Senate candidate Joni Ernst says she was harassed in the military
August 15th, 2014
06:21 PM ET
2 months ago

Senate candidate Joni Ernst says she was harassed in the military

(CNN) – Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst said Friday she was sexually harassed during her time in the military.

Currently a Republican state senator and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, Ernst told various news outlets that she experienced unwanted attention while serving in the Army and, if elected, will work to overhaul how sexual assault cases are handled in the armed forces.

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Filed under: 2014 • Iowa • Joni Ernst
McDaniel formally challenges Mississippi runoff results in GOP Senate primary
August 14th, 2014
05:14 PM ET
2 months ago

McDaniel formally challenges Mississippi runoff results in GOP Senate primary

(CNN) - Chris McDaniel's campaign formally challenged the runoff results from Mississippi's U.S. Senate primary that showed he lost to incumbent Thad Cochran.

"Republicans did not elect the nominee on June 24," McDaniel said in a statement on Thursday.

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Filed under: Mississippi
Incumbent GOP Senator defeats tea party backed candidate in Tennessee Senate race
August 8th, 2014
01:17 AM ET
3 months ago

Incumbent GOP Senator defeats tea party backed candidate in Tennessee Senate race

(CNN) – Longtime GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander easily won the Tennessee Republican primary Thursday, defeating tea party backed candidate state Rep. Joe Carr.

With nearly all precincts accounted for, Alexander held off Carr with just under 50% of the vote while Carr received just over 40%, according to the Associated Press.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Lamar Alexander • Senate • Tennessee
Tea party's last chance in 2014 primaries comes down to Tennessee Senate race
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee
August 7th, 2014
08:37 AM ET
3 months ago

Tea party's last chance in 2014 primaries comes down to Tennessee Senate race

(CNN) – The Republican primary in Tennessee on Thursday is the tea party's last chance - albeit a distant one - to beat an establishment incumbent this election year.

Longtime GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is defending his seat against state Rep. Joe Carr.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Lamar Alexander • Senate • Tennessee
Ben Carson's big 2016 move
August 1st, 2014
02:48 PM ET
3 months ago

Ben Carson's big 2016 move

(CNN) - Ben Carson is taking a significant step toward a 2016 presidential run by forming a political action committee, CNN confirmed Friday.

The renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives told the Washington Times he chose Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his campaign chairman, if he decides to launch a White House bid.

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Filed under: 2016 • Ben Carson • Republican Party
Emails show Lerner dissing conservatives
July 30th, 2014
02:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Emails show Lerner dissing conservatives

(CNN) – Conservative Republicans have been pretty tough on Lois Lerner over the IRS targeting scandal.

And now, it appears, the former tax official at the center of the controversy, was none too fond of a particular brand of conservatives, either.

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Filed under: Dave Camp • House Republicans • IRS • Tea Party
Cuomo pushes back against report of tampering in corruption investigation
July 28th, 2014
05:02 PM ET
3 months ago

Cuomo pushes back against report of tampering in corruption investigation

Updated 5:21 p.m. ET, 7/31/2014

(CNN) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the work of a commission designed to quell corruption in New York state politics against a report that his office interfered with the panel's investigation.

"By definition the commission took advice and opinion from many, many people," Cuomo said Monday in response to questions about a top aide's communication with the Moreland Commission, a group appointed last year by the Democratic governor.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • New York
John Bolton's super PAC to launch first ad in New Hampshire
July 16th, 2014
06:09 PM ET
3 months ago

John Bolton's super PAC to launch first ad in New Hampshire

(CNN) - John Bolton's super PAC is making its first foray into New Hampshire with an online ad attacking a Democratic congresswoman for fumbling an answer on Benghazi.

A former U.N. ambassador, Bolton and his group aim to make national security a major issue on the campaign trail and is supporting Republican candidates in tight midterm contests.

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Filed under: John Bolton • New Hampshire
O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'
July 11th, 2014
07:50 PM ET
3 months ago

O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley advocated for sympathy for the surge of young Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border, arguing that to turn the children away without due process would be un-American given what violence awaits in their home countries.

"We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death," he told reporters Friday at a National Governors Association meeting in Nashville.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Immigration • Martin O'Malley • President Obama
Unusual trio pushes for action on immigration
July 10th, 2014
08:51 PM ET
3 months ago

Unusual trio pushes for action on immigration

(CNN) - An unlikely trio is pushing for an end to the deadlock in Washington over immigration reform.

Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul and major Republican donor, teamed up with tech billionaire Bill Gates and investor icon Warren Buffett, both supporters of President Barak Obama, to urge Congress and the White House to find common ground on immigration reform.

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Filed under: Immigration
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