August 4th, 2013
04:04 PM ET
1 year ago

5 political stories to watch in the week ahead

Washington (CNN) – It's August, the dog days of summer, and President Barack Obama and Congress are making a break from the nation's capital. The president heads West for a quick trip on the economy that includes a visit with Jay Leno, while federal lawmakers begin their five-week summer recess.

Mitt Romney, a couple men who might have hopes of being the next Republican presidential nominee, and a first-term congressman from Arkansas also will be political stories in the week ahead.

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Filed under: 2016 • Congress • Mitt Romney • President Obama
No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat
June 26th, 2013
12:18 AM ET
1 year ago

No shocker this time as Democrats hold Senate seat

(CNN) - This time, history didn't repeat itself.

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey Tuesday won a special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, topping Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in an election marked by low voter turnout.

The contest was the second time in three years that Massachusetts voters headed to the polls in a special U.S. Senate election with national implications.

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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • Massachusetts
First on CNN: New online ads urge against carbon tax
June 5th, 2013
12:46 PM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: New online ads urge against carbon tax

(CNN) – Online ads, backed by a six-figure buy from a conservative group, are hitting the web urging lawmakers to oppose a tax on carbon emissions.

The campaign from Americans for Prosperity goes after senators and representatives from 15 states, and begins with a budget of $175,000, according to a release from the organization.
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Filed under: Energy • Environmental policy
May 28th, 2013
09:41 AM ET
1 year ago

Christie, Obama set to meet again on the Jersey Shore

(CNN) - Call it the bromance, part two.

President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie team up Tuesday to survey recovery efforts along the Jersey shore, seven months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Garden State and neighboring New York, causing billions in damage.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • President Obama
First on CNN: Santorum to focus on GOP's future in Iowa
April 8th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Santorum to focus on GOP's future in Iowa

(CNN) - Republicans hoping to regain the White House in 2016 would make a mistake by ignoring social issues, one of those potential candidates said Monday.

Rick Santorum, who says he's open to another White House bid and already speaks like a candidate, told CNN the GOP's focus on the economy and taxes, instead of social issues, was what led to presidential losses for the party in the last two cycles.
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Filed under: Iowa • Rick Santorum
Big Bird flies from campaign trail to White House
February 21st, 2013
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Big Bird flies from campaign trail to White House

Washington (CNN) - Four months after becoming a flashpoint in the presidential campaign, Big Bird is back in the political spotlight.

The White House announced Thursday that the longtime character from public television's "Sesame Street" teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama to film two public service announcements that encourage kids to eat healthy and get active. The White House said the PSAs will help mark the third anniversary of the first lady's push "to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential."
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • White House
Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats
February 7th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats

Washington (CNN) – House and Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2014 will get a boost from their party's most recognizable face when President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail in 2013.

Democratic Party officials confirmed Thursday that the president would hold 14 fund-raising events this year for Congressional Democrats, details that appeared first in the New York Times.
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Filed under: Democrats • President Obama
Five things we learned at the Republican National Convention
August 29th, 2012
07:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Five things we learned at the Republican National Convention

(CNN) – The first full day of the Republican National Convention was heavy with female speakers and light on the red meat that normally fires up the base.

Here are five things we learned from the convention's first night...

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Republican National Convention