April 23rd, 2015
03:27 PM ET

Introducing the New CNNPolitics.com

CNN Politics’ premiere online destination 

CNN Digital launched a refreshed CNNPolitics.com today, featuring a distinctive look and experience that serves as the destination for CNN’s political coverage leading up to the 2016 election. The new site showcases the primary elements of CNN Politics: breaking news, enterprise analysis and original video, and cements CNN as the first truly cross-platform political operation in American journalism.

Exhibiting more stories in a clean and crisp format, the site prominently features everything from CNN’s unmatched coverage of the road to the 2016 election, to reporting the latest news out of Washington, the country, and from around the world. Users can also catch up on their favorite original video franchises, watch the latest political segments from CNN and read political perspectives from CNN contributors all on the new homepage.

More to come.

Explore the site for yourself at CNNPolitics.com

CNN Politics Surges to Number 1 in March 2015
April 15th, 2015
02:57 PM ET

CNN Politics Surges to Number 1 in March 2015

CNN Politics Outranks all Digital Politics Competitors in Multiplatform Traffic and Video Starts

March 2015 marked the official start of the 2016 presidential election cycle, and cemented CNN Politics as the No. 1 digital destination for breaking news, enterprise analysis and unbiased reporting in the Politics category.  CNN Politics outperformed all competitors in multiplatform unique visitors and views.  With 22 million starts in March, CNN Politics also climbed to No. 1  in video rank for the first time ever.

Over the past 6 months CNN Politics has built up an unrivaled team, drawing top political talent away from more than 15 competing news organizations with a goal of creating the first truly cross-platform political operation in American journalism.  The result is evident through huge gains in digital traffic.  In the month of March 2015:

CNN Politics: #1 Multiplatform Uniques (Desktop + Mobile)

CNN Politics scored more multiplatform unique visitors than any competitor in the Politics category, earning 14% more uniques than second place Vox.com and a whopping 69% more than sixth place MSNBC.

CNN Politics: 14mm unique visitors 

  • Vox.com – 12mm unique visitors (14%)
  • Fox News Politics – 11mm unique visitors (21%)
  • HuffPost Politics – 11mm unique visitors   (26%)
  • POLITICO – 9mm unique visitors (50%)
  • MSNBC – 8mm unique visitors  (69%)

Source: comscore Media Metrix Multiplatform, March 2015

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Views

CNN Politics was No. 1 in multiplatform views with 90 million for the month, 39% higher than HuffPost Politics and nearly double MSNBC.

CNN Politics: 90mm page views

  • HuffPost Politics – 65mm page views (39%)
  • Newsmax.com sites – 55mm page views (64%)
  • Fox News Politics – 55mm page views (65%)
  • POLITICO – 49mm page views (83%)
  • MSNBC – 47mm page views (94%)

Source: comscore Media Metrix Multiplatform, March 2015

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

For the first time on record, CNN Politics recorded more video starts than any other competitor, surpassing second place Young Turks Network by 29%.

CNN Politics: 22mm video starts

  • Young Turks Network – 17mm video starts (29%)
  • HuffPost Politics – 3mm video starts (708%)
  • Voice of America – 3mm video starts (719%)
  • Townhall.com – 2mm video starts (925%)
  • TheHill.com – 2mm video starts (1167%)

 Source: comscore Video Metrix, March 2015

 

 

CNN Politics Digital Debuts ‘Being Moody’
March 11th, 2015
08:30 AM ET

CNN Politics Digital Debuts ‘Being Moody’

CNN’s Chris Moody (@moody) is bringing his distinctive, offbeat coverage to viewers with the launch of the new CNN Politics Digital video series Being Moody.  

Each digital episode will get lawmakers and candidates to show a more casual side of themselves, while also highlighting the absurd, wacky and whimsical corners of political life in the 2016 campaign and the halls of Congress.

In the debut episode, Moody goes home to Palm Beach, FL and sheds a light on the behind-the-scenes fundraising and courting taking place months before candidates even declare their campaigns.

From lame ducks to chocolate bars, you’re not going to want to miss a single episode of Moody’s series, produced in partnership by CNN Politics Digital and CNN Digital Studios.

Follow @CNNPolitics and @moody on Twitter for more and visit cnn.com/beingmoody.

Being Moody Episode One

February 22nd, 2015
03:03 PM ET

Gov. Kasich: fighting ISIS "at some point it will require boots on the ground"

CNN’s State of the Union features Gloria Borger’s exclusive interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH) about his possible presidential campaign, the Republican Party platform, and U.S. foreign policy.

 


TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Kasich on the 2016 election: “a Republican can't be elected president without winning Ohio, and if they're going to come to Ohio, extremism isn't going to work.”

Kasich on ISIS policy: “I'm just suggesting to you that at some point, in dealing with ISIS, you mark my words, whether John Kasich, you ever hear from him again, at some point it will require boots on the ground from the world to be able to deal with this problem. And I would rather deal with it sooner than later, but you just don't go running over there. You've got to have a battle plan, you've got to figure out exactly what you're going to do, but I would never suggest that we should engage in nation building, or trying to convert all these people to our way of life. We need stability, and we need to stop this.”

Kasich on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress: “Well I'd have a meeting with him. We'd have a cup of coffee, why not? This is, they're making such a big deal. And the guy, you know, been invited to come speak to Congress. Let him speak, and the president can have a meeting with him, they don't have to have a photo op or anything but of course you go and you talk to him. I mean that's the way I look at it. I mean, but I'm not president again and I'm not sure I will ever be president, because I haven't decided whether I'm even going to try for that yet. 24:29 But what I would tell you is use common sense. You got a foreign leader coming, a great ally of ours, he's coming here. Was it handled in maybe a clumsy way? Okay, so it was. But look, get beyond that. See that's our problem, Gloria, we spend too much time either trying to be politically correct, play to the cameras, play to our base. 24:50 I worry about America. For the first time in my lifetime, I'm worried about us. I'm worried about how our values to some degree have been eroded, of personal responsibility and compassion, and teamwork. I worry about it, I worry about the fact that we're so divided. But do I think it can be fixed? I have no doubt, because I saw Ronald Reagan do it, and I've seen other great leaders throughout history. Harry Truman, whatever party they are they can bring us together, it can happen.”
FULL TRANSCRIPT FULL POST


Topics: CNN Politics • Gloria Borger • ISIS • Israel • State of the Union
February 1st, 2015
01:57 PM ET

The Inside Politics Forecast

On Inside Politics, NPR's congressional reporter Juana SummersPOLITICO's chief White House correspondent  Mike Allen, The Daily Beast's senior politics editor Jackie Kucinich and  The New York Times's national political correspondent Jonathan Martin join CNN's John King. The GOP's DHS dilemma, Rand's road trip, and Jeb Bush's post-Romney N.H. moves are some of the top stories this week in politics.


Topics: CNN Politics • Inside Politics • John King
January 26th, 2015
06:48 PM ET

President Obama interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in India

Interview to Premiere on CNN’s NEW DAY on CNN/U.S.

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive

President Barack Obama will sit down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for a wide-ranging interview from New Delhi as the President concludes his state visit to India.

Portions of the interview will air first on CNN’s NEW DAY on Tuesday, January 27, beginning at 6:00amET and then air throughout the day on programs across CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, and on CNN.com.

The full interview will air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, February 1st on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

Interview topics will include U.S.-India relations, the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, recent terrorism events in the Middle East and Africa, the long conflict in Ukraine, the fall of the U.S.-allied government of Yemen, and more.

In September 2014, Fareed Zakaria was the first person to interview Prime Minister Modi since Mr. Modi’s election as Prime Minister of India.

AIRTIMES FOR NEW DAY

In the United States on Tuesday, January 27 (U.S. Eastern Time):

  • CNN/U.S.: 6:00a.m.

AIRTIMES FOR FAREED ZAKARIA GPS

In the United States:

Saturday, January 31

  • CNN International: 9:00p.m.

Sunday, February 01 (Eastern Time):

  • CNN International: 7:00a.m., encore at 10:00p.m.
  • CNN/U.S.: 10:00a.m., encore at 1:00p.m.

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Hambycast Goes Live for the State of the Union
January 19th, 2015
11:10 AM ET

Hambycast Goes Live for the State of the Union

President Obama's sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20 will launch Season Two of Peter Hamby’s Hambycast. Streaming live on CNN.com beginning at 8:30 p.m. Hamby and special guests, Emily’s List Communications Director Jess McIntosh, America Rising's Executive Director Tim Miller, and American Bridge 21st Century's President Rodell Mollineau, will offer commentary throughout the speech, their own brand of off-the-cuff analysis, and decipher the stand-up/sit-down politics of the evening.

Keep an eye out for additional guests and CNN correspondents who will join the conversation by calling in to the Hambycast Hotline, and join in on Twitter by using the #Hambycast hashtag.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN Politics • Digital Studios • Hambycast • Peter Hamby
January 11th, 2015
12:48 PM ET

Holder: "We have to monitor each other's citizens"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder joined Gloria Borger from Paris and shared his views regarding the current situation in Paris. Holder described the nature of future terror threats and the means of combating them. Text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Holder on combatting the terror threat: “We focus mostly on the Americans who have gone to Syria.  About 150 or so have gone to Syria or have attempted to do that, Syria and Iraq.  We think there are about 12 that are there now who are actually engaged in the fight.  But we work with our allies.  We share information.  And it's one of the things, I think, that we frankly have to do better.  We have to monitor each other's citizens, because the reality is that any one nation can be hurt by the citizens of another nation.”

Holder on the terror organization behind the Paris attacks: “We don't have any credible information, at least as yet, to indicate who was responsible, who sponsored this act. That is clearly one of the things that we have to make a determination of.  I will say this, that AQAP remains the most dangerous of the al Qaeda cells, the al Qaeda organizations, and we are constantly focused on them.”

Holder on General Petraeus: “Well, I don't want to comment on - I don't want to comment on what is an ongoing - an ongoing matter.  I will say that, frequently, those things that are leaked to the media are done so by people who are not in a position to know, and are frequently inaccurate. “

Full transcript available after the jump.
FULL POST

January 4th, 2015
07:32 PM ET

Sen. McConnell: "I'm not opposed to negotiating with the Administration"

Today CNN’s State of the Union ​featured Dana Bash's exclusive interview with U.S.Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). As McConnell assumes his new role as Senate Majority Leader, he tells Dana Bash that he is not opposed to negotiating with the president but still intends to pursue the Republican agenda in 2015.

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

On bipartisan cooperation: "when the American people elect a divided government, they're not saying they don't want anything done. What they are saying is,they want things done in the political center, things that both sides can agree on. We talk about the things where there may be some agreement."

On trusting Obama as a negotiator: "You know, the only agreements that have been made during these years on a bipartisan basis, I negotiated, the December 2010 two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts, the August 2011 Budget Control Act, and the December 31, 2012, fiscal cliff deal. So I'm not opposed to negotiating with the Administration. In those particular instances, the President sort of picked the Vice President to do it. So, I don't object to negotiating with him. I have done it in the past. "

On Obamacare and the Republican agenda: "If we can put either repeal or take out pieces of it, like destroying the 40-hour workweek, the medical device tax, the individual mandate. All of these are highly unpopular with the American people. And we will be voting on things I know he's not going to like. And I hope we can put them on his desk."

Full transcript after the jump.
FULL POST

November 17th, 2014
03:30 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: How the GOP Used Twitter to Stretch Election Laws

CNN Senior Digital Correspondent Chris Moody (@moodyreported exclusively today that Republicans and outside groups used anonymous Twitter accounts to share internal polling data ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, a practice that raises questions about whether they violated campaign finance laws that prohibit coordination.

Read the full exclusive scoop: 

How the GOP used Twitter to stretch election laws

Topics: Chris Moody • CNN Digital • CNN Politics
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