August 19th, 2014
10:52 AM ET
20 hours 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
Emily's List attacks Tillis over equal pay in North Carolina
GOP Senate nominee Thom Tillis
August 7th, 2014
09:07 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Emily's List attacks Tillis over equal pay in North Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Democratic candidates this cycle are working feverishly to exploit their party's edge among female voters, thrusting issues like equal pay, paid sick leave and women's health to the forefront of their campaigns.

Emily's List, the political action committee that backs female Democratic candidates, is stepping into the fray in North Carolina, home to the country's most expensive Senate race.

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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Kay Hagan • North Carolina • Senate
First on CNN: Romney and Christie teaming up for GOP fundraiser
August 4th, 2014
11:24 AM ET
2 weeks ago

First on CNN: Romney and Christie teaming up for GOP fundraiser

Washington (CNN) — Mitt Romney is Jersey bound.

The former Republican presidential nominee will team up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a fundraiser benefiting the New Jersey Republican Party next month, sources familiar with the plans told CNN.

The event is billed as a birthday celebration for Christie, who turns 52 next month.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • New Jersey
Dodging 2016 questions, Paul Ryan meets the press
July 30th, 2014
03:30 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Dodging 2016 questions, Paul Ryan meets the press

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is known to glide through the hallways of Capitol Hill with headphones in his ears. It's a tactic he employs to avoid pesky reporters. But the Republican faced down a flurry of questions on Wednesday at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with journalists.

The potential White House contender offered up his views on a range of topics, like climate change, immigration reform, and his newly-released plan to overhaul federal poverty programs.

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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan
First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash
July 24th, 2014
11:46 AM ET
4 weeks ago

First on CNN: RGA urged Astorino to avoid meeting after Christie clash

Washington (CNN) — Rob Astorino, New York’s GOP candidate for governor, was urged not to attend a Republican Governors Association meeting in Aspen this week after publicly clashing with the group’s chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, over support for his underdog campaign, which Christie called “a lost cause.”

Astorino rebuffed the request — which was made by an unidentified RGA staffer who said the group wanted to “avoid conflict” at the meeting — and went ahead with an overnight trip to the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen to meet with donors and other governors, GOP sources familiar with incident told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • New York • RGA
Company men: The U.S. Chamber flexes its new political muscle
July 22nd, 2014
02:37 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Company men: The U.S. Chamber flexes its new political muscle

Washington (CNN) – The plot to save Thad Cochran was hatched at Off The Record, the subterranean bar inside the Hay-Adams hotel in downtown Washington.

In mid-June, just days before the Mississippi Senate runoff election, Tom Donohue, the hard-nosed CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was commiserating over drinks with Scott Reed, his senior political strategist, and Chip Pickering, a former Mississippi congressman-turned-telecom lobbyist.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chamber of Commerce
First on CNN: Rubio to court South Carolina conservatives
July 16th, 2014
11:09 AM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: Rubio to court South Carolina conservatives

Washington (CNN) – Marco Rubio, the Florida Senator and possible White House contender, will court some of the Republican Party’s most conservative voters with a visit to South Carolina next month.

Rubio has been booked as the keynote speaker at Rep. Jeff Duncan’s annual Faith and Freedom Barbecue in Anderson on August 25th,  a GOP source familiar with the plans told CNN.

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Filed under: 2016 • Marco Rubio • South Carolina
July 14th, 2014
06:27 PM ET
1 month ago

Elizabeth Warren bashes Wall Street in West Virginia

Shepherdstown, West Virginia (CNN) – Elizabeth Warren doesn’t roll deep.

The Massachusetts senator and reigning champion of progressives everywhere arrived right on time Monday afternoon for a campaign event in West Virginia, this one for Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant, Warren’s latest stop in a national political tour boosting 2014 candidates. Her slight frame slid gingerly out of the passenger side of a blue SUV – her own car, with Bay State plates – and she greeted a volunteer with a golly-gee smile.

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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • West Virginia
First on CNN: Santorum endorses McMaster in South Carolina runoff
June 19th, 2014
04:05 PM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Santorum endorses McMaster in South Carolina runoff

Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum is making another primary state pilgrimage, this time involving himself in a high-profile Republican runoff election in South Carolina.

Santorum, a once and possibly future Republican presidential candidate, will appear in South Carolina on Monday to endorse Henry McMaster in his runoff campaign for lieutenant governor. McMaster, a former Attorney General, is facing off against businessman Mike Campbell, the son of the late former Gov. Carroll Campbell. The election is next Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
On southern road trip, Christie preaches compromise
May 30th, 2014
10:21 PM ET
3 months ago

On southern road trip, Christie preaches compromise

Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) — Chris Christie swept into Tennessee on Friday and did all the things that Chris Christie does best.

He raised a barrel full of money, for the Republican Governors Association and the Tennessee GOP. A consummate political performer, he backslapped his way through two fawning campaign crowds, one in Memphis and one in Nashville, posing for pictures and obliging starstruck Republicans who complimented him on his weight loss.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Tennessee
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