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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July 10th, 2014
04:50 PM ET
1 month ago

Obama uses film reference to criticize GOP

Austin, Texas (CNN) - President Barack Obama is using a famous movie line to express his frustration with congressional Republicans.

During a speech in Austin, Texas on Thursday, the President compared himself to Mark Wahlberg's character in Martin Scorsese's film "The Departed," as he criticized GOP lawmakers for inaction and for threatening to sue him for his use of executive authority.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies
July 10th, 2014
03:13 PM ET
1 month ago

Cuomo book to get first run with 200k copies

(CNN) - Harper Collins is banking on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring in the dough as a popular author.

The Democratic governor's memoir "All Things Possible: Success and Setbacks in Politics and Life," will have an initial printing of 200,000 copies, the publishing company confirmed to CNN Thursday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
Shaun Donovan confirmed as budget director
July 10th, 2014
03:00 PM ET
1 month ago

Shaun Donovan confirmed as budget director

(CNN) - The Senate on Thursday confirmed Shaun Donovan to be the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The vote was 75-22 to confirm Donovan to become the next budget chief in the cabinet-level position central to the day-to-day running of the federal government.

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America to Sarah Palin: Enough!
July 10th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
1 month ago

America to Sarah Palin: Enough!

(CNN) - A majority of voters say they've heard enough from Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania survey indicates that 54% of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate be less outspoken in political discourse. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and nearly four in 10 Republicans.

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Filed under: Impeachment • President Obama • Sarah Palin
Booker, Paul take a selfie; talk criminal justice reform, technology and show tunes
July 9th, 2014
06:48 PM ET
1 month ago

Booker, Paul take a selfie; talk criminal justice reform, technology and show tunes

(CNN) - An unlikely political duo, Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker have teamed up in a bid to reform the criminal justice system for non-violent offenders.

Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, and Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, discussed a wide range of topics Wednesday at a Politico “Playbook Cocktails” event in Washington.

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Filed under: Cory Booker • Immigration • Justice Department • Rand Paul
Portman keeps 2016 door open
July 9th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
1 month ago

Portman keeps 2016 door open

Washington (CNN) - Rob Portman isn't shutting any doors to a potential 2016 run for the White House.

But the Republican senator from Ohio Wednesday seemed to down play any talk that he's actively considering a bid for his party's nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • RNC • Rob Portman • Senate Republicans
Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results
July 8th, 2014
09:52 AM ET
1 month ago

Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is calling for an investigation into the bitter and divisive Mississippi Republican Senate primary contest.

"What happened in Mississippi was appalling," the freshman Republican senator from Texas – a rock star among tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives – said Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Ted Cruz • Thad Cochran
Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate
July 8th, 2014
08:37 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Voters split over control House and Senate

Washington (CNN) - American voters are divided on whether they want the GOP to win control of the Senate in November's elections, according to a new national poll.

And a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains a free-for-all among the potential contenders, while Hillary Clinton, if she runs for the White House again, would be the prohibitive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Congress • Hillary Clinton • House • Senate
Cochran challenger building evidence towards legal action against Mississippi GOP runoff results
July 7th, 2014
04:20 PM ET
2 months ago

Cochran challenger building evidence towards legal action against Mississippi GOP runoff results

(CNN) - The campaign of the tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran said it's building the evidence needed to legally contest those results.

"The evidence we have found so far, which will in part serve as the basis for a challenge, is promising," Noel Fritsch, spokesman for state Sen. Chris McDaniel, told CNN Monday. Fritsch spoke to CNN as attorneys for the campaign told reporters at a news conference at the Hinds County courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi that they will go through ballot boxes, including absentees, before taking legal action.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Senate Race • Thad Cochran
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