October 17th, 2010
05:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Collegians on O'Donnell and Coons: What debate? What witch?

Newark, Delaware (CNN) - The nation's comedians are following the Delaware Senate race, but are the state's college students doing so as well?

The campaign for Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat has gotten much attention in the weeks leading up to midterm elections on November 2, largely because of revelations about Republican Christine O'Donnell's past, including an old television clip where she said she had dabbled in witchcraft and questions about her financial and educational history.

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Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
October 3rd, 2010
12:01 PM ET
4 years ago

Thune: Tea Party could form splinter group by 2012

(CNN) – If Republicans neglect the concerns of Tea Party activists, the group could break off to form a third party as early as 2012, warned Republican Senator John Thune.

Thune, who is considering a presidential run, said if Republicans manage to take back the Congress next month, they will have to work quickly to deliver results to voters.

"If we do not govern according to our principles and if we don't follow through on the things that we say we're going to do, I think the Tea Party–I think there will be a third party in this country," Thune said on C-SPAN Newsmakers.

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Filed under: 2010 • John Thune • Tea Party movement
September 29th, 2010
02:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Christie: Republicans must 'put up or shut up'

Washington (CNN) - The popular Republican governor of a traditionally blue state has a message for GOP candidates: "put up or shut up."

"It's put up or shut up time for the Republican party once we get the opportunity to govern again," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters outside a GOP retreat on Wednesday in Washington. "If the voters do give us that opportunity in November on the federal level, it's time for us to deliver. And it won't be easy."

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Filed under: 2010 • Chris Christie • Republicans
September 26th, 2010
12:52 PM ET
4 years ago

'Pledge to America' is first step, says Republican lawmaker

Washington (CNN) - Republicans' "Pledge to America" plan released last week is the first step in starting a national dialogue, a Republican congresswoman told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on Sunday, when asked why the 21-page manifesto lacked specifics.

"This isn't the Republican platform," Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said on CNN's State of the Union. "This isn't everything the Republicans want to accomplish. These are the first steps, these are priority issues that we believe need to be addressed today."

Republicans have learned from their losses in recent years and have redoubled efforts to listen to voters, Rodgers said, adding that the GOP's new proposals reflect a change in the party.

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September 26th, 2010
11:23 AM ET
4 years ago

Boehner: 'I believe I have the support of my colleagues'

Washington (CNN) – Republican Minority Leader John Boehner expressed confidence Sunday he would become House speaker if conservatives prevail in November.

"I believe I have the support of my colleagues, current and future," Boehner told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

If elected, he would likely preside over an unwieldy group of moderate, conservative and Tea Party Republicans.

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Filed under: John Boehner
September 26th, 2010
10:03 AM ET
4 years ago

House leader says Colbert testimony was 'not appropriate'

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said comedian Stephen Colbert embarrassed himself last week when he testified before Congress.

"I think his testimony was not appropriate," Hoyer told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

Colbert, the popular host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central, spoke in character before members of a House judiciary subcommittee Friday to bring attention to the conditions facing undocumented farm workers. Colbert often spoke sarcastically, prompting laughter in the hearing room and drawing Republicans' scorn.

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Filed under: Steny Hoyer • Stephen Colbert
September 14th, 2010
09:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Request for extended voting denied in DC

D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Gray's request that voting time be extended due to reports of voting irregularities was denied.
D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Gray's request that voting time be extended due to reports of voting irregularities was denied.

Washington (CNN) – The hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary in the nation's capital already has claims malfunctioning voting machines and other irregularities could have affected voting results.

But a request from the Vincent Gray for Mayor Campaign asking for extended voting time was denied by the DC Superior Court.

Traci Hughes, press secretary for Gray's campaign, said the campaign asked for extended voting hours because of reports of irregularities at polling stations during the day. The request for an injunction was denied by the DC Superior Court Tuesday evening. Hughes said the Gray campaign was "disappointed" by the decision but would wait for voting results before pressing the issue.

"I don't know at this point if we'll pursue it further," Hughes said. "Of course we're disappointed. But the polls closed half and hour ago and for right now we will just await the results."

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Filed under: Adrian Fenty • Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
September 5th, 2010
12:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Small business pares down to succeed

Washington (CNN) – After her bicycle shop fell victim to a tough economic climate, Denise D'Amour took some time to regroup and then tried again.

In less than one year, she opened a stripped-down version of her Capitol Hill Bikes store: a tighter operation in a smaller space with fewer employees and less overhead.

"We've become lean and mean," D'Amour said. "Mostly I think we've learned to deal within the tough environment. There's not a lot of people coming to offer me money. There's not a lot of stuff that will improve our cash position that we were suffering from nine months ago, except for our own ingenuity."

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Filed under: Economy • issues • Jobs
August 18th, 2010
08:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Lungren seeks a 4th in the 3rd

 The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.
The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

California 3rd - Rep. Dan Lungren (R) is seeking a fourth term
Primary: June 8, 2010
Location: Sacramento suburbs
Days until Election Day: 76

If there's something everyone can agree on in California's third district, it's that Washington is the problem.

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Filed under: 2010 • California • CNN 100 • Dan Lungren
August 15th, 2010
08:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN 100: Wilson fights to defend once-safe Ohio 6th

 The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.
The CNN 100 takes a look at the top 100 House races, from now until Election Day.

Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

Ohio 6th - Rep. Charlie Wilson (D) is seeking a third term
Primary: May 4, 2010
Location: Southeastern Ohio
Days until Election Day: 79

(CNN) - Jobs, jobs, jobs are dominating the race for Ohio's sixth congressional district, which means in this once-solidly Democratic seat, Republicans now see an opportunity.

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Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Wilson • CNN 100 • Ohio
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