March 28th, 2014
08:00 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Challenger hopes to score off McConnell's campaign foul

(CNN) - Mitch McConnell's conservative primary challenger is hoping to score some points off of a highly publicized mistake by the Senate Minority Leader's re-election team.

Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, hoping to boost his underdog challenge against McConnell in Kentucky's May Republican primary, is going up with a TV commercial Friday that pokes fun at web video released earlier this week by the senator's campaign that included a clip of a team wearing blue uniforms celebrating a national championship in men's basketball. The major problem was that the team wasn't the Kentucky Wildcats, but instead the Duke University Blue Devils. There's little love among Kentucky college basketball fans for the powerhouse Atlantic Coast Conference school from North Carolina.

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Filed under: 2014 • Kentucky • Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell
Biden: 'I asked Jill to marry me five times'
March 27th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Biden: 'I asked Jill to marry me five times'

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden doesn't give up easily.

He told Rachael Ray on Thursday that he asked his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, to marry him five times before she finally said yes.

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Filed under: Jill Biden • Joe Biden
Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat
March 27th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat

(CNN) – Populist darling Elizabeth Warren, along with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, threw their support Thursday behind Bruce Braley in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa.

Braley, a four-term congressman is hoping to keep the seat longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who's retiring at the end of this year, in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Elizabeth Warren • Iowa • PCCC • South Dakota
Rand Paul jabs at Obama over NSA controversy
March 27th, 2014
10:12 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Rand Paul jabs at Obama over NSA controversy

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul took a shot Thursday on Twitter at President Barack Obama over the National Security Agency surveillance controversy.

As the President was meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, the first term Republican senator from Kentucky, who is one of Obama's biggest critics over NSA surveillance activities, jokingly offered the President a suggestion on what he should say to the pontiff.

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Filed under: NSA • Pope Francis • President Obama • Rand Paul
Alabama candidate takes aim at Obamacare
March 26th, 2014
05:33 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Alabama candidate takes aim at Obamacare

(CNN) - A U.S. House candidate in Alabama is literally shooting down Obamacare.

A video released by his campaign on Wednesday, shows Will Brooke using a variety of firearms to destroy a copy of the Affordable Care Act.

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Filed under: Alabama • Obamacare • Republican Party
Sarah Palin endorses 'castrating hogs' candidate
March 26th, 2014
01:18 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Sarah Palin endorses 'castrating hogs' candidate

(CNN) - Sarah Palin announced Wednesday she's throwing her support behind Joni Ernst for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, picking up on the GOP candidate's new campaign theme of cutting "through the pork" in Washington.

The former Alaska governor, 2008 vice presidential nominee, and conservative firebrand said in a post to her Facebook page that if Deb Fischer, a Republican senator from Nebraska who Palin backed in 2012, "can see through the bull in Washington, then Iowa's Joni Ernst can help her cut through the pork."

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Filed under: Iowa • Sarah Palin
Rumsfeld 'trained ape' comment stirs controversy
March 26th, 2014
11:40 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Rumsfeld 'trained ape' comment stirs controversy

(CNN) – Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's comments earlier this week that a "trained ape" could have done a better job securing diplomatic relations with Afghanistan than the Obama administration sparked a backlash on social media.

But a Rumsfeld aide notes that he has used the phrase before and wasn't referring specifically to President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Donald Rumsfeld • Hamid Karzai • Obama administration • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
March 26th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Poll: Crisis in Ukraine beyond U.S. control

Washington (CNN) - Nearly six in ten Americans say they approve of the sanctions the United States and the West have placed on Russia, but they don't expect the sanctions to be effective, according to a new national survey.

And a CBS News poll also indicates more people disapprove than approve of how President Barack Obama has handled the crisis, and a majority of the public feels the situation in Ukraine is beyond America's control and that the U.S. doesn't have a responsibility to get involved.

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Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Bush silent on Christie bridge joke
March 21st, 2014
01:58 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Bush silent on Christie bridge joke

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush didn't take the bait Friday when he was jokingly asked if he had closed any bridges during his time as governor.

The moment came during an appearance at the Broward County economic forum in Davie, Florida, where Bush, a potential presidential candidate, delivered a keynote address before sitting down for a Q&A on stage.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Florida • Jeb Bush • New Jersey
Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir
March 20th, 2014
07:54 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

(CNN) - Rush Limbaugh - radio host, conservative firebrand and... children's book author of the year?

The Children’s Book Council and its Every Child a Reader program released on Thursday their author-of-the-year finalists for their annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.

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Filed under: Rush Limbaugh
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