Once snubbed, Christie to appear at major conservative conference
February 2nd, 2014
09:22 PM ET
8 months ago

Once snubbed, Christie to appear at major conservative conference

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will appear next month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of grassroots activists, multiple sources tell CNN.

Christie was not invited to the meeting last year, sparking a war of words between the governor and the American Conservative Union, which organizes the conference. The ACU criticized Christie for not being conservative enough to address the gathering.
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High-speed Internet in schools up next for Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ push
February 2nd, 2014
06:32 PM ET
8 months ago

High-speed Internet in schools up next for Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ push

Washington (CNN) - Getting high-speed internet into more of America’s classrooms is President Obama’s next priority, his chief of staff said Sunday, as Republicans continued to question the White House’s tactic of bypassing Congress by using executive actions.

The initiative, which involved securing hundreds of millions of dollars from private telecom and technology firms, will be announced at an event Tuesday. It comes as the Federal Communications Commission also redoubles its efforts to connect American students to high-speed internet.
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Filed under: Education • President Obama
Obama defends against GOP criticism in testy interview
February 2nd, 2014
06:21 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama defends against GOP criticism in testy interview

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama’s annual pre-Super Bowl television interview Sunday turned into a showdown with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who quizzed the president on the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the targeting scandal involving the IRS – both topics that Republicans frequently use to criticize Obama.

The live interview, aired during the Fox Broadcast Network’s pregame coverage, kicked off with a question on the botched rollout of the federal health care website and later moved to the Benghazi and IRS questions, which some Republicans say involve administration-led cover-ups. Obama pointed out during the session that multiple congressional hearings on the topics over the past year have failed to turn up anything.
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Filed under: President Obama
February 2nd, 2014
06:18 PM ET
8 months ago

Inside Politics: Why is Mitt Romney at the Super Bowl?

(CNN) - Reporters share with John King what's in their notebooks, including why Mitt Romney is making an appearance at the Super Bowl.


Filed under: Inside Politics • Mitt Romney
Paul Ryan welcomes Pope's welfare debate
February 2nd, 2014
03:38 PM ET
8 months ago

Paul Ryan welcomes Pope's welfare debate

New York (CNNMoney) - Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday he doesn't expect the Pope to agree with him about the role of government in addressing social mobility.

But he does welcome Pope Francis' contribution to the U.S. debate on wealth and poverty.

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Filed under: Paul Ryan • President Obama
N.J. assemblyman: Christie impeachment talk 'premature'
February 2nd, 2014
12:37 PM ET
8 months ago

N.J. assemblyman: Christie impeachment talk 'premature'

Washington (CNN) - The New Jersey assemblyman leading the state's legislative investigation in the “Bridgegate” affair said Sunday any talk of impeaching New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or calling for his resignation is "premature."

"We don't have enough facts to even get to that conversation," Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski said.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Rudy Giuliani
Despite report, final Keystone decision not near
February 2nd, 2014
10:29 AM ET
8 months ago

Despite report, final Keystone decision not near

Washington (CNN) – A final decision on whether or not to approve the hotly debated Keystone XL oil pipeline isn’t imminent, the White House chief of staff said on Sunday, despite a State Department report last week showing the project wouldn’t have a major impact on carbon emissions.

That report encouraged supporters of the project, which environmentalists warn could lead to more oil spills. Obama has said that he’ll only approve the pipeline if it doesn’t intensify carbon pollution.

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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
February 2nd, 2014
10:17 AM ET
8 months ago

Jindal: Christie should stay RGA chair

Washington (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed support Sunday for his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie, telling CNN the New Jersey governor should keep his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

"Yes, I don't think he should step down," Jindal told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday morning. "I think he should stay there."

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Republicans • RGA