Deputy Political Director, CNN
CNN's Political Editor... I write and report for CNN on campaigns, elections, and polling
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - As a major tea party group plans protests Tuesday at Internal Revenue Service offices across the country Tuesday, a new national poll indicates that the IRS controversy has given the four-year-old movement a shot in the arm.
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's personal popularity may be one reason he came out of what was arguably the worst week of his presidency with his approval rating holding steady, according to a new national poll.
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - Anthony Weiner will announce soon whether he's running for New York City mayor, the former congressman said Friday. He's already said he's eyeing a run, and has taken steps signaling he'll jump into the race, including publishing a detailed policy document about his plans for the city.
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Around half the public is tuned in to the controversies that are consuming the nation's capital, according to a new poll. But the Gallup survey indicates party affiliation is playing a role in how closely people are keeping an eye on the controversies.
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Here they go again. House Republicans are expected to vote Thursday to repeal President Obama's 2010 health care law. This will be the third time the House has voted to overturn the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, since the GOP took over the chamber in January ...
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - Mark Sanford is a member of Congress, again. The former Republican governor of South Carolina, whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an extramarital affair, was sworn in Wednesday to the House of Representatives.
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) -- Even though he's done running for office, President Barack Obama has a lot at stake in next year's midterm elections. And a trio of scandals that have ignited over the past week that have forced the White House to play defense have the strong possibility of hurting the president ...
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Washington (CNN) - He may work in the nation's capital, but it's Sen. Rand Paul's upcoming itinerary that might tell us his ultimate goal. The Republican from Kentucky makes stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada over the next few months. Those four states kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
cnn.com — Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) -- Mark Sanford is heading back to Washington after detours along the Appalachian Trail and Argentina. The former South Carolina governor finished his second term in office three years ago with his political career dead in the water thanks to a well-publicized extra-marital affair and ethics violations.
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — (CNN) - Chris Christie says it was family rather than presidential politics that convinced him to undergo weight-reduction surgery. "For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them," Christie told the New York Post.
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