September 3rd, 2014
02:31 PM ET
2 months ago

Why it took Obama so long to address his 'no strategy' comments

WASHINGTON (CNN) - It took five days for President Barack Obama to address the controversy he caused by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" to defeat ISIS.

Wednesday, the President attempted to clarify what he meant by specifying that he was referring to ISIS inside Syria while highlighting the U.S. strategy in Iraq of airstrikes to weaken the extremist terror group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Filed under: President Obama
September 3rd, 2014
02:28 PM ET
2 months ago

Biden's warning to ISIS militants: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to ISIS militants, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions.

"They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside."

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Filed under: Joe Biden • New Hampshire
Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton 'will be the next president'
September 2nd, 2014
07:27 PM ET
2 months ago

Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton 'will be the next president'

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Glenn Beck may not want to vote for Hillary Clinton, but he is convinced that she will win the presidency in 2016.

Beck, the conservative radio and television host, used part of his radio show on Tuesday to talk about the prospect of Clinton running for president and why, if she does, she "will be the next president of the United States."

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Filed under: Glenn Beck • Hillary Clinton
September 2nd, 2014
12:53 PM ET
2 months ago

4 reasons why Rick Perry's exercise of power got him in trouble

(CNN) - She was the one caught driving drunk, but in an odd twist of political fate, he's now the one who has just been indicted on felony charges.

On the face of it, you might think that Rosemary Lehmberg, district attorney for Travis County in Texas, would be out of her job after being caught driving under the influence, haranguing those who took her in, being convicted and serving 20 days in jail.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Perry • Texas
Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is fighting to keep his seat in this year's midterm elections.
September 1st, 2014
08:45 PM ET
2 months ago

Alaska Senate race heats up with heinous crime in the spotlight

(CNN) – The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is changing a political ad to remove references to a gruesome murder case after the victims’ family called on the campaign to stop using the case for political purposes.

Begich's Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, had released his own ad to counter Begich's commercial, and Sullivan's campaign agreed to take that ad down as well, in light of the family’s wishes.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • Mark Begich • Senate
Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down
August 29th, 2014
07:32 PM ET
2 months ago

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

(CNN) – A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.

"With a heavy heart, I offered Sen. McConnell my resignation this afternoon and he reluctantly accepted," Benton said in a statement issued by McConnell's campaign. "Effective Saturday, August 30th, I will no longer be the 'Team Mitch' campaign manager."

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitch McConnell • Ron Paul
Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'
August 29th, 2014
06:28 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling of the attack was a legitimate topic of discussion as she considers a presidential bid.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Rand Paul
Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments
August 29th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
2 months ago

Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

(CNN) - Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria.

At a Dallas event hosted by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ripped into the President, saying it was an example of a lack of leadership.

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Filed under: President Obama • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Texas
Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge
August 29th, 2014
03:51 PM ET
2 months ago

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

(CNN) – A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to another term in Washington.

Special Judge Hollis McGehee ruled that McDaniel waited too long to file his challenge with state Republican Party. McDaniel filed the challenge 41 days after the election; McGehee said that under state law the challenge had to be filed within 20 days.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Congress • Mississippi • Thad Cochran
First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend
August 29th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Cruz returning to New Hampshire next weekend

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading back to New Hampshire next weekend. It will be the third visit this year by the freshman Republican senator and potential 2016 presidential contender to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

According to a source close to the senator, Cruz will speak at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Primary Dinner on September 6. Another potential 2016 contender, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, will also give remarks at the dinner.

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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
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