (drumroll please)… political brawls.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • John Lewis • Meghan McCain • President Obama • Rahm Emanuel • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Uncategorized
2014 Poll: Booker deserves re-election
March 3rd, 2014
10:04 AM ET
9 months ago

2014 Poll: Booker deserves re-election

(CNN) - Even though Sen. Cory Booker has been in office for less than five months, a majority of New Jersey voters questioned in a new poll say the freshman Democratic lawmaker deserves a full six year term in the Senate.

According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press survey released Monday, 55% of Garden State voters say the Democratic senator deserves to be re-elected this November, with one-third saying it's time to have someone else on Capitol Hill.

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Filed under: 2014 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Polls
Cory Booker, mayor to senator
October 31st, 2013
09:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Booker's big day in Washington

Updated 10/31/2013 at 11:35 a.m.

Washington (CNN) - He didn't get sworn into the U.S. Senate until Thursday afternoon, but Cory Booker's nameplate was already up hours earlier outside his new office in the Senate Hart office building.

Earlier this month, the two-term Democratic Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, won a special election to serve out the final 14 and a half months of the term of the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.
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Filed under: Cory Booker
October 18th, 2013
09:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Cory Booker to conduct same-sex marriages in New Jersey

Updated 10/18/2013 at 3:12pm

(CNN) - Senator-elect Cory Booker will move forward with his support of same-sex marriage, with plans to grant the marriages of several same-sex couples 12:01 a.m. Monday after a court ruling goes into effect.

The story was first reported by Buzzfeed. The New Jersey Democrat, who's the mayor of Newark, re-tweeted that article to his celebrity-sized Twitter crowd of 1.4 million followers.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Same-sex marriage
October 17th, 2013
05:49 PM ET
1 year ago

You've reached Cory Booker. I'm not here to take your call, Mr. President

(CNN) - It seems President Barack Obama doesn't always get through on the telephone.

Cory Booker tells CNN that the President called him Wednesday night, to congratulate the Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey for his victory in a special U.S. Senate election.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • President Obama
Christie and Booker meet
October 17th, 2013
05:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Christie and Booker meet

(CNN) - On the day after his victory in a special U.S. Senate election, Democratic Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker met with Chris Christie, the Garden State's Republican governor.

The two teamed up for the groundbreaking of a new supermarket in Newark, part of a push to improve urban communities.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Cory Booker • New Jersey
October 16th, 2013
09:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Booker wins special Senate election in N.J.

(CNN) - Cory Booker is heading to Washington.

The 44-year-old two-term Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey defeated his Republican opponent, Steve Lonegan, Wednesday in a special U.S. Senate election.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Senate • special election
October 16th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Shutdown key issue in special Senate election

(CNN) – New Jersey voters head to the polls on Wednesday in a special U.S. Senate election that's become a proxy fight over the federal government shutdown and the bitter partisan battle in the nation's capital over the rollout of the national health care law.

Wednesday's election between two-term Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Republican nominee Steve Lonegan will also result in a slight shift in the current balance of power in the Senate.

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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Senate • Steve Lonegan
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