Washington (CNN) - In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national poll say that most GOP members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected.
A CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also found a majority saying that the Republicans' policies are too extreme. And according to the poll, Democrats have an 8-point advantage over the Republicans in an early indicator in the battle for control of Congress. But with more than a year to go until the 2014 midterm elections, there's plenty of time for these numbers to change.FULL STORY
(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.
(CNN) - Add Mississippi's Thad Cochran to the list of Republican Senators up for re-election next year who are facing primary challengers.
State Senator Chris McDaniel launched a campaign on Thursday to try to unseat Cochran, who's served in Congress for more than four decades.
Washington (CNN) - The vote to end the shutdown took place in October 2013, but it may provide some clues about the 2016 race for the White House.
There are a bunch of potential presidential hopefuls in Congress, but since all Democrats voted lockstep to back a compromise to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, it's the Republican votes that are more interesting.
Washington (CNN) - It's conventional wisdom: Americans don't like Congress.
But when it comes time to vote, they usually don't throw their lawmaker out of office.
However, new polls indicate that times and perceptions about "throwing the bums out" may be changing.
(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.FULL STORY
(CNN) - With three weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, a new poll indicates Democrat Terry McAuliffe holding a single digit advantage over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the battle for governor.
And the survey, by the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, also suggests that the partial government shutdown is hurting Cuccinelli more than McAuliffe. Virginia is home to a large number of federal government and defense industry workers, many of whom have been impacted by the two-week long shutdown.
Washington (CNN) - A new national poll indicates Americans are increasingly giving a thumbs down to how their elected leaders are dealing with the fiscal fights two weeks into a government shutdown and days before a deadline to raise the debt ceiling.
The survey released Monday from ABC News/Washington Post, is similar to two polls out last week in suggesting congressional Republicans are getting more of the blame than Democrats or President Barack Obama for the fiscal impasse.
Washington (CNN) - Two opposing Senate leaders with a tense history are emerging as the key players in the latest deal to end the shutdown and extend the debt ceiling.
With talks between House Republicans and the White House at a standstill, the negotiating spotlight's firmly on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – A week and a half into a partial government shutdown and one week before a crucial deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling, new polls indicate that Americans are angry and are blaming both political parties for the impasse.
Sixty percent of people questioned in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Thursday say if given the chance to vote to defeat every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. That's the highest level ever recorded on that question in NBC News/Wall Street Journal polling. FULL POST