CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 12, 2014 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle DEVELOPING… $1,700,000,000 PRICE TAG: Hillary Clinton supporters are bracing for an expensive presidential campaign should the former secretary of State run again for the Democratic nomination. Craig Smith, […]
(CNN) – The attorney for a former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday demanded that state officials investigating a political scandal roiling his administration turn over additional emails they have uncovered. The move comes a day after the attorney representing the state legislative investigative committee, Reid Schar, asked a judge to […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 10, 2014 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle CIA ACCUSED OF SPYING ON CONGRESS FEINSTEIN SAYS AGENCY ACCESSED SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE COMPUTERS The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee suggested Tuesday the CIA violated federal law […]
(CNN) – Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said on Tuesday he would not resign as prosecutors for the first time sought to tie him to a political scandal. In an interview with CNN, Gray again denied any wrongdoing following the biggest guilty plea so far in the federal probe of a nearly $700,000 unlawful "shadow campaign" […]
Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - A former top aide to Chris Christie was in court on Tuesday to fight a subpoena from a state legislative committee investigating a political scandal roiling the New Jersey governor's administration. It was Bridget Anne Kelly's first public appearance since losing her job in January over suggestions top Christie appointees […]
(CNN) – As political observers keep a close eye on the U.S. House special election in Florida, the Republican nominee hoping to keep the district in GOP hands said people shouldn't draw too much from Tuesday night's results. "This is a local race. There are local issues in this race, it comes down to local […]
CNN anchor John Berman remarked on Tuesday that, while he found President Barack Obama’s outreach to apolitical voters via his appearance on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with comedian Zack Galifianakis “smart,” he also noted that it was a “political ad designed to promote” the Affordable Care Act.
(CNN) - After Hillary Clinton lost the 2008 primary to President Barack Obama, Alan Patricof, a wealthy financier who had helped raise sizable donations to the Clinton campaign, took a step back from politics. That all changes Tuesday night, when the owner of Apax Partners hosts President Barack Obama for a high-dollar fundraiser aimed at […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 10, 2014 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle DEVELOPING: QUESTIONS ARISE OVER STOLEN PASSPORTS ON MISSING MALAYSIAN FLIGHT… It is perplexing enough that a jetliner seemed to have vanished without a trace. Adding to the mystery […]
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John Kerry has a wicked sense of humor. He joked that John King asked if he was considering another presidential run,and then hit with a brutal rejoinder. Kerry delivered a knife to the heart of CNN during Saturday night’s address at the annual Gridiron Club dinner, the white-tie-and-tails event hosted by Washington’s most prestigious press […]
Clearwater, Florida (CNN) - It's for just one congressional seat for about eight months, but Tuesday's special election in Florida has taken on huge political significance. National Republicans are framing Tuesday's special election as a referendum on Obamacare. But their message - plus a flood of outside spending by Democrats focused on the issue of […]
(CNN) - Fresh off his Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll win, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday he’s still contemplating a potential 2016 presidential run, but for now is focused on other issues, like suing President Obama. The Kentucky Republican pledged not to attack others within his own party - an approach fellow Sen. Ted […]
National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – It would be a mistake to read too much into the speeches, breakout sessions and late-night parties that took place at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thousands of right-leaning activists made the pilgrimage here this year, to a convention hall outside the nation's capital. They were greeted, as they […]
(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul easily won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, giving the potential White House candidate an early boost with the Republican base ahead of the 2016 election. It was the second-straight year the Kentucky lawmaker topped the poll at the annual gathering, notching 31% support. […]
Newly minted CNN host Michael Smerconish kicked off his show Saturday morning by railing against how much cable news has contributed to the increasingly polarized nature of political debate in Washington.
(CNN) – The third and final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference – better known by its initials, CPAC – is underway at a major convention center at National Harbor, just south of the nation's capital. The conference is the largest annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists, and when there's no Republican in […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for March 7, 2014 | 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle CPAC PROVES THE GAME IS ON FOLKS RAND PAUL TO THE GOP: DON’T DILUTE OUR MESSAGE … “It isn’t good enough to pick the lesser of two evils. […]
Washington (CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole and John McCain are pushing back against Sen. Ted Cruz for comments he made Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. As Cruz was talking about how the Republican Party had not been successful in recent campaigns and what it needed to do to win, he […]
By Dan Merica, CNN Washington – Organizers for the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference will not allow American Atheists to have an exhibition booth at the conservative conference, the group's spokeswoman said Tuesday. The decision...Show More Summary