Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results
July 8th, 2014
09:52 AM ET
2 months 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
2 months 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
Sarah Palin applauds Clinton's 'boldness' in memoir
July 7th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
2 months ago

Sarah Palin applauds Clinton's 'boldness' in memoir

(CNN) - Sarah Palin praised Hillary Clinton for recounting in her memoir her decision not to attack Palin in 2008 when Republican Sen. John McCain chose the conservative firebrand as his running mate.

Once then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama bested Clinton in the Democratic primary, his campaign focused on their Republican opponents - including Palin, the first GOP female vice presidential nominee.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Sarah Palin
July 7th, 2014
02:49 PM ET
2 months ago

Clinton explains defense in controversial rape case

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton pushed back at ongoing criticism of her providing legal defense decades ago to an accused rapist, explaining that she had asked not to be assigned to the case but ultimately had a responsibility to represent her client.

In 1975, Clinton, a 27-year-old attorney, was appointed by a judge to represent Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old man accused of raping a young girl, for free while working at the legal aid clinic at the University of Arkansas.

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Filed under: 2016 • Arkansas • Hillary Clinton
One in ten tune politics out
July 7th, 2014
09:34 AM ET
2 months 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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Filed under: Poll • Uncategorized
Reality TV star and convicted felon to make Senate bid in South Carolina
July 4th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Filed under: 2014
Poll: Obama gets thumbs up and thumbs down on Iraq
July 3rd, 2014
09:18 AM ET
2 months 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
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