(CNN) - The last day of October offers a chance for a different kind of political commentary, with some politicians and political brands sharing what they find "scary."
Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, a Republican, feels that "Everyone is entitled to one good scare on Halloween," according to a tweet from an account bearing his name.
Washington (CNN) - Michelle Obama doesn't need directions to Sesame Street, it comes to her.
The first lady was joined Wednesday by two of Sesame Street's popular characters, Elmo and Rosita, in the White House State Dining Room to announce a plan to use the children's characters and their neighbors on the show to market healthy foods to children.
(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz tried to compare his relationship with his favored grassroots Friday with the momentum that propelled Republican President Ronald Reagan into the White House.
The response to the economic malaise of the late 1970s was “the grassroots revolution,” Cruz told a friendly crowd in Des Moines, Iowa. “The Reagan Revolution.”
(CNN) - Leading conservative group Americans for Prosperity says it's coming out with a series of ads applauding the members of Congress who stood against Obamacare while blasting those who supported the health care law.
AFP announced the ads in a release Wednesday promising three weeks of web, TV and radio coverage across parts of Florida, Arizona, California, and Colorado, as well as phone banks and door-to-door canvassing across the target districts.
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(CNN) – New York City mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota actually managed to agree with one another on several points during a Tuesday-night debate that was often amicable. When it wasn’t amicable however, sparks flew.
One of the most intense points of contention came on public safety. Lhota, a Republican and the former head of the city transit authority, favors the controversial stop-and-frisk policing tactics of outgoing independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He also put out a web video charging that de Blasio would make city streets less safe.
(CNN) - More Americans think that marijuana should be legalized than those who want it kept illegal, according to a new poll.
Updated 10/21/2013 at 3:54 p.m. ET
(CNN) - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie is dropping a legal challenge to a court ruling abolishing the state's ban on same-sex marriages.
"Although the Governor strongly disagrees with the Court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people, the Court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Constitution and, therefore, same-sex marriage is the law," Christie's office said Monday morning in a statement.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday formally nominated Jeh Johnson, the former top lawyer at the Defense Department, to be the new Homeland Security Secretary.
Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Obama praised Johnson's work leading the Pentagon's 10,000 civilian and military lawyers as general counsel, a position he was named to in 2009 and held until he left for private practice last year.
(CNN) - The man looking to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary has earned the endorsement of a major conservative super PAC, an endorsement that comes on the heels of a deal McConnell brokered ending the partial government shutdown.
McConnell did himself few favors with some in the conservative base by ushering in a last-minute bargain Wednesday reopening the government and raising the nation's borrowing authority while earning only cosmetic changes to Obamacare.
(CNN) - The partial federal government shutdown may be over but as of Thursday, the drunk dialing is just beginning.
The creators of DrunkDialCongress.Org said in a statement that the service would continue, facilitating the inebriated and sober to call their Congressional representative to thank them for ending the shutdown and press for action on other issues facing the country.