August 20th, 2014
09:18 AM ET
1 day ago

Bush takes plunge, challenges Clinton

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge, and is now challenging his predecessor in the White House to follow in his footsteps.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, Bush takes a soaking from his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush, and then nominates former President Bill Clinton to take the challenge.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • George W. Bush
Mitt Romney: The man in demand on the campaign trail
August 19th, 2014
02:53 PM ET
2 days ago

Mitt Romney: The man in demand on the campaign trail

(CNN) - It's a busy dance card.

Mitt Romney's on the campaign trail in West Virginia, North Carolina, and Arkansas the next three days, helping fellow Republicans running for office this year. For the 2012 GOP nominee, this week's travel is the latest example of Romney's political resurrection from presidential election loser to respected party rainmaker and elder statesman.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mitt Romney
Alaska primary gets underway for key Senate race
August 19th, 2014
01:11 PM ET
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
Ron Paul defends Rick Perry, calls indictment 'a joke'
August 18th, 2014
03:56 PM ET
3 days ago

Ron Paul defends Rick Perry, calls indictment 'a joke'

(CNN) – Ron Paul is no fan of Gov. Rick Perry, but the three-time presidential candidate is coming to the side of his fellow Lone Star State Republican.

A grand jury indicted the Texas governor Friday on two felony counts involving abuse of power, stemming from his veto of funding for a statewide public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat.

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Filed under: Rick Perry • Ron Paul
Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’
August 18th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
3 days 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
Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who left GOP in memorable political drama, dies
August 18th, 2014
12:20 PM ET
3 days ago

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who left GOP in memorable political drama, dies

(CNN) – Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he left the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

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Filed under: Congress
Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad
August 18th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
3 days ago

Hillary Clinton is front and center in House super PAC ad

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton isn't running for Congress in Virginia's 10th district. But you wouldn't know that based on a Democratic super PAC web ad targeting the race.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and likely presidential contender in 2016, is featured prominently in a House Majority PAC web ad released Monday that looks to target Barbara Comstock, the Republican nominee for the northern Virginia seat.

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Filed under: Ads • Hillary Clinton • Virginia
Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa
August 18th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
3 days ago

Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry next month, according to organizers, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

Former President Bill Clinton will also speak at the September 14 event, according to a release about the steak fry.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa
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