Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls
April 16th, 2014
04:27 PM ET
6 days ago

Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls

(CNN) - What do the three most recent public opinion polls of Iowa's 2016 Republican presidential caucus have in common?

All three surveys indicate there's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the GOP presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House. And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee narrowly tops the list of potential candidates in each poll.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Polls
Bloomberg says no, again, to 2016
April 16th, 2014
02:43 PM ET
1 week ago

Bloomberg says no, again, to 2016

(CNN) - As Michael Bloomberg pledged to put $50 million behind his new gun control efforts, the billionaire and former three-term New York City mayor also made something else very clear: He's not interested in running for the White House.

"No is the answer. Plain and simple," Bloomberg said Wednesday morning on NBC's "Today," after he was asked if he has plans to launch a 2016 presidential campaign.

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Filed under: 2016 • Michael Bloomberg
Major Dem group spending to help candidates in midterms
April 15th, 2014
07:48 PM ET
1 week ago

Major Dem group spending to help candidates in midterms

(CNN) - Priorities USA Action announced Tuesday it had contributed more than $500,000 in the first quarter of 2014 to help Democrats gear-up for November's midterm elections.

The news came as the top Democratic group announced its first quarter fundraising numbers.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • Fundraising • Priorities USA
RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day
April 15th, 2014
04:36 PM ET
1 week ago

RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday, the day Americans file their taxes, it's suing the Internal Revenue Service over withholding records involved in the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-California) has spent nearly a year investigating why the agency used conservative political terms like "Tea Party" and "patriot" to flag some applications for tax-exempt status.

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Filed under: Obama administration • RNC • Taxes
Poll: Most Americans oppose using force against Russia
April 15th, 2014
03:46 PM ET
1 week ago

Poll: Most Americans oppose using force against Russia

(CNN) - A majority of Americans say Ukraine is important to U.S. national interests, but when it comes to the crisis in the eastern European country, only a small sliver of the public says Washington should consider military actions against Russia, according to a new national poll.

And the McClatchy/Marist survey also indicates that Americans are divided on how President Barack Obama's handled the situation in Ukraine.

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Filed under: Polls • Russia • Ukraine
Tax poll: Is the middle class paying too much?
April 15th, 2014
01:12 PM ET
1 week ago

Tax poll: Is the middle class paying too much?

(CNN) – Just under half of all Americans (49%) believe the middle class pays too much in taxes, according to a new Gallup survey released Tuesday, the deadline for income earners to file their tax returns.

That level is up from 42% last year and marks the highest number since 1999, when 59% felt the middle class was dishing out more cash to the government than needed.
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Filed under: Polls • Taxes
Poll: No partisan divide over Boston marathon investigation
April 15th, 2014
09:41 AM ET
1 week ago

Poll: No partisan divide over Boston marathon investigation

Washington (CNN) - It's rare to find an issue on which Democrats and Republicans agree, but according to a new national poll, they see eye-to-eye on how the Boston Marathon bombing investigation was handled.

An ABC News/Washington Post survey indicates that two-thirds of Americans approve of how the federal government investigated the bombings. The poll's Tuesday release comes on the first anniversary of the attacks near the finish line of the marathon, which killed three people and injured at least 264.

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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Polls
April 15th, 2014
08:46 AM ET
1 week ago

Will Chelsea Clinton go into the family business?

(CNN) - Chelsea Clinton is once again keeping the door open to a possible run for office in the future.

"I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives. If at some point that weren't the case, and I didn't support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators - and I'm lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know - maybe then I'd have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer," Clinton said in an interview with Fast Company magazine.

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton
April 14th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
1 week ago

Woman faces federal charges for allegedly throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton

(CNN) - An Arizona woman now faces federal charges for allegedly throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton.

Alison Ernst, 36, was arrested on Monday in Phoenix, the Secret Service said.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Tea party primary challenger ad says Boehner has 'Electile Dysfunction'
April 14th, 2014
05:04 PM ET
1 week ago

Tea party primary challenger ad says Boehner has 'Electile Dysfunction'

(CNN) - It's not the first time House Speaker John Boehner's name has been used to make a sophomoric sex joke, but it could be the most memorable.

The Ohio Republican's primary opponent, tea party-backed J.D. Winteregg, is using Boehner's name in a parody themed campaign ad, which accuses the longtime congressman of having "Electile Dysfunction."

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Filed under: 2014 • John Boehner
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