Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin wasted no time on Tuesday swatting away a question about whether the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee needed to be a governor.
"No," Ryan said quickly. "Next question."
Washington (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, fresh off a landslide reelection victory earlier this month, says if being himself "is not good enough in any other election I might someday pursue," he will just find another job.
Republican Christie, who won reelection in blue New Jersey by garnering a broad coalition of support, said he didn't feel like he had to do any further outreach to his fellow party members who see him as a moderate unable to tap into the conservative base.
Washington (CNN) – When President Barack Obama took to the podium for Thursday's news conference/cum-mea culpa on the disastrous Obamacare roll out, the commander-in-chief said repairing his damaged credibility was on him and no one else.
The bloodletting was a near-acknowledgment that his presidency is at a tenuous point. The Obama administration's mismanagement of his signature legislative achievement threatens to sink the rest of his second-term agenda. With more than three years left in office, Obama teeters on the brink of lame-duckedness.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 19, a spokesman for NBC tells CNN.
The former Republican president, who has largely avoided the spotlight since leaving the White House in 2009, will sit down with Leno to discuss his post-White House life.
Washington (CNN) - Ready for Hillary, a political fundraising group dedicated to electing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton president in 2016, held its first national finance council strategy meeting in New York on Tuesday.
The day-long strategy sessions included a lunch moderated by David Brock, founder of the left-leaning Media Matters for America, on how to counter right wing attacks on Clinton.
Washington (CNN) - If you thought American's approval of Congress had hit rock bottom weeks ago, you were wrong.
According to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, only 9% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. It's the lowest congressional approval rating in the 39 years Gallup has asked the question.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky restated his position on Tuesday that the attack on the United States compound in Benghazi–and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response–should prohibit her from becoming president.
Paul, who has long been outspoken about the terrorist attack, told cadets at The Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, that the commander-in-chief should never be unwilling to send troops to protect the United States’ diplomatic missions.
Washington (CNN) – When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left the State Department earlier this year, she told reporters that she would be "stepping off the very fast track for a little while."
That time away, however, appears to be over, as Clinton hits the gas with a two-day, five-event whirlwind trip to California this weekend.
Washington (CNN) - The 2014 elections will continue what has become a staple in American politics: the survival of powerful political families.
Bush. Carter. Nunn. Udall. Cheney. These are familiar names from a previous generation - but also for a new one.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - While Democrats won Virginia's two top elected offices on Tuesday night, by Wednesday afternoon, the state's race for attorney general appeared to be headed for a recount.
With 100% of precincts reporting as of Wednesday afternoon, Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain has a razor thin 286-vote lead over Democrat state Sen. Mark Herring.