July 17th, 2014
11:04 AM ET
1 month ago

George W. Bush's stand-in? Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – After former President George W. Bush had to cancel an upcoming speech at a conference because of knee surgery, Hillary Clinton has agreed to speak instead.

Politico's Maggie Haberman, who's also a political analyst for CNN, reports that Clinton will speak at the Ameriprise Financial conference in Boston next week as Bush recovers from a second partial knee replacement surgey he had last weekend in Chicago. He had surgery on this other knee in May.

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Pro-Clinton group touts war chest, heads to key progressive conference
July 15th, 2014
02:04 PM ET
1 month ago

Pro-Clinton group touts war chest, heads to key progressive conference

(CNN) - The gang at Ready for Hillary shouldn't have any problems when it comes to gas money for their bus, which is on its way to the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit.

The pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC urging the former secretary of state to run for president announced Tuesday that it raised more than $2.5 million the past three months, adding 33,000 new donors in the second quarter. Since forming 18 months ago, Ready for Hillary says it's raised over $8.25 million and now has more than two million supporters.

Pro-Ben Carson group touts big second quarter haul

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Ready for Hillary
Ben Carson group touts fundraising success
July 15th, 2014
01:22 PM ET
1 month ago

Ben Carson group touts fundraising success

(CNN) – A super PAC supporting Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives, pulled in an impressive $3.3 million fundraising haul in the second quarter of this year.

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee said Tuesday its recent fundraising success brings the group's total to more than $7 million.

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Filed under: 2016 • Ben Carson
Poll: Democrats with slight edge in two key Senate races
July 15th, 2014
11:54 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Democrats with slight edge in two key Senate races

(CNN) - The Democrats have a slight lead in two crucial Senate showdowns that could decide whether the party keeps control of the chamber this November, according to new polling.

And NBC News/Marist surveys released Tuesday also indicate that two important gubernatorial races are all knotted up.

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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Michigan • Poll • Senate Race
July 15th, 2014
10:19 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Most give Obama, GOP in Congress, thumbs down on border crisis

Washington (CNN) - It's one of the hottest national debates this summer: What to do about the influx of unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America who are crossing from Mexico into the U.S.

A new national poll indicates that a majority of Americans approve of President Barack Obama's short term remedy, but most give the President and his GOP critics in Congress a thumbs down on how they're handling the crisis along the country's southern border.

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Filed under: Immigration • Poll • President Obama • Republican • Republicans
Poll: GOP support for Supreme Court surges, Democratic backing drops
July 14th, 2014
03:28 PM ET
1 month ago

Poll: GOP support for Supreme Court surges, Democratic backing drops

Washington (CNN) – Republican support for the Supreme Court has jumped, according to a new national survey that also indicates that Democratic approval of high court rulings has plunged.

A Gallup poll released Monday also indicates that Americans remain divided over the job the justices are doing.

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Filed under: Poll • Supreme Court
Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'
July 14th, 2014
03:16 PM ET
1 month ago

Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton will sit down Tuesday with "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart.

Comedy Central announced Clinton's appearance on Monday. It will be her third time on the program and her first since 2008, as she was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination against then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Jon Stewart
GOP Senate showdown in Georgia getting heated
July 14th, 2014
11:37 AM ET
1 month ago

GOP Senate showdown in Georgia getting heated

(CNN) - With just over a week to go until the runoff, the two candidates in the Republican Senate primary in Georgia are sharpening their attacks on each other.

Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue fired away at each other as Sunday night's one and only televised debate between the two candidates turned into a testy affair. The winner of the July 22 runoff will face off against Democrat Michelle Nunn in November's general election.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
July 14th, 2014
10:13 AM ET
1 month ago

Perry vs. Paul: Round two

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is firing back at Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, in an escalation of a war of words between two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over U.S. foreign policy and the country's role in the bloody outbreak of fighting in Iraq.

"There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. But apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly," Paul wrote in an op-ed that appeared Monday in Politico, taking aim at the much talked about eye-wear Perry's been sporting since last year.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iraq • Rand Paul • Rick Perry
Biden: Governors 'best hope we have' to end partisan politics
July 11th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
1 month ago

Biden: Governors 'best hope we have' to end partisan politics

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden told the nation's governors that they're "the best hope we have" at ending the "corrosive" politics that are hurting the country.

"The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or group of people, just the politics, the culture in Washington now, it’s become too personal, it's too corrosive," said the vice president Friday, adding that "this country can't run that way."

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