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Power tweets picture of airport Ebola screening updated 1 hours 50 minutes ago

As fear about the spread of Ebola continues, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says she'll be following standard health protocol following her return from Africa.

Apology, geography lesson follow New Hampshire debate updated 2 hours 22 minutes ago

Turns out the "gotcha" moment in Thursday's New Hampshire debate wasn't so clear cut.

Too soon? Date set for GOP presidential primary debate updated 2 hours 25 minutes ago

Mark your calendars: The midterm elections aren't yet decided, but there's already a date scheduled for a 2016 presidential debate.

Mary Landrieu blames racism for Obama's unpopularity in Louisiana updated 3 hours 8 minutes ago

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu said racism contributes to Obama's unpopularity in Louisiana.

Hillary Clinton's midterm campaign schedule updated 3 hours 34 minutes ago

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

Hambycast: What Iowa Democrats do on a Saturday night updated 3 hours 42 minutes ago

Centro. Alba. Zombie Burger.

This convicted mayor wants a 'final rodeo' updated 3 hours 44 minutes ago

Tuesday's election in the littlest of states is causing the biggest of stirs.

8-year-old admonishes Senate candidates in North Carolina to be nice updated 4 hours 6 minutes ago

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads.

The man who could run the Senate updated 4 hours 15 minutes ago

Mitch McConnell could soon get a taste of just how daunting it is to run the Senate after years of slamming Democrats for mismanaging the chamber.

Battle for Congress hits final stretch updated 4 hours 29 minutes ago

The battle for control of Congress is entering a final, frantic five-day stretch that favors Republicans but has room for plenty of surprises.

Iowans 'absolutely sure' Hillary Clinton is running updated 4 hours 39 minutes ago

Hillary Clinton was making her way around the Hamburg Inn on Wednesday -- a quaint, politically historic family restaurant in Iowa City -- when she got the question.

Governor on heckler reaction: Just another day at 'Rancho Christie' updated 4 hours 42 minutes ago

Gov. Chris Christie defended his verbal beatdown of a heckler from earlier this week, saying he's simply not one to sit back and let people "be rude."

RNC: Rand Paul 'tip of the spear' to prod the GOP updated 4 hours 50 minutes ago

After Rand Paul said the GOP's brand "sucks," the Kentucky senator doubled down on his comments, this time repeating them in front of the RNC chairman.

Jenny Sanford has got a lot to say about 'Mark' -- Mark Hammond that is updated 6 hours 16 minutes ago

Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, is "happy to speak about Mark."

Next generation door-knocking new front in Iowa voter war updated 7 hours 18 minutes ago

The polls are tight, the ads are flooding the airwaves, the harsh rhetoric is rising, and the surrogates are stumping hard all over the state.

The personal tension between Obama, Netanyahu updated 16 hours 22 minutes ago

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

In Iowa, 2016 already here as hopefuls flood Hawkeye State updated 16 hours 27 minutes ago

The Iowa caucuses are 16 months away, but judging from the way potential presidential candidates are visiting this state, you'd think they were next week.

7 times Democrats wished Barack Obama would go away updated 16 hours 43 minutes ago

With President Obama's approval rating in the low to mid-40s, Democrats in tough contests are largely keeping their distance from his tarnished reputation.

With Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine updated 17 hours 2 minutes ago

When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.

Hagel wrote memo to White House criticizing Syria strategy updated 17 hours 21 minutes ago

Defense Secretary Hagel wrote a highly private, and very blunt memo to Susan Rice about U.S. policy toward Syria.

Deportation foes interrupt Hillary Clinton updated 18 hours 26 minutes ago

Hillary Clinton was just starting to get into her stump speech on Thursday when immigration protesters began shouting at a rally in Maryland.

Investigator: Feds watched but couldn't stop American trafficking grenade parts to Mexico updated 19 hours 52 minutes ago

An American trafficked thousands of grenade components to Mexico, many of which turned up in hands of drug cartel.

Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71 updated 19 hours 57 minutes ago

Thomas Menino, who retired this year as the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer, his spokeswoman says.

Michael Jordan: Obama 'is a sh***y golfer' updated 21 hours 59 minutes ago

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

Officials, candidates pause after Menino's death updated 1 days ago

Politicians across the state and D.C. remember the Boston's longest serving mayor.

Lindsey Graham unfiltered: jokes about white men, Baptists updated 1 days ago

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN.

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

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

With an eye to 2016, Jeb Bush knocks Clinton updated 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days ago

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

Hayworth features gay son in ad updated 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days 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 1 days ago

Hagel announces mandatory Ebola quarantine updated 2 days ago

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

White House snubs Israeli official updated 2 days ago

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

A limited role for Obama in his final campaign updated 2 days ago

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

U.S. beefs up security at federal buildings updated 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.

Alaskans getting shamed into voting by mailer updated 2 days ago

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

The magic number for Democrats updated 2 days ago

The number making Mike Podhorzer anxious these days is 15.

Bloomberg PAC highlights gun control in Connecticut, Maryland updated 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 days ago

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

Poll: Coakley trails GOP challenger in Massachusetts updated 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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.

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