July 2nd, 2014
08:36 AM ET
6 months ago

Who is the worst president since WWII ?

(CNN) - President Barack Obama tops the list of the worst presidents since World War Two, according to a new national poll.

And the survey, released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, also indicates that a plurality of voters nationwide say in hindsight that the country would be better off if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Poll • President Bush • President Obama
July 1st, 2014
10:31 AM ET
6 months ago

Fewer wins this time, but tea party has changed the GOP

Washington (CNN) – Call it a brief intermission: There's a three-week break in the action after a slew of primaries in May and June and a couple big headlines.

The major story line so far this election cycle is the ongoing battle that pits mainstream Republicans against tea party groups and anti-establishment organizations.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress
Rick Perry's busy summer schedule
July 1st, 2014
09:55 AM ET
6 months ago

Rick Perry's busy summer schedule

(CNN) - Rick Perry's headed back to South Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.

It's the third trip by the longtime Republican governor of Texas to the Palmetto State in the past year. Perry, who launched a failed campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, is not running for re-election this year and instead is considering another bid for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Rick Perry • South Carolina
June 30th, 2014
01:09 PM ET
6 months ago

Do Democrats win by losing Obamacare decision?

Washington (CNN) - At first glance, Monday's Supreme Court ruling that closely held companies cannot be required to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees appears to be a defeat for the White House, Democrats and the health care reform measure they pushed into law.

Most Republicans were quick to celebrate the ruling.

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Filed under: Abortion • Supreme Court
June 27th, 2014
12:46 PM ET
6 months ago

Tea party leader in Mississippi controversy dies

(CNN) - Mississippi tea party leader and attorney Mark Mayfield has died, according to his attorney, Merrida Coxwell.

Mayfield was one of the three men charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in her nursing home and create a political video against the six-term Republican senator.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Tea Party
Cleveland vs. Dallas
Cleveland (top) and Dallas (bottom) are the two finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
June 26th, 2014
01:07 PM ET
6 months ago

Cleveland vs. Dallas

(CNN) - It's down to the "Big D" and the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World."

Both Dallas and Cleveland have plenty of pluses as the two finalists bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown
June 24th, 2014
07:03 AM ET
6 months ago

First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's making another endorsement, and this time it's in a crucial Senate race in his own backyard.

CNN has learned that next week the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will endorse Scott Brown, the frontrunner among the Republican candidates hoping to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire this November.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
CNN/ORC Poll illustrates Democrats turnout problem
June 23rd, 2014
11:07 AM ET
6 months ago

CNN/ORC Poll illustrates Democrats turnout problem

Washington (CNN) -- It's the biggest question surrounding this year's midterm elections: how many people will turn out to vote?

The answer is crucial, because a smaller, more typical midterm electorate should favor the Republican Party. That's because single women, and younger and minority voters, who are big supporters of Democrats in presidential election years, tend to cast ballots in smaller numbers in the midterms.

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Filed under: 2014 • CNN/ORC International poll • CNN/ORC poll
Celebrity battle on the campaign trail
June 20th, 2014
02:30 PM ET
6 months ago

Celebrity battle on the campaign trail

(CNN) - I'll see your Brett Favre and raise you a Chuck Woolery.

It seems Mississippi's GOP Senate runoff campaign is turning into a battle of celebrities.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
June 20th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
6 months ago

Chris Christie's big day

updated at 1:00pm ET Friday

Washington (CNN) - It's an important day for Chris Christie.

Of the nine potential Republican presidential candidates speaking at the fifth annual Road to the Majority conference, which is organized by Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, one may be in the glare of the spotlight more than the others. And that's Christie, the pragmatic conservative governor of New Jersey who's anything but a crowd favorite among some on the right.

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