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Cruz: We don't need another Romney or McCain in 2016 updated 1 hours 56 minutes ago

Republicans are doomed in 2016 if they again nominate a candidate like Mitt Romney or John McCain, Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday.

NRA says Tom Cotton ad on gay dating app isn't theirs updated 2 hours 29 minutes ago

If GOP Senate candidate Tom Cotton didn't know about the popular gay dating app Grindr, he does now.

Rand Paul: The GOP's brand 'sucks' updated 2 hours 30 minutes ago

It might not be the term that Republican Party leaders prefer, but Sen. Rand Paul had a choice word about the GOP's brand: It "sucks."

Hillary Clinton: Dodging tough questions should be 'disqualifying' in Iowa updated 3 hours 21 minutes ago

Hillary Clinton swipes at Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst for canceling a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board last week.

Hillary Clinton could end up alone in Iowa updated 3 hours 22 minutes ago

Imagine if Iowa held a caucus and nobody but Hillary Clinton showed up.

The personal tension between Obama, Netanyahu updated 3 hours 32 minutes ago

Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.

With an eye to 2016, Jeb Bush knocks Clinton updated 4 hours 28 minutes ago

Jeb Bush says he hasn't made up his mind yet on a 2016 presidential campaign, but that didn't stop him Wednesday from taking a thinly veiled shot at the top contender for the Democratic nomination.

Ernst campaign bus hits deer updated 5 hours 10 minutes ago

Looks like hogs aren't the only animals with a grudge against Joni Ernst.

Politicians live it up and have the lobbyists pay updated 6 hours 36 minutes ago

When lobbyists were banned from taking politicians on luxury trips, the politicians came up with this variation.

Christie to heckler: 'Sit down and shut up' updated 14 hours 41 minutes ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie flashes the attitude that's made him a gladiator to some and a bully to others, telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up."

Christie 'bongs' tweet blamed on autocorrect updated 14 hours 44 minutes ago

The Twitter account for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joked about the "dangers of autocorrect" after a typo led to a deleted tweet.

State Department denies it has a secret plan to admit foreign Ebola patients updated 15 hours 27 minutes ago

The State Department discussed plans to transport non-U.S.citizens infected with Ebola to the United States for medical treatment, shelved the proposal.

Poll: Ernst inches ahead of Braley in key Iowa contest updated 15 hours 58 minutes ago

Joni Ernst is creeping away from her Democratic opponent in Iowa's contentious Senate race, building a lead of 4 percentage points in the latest poll.

Chris Christie on possible Ebola lawsuit: 'Whatever' updated 16 hours 32 minutes ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, said he had no qualms about a possible lawsuit from the recently quarantined nurse in his state.

Rand Paul speaks to 'leave-me-the-hell-alone' voters updated 16 hours 34 minutes ago

Sen. Rand Paul is appearing in a new wave of ads for Republican Senate candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire less than one week before Election Day.

Louisiana cooks up spicy Senate race -- with side of alligator updated 16 hours 51 minutes ago

Under almost any circumstance, Louisiana politics are hot and spicy.

Hayworth features gay son in ad updated 16 hours 55 minutes ago

The gay son of Republican congressional challenger Nan Hayworth says his mother is "no extremist" in a new ad.

Poll: Americans grim on economy ahead of midterms updated 17 hours 2 minutes ago

Americans' view of the economy is increasingly dour -- though a majority expect things to turn around next year, a new poll shows.

Biden stay in luxury cabin prompts Park Service review updated 17 hours 11 minutes ago

A luxury log cabin in the mountains of Wyoming has become the subject of a federal probe after it was revealed Vice President Joe Biden and other top officials had stayed there while not on official business.

Ebola survivor: Chris Christie is 'playing politics' updated 17 hours 14 minutes ago

Ebola survivor Ashoka Mukpo, in his first television interview since returning home from the hospital, told CNN's Don Lemon that he sharply disagrees with Gov. Chris Christie's controversial quarantine policy for health care workers in New Jersey.

Poll: Americans losing confidence air strikes alone will defeat ISIS updated 17 hours 31 minutes ago

Americans still strongly support airstrikes against ISIS -- but they're losing confidence that the strikes will wipe out the group's military capability, a new poll shows.

Supreme Court justices imagined as dogs updated 17 hours 59 minutes ago

The Supreme Court has gone to the dogs, and at least one justice found the results to be laughable.

Obama hits governors for 'hiding under the covers' from Ebola updated 18 hours 12 minutes ago

Barack Obama took more thinly-veiled shots at governors like New Jersey's Chris Christie on Wednesday.

Supreme Court to decide if boy can list 'Israel' as passport birthplace updated 19 hours 12 minutes ago

The U.S. State Department, in an unusual exception, will not allow a 12 year-old boy's family to list "Israel" as the nation of birth.

DHS inspector general investigator resigned after prostitution sting updated 19 hours 57 minutes ago

David Nieland resigned from his job at the Department of Homeland Security inspector general on Aug. 9.

Sound like a political junkie with these 2014 midterm facts updated 20 hours 15 minutes ago

The midterm elections are next week. How much do you think you know? If you don't know much, we've got you covered. Here are some wild midterm facts.

Midterm mile markers: On the road to 2014 updated 21 hours 34 minutes ago

Hagel announces mandatory Ebola quarantine updated 22 hours 27 minutes ago

A 21 day quarantine for all military personnel serving in Ebola stricken areas of west Africa was approved by the Defense Secretary.

A limited role for Obama in his final campaign updated 1 days ago

President Barack Obama's final campaign isn't turning into much of a victory lap.

White House snubs Israeli official updated 1 days ago

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon traveled to Washington last week expecting to see top Obama administration officials.

U.S. beefs up security at federal buildings updated 1 days ago

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ordering more security for more than 9,500 federal government buildings.

Marco Rubio to CNN: Quarantined nurse is a 'hero' updated 1 days ago

Florida Republican Senator and possible presidential hopeful Marco Rubio told CNN he believes that the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey is a "hero."

Obama OK with different quarantine policies for military, health workers updated 1 days ago

President Barack Obama took veiled shots at governors who are mandating quarantines for health workers returning to the United States after treating Ebola patients Tuesday.

Obama to officials: Don't react out of 'fears' of Ebola updated 1 days ago

President Barack Obama took veiled shots at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday for ordering quarantines for medical workers returning to the United States after "doing God's work" treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

Ante up for final midterm campaign spending, House Democrats told updated 1 days ago

House Democrats are bracing for a rough election night next Tuesday, and top leaders are making a major push for rank and file members to open their wallets to help save those vulnerable Democrats who are in danger of losing their seats.

Army major general speaks to CNN from inside Ebola quarantine updated 1 days ago

CNN interviewed the general in charge of the U.S. forces responding to Ebola in Africa from where he is quarantined in Italy.

John Kerry offers condolences, support in his first official trip to Canada updated 1 days ago

In Ottawa, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry said last week's shooting there was terrorism, and the U.S. is working to counter recruiting by extremists.

Chris Christie on Ebola policy: 'We're not moving an inch' updated 1 days ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to stamp out criticism Tuesday of his policy to quarantine health care workers returning from Ebola hot zones.

Obama strikes back at Christie on Ebola updated 1 days ago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's tough-guy persona is back on the national stage.

Joni Ernst defends skipping Des Moines Register meeting updated 1 days ago

Republican Joni Ernst defended Tuesday her decision to abruptly cancel a meeting with the Des Moines Register Editorial Board last week, telling CNN "it didn't make sense" because she knew they would back her Democratic opponent.

How CNN makes election projections updated 1 days ago

To project elections, CNN and its election experts use scientific statistical procedures to make estimates of the final vote count in each race. CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.

Hillary Clinton's midterm campaign schedule updated 1 days ago

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

Alaskans getting shamed into voting by mailer updated 1 days ago

Some voters are facing a choice this November: vote or be shamed -- publicly.

The magic number for Democrats updated 1 days ago

The number making Mike Podhorzer anxious these days is 15.

Bloomberg PAC highlights gun control in Connecticut, Maryland updated 1 days ago

Gun control supporting candidates facing tight races for governor in Connecticut and Maryland are the beneficiaries of a last-minute ad buy from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Dogs, Jean-Claude van Damme trucks in McConnell ad updated 1 days ago

Just a week before heading to the polls, voters in Kentucky might not be able to shake the image of Sen. Mitch McConnell chuckling while surrounded by bloodhounds.

Ralph Nader: Rand Paul needs to 'become more like Ron Paul' updated 1 days ago

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader had some biting words about Rand Paul, saying the self-described "libertarian-ish" lawmaker is retreating from his roots as he broadens his appeal for a potential presidential bid.

Ann Romney blasts Democrat for sexist slur updated 1 days ago

Ann Romney condemned South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger after he mistakenly called her a "whore" — and then chuckled.

Jeb Bush group reaches out to Iowans updated 2 days ago

Jeb Bush might not be announcing his candidacy for president in 2016 any time soon, but he is sharing his vision of the future with Iowan Republicans.

CNN poll: Voters are angry updated 2 days ago

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.

Hillary Clinton backpedals on claim that businesses don't create jobs updated 2 days ago

Three days after Hillary Clinton said businesses don't create jobs, she cleaned up the remark, part of a critique of trickle-down economics

7 things Hillary Clinton says at almost every speech updated 2 days ago

By Election Day in November, Hillary Clinton will have stumped for candidates in over 15 states, with sometimes multiple events at each destination.

How the 'war on women' is changing updated 2 days ago

The so-called war on women that Democrats love to talk about on the campaign trail may be losing some of its luster.

Dole on Romney: 'I want him to run again' updated 2 days ago

One-time Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole has his candidate for 2016: Mitt Romney.

Boehner: Bush would have punched Putin in the nose updated 2 days ago

House Speaker John Boehner is trashing President Obama's foreign policy by talking up someone Republicans have spent years running from: George W. Bush.

Army major general, troops quarantined after Ebola aid trip updated 2 days ago

An Army major general and 10 other personnel are now in "controlled monitoring" in Italy after returning there from West Africa over the weekend.

States test White House's Ebola coordination efforts updated 2 days ago

Two governors broke from President Barack Obama's administration on Ebola, but don't blame newly tapped Ebola czar Ron Klain, the White House says.

Christie's office: Quarantined woman headed to Maine updated 2 days ago

Gov. Chris Christie's office said Monday that the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital is being allowed to transfer to Maine, the latest development in a medical and political saga regarding possible cases of Ebola in the U.S., and how politicians in charge are responding.

CNN poll: Americans confident in Ebola response updated 2 days ago

Ebola is very much on the minds of Americans, as 8 in 10 Americans believe someone new will be diagnosed with the disease in the coming weeks. But there is overwhelming confidence in the federal government's ability to prevent a nationwide epidemic, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.

Biden on GOP in Iowa: 'What are these guys?' updated 2 days ago

Vice President Joe Biden delivered an wonky, populist speech on Monday in Davenport where the vice president endorsed Bruce Braley for Senate.

White House fence jumper ruled incompetent, has outburst updated 2 days ago

A federal judge ruled Monday that the latest White House jumper is incompetent to stand trial, and ordered 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya held for more psychiatric testing and treatment.

Nobel Peace Laureates call on Obama for torture transparency updated 2 days ago

Twelve Nobel Peace Laureates calling on the U.S. to come clean with regards to torture methods allegedly used by American forces.

Braley laughs off FLOTUS name flub: Not the first time updated 2 days ago

When the First Lady came to get out the Democratic vote in the crucial Senate race here, her remarks went viral -- but not in the way Democrats wanted.

Jeb Bush back in the spotlight after son's comments updated 2 days ago

While Jeb Bush is still publicly noncommittal about a possible presidential bid, his family is far less circumspect.

McCarthy: GOP Congress leads to GOP president updated 3 days ago

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tied his party's 2016 White House prospects to the election just one week away.

Boston Globe endorses GOP governor candidate, first time in 20 years updated 3 days ago

The Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts just got some more bad news.

Poll: Coakley trails GOP challenger in Massachusetts updated 3 days ago

Massachusetts Democratic governor hopeful Martha Coakley is falling behind her Republican challenger Charlie Baker, a new poll shows.

Son says Jeb Bush 'more than likely' eyeing 2016 run updated 3 days ago

On Jeb Bush's potential 2016 presidential ambitions, his son tells ABC it's "more than likely that he's giving this a serious thought in moving forward."

The 'Inside Politics' forecast: An early vote warning in Iowa updated 3 days ago

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

Clinton decries outside spending in pricey N.C. Senate race updated 3 days ago

Hillary Clinton campaigned for Sen. Kay Hagan on Saturday and decried the outside spending in the pricey race.

Hillary Clinton is returning to Iowa updated 4 days ago

Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa, according to Bruce Braley's Senate campaign.

To hug or not to hug -- that was never a question updated 5 days ago

President Obama welcomed previously Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham to the White House for a visit and a hug Friday.

Clinton effusively praises Warren, not the other way around updated 5 days ago

When Hillary Clinton joins candidates across the country, there is a standard formula for those introducing her: Rev up the crowd, tout candidates on the ballot, speak positively about Hillary Clinton.

4 issues raised at the House Ebola hearing updated 5 days ago

Lawmakers questioned administration and public health officials in a congressional hearing about how they're handling of the deadly virus.

Latino millennials want to end Cuba embargo updated 5 days ago

Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo. Now a younger generation sees things differently.

President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse updated 5 days ago

Before Nina Pham headed back home to Dallas, Texas, she made one exciting final stop.

Viewers passionately weigh in on New Hampshire Senate debate updated 5 days ago

Listening to the Jeanne Shaheen-Scott Brown Senate debate, New Hampshire voters react in real time on Microsoft Bing Pulse.

Scott Brown on Ebola: No time for "political correctness" updated 5 days ago

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Scott Brown responded to news that a new case of Ebola has been diagnosed in New York City.

Jeb Bush talks 2016 run with donors updated 5 days ago

Jeb Bush was blitzed with questions Thursday about his presidential ambitions in a private session with top South Carolina donors and business leaders.

Government report finds Monica Lewinsky was mistreated in affair investigation updated 5 days ago

A government report obtained by the Washington Post on Thursday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky.

Democratic candidate doesn't want Harry Reid in charge updated 5 days ago

South Dakota Democratic candidate Rick Weiland opposes the party's leader in the chamber.

New York governor on Ebola fears: I'll ride the subway today updated 5 days ago

To quash what he described as "irrational fear," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he'll ride one of the three subway lines taken by the latest Ebola patient.

CNN Poll: Georgia Senate race statistical tie updated 6 days ago

Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey.

Hambycast: The nerd science of campaigning updated 6 days ago

Have you heard that it all comes down to turnout? Of course you have, because politicians say it every November.

Latest White House fence jumper has mental health problems, father says updated 6 days ago

A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father.

Elizabeth Warren: Dems must "stand up and fight" updated 6 days ago

While President Obama seems to be on a self-imposed Rose Garden strategy this election, one Democrat is in demand: Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Rand Paul plants feet between both sides of foreign policy debate updated 6 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, paints himself in a major speech as a champion of "conservative realism" in U.S. foreign policy.

Will last minute strength be enough for Dems? updated 6 days ago

Democrats in key Senate races are showing some strength in the final stretch of election season -- but it may not be enough to keep the chamber.

'Rational fear' and 5 other key moments from New Hampshire Senate debate updated 6 days ago

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen repeatedly accused Republican challenger Scott Brown of "fear-mongering" -- on Ebola, ISIS and more.

Ebola, 'fear-mongering' dominate New Hampshire debate updated 6 days ago

Republican Scott Brown used the latest potential Ebola case -- this time, a doctor in New York -- to blast President Barack Obama.

Poll: Dead heat in New Hampshire Senate race updated 6 days ago

A new CNN/ORC poll shows a statistical dead heat for Senate in New Hampshire between incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent Scott Brown.

Sarah Palin finds a Democrat (and an independent) she can support updated 6 days ago

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed an independent candidate for governor and his Democratic running mate.

Ernst skips Des Moines Register meeting updated 6 days ago

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst canceled a meeting with the Des Moines Register newspaper editorial board Thursday.

Washington monitoring Canada shootings updated 6 days ago

Washington -- one of the world's most secure cities -- is reacting cautiously following the attacks at Canada's Parliament Hill.

Labor chief: 'Christie's got his head in the sand' updated 6 days ago

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he's "tired" of the minimum wage debate.

Moms focus group: Washington doesn't get me updated 7 days ago

A focus group of mothers NC had the same thing to say on Monday: Politicians don't understand their struggle.

Alaska pol offends high school reeling from suicide updated 7 days ago

Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska High School took the "breath away" from his audience.

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