Washington (CNN) - What a difference two months makes.
In late November and early December, in the wake of Chris Christie's landslide re-election victory, the Republican governor from New Jersey was riding high in the polls.
(CNN) – The creator of "Saturday Night Live" indicated in a interview that Republicans have a better sense of humor than Democrats.
"Republicans are easier for us than Democrats. Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it's funny," Lorne Michaels told New York Magazine in an article published online Sunday.
(CNN) - Chris Christie's been under an hot media spotlight for nearly a month now, mostly for all the wrong reasons.
But the intense scrutiny by the mainstream media may actually be helping Christie, who's seriously considering a bid for the 2016 GOP nomination, with his party's conservative base, most of which has never warmed to the politically pragmatic Republican governor from New Jersey.
Baltimore (CNN) - Gov. Martin O’Malley told reporters on Monday that while he is focused on his last year as governor, he is also weighing the possibility of a presidential run in 2016.
“Leadership is important and we will have a need for a new leader once President Obama’s term in office is over,” O’Malley said. “So, I have been preparing in terms of the tough work, the policy work, the ground work necessary to offer a better direction for our country.”
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia in March as concern over his administration’s recent interim deal on Iran’s nuclear weapons stirs concern among other Mideast nations.
While in the country he’ll meet with Saudi King Abdullah to discuss Middle East peace and common interests in the Arabian Gulf, the White House said Monday. Aside from the recent nuclear accord, struck last fall, Saudi Arabia and its Gulf state neighbors have expressed frustration at the United States’ role in Syria, where rebels continue to battle against the Iran-backed regime.
(CNN) – Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl commercial Sunday night was at first glance a moving tribute to America’s diversity, featuring a full minute of ordinary people of different races and ethnicity doing ordinary American activities, as the classic song “America the Beautiful” plays throughout the ad.
Nevertheless it became one of the most polarizing moments of the night. Why? The song was sung in different languages in addition to English, which sparked an uproar on Twitter.
(CNN) - For the first time since e-mails linked his office to the decision to close lanes to the George Washington Bridge, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to take questions from Garden State residents Monday night.
Christie will appear on the "Ask the Governor" radio show on New Jersey 101.5 live at 7 p.m. ET.