July 2nd, 2014
03:15 PM ET
4 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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Filed under: IRS
June 27th, 2014
09:26 AM ET
4 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
Do you know who controls Congress?
June 26th, 2014
05:06 PM ET
1 month ago

Do you know who controls Congress?

Washington (CNN) - Just 40% of Americans know which political party controls the Senate and the House of Representatives, according to a national poll.

A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday also indicates that about a third of the public can correctly name which party controls one of the two chambers of Congress, with 28% coming up completely empty.

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Filed under: Congress • Poll
Walker not focus of fundraising probe, prosecutor says
June 26th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
1 month ago

Walker not focus of fundraising probe, prosecutor says

(CNN) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not currently the focus of an investigation into allegations of illegally coordinated fundraising efforts between the governor's campaign and outside conservative groups in the midst of a heated 2012 recall campaign, according to a statement released Thursday by a lawyer representing the special prosecutor heading the probe.

That probe is currently on hold, pending a legal challenge from the Wisconsin Club for Growth, one of the conservative groups in question.

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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Sen. Susan Collins expresses support for same-sex marriage
June 25th, 2014
08:53 PM ET
1 month ago

Sen. Susan Collins expresses support for same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, indicated her support Wednesday for same-sex-marriage, becoming the fourth sitting Republican senator to do so.

“A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with that decision,” Collins said according to the Bangor Daily News in response to one of its reporter's questions.

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Filed under: Maine • Same-sex marriage • Susan Collins
Poll: Jerry Brown has huge lead in historic bid
June 25th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Jerry Brown has huge lead in historic bid

(CNN) - California Gov. Jerry Brown's in the driver's seat as he campaigns this year for an unprecedented fourth term steering the Golden State, according to a new survey.

A Field Poll released Wednesday indicates that Brown leads GOP challenger Neel Kashkari 52%-32% among California voters likely to cast ballots in the November general election. Sixteen percent of likely votes were undecided.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown
June 24th, 2014
09:41 PM ET
1 month ago

Katy Perry making the rounds for 2016?

Updated 10:19 p.m. ET, 6/24/2014

(CNN) – Is this the Katy Perry primary?

Days after Perry took a photo with Hillary Clinton, the pop icon took a selfie Tuesday with Vice President Joe Biden, another potential presidential contender for the Democratic nomination in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
Anthony Brown wins Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary
June 24th, 2014
09:21 PM ET
1 month ago

Anthony Brown wins Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary

(CNN) – CNN projects that Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will win the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The two-term lieutenant governor faced off in an ugly primary battle against state Attorney General Doug Gansler and state lawmaker Heather Mizeur.

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Filed under: 2014 • Maryland
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