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Bill Clinton to campaign for former aide's son

Washington (CNN) – No race is too small for Bill Clinton, especially when you are the son of a former Clinton White House aide and longtime friend. According to WPRI, a CNN affiliate in Rhode Island, Clinton will campaign for the state's Democratic general-treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner on August 27. Seth Magaziner is the son […]

Poll: Clinton tops Christie in his home state

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton is beating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his own turf, a new poll finds. Fifty percent of New Jersey voters - who reelected Christie in 2013 - said they would vote for Clinton over Christie if the presidential election was held today, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released […]

Incumbent senator's win ends ugly Kansas showdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Tuesday's Senate primary in Kansas ended another ugly showdown that pit a tea party-backed challenger against an establishment Republican incumbent. CNN projects incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts has fended off conservative challenger Milton Wolf in the state's GOP Senate primary.

Rand Paul attempts to clear up stance on U.S. aid to Israel

Davenport, Iowa (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul tried to clarify his position Tuesday on U.S. foreign aid to Israel, saying he strongly supports sending money to the country but added he believes Israel will be better off without foreign assistance in the long run. “I've spent the last four years trying to put conditions on […]

Flipping the primary script: GOP establishment candidate challenges tea party incumbent

(CNN) – The familiar 2014 narrative - tea party challenger takes on establishment GOP incumbent - was turned on its head Tuesday as Michigan voters headed to the polls in the state's Republican primary. Challenger Brian Ellis, a wealthy businessman who has support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is hoping to unseat two-term Rep. […]

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 5, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for August 5, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle U.S. GENERAL KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN … An American general was killed Tuesday after a shooter wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at a training facility in […]

Congress defined: "useless," "worthless," a "joke"

It can be tough to agree on a single word to describe something that affects every single American. But when it comes to Congress, the task suddenly doesn't seem so insurmountable. CNN asked Twitter and Facebook users to describe Congress in one word, and the most popular responses gave a clear verdict. Congress is “useless,” […]

Bill Clinton: America has 'barely scratched the surface' on African investment

Washington (CNN) - With the vast majority of African leaders in town for a White House summit on the future of the continent, former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that partnering with African business is a "massive opportunity for American business." Clinton, who moderated the opening panel at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, said that although […]

Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem

Washington (CNN) - Note to Congress: Your constituents are turning on you. For the first time, a majority of Americans said they disapproved of their representative and thought they were part of the problem in Washington, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll out Tuesday. The poll found that 51% of Americans disapprove of the way […]

Senate primary vote could end ugly Kansas GOP race

Washington (CNN) - Tuesday's Senate primary in Kansas could end another ugly showdown that pits a tea party-backed challenger against an establishment Republican incumbent. The race between Sen. Pat Roberts and challenger Milton Wolf,...Show More Summary

Undocumented immigrant confronts Rep. Steve King at fundraiser

Okoboji, Iowa (CNN) – Republican Rep. Steve King was confronted Monday night at his own fundraiser by an undocumented immigrant and activist who argued with the Iowa congressman over his stance on immigration. Erika Andiola, who’s involved with the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, mostly took issue with King’s vote last week to curb the Deferred […]

White House preparing for ‘state dinner times 50’

Washington (CNN) — Planning and executing a White House dinner for one foreign leader is hard enough — for every perfectly arranged place setting is a sari-wearing party crasher or a recently separated French president. The careful display of protocol will only be multiplied Tuesday when fifty African leaders — in town for an historic […]

In Iowa, Rand Paul makes case for more compassionate GOP

OKOBOJI, Iowa (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul brought his recent crusade for a more compassionate Republican Party to the northwest part of Iowa on Monday, appealing to a crowd of social conservatives at a fundraiser for Rep. Steve King. The Kentucky Republican made his push for sentencing reform in the criminal justice system, the laws […]

Rand Paul argues that he never proposed ending foreign aid to Israel

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul denied Monday that he had ever proposed legislation that would end foreign aid for Israel, despite the Kentucky Republican’s efforts to end all foreign aid. “I haven’t really proposed that in the past,” Paul told reporters when asked if he still stood by his call to stop all […]

Six weeks later, McDaniel challenges Mississippi runoff result

Washington (CNN) – Chris McDaniel on Monday officially contested results showing he lost a Republican primary to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, revealing what his camp alleges is evidence of voter fraud and other irregularities. "They asked us to put up or shut up. Here we are. Here we are with the evidence," McDaniel said at […]

Illinois GOP candidate for governor says state shutdown an option

(CNN) – Critics are pouncing on remarks Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor in Illinois, made to supporters earlier this year that a government shutdown was an option to help the state deal with its financial troubles. Video of his comments picked up steam on Monday as the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which recently […]

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 4, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for August 4, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING … ISRAEL, PALESTINIANS AGREE TO 3-DAY CEASE-FIRE: Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that Israel has agreed to a three-day cease-fire proposed by Egypt. […]

Biden calls on African leaders in fight for democracy, pledges U.S. support

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden laid the interests of the United States, and the world, alongside the success of African countries in a pledge to support regions of the continent where he says democracy is threatened. “’If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ There is […]

Reactions on Twitter to James S. Brady’s Death

Users of social media platforms remembered James S. Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died

(CNN) – James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, according to a Brady family statement.

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