Complete coverage on

Politics

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs.

Latest Stories

Obama calls, thanks Ebola hospital workers in Dallas updated 8 hours 46 minutes ago

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected.

Hillary Clinton is returning to Iowa updated 9 hours 18 minutes ago

Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa on October 29, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the trip.

How did Florida's candidates for governor rate? updated 11 hours 32 minutes ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist took aim at each other during a bitter debate on Thursday night.

Independent candidate: No 'bromance' with GOP opponent updated 11 hours 46 minutes ago

Don't expect a chest bump on election night this year in Maine.

Poll: Georgia Senate race statistically tied updated 12 hours 2 minutes ago

Neither candidate in the crucial Georgia Senate race appears poised to cruise to victory in less than two weeks, a new poll released Wednesday shows.

Hagan absent, Tillis faces off against empty chair updated 12 hours 22 minutes ago

This is not your Clint Eastwood empty chair moment from the 2012 Republican National Convention -- but it's close.

DSCC back on the air in Kentucky updated 12 hours 36 minutes ago

Democrats will soon return to the airwaves in Kentucky to back Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a source at the DSCC.

Koch brothers PAC ads 'close out' with $6.5 million for 6 races updated 12 hours 38 minutes ago

A super PAC backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is dropping $6.5 million into six competitive Senate races in a final ad push.

Day one for Ebola czar Ron Klain updated 12 hours 55 minutes ago

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

Obama, Pelosi star in GOP ads updated 13 hours 3 minutes ago

President Obama and Nancy Pelosi not on campaign trail but are featured in GOP campaign ads.

Hillary Clinton's midterm campaign schedule updated 13 hours 28 minutes ago

Clinton is helping campaign for Democrats in 2014, work that will help her if she runs for president in 2016.

Senator's "Wastebook" has everything that will fit in a pork barrel updated 13 hours 40 minutes ago

Senator's "Wastebook' notes that getting rid of the practice of pork barrel spending is next to impossible.

Obama's ISIS, Ebola "mission creep" updated 16 hours 16 minutes ago

Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with ISIS and Ebola.

Emotional reunion as Jeffrey Fowle, held by North Korea returns to U.S. updated 17 hours 54 minutes ago

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived home in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

Elizabeth Warren: I've been treated differently updated 18 hours 19 minutes ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN she has been treated differently as a woman in the clubby upper chamber.

Ex-counterterror chief: U.S. lost track of terrorists after Snowden updated 18 hours 29 minutes ago

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, Olsen says.

Ernst's new hog ad: 'Too many politicians full of...' updated 18 hours 35 minutes ago

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst is making the internet squeal, again, with a new ad that features her dozens of hogs.

Palins describe brawl in police recordings updated 18 hours 44 minutes ago

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request.

Florida debate turns bitter over executions updated 19 hours 0 minutes ago

The third and final debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist got off to a breezy start-- with no fan on stage for Crist and no protest from Scott.

What key Senate race means for 2016 updated 19 hours 25 minutes ago

Sen. Kay Hagan should be toast by now.

Journalists react to 'icon' Ben Bradlee's death updated 20 hours 11 minutes ago

Journalists react to the death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal

American released from North Korea updated 1 days ago

American Jeffrey Fowle has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN.

Hillary Clinton finds a campaign message in personal speech updated 1 days ago

Clinton used her Tuesday appearance to court women with a message about her life, successes and future hopes.

Former U.S. counterterror chief: 'Imminent threat' remains updated 1 days ago

The former head of U.S. counterterror operations said on Tuesday the "imminent threat" posed by an al Qaeda offshoot hasn't lessened after airstrikes.

This man could flip the Senate updated 1 days ago

A quiet lobbying campaign by a low-key man from Maine could determine which party controls the Senate next year.

The race to 50? Same-sex marriage spreads in 'red' states updated 1 days ago

It's a big week for same-sex marriages in the United States, following a court decision and a new, tougher stance from President Obama. Meanwhile, there are growing concerns that some opponents may be forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.

San Diego DA clears DeMaio of sexual misconduct, accuser of break-in updated 1 days ago

A former aide to congressional candidate Carl DeMaio will not be charged with breaking into DeMaio's campaign office, according to the San Diego district attorney.

White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills' updated 1 days ago

The White House has now issued a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday.

The 'why bother?' election updated 1 days ago

But many if not most Americans see the midterm election two weeks from Tuesday as likely to change little or nothing of consequence.

Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend' updated 1 days ago

The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

Obama makes push for Nunn on Atlanta radio updated 1 days ago

President Barack Obama said political candidates who are running ads against him personally should motivate voters to get out to the polls even more.

Travelers from West Africa restricted to five U.S. airports updated 1 days ago

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports.

Michelle Obama rights Braley-Bailey slip updated 1 days ago

The first lady came prepared Tuesday and corrected herself during a rally for Braley in Iowa City.

Senate slates Ebola hearing as calls for ban grow updated 1 days ago

Barbara Mikulski plans to hold a hearing on the government's handling of the Ebola outbreak on Nov. 6 -- two days after the midterm elections.

Gov. Jindal orders restrictions for West Africa travelers updated 1 days ago

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed an executive order to monitor those who have visited Ebola countries.

Report finds drug war fail: $7 billion spent, record opium poppy crop updated 1 days ago

America's drug war in Afghanistan is failing badly, according to a new report from a U.S. government watchdog.

'You lie,' American yells in Qatari court after being accused of starving child updated 1 days ago

Matthew Huang, an American held in Qatar, has an outburst after a Qatari prosecutor tells a court that he and his wife let their daughter starve.

Holder interview: What we learned updated 1 days ago

Here are things we learned from the Eric Holder interview.

Holder "cautiously optimistic" on legal pot updated 1 days ago

The outgoing U.S. attorney general said he is "cautiously optimistic" when it comes to Washington and Colorado's experiment with marijuana legalization.

Clinton family remembers Oscar de la Renta updated 1 days ago

Oscar de la Renta was known for being a designer to first families, and the Clintons were no exception.

Kasich in interview: Obamacare here to stay updated 1 days ago

A repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care law is "not gonna happen" even if the GOP takes the Senate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said.

CNN Florida governor debate: 7 things to watch updated 1 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist face off Tuesday night in a debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT.

Lewinsky makes emotional plea to end cyberbullying updated 1 days ago

Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying. Her speech -- and her goal -- come as the former White House intern steps into the public eye after years of trying to live privately.

Bill Clinton: Stop the Ebola 'blame game' updated 2 days ago

When it comes to Ebola, former President Bill Clinton says politicians and the media need to quit playing the "blame game."

Obama: Endangered Democrats 'all folks who vote with me' updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama says his feelings aren't hurt by Democrats who don't want to campaign side-by-side with him.

Cuomo confronts and pokes fun at Biden's LaGuardia Airport "third world" joke updated 2 days ago

Remember that time Vice President Joe Biden compared New York City's LaGuardia Airport to a "third world country"?

Eric Holder: Panetta book 'unfortunate' updated 2 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at former Defense and CIA chief Leon Panetta.

Poll: Roberts, Orman tied in Kansas Senate race updated 2 days ago

A new poll shows independent Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman tied with incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers updated 2 days ago

Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage and criticizing the GOP's so-called war on women.

Michigan GOP airs 'Sharknado'-inspired ad updated 2 days ago

Michigan Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters is the target of a Sharknado-inspired cartoon, but supporters say the ad "jumped the shark."

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter: '#HereWeGo' updated 2 days ago

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

Barack Obama votes Monday in Illinois updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama is home to cast his ballot Monday, the day early voting begins in Illinois, and he isn't afraid to reveal whom he's casting his ballot for.

Would a surgeon general help in Ebola response? updated 2 days ago

As newly picked Ebola czar Ron Klain gets started, some are wondering if America could also use a new surgeon general.

Donald Trump: 2016 decision comes early next year updated 2 days ago

Donald Trump told an Iowa audience not to count him out -- at least not until he makes his decision about running early next year.

What does Ted Cruz want a Republican congress to do? updated 2 days ago

Don't say Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't have a plan.

Recovering political strategist turns restauranteur updated 2 days ago

Josiah's Coffee House and Café is a must-go destination for melt-in-your-mouth fresh baked goods and a perfect cup of coffee.

First on CNN: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola czar updated 3 days ago

President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.

Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law for now updated 3 days ago

U.S. Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas' controversial voter identification law can go into effect for now.

'Inside Politics' forecast: GOP voters see a growing immigration crisis updated 3 days ago

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal what will be in the headlines.

Eric Holder's legacy stretches from Guantanamo to Ferguson updated 3 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than a month after the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Midterm Mile Markers: On the road to Election 2014 updated 3 days ago

An Ebola travel ban would be completely unprecedented -- Here's why updated 4 days ago

There's a lot of information out there on the Ebola crisis. And now, the issue's gone political with increasingly vocal talk on Capitol Hill and in midterm campaigns calling for a travel ban to keep the disease from spreading in the U.S.

Who is Hunter Biden? updated 5 days ago

Hunter Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after failing a drug test, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night.

Biden's son discharged from Navy after testing positive for cocaine updated 5 days ago

The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.

DeMaio accuser turns to lie detector to bolster harassment claims updated 5 days ago

A former campaign aide who accused GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment released the results of an independent lie detector test.

Your questions for the Florida debate updated 5 days ago

We're looking for your questions for the seeking the Florida governorship? Now is your chance to ask Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist directly about the economy, immigration, or any other issue that you do not think has been addressed yet.

Your questions for the New Hampshire debate updated 5 days ago

We're looking for your questions for the candidates seeking New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seat. Now is your chance to ask Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and former Sen. Scott Brown directly about the economy, immigration, or any other issue that you do not think has been addressed yet.

Madeleine Albright is on the cover of a Wheaties box updated 5 days ago

Well, here's a first. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is on a Wheaties Box.

Is this the 'Wille Horton' ad of 2014? updated 5 days ago

The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee released an ad linking Democratic challenger in a Nebraska House race to a convicted serial killer.

GOP slams Klain pick as Ebola czar updated 5 days ago

Republicans who pressed Pres. Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain as "Ebola czar."

Obama's credit card declined at fancy restaurant updated 5 days ago

Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant? President Obama can commiserate.

Rules don't allow for Crist's fan in CNN / WJXT debate updated 5 days ago

Charlie Crist's fan isn't allowed on stage under the rules of an October 21 Florida governor's race debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT.

Rand Paul: Ebola is "not like AIDS" updated 5 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul said Ebola is "not like AIDS," offering what he says is a stark contrast from the White House's message on the disease.

Fans of Charlie Crist can now buy their own fan updated 5 days ago

Are you a Charlie Crist Fan? If so, today is your lucky day.

Why is this 10-year old so excited to meet Hillary Clinton? updated 5 days ago

Macy Friday can't remember what she was thinking when - mouth agape - she met Hillary Clinton in Denver this week. It all happened so fast, she says.

Midterm Mile Markers: The road to 2014 updated 5 days ago

Kerry sends out call to arms on the Ebola crisis updated 5 days ago

Using some of the most dramatic language yet by a U.S. official, Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called on world leaders to contribute far more to the international Ebola response.

Bill Clinton: I'm an 'old racehorse' updated 5 days ago

Former President Bill Clinton poked fun Thursday at his reputation as Democrats' "campaigner-in-chief" during a political swing through New Hampshire.

Hambycast: The people who could choose the next president updated 5 days ago

Soon after I arrived in New Hampshire, I hit Mitt Romney in the face.

"Keep going": Rand Paul goes phone banking in New Hampshire updated 5 days ago

For his first event in New Hampshire on Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul agreed to do some phone-banking at U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown's headquarters in Manchester.

McCain with Tillis: 'Sen. Hagan wasn't there' updated 5 days ago

The Republican candidate for Senate in North Carolina brought in a foreign policy and national security heavyweight.

How South Dakota became the Senate fight surprise updated 5 days ago

Rick Weiland says when he was walking down the street making the music video for the song he wrote, a woman stopped him and thought he was country crooner Merle Haggard.

Midterm campaigns swing through Ebola hearing updated 5 days ago

The campaign trail for two candidates in top-tier Senate races took a detour Thursday to a Capitol Hill committee room for a high-profile hearing on Ebola.

Really? The worst job in America? updated 5 days ago

To hear Chris Christie describe it, being a United States senator must be the worst job in America.

Incumbents can't catch a break as crises mount updated 5 days ago

An election year that was already bad for incumbents is turning out to be worse than they could have ever imagined.

U.S. health officials grilled on Ebola at congressional hearing updated 6 days ago

A House panel has called the CDC and other Obama Administration officials to a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Ebola czar 'may make sense,' President Obama says updated 6 days ago

President Barack Obama said Thursday night it "may be appropriate" for him to appoint a czar to lead his administration's response to Ebola.

Hillary Clinton subtly swipes at Mitt Romney over auto bailout updated 6 days ago

Hillary Clinton cribbed a page from President Barack Obama's playbook on Thursday by taking a swipe at Mitt Romney's 2008 oped, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."

TSA chief John Pistole retiring at year's end updated 6 days ago

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole says he will resign at the end of the year.

Country-singing Senate hopeful 'rocks' South Dakota race updated 6 days ago

Meet the country singing troubadour candidate who plays guitar, drives a minivan and makes a GOP tracker the star of his latest web ad.

Republicans hit South Dakota airwaves with first of $1 million ad campaign updated 6 days ago

The National Republican Senatorial Committee pushed its first TV spot in a $1 million ad campaign in South Dakota to attack the Republican nominee's top two opponents in what has become a competitive three-way race for the seat.

'Cowboy poetry' on the plains: An off beat senate candidate updated 6 days ago

A dimly lit sports bar reading "cowboy poetry" is not exactly where you'd expect to find a candidate for U.S. Senate.

DSCC hammers Cassidy on Social Security in new TV ad updated 6 days ago

In Louisiana, Republican Bill Cassidy is running to retire Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. But national Democrats are hoping the GOP lawmaker's stance on raising the Social Security retirement age will stop that from happening.

Republicans are positive they'll win the Senate updated 6 days ago

The political strategist spearheading the Senate Republicans' campaign effort declared Thursday, perhaps not surprisingly, his party will take control of the Senate in November, after close to a decade in the minority.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stalls debate over opponent's fan updated 6 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott refused to go onstage for the first seven minutes of a debate Wednesday night, because his opponent had a fan.

Scott on Crist's fan: Surprised he didn't have 'dry ice' updated 6 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tried to bring the gubernatorial race back to the real issue at stake: Why did Charlie Crist need a fan in the first place?

Joint Chiefs chairman: 'I don't see' Baghdad falling updated 6 days ago

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told CNN exclusively Wednesday that he's been "worried about Ebola globally for about 90 days."

We recommend

From around the web