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  • Farewell to the Ticker>
    (CNN Political Ticker - October 13 2014 - 10:13 AM:)
    <>The Political Ticker blog died of old age on Oct. 13, 2014, after eight years of faithful service to CNN's readers. The Ticker began quietly in October 2006, fueled by a realization that a blog could capture and influence the political conversation. It hit 1 million page views during CNN’s 2006 election coverage a month […]> <>
  • GOP challenger Dan Sullivan leads Mark Begich in Alaska Senate race>
    (CNN Political Ticker - October 09 2014 - 2:19 PM:)
    <>Alaska's Senate race is an increasingly prime pickup opportunity for Republicans, with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailing challenger Dan Sullivan by 6 percentage points, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows. Sullivan earned 50% support compared to 44% for Begich, according to the survey of 704 likely voters that was conducted October 1-6. The margin of […]> <>
  • Will Mitt Romney take the plunge again?>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 30 2014 - 9:46 PM:)
    <>Two sources inside Mitt Romney's inner circle tell CNN that while Romney isn't planning a presidential bid, he's listening to a lot of people who want him to get in the race - although he remains skeptical himself. "A lot of people in Romneyland are rooting for him to get in," says one source. "He's […]> <>
  • McCain on rise of ISIS: 'We predicted this'>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 29 2014 - 2:36 PM:)
    <>Sen. John McCain slammed President Barack Obama on Monday over his comments that U.S. intelligence underestimated ISIS. McCain countered Obama's assertions made on CBS' "60 Minutes," saying that ISIS' expansion in Syria and Iraq was tied to the President's decision not to leave a residual U.S. military force in Iraq and his refusal to arm […]> <>
  • Republicans pick approach to attack Hillary Clinton>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 23 2014 - 1:23 PM:)
    <>Republicans who want to taint Hillary Clinton are going to lengths to link the former secretary of state with President Barack Obama and his sagging poll numbers. Throughout the party's infrastructure, Republicans say that linking Clinton with Obama, especially labeling her possible 2016 campaign as "Obama's Third Term," is the most potent attack. America Rising, […]> <>
  • The secret weapon of Iowa Democrats: Obamadale>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 22 2014 - 1:58 PM:)
    <>For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale. The moniker was bestowed three years ago by a motley crew of Democrats who first met as strangers over martinis at a local restaurant in the early days of President Obama's re-election bid, brought together […]> <>
  • Chris Christie accuses 'Bridgegate' panel of playing politics>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 18 2014 - 6:59 PM:)
    <>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had harsh words Thursday for the committee investigating allegations of abuse of power and the orchestrated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known to many as the "Bridgegate" scandal. "It's absolutely not true and it is a completely, a completely partisan act to be doing the leaking that they […]> <>
  • NRA hopes to influence three key Senate races>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 17 2014 - 2:56 PM:)
    <>The National Rifle Association will weigh in on three of this year's key Senate races with a multimillion dollar ad buy beginning Wednesday. The NRA effort is aimed at boosting Republican Senate challengers in Arkansas, Colorado and North Carolina - the outcomes of which could likely determine which party controls the chamber. The group's campaign […]> <>
  • Democrats use Romney strategy on Scott Brown>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 16 2014 - 1:19 PM:)
    <>A new political ad against Republican Scott Brown could easily have been an attack ad against Mitt Romney in 2012. One of the toughest spots to hit Brown this cycle, the 30-second ad paints the former senator from Massachusetts as a "yes man" to a large corporation that has outsourced jobs. While the ad never mentions […]> <>
  • Clinton in Iowa: Fresh start or deja vu?>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 15 2014 - 1:46 PM:)
    <>"It's been seven years, and a lot has changed," Hillary Clinton said Sunday in her first visit to Iowa since the state dealt her presidential campaign a devastating body blow. But there was a moment in the afternoon when it seemed like not much had. Roughly 200 credentialed media were gathered in a far corner […]> <>
  • Five reasons Obama's delay on immigration is political>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 08 2014 - 6:34 PM:)
    <>WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama says he won't act on immigration reform until after the November congressional elections. The news angered Latino groups pushing him to make good on past promises to halt or substantially reduce deportations of immigrants living illegally in the country. FULL STORY> <>
  • Bill Clinton and George W. Bush yuk it up>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 08 2014 - 6:24 PM:)
    <>WASHINGTON (CNN) - Bill Clinton and George W. Bush sounded like old college buddies when they appeared in Washington on Monday. You'd never know that Clinton was the candidate who made Bush's father a one-termer, or that Bush ran for office in 2000 promising to restore "honor and dignity to the White House" after Clinton […]> <>
  • Finger-pointing over immigration delay begins>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 08 2014 - 6:22 PM:)
    <>(CNN) - President Barack Obama postponed executive action on immigration, but Democrats want voters to know the delay isn't his fault. Blame Republicans instead, according to the latest Democratic latest talking points. FULL STORY> <>
  • Foodies beware: The FDA is coming for your French cheese>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 08 2014 - 6:19 PM:)
    <>WASHINGTON (CNN) - America's food police are patrolling and arresting suspicious French dairy products, which are either delicious cheese or a bacteria-laden menace. You decide. The Los Angeles Times reports that Food and Drug Administration rules could effectively ban age-old recipes for cheeses like Roquefort, St. Nectaire, Morbier and Tomme de Savoie. FULL STORY> <>
  • Lyndon Johnson's 'Daisy' ad, which changed the world of politics, turns 50>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 08 2014 - 6:16 PM:)
    <>Washington (CNN) - The screen is black and white. A little girl, no taller than the weeds that surround her, stands in a field and picks petals from a delicate daisy. She quietly counts each one. Suddenly an ominous voice can be heard counting down from 10. She looks up as the camera zooms in […]> <>
  • DNC chairwoman: Walker 'has given women the back of his hand'>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 03 2014 - 11:23 PM:)
    <>(CNN) - The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee used domestic violence analogies while attacking Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Wednesday. At an event on women's issues in Milwaukee, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Walker for his policies, saying he "has given women the back of his hand." FULL STORY> <>
  • Henry Kissinger loves joking about Hillary Clinton 2016>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 03 2014 - 10:18 PM:)
    <>WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger used a short speech at the State Department on Wednesday to joke about the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for President in 2016. Standing on stage with five other former or current secretaries of state, Kissinger - who served as secretary of state under Presidents Richard […]> <>
  • CNN Poll: McConnell holds slim edge in biggest Senate race of 2014>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 03 2014 - 10:16 PM:)
    <>WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell holds a slim four-point edge over his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new CNN/ORC International Poll of one of the most closely watched Senate races of 2014. McConnell's 4-point advantage, 50%-46%, falls within the survey's 4-point sampling error, furthering emphasizing how close this Kentucky contest […]> <>
  • After 30 years in Senate, McConnell runs as 'candidate of change'>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 03 2014 - 10:13 PM:)
    <>NICHOLASVILLE, Kentucky (CNN) - When you first hear his pitch, it defies logic: Mitch McConnell, a 30-year veteran of the Senate, campaigning for re-election as an agent of change. "If you want change, if you're unhappy with the direction of this country, the candidate of change is the guy you're looking at," McConnell told an […]> <>
  • Rand Paul to head back to New Hampshire>
    (CNN Political Ticker - September 03 2014 - 7:01 PM:)
    <>(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul returns to New Hampshire next week, making his third visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state as he prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016. The Kentucky Republican will appear at a Manchester event on September 11 that's hosted by Generation Opportunity, a libertarian-minded advocacy group for millennials. FULL STORY> <>

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