DNC ups tech push ahead of midterms
February 25th, 2014
04:57 PM ET
2 months ago

DNC ups tech push ahead of midterms

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is working to leverage the voter data and election tools refined during Barack Obama's historically tech-savvy campaigns in upcoming elections.

The DNC said it's making accessible to Democratic campaigns nationwide this year a voter file with constantly updated data from past elections in an effort to coordinate voter information as well as help those campaigns better strategize and manage volunteers.

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Texas Gov. race: Davis outraises Abbott in the last month
February 24th, 2014
07:56 PM ET
2 months ago

Texas Gov. race: Davis outraises Abbott in the last month

(CNN) - Democrat Wendy Davis outraised Republican Greg Abbott in the last month in the Texas gubernatorial to race to succeed outgoing GOP Gov. Rick Perry.

Davis' campaign announced Monday that it raised $2.85 million between January 24 and February 22, compared to Abbott's reported $2.45 million over the same period.

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Filed under: Greg Abbott • Texas • Wendy Davis
February 24th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
2 months ago

Jindal, Malloy spar after White House meeting

(CNN) – Red-state/blue-state rancor flared on Monday outside the White House between two governors – one with potential presidential aspirations.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, and his Connecticut Democratic counterpart, Dannel Malloy, squared off over the minimum wage after they and other governors met with President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Dan Malloy • Minimum wage • President Obama • White House
February 20th, 2014
10:48 PM ET
2 months ago

McCain: If election were tomorrow, Clinton would be president

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain predicted if voters headed to the polls for the 2016 elections tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would be most likely be elected president - though the former secretary of state wouldn't be his pick.

Asked by CNN's Piers Morgan on Thursday about 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann's recent assessment that America isn't ready for a female president, McCain said they have a different reading on the current political landscape.

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Obama: Midterms not seen as 'sexy enough'
February 20th, 2014
09:44 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama: Midterms not seen as 'sexy enough'

(CNN) - Rallying Democratic governors Thursday, President Barack Obama urged his party not to overlook state-level elections because they aren't as "sexy" as national contests.

"So often, the action - how our policies are actually impacting our constituents day to day - are being determined by governors and state legislatures," Obama said at the Democratic Governors Association fundraiser at the St. Regis hotel in Washington.

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Filed under: DGA • President Obama
February 20th, 2014
08:16 PM ET
2 months ago

Perry: Nugent's comments ‘shouldn't surprise anybody'

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is playing down a controversial campaign appearance for the Lone Star State’s leading Republican gubernatorial candidate by rocker Ted Nugent, who has stirred outrage with controversial comments about President Barack Obama.

"The idea that Ted Nugent has said something that's outrageous shouldn't surprise anybody. He's been saying outrageous things for a lot of years,” Perry told Wolf Blitzer on Thursday on CNN’s "The Situation Room.”

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Filed under: Rick Perry • Ted Cruz • Texas
February 16th, 2014
04:58 PM ET
2 months ago

Chelsea Clinton: LGBTQ rights 'unfinished business' of this century

(CNN) - Adapting a line from her mother, Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that shedding light on LGBTQ issues should be a major focus for human rights advocates this century.

"My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century,” she said of Hillary Clinton, the former New York senator and secretary of state. “That is certainly true. But so too are the issues of LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century."

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Gay rights • Hillary Clinton
Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate
President Obama walks with California Governor Jerry Brown, Joe and Maria Del Bosque of Empresas Del Bosque farm, addressing California's drought situation
February 16th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama administration vows more action on climate change sparking debate

(CNN) - Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of $1 billion in new funding to help prepare for the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry promised his own actions as part of the administration's push in a keynote speech in Indonesia, warning that climate change will also threaten the world economy.

But the consensus is still split on the merits of climate change among lawmakers.

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Romney: Bill Clinton not as 'relevant' as Hillary, won't impact potential White House bid
February 16th, 2014
01:08 PM ET
2 months ago

Romney: Bill Clinton not as 'relevant' as Hillary, won't impact potential White House bid

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Hillary Clinton, should she decide to launch a campaign for the White House, will not be judged by her husband's record in the Oval Office.

"I don't think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for president," Romney said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Mitt Romney
February 16th, 2014
12:47 PM ET
2 months ago

McCain: ‘I won’t give up’ on immigration reform

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain said Sunday he's not abandoning immigration reform this year, warning that the country's changing demographics make reform an imperative task for Republicans.

"I have not given up hope that we will act - and we must act," the Arizona Republican told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

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