Washington (CNN) - The screen is black and white.
A little girl, no taller than the weeds that surround her, stands in a field and picks petals from a delicate daisy. She quietly counts each one.
Suddenly an ominous voice can be heard counting down from 10. She looks up as the camera zooms in on her face, all the way into her iris. And then the unthinkable happens: A mushroom cloud.
(CNN) – The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee used domestic violence analogies while attacking Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Wednesday.
At an event on women's issues in Milwaukee, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Walker for his policies, saying he "has given women the back of his hand."
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul returns to New Hampshire next week, making his third visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state as he prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016.
The Kentucky Republican will appear at a Manchester event on September 11 that's hosted by Generation Opportunity, a libertarian-minded advocacy group for millennials.
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to ISIS militants, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions.
"They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside."
(CNN) – The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is changing a political ad to remove references to a gruesome murder case after the victims’ family called on the campaign to stop using the case for political purposes.
Begich's Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, had released his own ad to counter Begich's commercial, and Sullivan's campaign agreed to take that ad down as well, in light of the family’s wishes.
(CNN) – A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.
"With a heavy heart, I offered Sen. McConnell my resignation this afternoon and he reluctantly accepted," Benton said in a statement issued by McConnell's campaign. "Effective Saturday, August 30th, I will no longer be the 'Team Mitch' campaign manager."
(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling of the attack was a legitimate topic of discussion as she considers a presidential bid.
(CNN) - Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria.
At a Dallas event hosted by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ripped into the President, saying it was an example of a lack of leadership.
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul continued his recent blitz against Hillary Clinton as a “war hawk,” blasting the former secretary of state for having a “shoot first” foreign policy.
In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, the Kentucky Republican highlighted Clinton’s advocacy to arm Syrian rebels when she was the nation’s top diplomat.
(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he's not familiar with the legal language of the indictment handed up against him by a grand jury in Travis County last week.
"I've been indicted by that same body now for, I think, two counts: One of bribery, which I'm not a lawyer so I don't really understand the details here," he said in a lengthy explanation of the case before a New Hampshire audience.