Washington (CNN) - Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected - the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less than two months ago rocked the Republican Party says he'll resign effective August 18.
Cantor had said after his primary loss that he would step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House on July 31. He announced that he was leaving Congress in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the main newspaper in his Virginia district on Thursday.
Washington (CNN) - Around half the public says that marijuana use should be legal, according to recent national polling.
Forty-eight percent of those questioned in a CBS News survey in early May said that the use of marijuana should be legal, with 47% disagreeing. The poll suggested partisan, gender and generational divides, with a majority of men, younger Americans, Democrats and independents saying recreational pot should be legal. Women, those 45 and older, as well as Republicans, disagree.
(CNN) - Natalie Tennant is making it clear: she opposes President Barack Obama's policies on coal.
"Where do they think their electricity comes from?" asks West Virginia's secretary of state and Democratic Senate nominee, as her new campaign commercial shows a picture of the White House.
(CNN) - Hillary Clinton is the clear 2016 frontrunner in the nation's largest presidential battleground state, according to a new poll.
A Quinnipiac University survey of Florida voters indicates the former secretary of state, who's seriously considering a second bid for the White House, has leads from seven to 21 percentage points over potential GOP presidential candidates in possible 2016 showdowns.
Washington (CNN) - More than half the public says Obamacare has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act, but that some of that opposition is from people who don't think the measure goes far enough.
(CNN) - Slow down, Sarah, slow down.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going 10-19 mph over the speed limit. According to a court docket reviewed by CNN, she received a $154 ticket.
(CNN) - Come for the Kardashians, stay for EPA water regulations.
In what seems to be a complete social media flub, the official Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water twitter handle tweeted out an automated message promoting a new Kardashian Hollywood game.
(CNN) - Marco Rubio's apparently not so concerned if Hillary Clinton decides to make another run for the White House.
"I just think she's a 20th century candidate," the first-term senator from Florida and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate told NPR.
Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans say Israel's military actions in Gaza are justified, with only four in 10 saying that Israel has used too much force, according to a new national poll.
But a CNN/ORC International survey conducted Friday through Sunday also indicates that favorable opinions of Israel have edged down since earlier this year.