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Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee blasted Sen. Rand Paul on Friday for criticizing the President while on a foreign trip. "America has a proud tradition of letting politics stop at the water’s edge, but Paul doesn’t think that tradition applies to him," Michael Czin, the DNC's press secretary, said in a memo to reporters. […]

CNN Commentator: ISIS Killed Journalist Due to Fear of Obama

CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona argued that the murder of American journalist James Wright Foley was due to the success of President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy. “It's [Foley’s murder] not certainly going...Show More Summary

Gaza and Obama's Castigation of Israel: A Sign of the Growing Insignificance of the 'Jewish Vote' in American Politics

For the moment, the prolific images on CNN of bleeding and maimed Gazan children being used as human shields by Hamas in hospitals have ceased. So has the castigation by the White House of Israel's use of harsh military force to stop...Show More Summary

Stepping up political game, Hillary Clinton agrees to help in midterms

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has been able to exist slightly above politics for the last six years. That will soon be coming to an end. Clinton, the former secretary of state and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has committed to play a sizable role in fundraising for the party ahead of […]

Paul Steinhauser Set to Depart CNN for NH1

CNN DC bureau chief Sam Feist today sent a note to bureau staff announcing that CNN political editor Paul Steinhauser will soon join NH1 as political director and anchor. Steinhauser has been with CNN for 28 years in a plethora of roles, including assignment editor, producer, and show EP. Show More Summary

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, who left GOP in memorable political drama, dies

(CNN) – Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he left the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday. FULL STORY

Jesse Williams on Ferguson: 'We Are Not Treated Like Human Beings'

Your Grey's Anatomy boyfriend Jesse Williams added "hot political activist who chastises CNN while appearing on CNN" to his resume this weekend. Read more...

Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry, a Democratic source familiar with the event tells CNN, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race. Former President Bill Clinton will also speak at the event, according to the source. Hillary Clinton's attendance at the 2014 […]

Slip Showing? Perry Opponent Says 'Nothing Could Be Closer to the Truth' That Prosecution Is a 'Political Witch Hunt'

Craig McDonald, the director of Texans for Public Justice, On CNN today. He tried to "respond" to something Lone Star State Governor Rick Perry's didn't say yesterday in his reaction to his indictment, and followed that up with a comical...Show More Summary

CNN's Granderson, Wall Slam 'Charlatan' Al Sharpton

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," network contributor LZ Granderson and political analyst Tara Wall hammered activists like Al Sharpton for being a "charlatans" who come into situations like Ferguson to "make names for themselves."...Show More Summary

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Political fallout from teen’s shooting

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead. WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Missouri Democratic family feud, a Kentucky Senate tactic worth tracking and some new nuggets about the busy […]

Ice bucket challenge: Politicians get soaked

(CNN) - Ice water is starting to drench the political scene. A number of political figures have taken on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – or Lou Gehrig's disease. Started by Pete Frates, who has lived with ALS since 2012, the campaign asks participants to dump […]

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 13, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for August 13, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle BREAKING … ISRAEL SAYS CEASE-FIRE VIOLATED: For 70 hours, there was relative peace. But - as has proven true time and again in relations between Israel and […]

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 12, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for August 12, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle OBAMA CAMP KNOCKS CLINTON IN FOREIGN POLICY SPAT …  David Axelrod, former adviser to President Barack Obama, hit back Tuesday against Hillary Clinton's recent criticism of Obama's […]

'Hugging it out’: Hillary Clinton calls Obama to calm tensions

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton reached out to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to tell him that headline-grabbing comments she made about his foreign policy were not meant as a political attack. The potential presidential candidate called Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, […]

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 11, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for August 11, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle HAPPENING NOW … President Obama to speak about Iraq at 4:45pm from Martha’s Vineyard. Tune in live on CNN. WITH VOCAL SUPPORT OF ISRAEL, CLINTON RANKLES PRO-PALESTINIAN AMERICANS […]

CNN's Keilar: Hillary’s Iraq Statement a 'Slam' of Obama

CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar reported that Hillary Clinton’s criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy was a political “slam” of the president on Monday's "CNN Newsroom." “She's talking about how that's more of a political argument than a foreign policy argument, this is a slam. Show More Summary

Politico's Manu Raju: Obama 'Putting the Senate at Risk'

On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” host John King pointed to an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll giving President Barack Obama low marks for his administration’s handling of the various international crises including the Russia-Ukraine...Show More Summary

McCain dismisses claim that he has it in for Obama

Washington (CNN) – U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is no stranger to the Sunday morning political talk show circuit, and viewers have apparently taken notice. On Sunday, he appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” from Jakarta, Indonesia, primarily to discuss the U.S. airstrikes on Iraq and President Obama’s foreign policy. However, during the interview, […]

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Could Iraq be a factor in tipping the 2014 midterm scales?

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead. WASHINGTON (CNN) – New details on the 2016 chapter of the seemingly permanent presidential campaign, questions about Iraq’s political impact, and three […]

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