Sara Shaw with Occupy DC talks about a noon deadline for protesters to vacate two parks on Monday.
In a CNN.com article, James Carville warns the White House that the president's approach isn't working.
As a Louisianian who has spent a considerable amount of time on the East Coast, I thought I would take this opportunity to give you some tips on how to deal with your little dust-up on the Atlantic. Be advised, my tips are based completely on personal experience.
Storm chaser Reed Timmer says he has the same feeling in his gut about Hurricane Irene that he had about Katrina.
Although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he has no advice for embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, two prominent Democrats offered some guidance on how he might weather what one called a "perfect storm" of controversy.
CNN caught up with Rep. Anthony Weiner and asked his response to Rep. Eric Cantor's call for his resignation.
Today's big winner is Donald Trump. His news conference this morning was an utterly brilliant performance in which he claimed, with considerable justification, that he alone was able to get the president of the United States to accomplish what no one else could, not the Clintons, not the press, not anybody: the release of President Obama's "long form" birth certificate.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:
Editor's note: There are 21 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news. Alex Castellanos is a founding partner of National Media Inc. and served as media consultant to the presidential campaigns of Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Phil Gramm and Mitt Romney. James Carville is a Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN, appearing frequently on CNN's "The Situation Room" as well as other programs on all CNN networks. Carville remains active in Democratic politics and is a party fundraiser.
Editor's note: There are 28 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
In his opening argument, Eliot Spitzer declares silly season is here with Christine O'Donnell's "not a witch" ad.
CNN's Ed Lavandera goes on the hunt for oil along the Louisiana coastline and finds the disaster isn't over.
Before the president's address to the nation from the Oval Office, my pal Paul Begala, on "John King USA," reminded everyone of the words of William Shakespeare: "Action is eloquence." By that standard, President Obama has been powerfully eloquent.
James Carville tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer about running into a few unexpected dinner guests in Louisiana.
Out: Harvard Law School graduates who are scary smart -- having served as editor of the Harvard Law Review -- but come across as unemotional, aloof and uninterested in the demands of leadership even during a national catastrophe.
The BP oil disaster may be more like the Iran hostage crisis than Hurricane Katrina. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- It's right, it's fair, it's just, it's good, it's shocking. You were not dreaming (or nightmaring, if you live in Indiana). The Saints have won the Super Bowl.
Citing a "deficit of trust" in government by the American people, President Obama's first State of the Union address urged Congress to erode the influence of special interests and work together to confront the nation's most pressing problems.
There is a great line in "Casablanca." Signor Ferrari says to Victor Laszlo, "I am moved to make one more suggestion, why, for what reason I do not know, because it cannot profit me. ... "
As you've probably heard, the Bowl Championship Series has hired Ari Fleischer, former White House Flack-of-all-Trades, to spiff up its image. Under the guidance of Fleischer's communications firm, the BCS has launched a wide-ranging p.r. campaign that includes a Facebook page, a Twitter account (sample tweet: "We love college football as much as anyone, believe it or not") and a round of aw-shucks interviews for executive director Bill Hancock.
Brianna Keilar reports on a GOP resolution to remove Rep. Charles Rangel as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
As one of the most influential Democrats in the House of Representatives, Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York, has seen the highs and lows that come with the job.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson refused to back down Wednesday from remarks made on the House floor the night before, in which he said the Republican health care plan calls for sick people to "die quickly."
Conservative columnist and former CNN host Robert Novak has died at age 78 after a battle with cancer.
Conservative columnist and former CNN "Crossfire" co-host Robert Novak has died after a yearlong battle with cancer, his family said Tuesday. He was 78.
Is the White House changing its message on health care reform? Tom Foreman reports.
With his push for health care reform on the line, the president delivered a message of urgency to the public:
For all the focus fixed on UFC 100, chances are, the milestone event won't be remembered as the celebration of an arbitrary number. While the card marks an appropriate point from which to reflect upon mixed martial arts' uneven journey, with due respect to James Carville: It's the fights, stupid.
Watch as political spouses Mary Matalin, a Republican, and James Carville, a Democrat weigh in on health care reform.
It has been a rocky couple of weeks for the Republican Party as high-profile, traditional-values politicians have faced embarrassing sex scandals.
Gov. Mark Sanford says he exercised bad judgment when he visited his mistress during a government trip.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reached an important milestone Wednesday in her quest to pay the debt from her failed 2008 presidential bid: For the first time in eight months, her campaign committee reported having more money in the bank than it owes.
Alec Baldwin suggests the First Lady would be a more interesting guest than the President
If a statesman is one who looks to the next generation and a politician one who looks to the next election, a political consultant must be one who looks to the next tracking poll. Well, I'll go one better and just look at today -- April 2, 2009.
As Democrats cast conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the de facto leader of the GOP, Republicans are decrying what they see as an orchestrated scheme designed to divert attention from the Democrats' spending proposals.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Rush Limbaugh is valuable, but doesn't lead the Republican Party.
On Thursday, Rush Limbaugh, the moral and intellectual leader and most influential person in the Republican Party in the United States, wrote in the august op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal, the acknowledged epicenter of right-wing thought, that President Obama should adopt a bipartisan solution to address the president's economic stimulus plan -- or as Limbaugh refers to it, "porkulus."
This past year was full of unexpected twists and turns on the campaign trail.
You know, people will insist that 2008 had 366 days. I don't believe it. I think it had 36,066 days.
President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be secretary of Commerce, a Democratic source told CNN on Tuesday.
On the eve of the election, the campaigns are relying on their lucky charms. That was the gist of a story on Politico.com Monday.
John Edwards, who made his marriage a central part of his overall message during the 2008 Democratic primaries -- was dealt a political blow Friday after admitting to having an extramarital affair.
CNN's Rick Sanchez talks with CNN Political Director Mark Preston about the latest in the John Edwards scandal.
The 22-year-old tells mourners gathered to remember Tim Russert, "We are all a small part of a grand design"
The moderator's chair on NBC's "Meet the Press" stood empty on Sunday in remembrance of Tim Russert, the man who had occupied it for 17 years.
Bob Schieffer and Larry King discuss the impact Tim Russert had on politics.
James Carville, a Clinton supporter and CNN contributor, discusses Sen. Clinton's decision to end her presidential bid.
Barack Obama made history Tuesday night when he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination. But the Illinois senator faces several challenges as the campaign now turns to the general election -- notwithstanding a first order of business of helping to heal the wounds of a deeply divided Democratic Party.
Sen. Hillary Clinton tells supporters she will not be making a decision tonight about the future of her campaign.
Sen. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night she would make no immediate decision on her next steps after winning the South Dakota primary but watching rival Sen. Barack Obama pick up enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
CNN political contributor James Carville talks about the best-case scenario in delegate math for Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Gov. Bill Richardson visits The Situation Room and defends his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson sharply disputed that he made any promises to Bill Clinton about presidential endorsements, as Clinton reportedly has claimed.
Gov. Bill Richardson explains why he backs Sen. Barack Obama for president.
Sen. Hillary Clinton's aides blasted Sen. Barack Obama's campaign Monday after a major Obama supporter referenced the blue dress at the heart of former President Bill Clinton's impeachment scandal.
Facing fire from some fellow Democrats for his decision to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday he still considers himself loyal to the family that helped make his political career.
Superdelegate Bill Richardson throws his weight behind Barack Obama. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
Sen. Barack Obama's speech on race was a decisive factor in Bill Richardson's endorsement of his presidential bid, the New Mexico governor revealed Saturday.
Before Monday, Eliot Spitzer was a rising star in the Democratic Party -- his squeaky-clean image as a corruption buster led to his being mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate and possibly even a future White House contender.
Sen. Hillary Clinton on Thursday sharpened her attacks on Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama as she faces what even her supporters admit are must-win situations in Texas and Ohio in the weeks ahead.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton talks to a crowd in Youngstown, Ohio.
Iwan Morgan of the University of London on the impact of the economy on the 2008 presidential elections.
What's the number one issue to voters right now?
A story told about Haile Selassie, for 44 years until his toppling in a 1974 coup the emperor of Ethiopia, reminds me of the current state of the Democratic Party.
Not for the first time, I am indebted to Jimmy Cannon, the truly gifted New York sportswriter, who from time to time wrote a column, full of witty and sentimental one-liners, he called, "Nobody asked me, but ..."
You have to be 18 to vote, but that hasn't stopped political pundits from spreading their message to a new audience: kids.
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New Hampshire voters are braving frigid temperatures Tuesday to cast the first ballots in a 2004 presidential primary.
Steve Murphy, Rep. Richard Gephardt's campaign manager, this week professed to being baffled. How is it possible, he wondered, that Howard Dean's bizarre comments about Osama bin Laden attracted so little news media attention?
While the bull market raged in the 1990s, America's economic agenda was ruled by Wall Street. Today the balance of power has shifted to Washington, D.C., borne on a flood of legislative and regulat...
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To the extent we believe anything about politics, it's this: The economy has an overwhelming influence on voters' choices. James Carville summed it up in 1992 with the phrase "It's the economy, stu...
It's easy to imagine the elements of an exemplary power lunch or even a power dinner. But the power breakfast seems trickier. I was thinking about this recently when I went to Washington to see a f...
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