One in ten tune politics out
July 7th, 2014
09:34 AM ET
2 weeks ago

One in ten tune politics out

Washington (CNN) -- The midterm elections are just four months away, but a national poll indicates that one out of ten Americans apparently could care less.

According to the Pew Research Center's Political Typology report, 10% of the public isn't registered to vote, doesn't follow government or public affairs, and doesn't contribute to political parties.

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Reality TV star and convicted felon to make Senate bid in South Carolina
July 4th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Reality TV star and convicted felon to make Senate bid in South Carolina

(CNN) – This year's U.S. Senate race in South Carolina might be getting a lot more interesting.

Thomas Ravenel – a reality TV star and former Republican state treasurer who was forced to resign from office after being indicted on federal drug charges – announced Friday that he would run as an independent candidate against GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • Senate • South Carolina
July 4th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
3 weeks ago

On CNN, McDaniel vows to 'stand and fight'

(CNN) - The tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to file a legal challenge contesting those results "any day now."

State Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday on CNN's "New Day" that "the integrity of the process matters. We believe on that night of June 24 there were thousands of irregularities and we've already found thousands of irregularities in the process."

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate Primaries • Thad Cochran
Louisiana's Bill Cassidy says teen daughter pregnant, report says
July 3rd, 2014
07:19 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Louisiana's Bill Cassidy says teen daughter pregnant, report says

(CNN) - The unmarried 17-year-old daughter of conservative Republican congressman and Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is pregnant, according to a published report on Thursday.

"Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer," Cassidy, a physician, said in a statement to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune.

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Poll: Obama gets thumbs up and thumbs down on Iraq
July 3rd, 2014
09:18 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Poll: Obama gets thumbs up and thumbs down on Iraq

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush gets more blame than his successor in the White House for the situation in Iraq, according to a new national poll which also indicates that majority of voters nationwide say President Barack Obama's move to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011 was the right thing to do.

But a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday also indicates voters give Obama negative grades on how he's handling the current unrest in war torn Iraq.

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Filed under: Iraq • Poll • President George W. Bush • President Obama
July 2nd, 2014
06:46 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Cochran conference call takes bizarre turn

(CNN) - It's one of the basics of campaign communication: the conference call with reporters - where normally flacks would issue updates about events and reiterate talking points from the trail.

But Thad Cochran's campaign really could have used a mute-all function on its phone session with reporters Wednesday afternoon, as the call careened into a borderline racist verbal melee.

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Filed under: Thad Cochran
July 2nd, 2014
03:15 PM ET
3 weeks ago

White House predicts U.S. World Cup win in 2030

(CNN) - Only 16 more years to go.

That's how long the White House predicted it would take for the U.S. Men's National Soccer team to bring home a major victory, like the World Cup.

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June 30th, 2014
11:48 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Kissing congressman reverses decision, announces plan to seek re-election in Louisiana

(CNN) – Rep. Vance McAllister said Monday he will run for re-election in November despite previously announcing he would not seek another term in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District.

McAllister – who is married with children – was caught on video kissing an aide in his office, sparking calls for the Republican congressman to step down. Three weeks after the video was posted by a local newspaper, he announced he would not seek re-election, only to reverse that decision on Monday.

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Filed under: 2014 • House Republicans • Louisiana • Vance McAllister
June 27th, 2014
08:30 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Koskinen's donations raised questions as House GOP calls for more documents

(CNN) – Internal Revenue Service chief John Koskinen's own political leanings are coming into question as the controversy continues to unfold involving the agency’s targeting of certain political groups.

Over the past 30 years, Koskinen has given more than $100,000 to Democratic causes, according to FEC filings. But the government veteran downplayed his political activity, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, "I've never been a partisan operative, a political operative."

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June 27th, 2014
09:26 AM ET
3 weeks ago

McDaniel says 'hundreds' of irregularities found in Mississippi race

(CNN) - Three days after Mississippi's bitter Republican Senate primary runoff ended, the challenger in the race refuses to concede, charging that "this was not a fair election. Activity was illegal, at worst. Unethical, at best."

And in an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate WLOX, state Sen. Chris McDaniel said he was shocked at how fellow Republicans verbally attacked him after he announced a primary challenge against six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.

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