Christie to attend Bush library ceremony
April 23rd, 2013
11:38 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie to attend Bush library ceremony

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will attend the George W. Bush Presidential Center opening in Dallas this week, Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the governor's office, confirmed Tuesday.

Christie will leave for Texas Wednesday afternoon to attend a dinner the night before the invitation-only dedication ceremony the next morning at Southern Methodist University.

Watch John King's interview with President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush Wednesday on Anderson Cooper 360° at 10 p.m., only on CNN.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • George W. Bush • Texas
Mass. Senate race resumes after bombings shutdown
April 23rd, 2013
11:29 AM ET
12 months ago

Mass. Senate race resumes after bombings shutdown

(CNN) - With one week to go until primary day, an election campaign suspended following last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings is trying to heat up.

The two Democrats and three Republicans running to fill the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts immediately suspended their campaigns immediately after the terror attack, which left three people dead and more than 250 injured. But campaigning has resumed, and a feisty debate Monday night between the two Democratic candidates included fireworks over national security issues.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Stephen Lynch
Sen. Baucus not seeking a seventh term
April 23rd, 2013
10:18 AM ET
12 months ago

Sen. Baucus not seeking a seventh term

(CNN) - Longtime Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, will not seek re-election next year, he said in a statement Tuesday.

"After much consideration and many conversations with my wife Mel and our family, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2014. I will serve out my term, and then it will be time to go home to Montana," he said.
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Filed under: 2014 • Max Baucus • Montana • Senate
In final stretch, Sanford fights to stay afloat in S.C.
April 23rd, 2013
09:12 AM ET
12 months ago

In final stretch, Sanford fights to stay afloat in S.C.

(CNN) – Republican Mark Sanford's bruised campaign is fighting to bounce back in the South Carolina special congressional race after having a few rough days last week.

The campaign released a new television ad Tuesday attacking Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch for accepting contributions from labor unions. The six-figure spot will run on broadcast and cable in the Savannah and Charleston markets, according to the campaign.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
CNN Washington AM Note
April 23rd, 2013
05:39 AM ET
12 months ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Car bomb explodes outside French embassy in Tripoli; 2 guards, girl injured

A bomb exploded outside the French embassy in Tripoli, Libya, early Tuesday morning, witnesses told CNN. Two French security guards and a young girl were injured in the car bombing, the state-run Libya News Agency reported. The blast was powerful enough to blow off the front wall of the embassy. Windows of nearby buildings in this largely residential, upscale neighborhood were also blown out.

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Source: Boston bomb suspect says his brother masterminded attack

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has told investigators that his older brother, not any international terrorist group, masterminded the deadly attack, a U.S. government source said. Preliminary interviews with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicate the two brothers fit the classification of self-radicalized jihadists, the source said Monday. Tsarnaev has conveyed to investigators that Tamerlan's motivation was that of jihadist thought and the idea that Islam is under attack and jihadists need to fight back, the source said. The government source cautioned that the interviews were preliminary, and that Tsarnaev's account needs to be checked out and followed up on by investigators.

ALSO SEE: CNN: Boston bombing suspect's wife 'very distraught,' lawyer says

WATCH: VIDEO – Joe Johns looks at the order of events outlined in court documents filed against the surviving Boston bombing suspect.

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