August 4th, 2014
09:59 AM ET
1 month ago

From end to end: Rand Paul launches campaign-style barnstorm across Iowa

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul kicks off a three-day swing Monday across Iowa, holding campaign-style events and fund-raisers with local politicians as the potential Republican presidential contender barnstorms the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Paul's route will take him through nine cities from the state's western border to its eastern edge. The Kentucky Republican will also help the state Republican Party open multiple offices ahead of the midterm elections.


Filed under: Iowa • Rand Paul
Obama's GOP relative to primary challenge Sen. Roberts
October 8th, 2013
08:30 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama's GOP relative to primary challenge Sen. Roberts

(CNN) – President Barack Obama’s second cousin (once removed) will challenge Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, for his seat in a GOP primary next year.

Republican Milton Wolf, a board-certified radiologist and conservative activist, announced his plans Tuesday night at an event in Overland Park, Kansas. His campaign marks his first attempt to run for public office.

Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Kansas • Pat Roberts
March 20th, 2013
08:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan talks debt ceiling, 2016

(CNN) - With another big deadline looming this summer over raising the limit on how much money the government can borrow to pay its bills, Washington could find itself embroiled in new fiscal gridlock.

If talks on the so-called debt limit falter, the government could default on its obligations. That could lead to a series of financial and political consequences.

Filed under: Debt • Paul Ryan • TV-The Situation Room
Senators gear up for Hagel's confirmation, many with questions
January 13th, 2013
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators gear up for Hagel's confirmation, many with questions

(CNN) – Now that Chuck Hagel has been nominated for defense secretary, the former Republican senator from Nebraska faces what many expect to be an uphill battle for confirmation in the Senate.

Hagel took quite a pounding from some senators and independent groups on both sides of the aisle in the days before last week's announcement, with many of them taking issue with some of Hagel's positions and comments dealing with Iran, Iraq and Israel in particular.