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3 Hrs Ago
Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned at the start of the holiday weekend, citing concerns that his connection to an Iowa pay-for-play scandal would hurt senator's reelection bid.
7 Hrs Ago
Now, will he give up?
Aug 29, 2014 1:47PM ET
The U.S. threat level remains the same, officials said, despite the U.K.'s move to raise its level to "severe" in response to the Islamic State.
Aug 29, 2014 12:50PM ET
The National Guard troops Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered to the U.S. Mexico border last month are using food and gas aid from a local food bank because they haven't been paid in weeks.
Aug 29, 2014 12:10PM ET
"The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit," press secretary Josh Earnest said.
Aug 29, 2014 12:10PM ET
Earlier this summer, President Obama said he planned to enact immigration executive actions "before the end of the summer," after receiving recommendations from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Aug 29, 2014 10:04AM ET
Sen. Mary Landrieu lists her parents' Louisiana home as her primary residence in the state, raising questions over whether she actually lives in the state.
Aug 28, 2014 5:02PM ET
The president said he was not ready to attack ISIL in Syria. He condemned Russia's advances in Ukraine, but he stopped short of saying the word "invasion."
Aug 28, 2014 4:49PM ET
President Obama gave an important press conference today and even took questions from the press, but all of this was overshadowed by the fact that Obama debuted one of the ugliest suits in the history of this great nation.
Aug 28, 2014 3:33PM ET
"We don't want to see our streets look like a war zone," Clinton said. "Not in America. We are better than that."
Aug 28, 2014 3:10PM ET
"Women were rejecting the Democratic party by 40 percent; they were rejecting the Republican party by 50 percent. I don't think either party can do a victory lap here," said RNC Chair Reince Priebus.
Aug 28, 2014 3:10PM ET
Pennsylvania and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services have reportedly reached a deal on the state's Medicaid proposal, meaning the state will expand insurance to 281,000 poor residents
Aug 28, 2014 11:58AM ET
Rob Ford, the Toronto Mayor who admitted to smoking crack and having an alcohol problem, is only down by three percentage points in the latest poll.
Aug 28, 2014 11:43AM ET
Think Congress is unpopular? More governors than senators could go down in defeat this November.
Aug 28, 2014 10:45AM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry seems to be confused about the charges leveled against him in his indictment. Bribery isn't one of them, despite what he said during a speech last week.
Aug 27, 2014 4:01PM ET
Ahead of the release of her memoir, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dished about some of the unsavory comments she endured from her colleagues after she had her first child.
Aug 27, 2014 3:54PM ET
Perfecting the photo op is not an easy task. But for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who doesn't have the greatest relationship with many world leaders, it's almost never easy.
Aug 27, 2014 3:41PM ET
Republican leaders don't want a shutdown, but can they prevent one?
Aug 27, 2014 11:40AM ET
There are clear rules on how to rule out a presidential bid, and saying 'circumstances can change' violates all of them.
Aug 27, 2014 9:00AM ET
The 2012 vice presidential candidate and potential 2016 White House talks about his daily routine, from waking up to "Squawk Box" to his reliance on the RealClear websites.
Aug 26, 2014 5:39PM ET
Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services, was convicted of three charges of viewing and promoting child pornography.
Aug 26, 2014 4:54PM ET
The New York Times Editorial Board declined to endorse anyone for the state's September 9 Democratic primary.
Aug 26, 2014 2:37PM ET
John Boehner made a startling revelation Tuesday in a new video released by his office: The Speaker of the House is little more than a wind-up monkey operated by his staff. We couldn't agree more.
Aug 26, 2014 1:06PM ET
President Obama mixed bluster with caution in a speech to the American Legion Tuesday. He repeated his warning to the Islamic State but didn't budge off his opposition to sending ground troops to Iraq.
Aug 26, 2014 12:57PM ET
The rent is too damn high, and Jimmy McMillan is too damn fed up with it, so he's going to be running for the damn governor of New York. Again.
Aug 26, 2014 12:13PM ET
Sen. Mark Pryor brings the Ebola outbreak to Arkansas by criticizing his opponent for voting against funding for pandemic responses.
Aug 26, 2014 10:52AM ET
The billionaire investor has been unofficial spokesperson for higher corporate taxes, but this won't help that campaign.
Aug 26, 2014 9:25AM ET
The Speaker and another senior House Republican made money off a corporate tax-avoidance maneuver that President Obama wants to stop, according to a Bloomberg report.
Aug 25, 2014 6:18PM ET
With the news that Burger King wants to become a Canadian company, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has decided that he'll have it his way at Wendy's instead.
Aug 25, 2014 5:01PM ET
House Republicans announced today they had signed a contract with a law firm for their suit against President Obama, agreeing to pay $500 an hour and a total of $350,000 for a legal team.