(CNN) – Fox News Channel, the cable giant whose conservative primetime hosts regularly go after President Barack Obama, is “of course” unfair in its attacks, Obama argued in an interview aired on the network Monday.
The sit-down, conducted by Bill O’Reilly, was taped after a live grilling Sunday night in which O’Reilly quizzed the president on health care, the IRS scandal over the targeting of political action groups and the attack at a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya – all issues conservatives argue were Obama’s fault.
Asked if he was unfair to Obama, the president responded to O'Reilly: "Of course you are, Bill. But I like you anyway.”
Washington (CNN) - Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday forcefully reiterated he knew nothing about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September before media reports appeared.
Christie, whose administration is under fire for suggestions top appointees orchestrated traffic jams at the foot of the bridge in Fort Lee to punish that town's mayor politically, said again that he "had nothing to do with this."
In a radio interview with New Jersey 101.5, Christie was asked to respond to a new allegation from a central figure in the scandal that "evidence exists" showing he was aware of the lane closings in real time over a work week last September, contradicting his recollection of events.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – A prime seat at the Super Bowl. A flattering documentary. A funny turn on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” No doubt about it: Mitt Romney has been back in the spotlight recently. But does it all add up to him making a third run for the Republican presidential nomination?
No, according to multiple sources close to the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
While the ex-candidate is clearly enjoying all the good karma - which comes amid a bad month for Chris Christie —sources close to Romney say the nascent draft-Mitt idea, such as it is, is organic and not coming from him or his wife, Ann, or anyone close to them.
(CNN) - The Seahawks may have crushed the Broncos on the field, but Hillary Clinton was arguably a dominant force on Twitter during the Super Bowl, with one of the most viral tweets of the evening.
It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2014
(CNN) - Joan Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, died on Monday, their church in Minnesota said.
Her husband and sons, Ted and William, and other family members were at her side, according to a statement released by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
"We are grateful for the expressions of love and support we have received. Joan was greatly loved by many. We will miss her dearly," the former vice president said.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for February 3, 2014 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
BREAKING … OBAMA'S APPROVAL INCHES UP
According a new CNN/ORC poll Barack Obama's approval rating has inched up, but the number of Americans who hope that his policies will succeed has dropped 12 points since last year:
Jan. 31-Feb. 2
How Obama is Handling
His Job as President
Sampling error: +/-3% pts
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee announced Monday the launch of its first ever paid ad campaign in recognition of Black History Month.
The RNC, which has taken on an active new approach to reach out to African-Americans in the past year, says it will run the commercials in black media outlets and urban markets, according to a press release.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's approval rating has edged up a bit since the end of last year, according to a new national poll.
But a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates the number of Americans who hope that his policies will succeed has dropped 12 points since last year and a majority now predicts that his policies will fail.
Washington (CNN) - More Americans would blame Republicans in Congress than President Barack Obama if the nation's debt ceiling is not raised, according to a new national poll.
The release of the CNN/ORC International survey on Monday came as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew issued yet another public warning to Congress to act quickly to extend the nation's borrowing authority.
(CNN) - In more pushback, Gov. Chris Christie’s office on Monday will send to supporters a list of tweets and stories that highlight criticism of The New York Times' coverage of the latest development in the George Washington Bridge scandal that is roiling his administration, according to a source in the governor's office.
(See part of the list below)