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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future
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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN  —  Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told CNN on Tuesday – the first time she’d been asked about Trump’s 2024 candidacy, which he announced last week. She was addressing a gaggle of reporters aboard the Teresa Magbanua, a Philippine Coast Guard vessel stationed at the edge of the South China Sea. Her cautious response at the end of a weeklong gaffe-free trip to Thailand and the Philippines could serve as a reflection of Harris...
Why Ted Cruz is lashing out at Mitch McConnell
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Why Ted Cruz is lashing out at Mitch McConnell

CNN  —  Ted Cruz went ham on Mitch McConnell on Monday. “Mitch would rather be leader than have a Republican majority,” Cruz said on his podcast. “If there’s a Republican who can win who’s not going to support Mitch, the truth of the matter is he’d rather the Democrat win.” Which, well, whoa! Cruz has also been part of a small group of Republican senators pushing to delay leadership elections until after the December 6 runoff in Georgia. Asked Tuesday by CNN whether he would back McConnell as Senate GOP leader, he declined to answer. How to explain Cruz’s rhetoric about McConnell? Easy. It’s politics. Cruz has made no secret of his political ambitions. He fin...
How the Georgia Senate runoff will work
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How the Georgia Senate runoff will work

Washington CNN  —  If Georgia voters were hoping to avoid talking politics at Thanksgiving, the state’s tightly contested Senate race has other plans. Neither Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock nor Republican challenger Herschel Walker surpassed the 50% threshold needed to win the race outright Tuesday evening, CNN projects, forcing a runoff election set for December 6. But what exactly does that mean? And how will the runoff election work? Here’s what you need to know. A runoff is an additional election used to determine the winner of a certain race when neither candidate earns the required threshold for victory – in this case, 50%. In Georgia, runoff...
Live updates: US midterm election and early voting news
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Live updates: US midterm election and early voting news

GOP Rep. Liz Cheney returned to the campaign trail in Michigan Tuesday night, receiving a standing ovation more than 1,600 miles from her Wyoming home — and a world away from the Republican politics that has been her family’s lifeblood. “If we want to ensure the survival of the republic, we have to walk away from politics as usual,” Cheney said. “We have to stand up — every one of us — and say we’re going to do what’s right for this country. We’re going to look beyond partisan politics.” A week after Cheney offered a surprise endorsement of Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a Michigan Democrat whom she praised as “a good and honorable public servant,” Cheney traveled here to deliver the message in person. She said a peaceful transition of pow...
Nov. 1, 2022 US election coverage
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Nov. 1, 2022 US election coverage

Rep. Liz Cheney attends a campaign event in support of the re-election bid of Rep. Elissa Slotkin in Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images GOP Rep. Liz Cheney returned to the campaign trail in Michigan Tuesday night, receiving a standing ovation more than 1,600 miles from her Wyoming home — and a world away from the Republican politics that has been her family’s lifeblood. “If we want to ensure the survival of the republic, we have to walk away from politics as usual,” Cheney said. “We have to stand up — every one of us — and say we’re going to do what’s right for this country. We’re going to look beyond partisan politics.” A week after Cheney ...
Black men say they feel ignored by Democrats. Experts fear it will keep some home on Election Day.
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Black men say they feel ignored by Democrats. Experts fear it will keep some home on Election Day.

Atlanta CNN  —  Aaron Bethea says he has voted election after election for US presidents, governors and senators – and yet those lawmakers have done little to nothing to improve life for him, his family or his community. Bethea said he believes the issues he cares about, financial freedom and equal investment in predominately Black schools, have largely been ignored. “Where we are from, nobody really cares about what Black men think,” said Bethea, an Atlanta father of six who owns a wholesale company that sells televisions. “They don’t do anything for us.” Bethea, 40, said he still plans to vote Democratic in Georgia’s hotly contested gubernatorial and US Senate races. But he’s not vo...
Opinion: Inflation has driven US politics before
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Opinion: Inflation has driven US politics before

Editor’s Note: Meg Jacobs teaches history at Princeton University. Follow her on Twitter @MegJacobs100. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  President Joe Biden stands accused of playing politics with petroleum. His opponents say the reason he is releasing millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is to bring prices at the pump down before the midterm elections. They might be right. As public opinion polls reveal, the economy appears to be the top issue for voters. As we approach the midterms, more and more candidates, especially in the GOP, are running on anti-infl...
Biden says it’s his ‘intention’ to run again in 2024
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Biden says it’s his ‘intention’ to run again in 2024

CNN  —  President Joe Biden said Friday that while he has not made a formal decision about running for reelection in 2024, it is his “intention” to do so. “The reason I’m not making a judgment about formally running or not running, once I make that judgment, a whole series of regulations kick in and I have to be – I treat myself as a candidate from that moment on. I have not made that formal decision, but it’s my intention – my intention to run again. And we have time to make that decision,” Biden told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart in an interview at Delaware State University in Dover. The question of Biden’s political future will be front-and-center for Democrats after November’s midterm elections, i...