Christie stabilizing in new poll, but few believe he's clear from scandal
April 2nd, 2014
02:25 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Christie stabilizing in new poll, but few believe he's clear from scandal

Updated 4:19 p.m. ET, 4/2/2014

(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie's approval ratings appear to be stabilizing in New Jersey after they dropped significantly following the George Washington Bridge controversy, according to a new survey.

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll was conducted after a review commissioned by Christie's administration cleared the New Jersey governor of any wrongdoing in the bridge controversy.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Polls
Democrats to focus on Ryan budget in 2014
April 2nd, 2014
12:41 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Democrats to focus on Ryan budget in 2014

Washington (CNN) - A day after the White House claimed victory in its Obamacare enrollment numbers, the group tasked with electing Democrats to the House acknowledged it's still a "tough climate" for Democrats in this year's midterms, but also insisted they still plan to campaign on the health care law.

But Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said an even bigger focus this year will be renewed attempts by Democrats to clobber Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan on the campaign trail.
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Filed under: 2014 • Budget • DCCC • Obamacare
Bill Clinton parodies wife's epic photo
April 1st, 2014
08:19 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Bill Clinton parodies wife's epic photo

(CNN) – In a photo posted from Bill Clinton's Twitter account just after midnight on Tuesday, the former President is sitting in a military airplane, reading some kind of device and sporting a pair of sunglasses.

Look familiar?
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Christie weighs in on top Republicans, defends post-Sandy Obama praise
March 31st, 2014
05:02 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Christie weighs in on top Republicans, defends post-Sandy Obama praise

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's considering a 2016 White House run, listed some names for "good" potential Republican presidential candidates, including two non-governors.

In an interview to air Monday night on Fox News Channel, Christie also hit back at critics who blasted him for appearing too close with President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy, which came just days before the 2012 presidential election.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie
Obama makes his pick in contested Hawaii primary
Brian Schatz participates in a ceremonial swearing in event with Vice President Joe Biden, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, on December 27, 2012.
March 31st, 2014
03:33 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Obama makes his pick in contested Hawaii primary

Updated 5:13 p.m. ET, 3/31/2014

(CNN) – President Barack Obama jumped into the heated Democratic primary battle in his native state of Hawaii, backing incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

Schatz, previously lieutenant governor, was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2012 after the death of longtime Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye.
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Filed under: 2014 • Hawaii • President Obama • Senate
2016 watch: Biden heads to New Hampshire
March 21st, 2014
11:18 AM ET
4 weeks ago

2016 watch: Biden heads to New Hampshire

Updated 4:13 p.m. ET, 3/21/2014

(CNN) – As Vice President Joe Biden leaves open the door to another presidential run, his trip next week to New Hampshire will likely fuel more speculation about his interest in the job.

The White House announced Friday that Biden will travel to the Granite State on Tuesday for an event on workforce development and job training.
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Obama: Democrats get ‘clobbered’ in midterms
March 21st, 2014
09:15 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Obama: Democrats get ‘clobbered’ in midterms

(CNN) – President Barack Obama argued Thursday night that Democrats have low turnout and get "clobbered" in midterm elections because of the "toxic" nature of Washington.

“The problem is not that the American people disagree with us on the issues," the President said. "The challenge is, is that our politics in Washington have become so toxic that people just lose faith and finally they just say, 'You know what, I’m not interested, I’m not going to bother, I’m not going to vote.' ” FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • Fundraising • President Obama
1. Golden Gate National Recreation Area
March 20th, 2014
03:29 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Congress seeking refunds for parks affected by shutdown

(CNN) - Spring officially starts Thursday. And as the snow melts, waterfalls gush, and plants begin to bloom, the country's national park system once again becomes a playground for millions eager to get back outside after a long, brutal winter.

Hundreds of those park sites were closed for more than two weeks during the federal government shutdown last fall. Five months later, some states are still dealing with unresolved financial costs related to the closures.
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March 19th, 2014
02:07 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Clinton jokingly mulls book titles, maybe 'Bossy Pantsuit'?

Updated 2:45 p.m. ET, 3/19/2014

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made light-hearted comments Wednesday about the process of writing her upcoming book during a short speech at the Association of American Publishers annual meeting in New York.

The potential presidential contender said her book, which is set to release in June, will focus on her experiences at the State Department, as well as 21st century challenges that range from "Crimea to climate change."

"Just another light summer read," she joked.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Cruz, Paul not on same page on social issues
March 19th, 2014
11:39 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Cruz, Paul not on same page on social issues

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz appeared to distance himself again from fellow GOP Sen. Rand Paul, this time over social values.

The first-term Republican senator from Texas, who was in Iowa Tuesday, was asked by the Des Moines Register about Paul's recent comments that Republicans should "agree to disagree" about social issues.
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
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