Post Politics: April, 2014

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Black congressman stands by comment that Clarence Thomas is an ‘Uncle Tom’

Thompson also strongly suggests Mitch McConnell’s opposition to President Obama is rooted in race.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:25 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Senate Republicans press for tougher sanctions on Russia

Their new bill would impose immediate new sanctions if Russia doesn’t withdraw from Crimea.

By Karen DeYoung  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Reporter jousts with Jay Carney over Benghazi (Video)

The White House press secretary and ABC’s Jonathan Karl in a heated exchange.

By Scott Wilson and Aaron Blake  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Citing NBA’s decision on LA Clippers, Harry Reid calls on NFL to change Redskins name

Says the NBA’s handling of the LA Clippers decision sets an example for other pro sports leagues.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Boehner to have minor back procedure

The House speaker has a history of back problems.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Christie headed to Iowa

He’s hosting two fundraisers for Gov. Terry Branstad (R), including one in New Jersey.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Michelle Obama announces million-dollar philanthropic effort to help military families

More than $160 million will be pledged to help military families.

By Katie Zezima  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Senate Republicans block minimum wage increase bill

The final vote count was 54 to 42, short of the 60 votes needed to open debate on the measure.

By Wesley Lowery  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Pawlenty says GOP should back minimum wage hike

Pawlenty said Republicans need to support an increase if they want to appeal to working-class voters.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minimum wage

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Another poll shows support for Obamacare languishing

Just 11 percent of people say recent news has made them more confident about the law.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 04/30/2014

READ IN: Wednesday, April 30, 2014: Keystone vote could come next week, outside groups running 6 in 10 ads, Cantor’s McAllister and Grimm meetings, and Rep. Dave Joyce gets primary help

Keystone vote could come next week, outside groups running 6 in 10 ads, Cantor’s McAllister and Grimm meetings, and Rep. Dave Joyce gets primary help.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:05 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Eric Cantor tells embattled Rep. Vance McAllister he should resign

One day after returning to D.C., Vance McAllister is told by House GOP leadership that he should resign.

By Wesley Lowery and Paul Kane  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Barbara Boxer: ’50 Cents is a singing group, am I right about that?’

Not quite, senator. She botched a reference to the rapper in a broader discussion about the minimum wage.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Judge strikes down Wisconsin Voter ID law

District Judge Lynn Adelman ruled that the state didn’t make a compelling case that voter fraud exists.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VOTER ID

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/29/2014

Chamber of Commerce hits airwaves for Kingston and Tillis as May primaries approach

Kingston gets some support he has tries to make a runoff in Georgia.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Boehner: Obama, not GOP House, to blame for stalled immigration reform talks

House Speaker John Boehner reiterates that the major impediment to immigration reform is a distrust of President Obama, not GOP unwillingness.

By Wesley Lowery  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 04/29/2014

READ IN: Tuesday, April 29, 2014: Obama’s Ichiro Doctrine, worrying poll for Dems, Tillis leads in N.C., party committees put up their walls

Obama’s Ichiro Doctrine, worrying poll for Dems, Tillis leads in N.C., party committees put up their walls

By Reid Wilson  |  08:05 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Kerry backs off ‘apartheid state’ comment

Kerry says he should have used different words.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:37 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to headline Netroots Nation in Detroit

Warren will deliver a keynote address at the progressive confab, which has become an important stop on the Democratic circuit.

By Philip Rucker  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 04/29/2014

Obama’s approval hits new low as Obamacare bump fades

Support for Obamacare drops to its lowest point since November.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:31 AM ET, 04/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, White House

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Tea Party Patriots defends its spending

Group says high operating expenses such as fundraising are necessary “to accomplish our mission.”

By Matea Gold  |  10:02 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Vance McAllister returns to Capitol Hill, Michael Grimm a no-show

Their return -- and refusal to immediately resign -- creates an unwelcome distraction for House Republicans.

By Ed O'Keefe and Wesley Lowery  |  07:46 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Grimm steps down from committee assignment

New York Republican quits financial services committee following a 20-count indictment for past business practices

By Paul Kane  |  07:39 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Capitol Police investigates ‘threatening statements’ against Harry Reid

The threats were reportedly made after the Senate leader’s comments about Cliven Bundy.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 04/28/2014

At shareholders meeting, Boeing CEO questioned on Clinton ties

Conservative group challenges Boeing CEO about Clinton Foundation donation at shareholders meeting

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  05:25 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Boehner rival loses job over campaign ad

French teacher J.D. Winteregg was told the ad was the reason he won’t be allowed back at Christian college.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Some Christian conservatives denounce Palin’s waterboarding-baptism metaphor

The Alaska governor is often aligned with Christian conservatives.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  terrorism

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Grimm: I’m not a crook

The congressman accused prosecutors of misconduct, and vowed to serve out his term and win re-election this fall.

By Paul Kane  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Vance McAllister won’t seek reelection, but plans to finish his term

The congressman -- caught on camera kissing a staffer -- says he will complete his term and will be in Washington this week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Republicans

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Arne Duncan on Sterling: ‘I don’t think he has a place in the NBA’ if allegations true

Unprompted, the education secretary then commented on Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder.

By Lindsey Layton  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’

The former Alaska governor made the remarks at an NRA event.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  terrorism

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Congress returns with one goal: Do no (political) harm

Fewer than 200 days remain until Election Day, with a handful of things left to do.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, Immigration, Senate

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Sen. John Boozman expected to make full recovery

Senator leaves hospital to monitor tornado recovery efforts while his surgeon says he’s doing “doing amazingly well” after emergency heart surgery.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/28/2014

READ IN: Monday, April 28, 2014: Welcome back Congress, Grimm surrenders, Love and Comstock win GOP nods, DHS’s ‘mission creep’, Clooney’s tequila a victim of Obamacare

Welcome back Congress, Grimm surrenders, Love and Comstock win GOP nods, DHS’s ‘mission creep,’ Clooney’s tequila a victim of Obamacare.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Bob Schieffer: Romney may consider 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn’t

“Face the Nation” host claims source tells him that Romney is thinking about making a third try for the presidency.

By Wesley Lowery  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/27/2014

Elizabeth Warren: I hope Hillary Clinton runs for president

Democratic senator from Massachusetts repeats stance that she will not run for the White House in 2016.

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 04/26/2014

In Malaysia, a chance for Obama to eat ‘not so spicy’ local food

In Malaysia, Obama had a chance to show off his language skills and eat “not so spicy” local food.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:19 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/26/2014

Republicans nominate Micah Edmond in race for Jim Moran’s seat

Edmond will face very long odds in the heavily liberal 8th District.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/26/2014

Hillary Clinton: Speaking to Methodist women feels like a ‘homecoming’

She gave the keynote address at the United Methodist Women Assembly.

By Katie Zezima  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 AM ET, 04/26/2014

U.S., G-7 allies will impose new sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday

US and its G-7 allies will impose new sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday, the White House said.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:40 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ukraine

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Steve Stockman says he’s under investigation by House Ethics Committee

It’s for a minor mistake made on a report to the Federal Election Commission.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:21 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm indicted, according to people familiar with case

Two-term New York lawmaker expected to face charges for campaign finance violations.

By Ed O'Keefe and Sari Horwitz  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Republicans, Republicans

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Tom Steyer’s super PAC runs ad against Sen. Marco Rubio

The ad, focused on the Keystone XL pipeline, says “Sen. Rubio, don’t get taken for a sucker.“

By Jaime Fuller  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Web site launches to woo voters of faith for Hillary Clinton

“Faith Voters for Hillary” went live Friday.

By Katie Zezima  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Obama: I’d save Putin from drowning

“I’d like to think if anyone was out there drowning I’d save them,” he said.

By Katie Zezima  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Bush brother: George H.W. Bush wants Jeb to run

But Neil Bush also says his brother might not have the “burning desire to run.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Cliven Bundy says if people find his remarks offensive, ‘Martin Luther King didn’t do his job’

The Nevada rancher continues his tour through the national media.

By Jaime Fuller  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Senate Conservatives Fund endorses Joni Ernst in crowded Iowa Senate field

The conservative group wades into yet another race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Dems press Obama to relax deportation policy in forum for Jim Moran’s seat

The crowded field in Virginia’s 8th district got together Thursday night in Alexandria.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/25/2014

READ IN: Friday, April 25, 2014: Obama arrives in Seoul, Arkansas voter ID law out, Braley up with big Iowa ad buy, and a “woo-woo silly person”

Obama arrives in Seoul, Arkansas voter ID law out, Braley up with big Iowa ad buy, and a “woo-woo silly person“

By Reid Wilson  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Boehner ‘mocked’ colleagues on immigration

The speaker takes a notably theatrical tone in conveying sentiments he’s expressed for months: That Congress needs to find a way to take up the issue.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:55 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Republicans, Immigration

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/24/2014

GOP House candidate: I’m willing to take up arms against government

John Stone claims to be the only licensed firearms dealer running for Congress. And he’s prepared to use his own product.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/24/2014

John Boozman moved out of intensive care following heart surgery

The senator from Arkansas continues recovery from emergency heart surgery.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014

John McCain to host Hillary Clinton in Sedona, Ariz.

The prospective 2016 Democratic presidential candidate will appear onstage Saturday at the Sedona Forum, an annual ideas festival hosted by the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:59 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Prior to slavery comments, Bundy said minority groups are ‘against us’

“They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us,” Bundy said. “If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.“

By Aaron Blake and Natalie Jennings  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Girl gives Michelle Obama her unemployed father’s résumé

Ten-year-old Charlotte Bell said her dad has been out of work for three years.

By Katie Zezima  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Rand Paul and other Republican leaders back away from Bundy

Several senators and other politicians denounce the rancher’s remarks about African Americans.

By Jaime Fuller  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Poll shows Udall and Gardner running neck-and-neck in Colorado

This is why Republicans were so giddy when Gardner decided to run.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/24/2014

An amazing number of outside groups are spending money in Arkansas Senate race

Twenty groups have spent money trying to influence Arkansans’ votes.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Michelle Obama changes date of Kansas commencement speech

First lady alters date of graduation speech in Kansas to alleviate concerns from families over tickets

By David Nakamura  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/24/2014

22 Senate Republicans express ‘grave concerns’ on deportation review

Letter comes as administration reconsiders what to do about deportations.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Immigration, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Caroline Kennedy signals support for Hillary Clinton in 2016

She and Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) in 2008 backed President Obama over Clinton.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Cliven Bundy on blacks: ‘Are they better off as slaves?’

The Nevada rancher at the center of a land controversy says African Americans have “less freedom” under government subsidies than they had as slaves.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cliven Bundy

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014

READ IN: Thursday, April 24, 2014: Ex-DHS IG in hot water, Boozman recovering, Shannon takes lead from Lankford, and 20 (!) groups spending in Arkansas

Ex-DHS IG in hot water, Boozman recovering, Shannon takes lead from Lankford, and 20 (!) groups spending in Arkansas

By Reid Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Beyer’s first ad in race for Jim Moran’s seat is aimed at women voters

The former lieutenant governor hits the airwaves.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:05 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Obama finds Japanese robots ‘a little scary’

President Obama admitted Thursday that Japanese robots “a little scary” in their lifelike features.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:05 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robots

Posted at 02:06 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Obama meets with relatives of Japanese abducted by North Korea

President Obama met Thursday with three relatives of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea

By Juliet Eilperin  |  02:06 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Korea

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sen. John Thune says he’s not running for president

“I am not running for president,” Thune said.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:24 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Parents of Aurora victims denounce Koch group for using photo from post-shooting press conference

The image was included in an ad about Obamacare.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Holder praises Sotomayor’s ‘courageous’ pro-affirmative action dissent

But the attorney general didn’t take a specific stance on the Supreme Court’s decision.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Cantor takes aim at primary opponent in new ad

The second-ranking House Republican is not taking the threat lightly.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sen. John Boozman suffered ‘acute aortic dissection’

The senator from Arkansas underwent emergency heart surgery on Tuesday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Poll from pro-Shannon group shows him surging ahead of Lankford in Oklahoma

Signs of momentum for the Senate candidate.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Rand Paul: GOP might be over-selling voter fraud

Paul also says the GOP shouldn’t move to curtail early voting.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Rand Paul bashes ‘alarmist,’ ‘ignoramus’ climate change claims

Paul says those who cite hurricanes as proof of climate change are doing their side a disservice.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  climate change

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Progressive super PAC to help Dems in five close senate races -- but not Pryor and Landrieu

The group hopes to spend at least $2.5 million

By Jaime Fuller  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/23/2014

AFL-CIO’s Trumka meets with immigrants, calls deportations ‘unacceptable’

Labor union boss Richard Trumka pledges support for demonstrators on immigration reform.

By David Nakamura  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Poll shows Pryor leading Cotton; McConnell and Hagan in tight races

Some good news for the Arkansas Democrat who many had written off a while ago.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Ted Cruz endorses Ben Sasse in Nebraska Senate race

The Texas senator wades into another contested GOP primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 04/23/2014

READ IN: Wednesday, April 23, 2014: Scary poll numbers for red state Dems, Clawson wins FL-19 primary, the GOP’s demographics problem, AFP back on air in New Hampshire

Scary poll numbers for red state Dems, Clawson wins FL-19 primary, the GOP’s demographics problem, AFP back on air in New Hampshire

By Reid Wilson  |  08:05 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

The businessman put more than $2.6 million into his campaign.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:08 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Obama calls Boston Marathon winner

Meb Keflezighi is the first American to win in 38 years.

By Katie Zezima  |  06:36 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Obama visits site of mudslide that killed 41 in Washington state

He toured the scene by helicopter and will make remarks.

By Katie Zezima  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Republicans set up first ‘max-PACs’ in wake of McCutcheon decision

Campaign finance lawyers expect such committees to proliferate on both sides of the aisle.

By Matea Gold  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Chris Christie: Father of the Year

He now has the award to prove it.

By Katie Zezima  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Governors

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Tom Steyer: Keystone decision won’t define Obama’s environmental legacy

The billionaire climate activist says that no one decision will define Obama’s environmental legacy.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/22/2014

John Boozman has emergency heart surgery

The junior senator from Arkansas has held the seat since 2011.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014

RGA slams Sheheen for defending ‘violent criminals’ as attorney

The RGA takes on the Democrat’s record as a trial lawyer.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Romney gives $10,000 to McDonnell’s legal defense fund

Mitt Romney gives $10,000 to Robert McDonnell’s legal defense fund.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/22/2014

15 cities asked to submit bids to host 2016 Democratic convention

The party says it will consider the message hosting the convention in a given location would send to labor unions.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action

“The decision by Michigan voters reflects the ongoing national dialogue about such practices,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Christie: No legal marijuana on my watch

“You know when it may come down the road? When I’m gone,” Christie said.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marijuana

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Cruz endorses Pete Ricketts

‘I appreciate Pete’s opposition to amnesty and support for the rule of law,’ Cruz said in a statement.

By Robert Costa  |  09:29 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014

38 GOP lawmakers join Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

Legislators including Ted Cruz, John McCain and Marsha Blackburn sign on after conservative groups urge Republicans to sign a friend-of-the-court brief.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 04/22/2014

READ IN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014: Biden announces Ukraine help, Boehner puts $300k on TV, McConnell challenger loses staff, Alaska legislature helps Begich

Biden announces Ukraine help, Boehner puts $300k on TV, McConnell challenger loses staff, Alaska legislature helps Begich

By Reid Wilson  |  08:03 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Authors! Authors! Authors! Elizabeth Warren’s book hits the shelves. Whose is next?

The Massachusetts senator isn’t the only politician with a personal tome in the works. Here’s a recap of other political books.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Republican Terri Lynn Land to air first ad in Michigan Senate race

The former secretary of state is hitting the airwaves for the first time.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:57 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014

W. Neil Eggleston chosen to be new White House counsel

He’ll be doing his second stint in the White House, where he served as an associate counsel to President Clinton.

By Katie Zezima  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Christie laments lack of ‘sleepover’ at White House

The New Jersey governor tells grade-schoolers that he was disappointed about the lack of an invitation.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Super PAC hitting Kingston says it backs Perdue in Georgia Senate race

Another outside group just waded into the competitive Georgia Republican primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Obama: 8 million have signed up for health care

President Obama announced that the number of people signed up under the health-care law has reached 8 million.

By David Nakamura  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, President Obama

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014

White House announces itinerary for Obama’s Asia trip

Obama to meet with foreign leaders, promote democratic values on week-long Asia trip.

By David Nakamura  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  asia, Obama

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Mary Cheney launches polling firm

Republican consultant and former aide to George W. Bush’s campaigns teams up with other GOP activists to launch new firm.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016, Republicans

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Senator comes dangerously close to moving train (Video)

Stay off the yellow line, senator.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2014

READ IN: Monday, April 21, 2014: Prepping for Asia, Dems lead fundraising chase, Kingston whacked by old Bachmann PAC, and Sen. Blumenthal’s close call with Metro-North

Prepping for Asia, Dems lead fundraising chase, Kingston whacked by old Bachmann PAC, and Sen. Blumenthal’s close call with Metro-North

By Reid Wilson  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/20/2014

DCCC outraises NRCC in March

The House Democratic campaign arm outpaced its GOP counterpart by about $400,000.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/20/2014

DNC chair: Republicans are ‘mired in a civil war’

The tea party has won control of the GOP, said Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

By Katie Zezima  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/20/2014

John Paul Stevens: It’s okay for justices to take politics into account when retiring

“It’s an appropriate thing to think about your successor,” retired justice said.

By Katie Zezima  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/20/2014

Ukrainian PM: Russia is a “threat to the globe.”

Said Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union.

By Katie Zezima  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows, Ukraine

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/18/2014

The most interesting tidbits from the Clinton document dump (Part 4)

The fourth installment of Clinton documents released Friday include papers about Hillary Clinton’s health care initiative, among other issues.

By Colby Itkowitz, Philip Rucker and Katie Zezima  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Spokeswoman says Sebelius ‘not considering’ Senate run

An HHS spokeswoman says the outgoing secretary is not weighing a bid.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Dem super PAC reserves $6.5 million in fall air time for key House races

House Majority PAC is mostly playing defense with its reservations.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 04/18/2014

READ IN: Friday, April 18, 2014: ObamaCare hits 8 million, Transpo bill funding discussions begin, the Mitt Romney book club, LCV drops $1 mil in Colorado

ObamaCare hits 8 million, Transpo bill funding discussions begin, the Mitt Romney book club, LCV drops $1 mil in Colorado

By Reid Wilson  |  08:03 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Despite sanctions, Russia is getting a $457.9M check from NASA

It’s for, basically, a taxi service to the International Space Station.

By Katie Zezima  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Publisher reveals title for Hillary Clinton’s memoir

By Philip Rucker  |  06:16 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘a huge supporter’ of immigration reform

Hillary Rodham Clinton said she strongly supports comprehensive immigration reform and called on the Republican-led House to pass legislation granting a path to citizenship.

By Gene Fynes  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Environmental group hits Cory Gardner with substantial ad buy

The League of Conservation Voters is spending about $1 million against the GOP Senate candidate.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:32 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Chamber of Commerce backs Kingston in crowded Georgia Senate race

The group picks sides in a crowded and competitive field.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Chelsea Clinton announces she’s pregnant

Hillary Clinton said she is “really excited” to welcome her first grandchild.

By Philip Rucker  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clintons

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/17/2014

The jockeying for the Obama presidential museum has begun

Chicago fires the first salvo.

By Katie Zezima  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Warren reiterates: ‘I’m not running for president’

The Massachusetts senator is out with a new book, which has again stoked talk of her running in 2016.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Poll: Hillary Clinton’s numbers worst since 2008, as GOP brand surges

Clinton’s numbers hit their lowest point in six years.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Beau Biden will run for governor of Delaware in 2016

A rising star announces his next move.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Sarah Palin to campaign for Senate candidates Ernst, Shannon, Sasse

The former Alaska governor is stepping up her 2014 presence.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Staffer accused of leaking video of kissing congressman resigns

A local pastor has said the staffer, Leah Gordon, was in possession of the video.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/17/2014

NRCC promotes seven more candidates to ‘Contender’ status

The House Republican campaign arm highlights a handful of challengers and open seat candidates.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Edward Snowden appears, via video, at Vladimir Putin’s press conference

Snowden asked Putin whether Russia systematically spies on its citizens.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’

The president says Vladimir Putin recognizes the superior military of the United States.

By Katie Zezima  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/17/2014

READ IN: Thursday, April 17, 2014: New Russia sanctions likely, Palin to Iowa (for Joni Ernst), Rand for Prez bill dies, Mike Simpson buys big in Idaho

New Russia sanctions likely, Palin to Iowa (for Joni Ernst), Rand for Prez bill dies, Mike Simpson buys big in Idaho

By Reid Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Ron Paul touts Rand as a presidential ‘frontrunner’

Ron Paul says his son’s ascendance is a victory for his political movement.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Ted Cruz backs T.W. Shannon with first Senate primary endorsement of 2014

The conservative senator wades into a contested GOP race for the first time.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Scott Walker won’t commit to full term if reelected

“I want to be governor, and that’s the only thing I’ve been focused on,” Walker says.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Rand Paul clarifies: No containment on Iran

Paul clarifies remarks he made Sunday that have drawn criticism.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Obama, Cantor spar over House GOP inaction on immigration

Obama said Republicans prefer “the status quo of a broken immigration system over meaningful reform.“

By Katie Zezima  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Bloomberg says he won’t run for president in 2016

“No is the answer -- plain and simple,” Bloomberg says.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/16/2014

DCCC raises $10.3 million in March

The House Democratic campaign arm had a big month.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/16/2014

READ IN: Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Dem outside groups lead Republicans, Bloomberg takes on NRA, Eric Cantor running TV ads, test yourself on the new SAT

Dem outside groups lead Republicans, Bloomberg takes on NRA, Eric Cantor running TV ads, test yourself on the new SAT.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Bloomberg launches new $50 million gun control effort

The effort aims to combat the vast influence of the National Rifle Association, which has repeatedly beaten back calls for increased gun regulations.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:05 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Jimmy Carter comes out against Keystone XL pipeline

Jimmy Carter will urge President Obama Wednesday to block the Keystone XL pipeline

By Juliet Eilperin  |  05:30 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  KEYSTONE XL

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Howard Dean: Dems would win back House if not for health-care Web site woes

The 2004 presidential candidate reflects on the troubled rollout.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Dem super PAC hits Tillis for staffers’ affairs with lobbyists

The ad notes that two former Tillis staffers engaged in inappropriate relationships with lobbyists.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:12 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Mitt Romney cuts TV ad for congressman facing tea party challenge

The former presidential candidate wades deeper into a contested primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Obama shortens prison sentence made longer by typo

A clerical error led to a longer sentence for a man who pleaded guilty to drug and money laundering charges.

By Katie Zezima  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Biden: Boston is ‘face of America’s resolve’ a year after marathon bombings

“You’ve become the face of America’s resolve for all the world to see” he said in Boston.

By Katie Zezima  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Cochran hits primary opponent McDaniel on voting history

The Republican primary in Mississippi is heating up.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Grimes quickly gaining on McConnell in race for funds

The Kentucky secretary of state is also socking away lots of cash, while McConnell spends heavily.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Pro-gay marriage Republican super PAC raises $2.75 million

American Unity PAC raised $2.75 million in the first three months of 2014, after raising $260,000 in all of 2013.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Marriage

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/15/2014

House Democrats need 27 signatures to force vote on comprehensive immigration reform bill

Discharge petition still 27 signatures short of forcing vote on comprehensive reform legislation.

By Wesley Lowery  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Alex Sink won’t seek rematch in Florida

The former Florida chief financial officer and 2010 nominee for governor made the announcement Tuesday morning.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/15/2014

O’Malley suggests Clinton shouldn’t have a free ride

The Maryland governor says Democrats would benefit from a real debate.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/15/2014

READ IN: Tuesday, April 15, 2014: Senate staff negotiating Transportation bill, Landrieu will start $2m ad blitz, Dems vs. minimum wage in Alaska, and happy Tax Day

Senate staff negotiating Transportation bill, Landrieu will start $2m ad blitz, Dems vs. minimum wage in Alaska, and happy Tax Day

By Reid Wilson  |  07:59 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/14/2014

American Crossroads is back after big fundraising month

The super PAC raised more in March than it did in all of 2013 and the first two months of 2014 combined.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Chelsea Clinton open to run for mayor -- or even U.S. Senate

Clinton offers a slightly different response to the “will you run” question.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Judge strikes down part of Ohio’s gay marriage ban

The ruling doesn’t mean gay marriages will be performed in Ohio.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Marriage

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Obama offers prayers for victims of Kansas shootings during Easter breakfast

“No one should ever have to fear for their safety when they go to pray,” Obama said.

By Katie Zezima  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/14/2014

O’Malley decriminalizes marijuana

In the process, O’Malley becomes the rare potential presidential candidate who has deregulated the drug

By Aaron Blake  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marijuana

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Abercrombie apologizes for questioning Inouye’s dying wish

The Hawaii governor had cast doubt on whether the late Sen. Daniel Inouye tried to handpick Rep. Colleen Hanabusa as his successor.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Michelle Nunn raises $2.4 million in first quarter

The Georgia Democrat puts up another big number in her U.S. Senate campaign.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014

READ IN: April 14, 2014: Debuting our TV ad tracker, WH cattle calls begin, Pryor up in Dem poll, but Rep. Tierney tied

Debuting our TV ad tracker, WH cattle calls begin, Pryor up in Dem poll, but Rep. Tierney tied

By Reid Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Two environmental groups to create political alliance

Two major environmental groups are launching a joint political campaign to boost their influence in Washington.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Rand Paul: Jeb Bush could have been ‘more artful’ with immigration comment

The Kentucky senator said Bush could have said it differently, but declined to malign him.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/13/2014

DCCC Chair Israel: Republican base has elements ‘animated by racism’

The head of House Democrats’ campaign arm says “not all” his GOP colleagues are motivated by race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/13/2014

Sebelius describes ‘terribly flawed’ Web site rollout, says she wasn’t pushed out

The outgoing HHS secretary looks back on her tenure and the troubled launch of health-care Web site.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/13/2014

U.N. Ambassador Power warns of possible increased sanctions on Russia

The chief diplomat to the United Nations weighs in on the situation in Ukraine.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Shows

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Dem congressional candidate Beyer: ‘We need to ban super PACs’

The ten Democrats running for the seat of retiring Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) appeared onstage for the first time Saturday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:34 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Rand Paul talks about how to expand GOP base to tea party audience

Civil liberty speech gets applause from New Hampshire crowd.

By Jaime Fuller  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/12/2014

Donald Trump mentions Jeb Bush at tea party event, gets boos from the audience

His Freedom Summit speech also covered Obamacare and Russia.

By Jaime Fuller  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Campaign

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Obama: Republicans want to keep people from voting

At Al Sharpton event, president says voter apathy is a bigger problem than voter access.

By Katie Zezima  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) will not seek reelection

The Republican will retire after more than 30 years in office.

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Organizing for Action raises $5.9 million in first quarter of 2014

The nonprofit designed to promote Obama’s agenda announces its lats fundraising totals.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Money

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Marco Rubio announces staff changes sure to fuel 2016 talk

His chief of staff will shift to run the senator’s PAC, a move that will fuel talk about Rubio’s political future.

By Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Obamas made a half million dollars in 2013

The Obamas made just more than $503,000 and paid about $98,000 in taxes.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Klobuchar headed back to Iowa

The appearance in the neighboring Hawkeye State is Klobuchar’s second in the last eight months.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Keystone XL opponents ask for study of its effect on public health

Democratic senators call on the State Department to study whether the pipeline would affect the health of people living near it.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Environment, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Marine who flashed badge on Obama trip is reassigned for misconduct

A Marine who partied on Obama trip is reassigned from his duties.

By David Nakamura  |  12:21 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marine corps, secret service

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Obama praises Sebelius for ‘historic accomplishment’

President Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, despite the troubled rollout of the health care law

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/11/2014

George W. Bush tells a dirty joke (Video)

The former president says presidents like to compare their libraries -- in a certain way.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Poll: Scott Brown starts within striking distance of Shaheen

Shaheen 45, Brown 39.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Handel prominently features Palin’s endorsement in first ad

The former Ga. secretary of state faces a primary with four other major candidates -- all of them men.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Huckabee, Senate Conservatives Fund at odds in Texas runoff

Huckabee backs Rep. Ralph Hall (R), while SCF backs his challenger.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 04/11/2014

READ IN: Friday, April 11, 2014: Sebelius out, transportation bill’s foundation laid, Tillis leads in North Carolina, Pence back on the WH’16 market?

Sebelius out, transportation bill’s foundation laid, Tillis leads in North Carolina, Pence back on the WH’16 market?

By Reid Wilson  |  08:09 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Tillis leads in Crossroads poll, will get Chamber endorsement

A Crossroads poll puts Tillis ahead, but short of the 40 percent required to avoid a runoff.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Scott Brown officially launches New Hampshire Senate bid

The former Massachusetts senator makes it official in New Hampshire.

By Sean Sullivan  |  07:57 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Sebelius resigning as HHS secretary

The HHS secretary is leaving after nearly five years.

By Tom Hamburger and Sean Sullivan  |  06:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama Administration

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Woman throws object at Hillary Clinton, later says it was a shoe

The former secretary of state did not appear to get struck by the object, which the thrower later said was a shoe.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Jindal: McAllister an ‘embarrassment,’ should resign

“Congressman McAllister’s behavior is an embarrassment and he should resign,” Jindal says.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Conservatives largely silent on CBS’s pick of Colbert

Some have even praised the pick.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Obama: Doors ‘swung open for me’ because of LBJ’s legacy

The president lauded Johnson’s legacy at a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Civil Rights Act.

By Katie Zezima  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Vance McAllister scandal a reminder that harassment policies vary on Capitol Hill

Unlike federal agencies and most of the private sector, there is no blanket policy requiring sexual harassment training for new House and Senate employees.

By Ed O'Keefe and Emily Heil  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, Senate

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Boehner says McAllister has ‘decisions that he has to make’; state GOP chair calls for resignation

House speaker comments as head of Louisiana GOP calls on congressman to step down.

By Wesley Lowery and Ed O'Keefe  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, House Republicans

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Pelosi: House GOP holding up immigration bill because of race

Boehner insists contentious hearings are “no issue of race.”

By Wesley Lowery  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Obamacare enrollment reaches 7.5 million

About 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new state and federal marketplaces.

By Sandhya Somashekhar and Jason Millman  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Pence says he’s being courted to run for president

The Indiana governor suggests he’ll decide between running for reelection or doing something else next year.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/10/2014

House approves Ryan plan to cut budget $5 trillion

The House approved Rep. Paul Ryan’s final budget proposal on a largely party-line vote.

By Paul Kane  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Embattled Rep. Vance McAllister’s predecessor open to comeback bid

Rodney Alexander says he’d consider running for his old job.

By Sean Sullivan  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Sullivan outraises Begich in first quarter

Another productive quarter for the GOP challenger.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Angus King suggests he may caucus with GOP if it retakes Senate

Maine’s independent senator has always left open the door of switching allegiances in the interest of his state.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/10/2014

S&P downgrades New Jersey’s debt rating, cites pensions and Christie’s budget

Christie’s office says the report confirms the need for pension reform.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Obama blames lack of African American, Latino turnout for Democrats’ midterm woes

Obama calls the Democrats’ lack of midterm turnout a “congenital disease.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/10/2014

READ IN: Thursday, April 10, 2014: Spring Break mere hours away, terrorism risk insurance deal near, McAllister’s career increasing at risk

Spring Break mere hours away, terrorism risk insurance deal near, McAllister’s career increasing at risk

By Reid Wilson  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/09/2014

President Obama gets a surprise visitor in Houston

Hint: he once had the same job.

By Katie Zezima  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Lerner mentioned working for pro-Obama group amid scandal

The IRS scandal continues

By Jaime Fuller  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Paul Ryan raises nearly $1.4 million in record-setting quarter

The House Budget chairman posts a big number.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Hillary Clinton book due out June 10

The book will cover Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Members of Congress underpaid? One of them proposes an increase in housing stipend

Virginia lawmaker says the payments are justified because Washington is an expensive real estate market.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Cory Booker, Tim Scott team up for the first time

The two African American members of the U.S. Senate came to the chamber under similar circumstances but are on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Senate falls six votes short of passing Paycheck Fairness Act

Despite heavy messaging push, Democrats can’t persuade any Republicans to vote for the pay equity bill.

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, pay equality

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Congressman who was caught red-handed won’t seek FBI investigation into leaked kissing video

After a report that they would request an investigation, his office said they were still reviewing the matter.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Former Democratic opponent: McAllister should resign after staffer-kissing scandal

Embattled Congressman under fire at home as he remains a no-show on the Hill.

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Mark Warner raises $2.7 million during first quarter of 2014

The Virginia Democrat has picked up the pace in the money chase.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Huckabee: Opposing gay marriage doesn’t make you ‘homophobic’

“I honestly don’t care what people do personally in their individual lives,” potential 2016 presidential candidate says.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Poll: Christie administration’s investigation was ‘whitewash’

Fifty-six percent of N.J. voters say the report was a “whitewash” rather than legitimate investigation.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

DSCC raises $8.1 million in March, outpacing NRSC

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm just had a record month.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

READ IN: Wednesday, April 9, 2014: Secret Service supervisor demoted, hope for UI in the House, McAllister will seek FBI probe

Secret Service supervisor demoted, hope for UI in the House, McAllister will seek FBI probe

By Reid Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Financial arm of Koch-backed network hits three more Dem Senate candidates

Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce is stepping up its presence in the ad war.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 04/08/2014

RNC chairman: Strike down all contribution limits

Reince Priebus said he’s even conflicted about whether political donations should be disclosed, for fear of retribution.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:27 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Fundraising roundup: Begich raises $1 million

The Alaska Democrat has his best fundraising quarter of the election cycle so far.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Vance McAllister skips votes for a second day

Louisiana lawmaker vows not to resign, but hasn’t shown up for votes as a colleague floats the idea of mandatory sexual harassment courses for lawmakers.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Republicans

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Is gay rights a civil rights issue? Two lawyers from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum say, “Yes.”

David Boies and Ted Olson discuss same-sex marriage at the Civil Rights Summit

By Jaime Fuller  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Katie Couric discusses LGBT rights with LBJ’s daughters

They call it “a great civil rights concern of our day.”

By Jaime Fuller  |  04:14 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/08/2014

NRSC raises $6.35 million in March

The Senate GOP campaign arm just had its best month of the 2014 cycle.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Holder to Gohmert: ‘Good luck with your asparagus’

The AG lost his temper when Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Tex.) brought up the House contempt vote against Holder.

By Sari Horwitz  |  03:19 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Dem poll: Key Obama supporters much less likely to vote in 2014

Young people, unmarried women and minorities are much less likely to vote than more conservative groups.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Obama takes executive action to lift the veil of ‘pay secrecy’

President Obama took two executive actions Tuesday to lift the veil of “pay secrecy” when it comes to federal contractors

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pay Equity

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Obama to visit site of Washington mudslide

The death toll in the mudslide reached 34 people on Tuesday. The visit will come April 22.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

Russell Moore, a frequent presence on television and at theological conferences, heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

By Robert Costa  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Despite video scandal, McAllister says he does not intend to resign

Republican congressman has asked forgiveness for video showing him kissing staffer.

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Scott Walker aims to finish college

The last president without a college degree was Harry Truman.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/08/2014

READ IN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014: VA spends $200m on wrongful death payments, vulnerable Dems get White House help, and Rep. Vance McAllister famous for all the wrong reasons

VA spends $200m on wrongful death payments; vulnerable Dems get White House help; Rep. Vance McAllister famous for all the wrong reasons.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Financial arm of Koch-backed political network launches first direct attack ads

A Virginia-based nonprofit is running attack ads directly for the first time, launching television commercials against two Democratic Senatorial candidates.

By Matea Gold  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Vulnerable Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) raises nearly $2.8 million in first quarter

The first-term Democrat had another productive three months in the money chase.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Fundraising roundup: Landrieu outraises Cassidy

The latest $ money numbers from the Louisiana Senate race are in.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:48 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Senate passes extension to unemployment insurance, bill heads to House

Bill now heads to the House, where it faces a tough pathway to passage

By Wesley Lowery  |  06:40 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Nancy Pelosi says Breitbart.com’s use of her image in controversial ad is ‘tasteless’

Conservative site superimposes Pelosi’s head onto bikini-clad woman

By Wesley Lowery  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Report: Video shows Republican congressman kissing staffer

The freshman congressman emphasized his Christian faith on the campaign trail.

By Wesley Lowery  |  04:55 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Senate passes Cruz-backed bill to bar Iran’s U.N. ambassador

Measure would bar Iran’s new ambassador to the U.N. from entering the United States.

By Robert Costa and Ed O'Keefe  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iran, Senate

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Relax. The White House is not banning selfies.

Just don’t use them for promotional purposes.

By Katie Zezima  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Hillary Clinton poses with Pussy Riot

The punk rock group is a leading anti-Putin voice in Russia.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Democrats call Hayden’s ‘emotional’ comment about Feinstein sexist

Colorado senator calls former CIA director’s comments “beyond the pale.“

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CIA, Senate

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/07/2014

The White House’s own wage gender gap

Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the fact that women at the White House earn, on average, 88 cents for every dollar that men do.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gender Gap

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Rand Paul raises $1.6 million in first quarter of 2014

Rand Paul Victory, a joint committee that pools donations and disperses money to the PAC and Paul’s reelection campaign, is seen as the basis for a presidential campaign.

By Robert Costa  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014

In another blow to Pebble Mine, Rio Tinto pulls out

Mining giant Rio Tinto has pulled out of Alaska’s Pebble Mine, dealing another blow to the project.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pebble Mine

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Percentage of uninsured Americans hits lowest point since 2008

The percentage of Americans without insurance has dropped from 18 percent six months ago to 15.6 percent today.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Supreme Court won’t review ban on corporate contributions to candidates

The justices turned down a request that it consider lifting a long-standing ban.

By Bob Barnes  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SCOTUS

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Scott Brown, choose your political party

Brown was so busy picking a new state that he forgot to pick a party.

By Colby Itkowitz  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  In The Loop

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Rand Paul in ’09: Cheney pushed Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

Paul also said the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were used as a pretext for the invasion.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Report: Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for Connecticut state Senate

Another member of the Kennedy family will be on the ballot.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 04/07/2014

READ IN: Monday, April 7, 2014: Pings off Perth, WH’16ers get smart, generic ballot tied, 2 million deportations under Obama

Pings off Perth, WH’16ers get smart, generic ballot tied, record deportations under Obama.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:03 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’

Even Bush seemed to acknowledge that his position could cause him political trouble as he mulls whether to run for president.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Immigration

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Jeb Bush to make decision on 2016 by the end of this year

The former Florida governor spoke out Sunday and sought to distance himself from other potential GOP candidates on the issues of education and immigration.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Hayden suggests Feinstein too ‘emotional’ about CIA interrogation techniques

The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman says last week’s 11-3 vote to declassify the report shows there is consensus.

By Aaron Blake and Ed O'Keefe  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Obama to attend Fort Hood memorial service Wednesday

President was already scheduled to be in Texas this week for other events. He also attended a memorial service after a 2009 shooting at the base.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, President Obama

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Pfeiffer: White House expressed ‘concerns’ about David Ortiz’s Samsung selfie

Top aide reiterates that the president knew nothing about the Red Sox slugger’s new deal with the mobile phone giant.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Pelosi: I didn’t ‘necessarily’ want to be House minority leader

“I actually did not necessarily want to be leader again, but they wanted me to be, so here I am,” Democratic leader says.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Pelosi suggests Gibbs’s Obamacare comments are due to his business ties

Former White House press secretary has said he doesn’t think employer mandate will go into effect.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Anti-gay marriage group calls for boycott of Mozilla Firefox

The National Organization for Marriage calls Brendan Eich’s ouster from Mozilla a “McCarthy-esque witch hunt.“

By Aaron Blake  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Marriage

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/04/2014

GOP push for immigration reform thwarted

A committee chairman says he’ll keep two GOP-written immigration proposals out of a must-pass defense policy bill.

By Ed O'Keefe and David Nakamura  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Republicans, Immigration

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/04/2014

How much does your state trust the government? See this map.

Illinoisans are -- by a country mile -- the least trustful of their state government.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Paul Ryan: Popular parts of Obamacare too costly to keep, alternatives needed

Ryan says the GOP would try different reforms to address things like coverage for pre-existing conditions.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Ohio must recognize out-of-state gay marriages, federal judge rules

The jduge said he will issue his ruling on April 14, giving the state time to prepare an appeal.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Congressman: Members of Congress are underpaid

Members of Congress make $174,000 per year. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) says that’s not enough.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Meet George W. Bush, artist.

“There’s a Rembrandt trapped in this body,” Bush said.

By Katie Zezima  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/04/2014

READ IN: Friday, April 4, 2014: Jobs numbers out soon, Kerry reassesses, Dan Coats gets lost

Jobs numbers out soon, Kerry reassesses, Dan Coats gets lost.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The White House doesn’t like Samsung’s selfie. Call in the lawyers.

We should have known.

By Katie Zezima  |  05:04 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Unemployment extension passes procedural hurdle in Senate

Will be passed on Monday, then head to House where bill faces starch opposition

By Wesley Lowery  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014

House votes to repeal Obamacare work rule

Responding to concerns of business and workers, proposal repeals law’s definition of “full time” as 30 hours a week or more.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Obama: Fort Hood victims are American patriots

President Obama pays tribute to those killed and wounded in Fort Hood rampage.

By David Nakamura  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fort hood, President Obama

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Justice Department reaches $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko

The Justice Department has reached the biggest environmental settlement in history with Anadarko, the oil and gas firm

By Juliet Eilperin and Sari Horwitz  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Top former Obama aide: Obamacare’s employer mandate won’t survive

The mandate has already been delayed twice, and Robert Gibbs thinks it will be nixed eventually.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Harry Reid calls for expansion of gun background checks in response to Fort Hood shooting

But Senate leader admits he still lacks the support needed to expand the program.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns; 113th Congress, Senate

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/03/2014

McCrory: Tillis is most viable GOP challenger to Hagan

The North Carolina governor hasn’t endorsed in the GOP primary.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/03/2014

A Koch brother responds to Harry Reid -- and Harry Reid responds to the Koch brother

Charles Koch says he and his brother are fighting for a free society, while their opponents prefer big government and “collectivism.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Where do the Supreme Court’s campaign finance cases come from?

We shouldn’t be surprised to see the Court incrementally moving the doctrine to reflect what it thinks is a sound understanding of the First Amendment.

By Will Baude  |  12:21 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Top Democrats continue to hammer Paul Ryan’s budget proposal

Criticisms underscore renewed focus on midterm messaging

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, 2014, Ryan budget

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Stockman once again calls for repeal of weapons ban on military bases

Texas lawmaker first introduced his proposal after the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Republicans

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Sarah Palin talks to ‘Vladimir Putin’ on Tonight Show (Video)

The former VP nominee make a rare mainstream media appearance.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/03/2014

George W. Bush to unveil 24 portraits of world leaders

The reveal will be captured by the “Today Show” on Friday.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Huckabee leads early Iowa poll

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is in second place, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in third.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Michelle Nunn mentions George H.W. Bush in first ad

The Georgia Democrat goes up on TV as a conservative group targets her.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:37 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/03/2014

READ IN: Thursday, April 3, 2014: Tragedy at Ft. Hood, LIBRE group hits 2 Ariz. Dems, ObamaCare is more popular than Obama

Tragedy at Ft. Hood; Koch-connected group hits Ariz. Dems; ObamaCare more popular than Obama

By Reid Wilson  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 04/03/2014

With Christie at helm, RGA raises $23.5 million in first quarter

The group sets a record with its first quarter haul.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:24 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Rubio signals that he wouldn’t pursue reelection if he runs for president

The Florida senator hints that it would be White House or bust if he decides to run for president.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Obama calls GOP budget plan a ‘stinkburger’

President repeatedly mocks Republican ideas about how to improve the economy, as he touted his own proposal to raise the minimum wage.

By David Nakamura  |  04:03 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Senate Democrats push for minimum wage vote as GOP senator floats bipartisan deal

Democrats continue to stress “fair shot” messaging, while a key GOP broker suggests she might have a way to raise the minimum wage.

By Ed O'Keefe and Wesley Lowery  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, President Obama, Senate Democrats

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Obama touts minimum wage plan at Michigan deli

“If you pay people well, there’s more money in everybody’s pockets, and everybody does better,” Obama said.

By David Nakamura  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, minimum wage

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/02/2014

GOP convention narrows list of host cities to six

The committee previously listed eight potential host cities.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Poll: Christie stops the bleeding

A new poll shows Christie’s approval numbers improving slightly since February.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Cruz: Obama waging unprecedented ‘assault’ on religious liberty

“The federal government is now litigating against our citizens, trying to force us to violate our faith.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/02/2014

DCCC Chairman: House GOP budget ‘will define the next seven months’ leading up to midterms

Steve Israel wants to go on offense against the Ryan budget.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Supreme Court strikes down overall campaign contribution limits

The court did not overturn limits on individual contributions, but it will now allow people to contribute to as many candidates and party committees as they want.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Scott Brown is officially running for Senate in New Hampshire

He said Wednesday that he will move beyond the “exploratory committee” phase.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Two key senators say they will vote to declassify parts of CIA report

Susan Collins and Angus King had been considered the critical swing votes on the 15-member panel.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 04/02/2014

READ IN: April 2, 2014: Bowser wins D.C. primary, Jindal out with health care blueprint, Cruz gets mega book deal and Yepsen on Braley

Bowser wins in D.C., Jindal rolls out health care plan, Cruz gets a mega book deal, and David Yepsen on Bruce Braley.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:11 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Director insists Secret Service scandals ‘absolutely not’ evidence of cultural problem within agency

Julia Pierson meets with a Senate committee one week after three Secret Service agents were sent home after allegedly getting drunk in Amsterdam.

By Wesley Lowery  |  08:01 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Scott Brown stops by Capitol Hill for lunch with former (and future?) Senate colleagues

McConnell calls him an old friend. Reid pokes fun at his move to New Hampshire.

By Wesley Lowery  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Obama says 7.1 million Americans have signed up under health care law

“This law is doing what it’s supposed to do,” the president said. “It’s working, it’s helping people from coast to coast.”

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:44 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/01/2014

McCaskill wants info from Education, Justice on campus sexual assaults

The former prosecutor has sent letters to the Attorney General and Education Secretary requesting in-person briefings.

By Diana Reese  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Ryan’s last budget proposal would slash $5 trillion over next decade

Spending plan would slash $5 trillion over the next decade, mostly by repealing Obamacare and revamping Medicaid. He also ignores a more ambitious tax code overhaul.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, House Republicans

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Rand Paul: Republicans must move ‘beyond deportation’

He says GOP must appear more empathetic in order to woo voters

By Katie Zezima  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Reid: Paul Ryan’s budget a blueprint for ‘Kochtopia’

Senate majority leader says Ryan budget linked to Koch agenda

By Wesley Lowery  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, midterms

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Obama to make statement on ACA Tuesday

He’s expected to give some numbers.

By Katie Zezima  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Crossroads launches major ad buy for Thom Tillis in North Carolina

The GOP group aims to boost Tillis ahead of the GOP primary.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Ted Cruz shows off Winston Churchill ‘tattoo’

The gag tied together two recent pop culture phenomena involving Cruz.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Schatz: Hanabusa’s age should not be an issue in Hawaii Senate race

The senator refuses to echo the sentiment of Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D).

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Texts from Bill? The other Clinton imitates Hillary’s viral photo

Former president Bill Clinton is having a little fun with his Twitter account.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 04/01/2014

READ IN: Tuesday, April 1, 2014: ObamaCare hits 7 million, Pollard on the table, Crossroads airing ad for Thom Tillis

Obamacare hits 7 million, Pollard on the table, Crossroads up in N.C.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:15 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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