November 16th, 2013
08:07 PM ET
6 years ago

O'Malley testing the 2016 waters in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley hoped to turn heads in New Hampshire this weekend and get his share of the early speculation surrounding the 2016 presidential race with a buzzy new video about his leadership credentials.

On Saturday, O’Malley headlined the Granite State’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, a fundraising event for the state Democratic Party familiar to others who have been on the presidential primary campaign circuit. This three-minute video served as part of the crowd’s introduction to the White House hopeful.

Filed under: 2016 • Martin O'Malley
Is Sarah Palin teasing us again?
July 10th, 2013
06:16 PM ET
7 years ago

Is Sarah Palin teasing us again?

(CNN) - Sarah Palin is stirring the pot again, suggesting she might seek office again.

"I've considered it because people have requested me to consider it. But, I'm still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that - there again, there will be some new blood, new energy," she told radio host Sean Hannity on Monday.


Filed under: Alaska • Sarah Palin
Massive turnover changing face of Senate
March 28th, 2013
12:28 PM ET
7 years ago

Massive turnover changing face of Senate

Washington (CNN) - With South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson's announcement this week that he will not seek re-election this year, the recent string of Senate retirements has the political class debating whether Republicans have a real shot at taking control of the upper chamber.

But this biennial parlor game overlooks a stunning dynamic that has been developing on Capitol Hill over the past decade: massive turnover.


Filed under: Senate • Tim Johnson
March 26th, 2013
06:41 PM ET
7 years ago

Ex-presidents cost taxpayers millions

(CNN) - As if we needed further proof that being leader of the free world is a cushy gig, a new report shows that the perks keep rolling in long after a commander-in-chief leaves office.

According to the Congressional Research Service, taxpayers forked over $3.7 million last year to pay for the four remaining presidents: Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. And that number doesn't include the additional money we spend on their lifetime of Secret Service.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • George H.W. Bush • George W. Bush • Jimmy Carter
March 25th, 2013
06:40 PM ET
7 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg makes a Washington money, power play

(CNN) - Mark Zuckerberg is now trying to influence your life in a whole new way. The Facebook billionaire just made a major money move into politics, reportedly putting up $20 million of his own fortune to help launch a Silicon Valley non-profit organization.

Sources tell CNN that Zuckerberg is one of a growing group of mega-wealthy tech stars throwing their famous names behind an issue advocacy organization to make waves in Washington. They are forming a 501(c)4, a non-profit organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money to lobby Congress on the issues they care about – starting with immigration.


Filed under: Immigration