Job created for former Christie ally goes away
February 5th, 2014
11:17 PM ET
2 months ago

Job created for former Christie ally goes away

(CNN) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey job created for Gov. Chris Christie’s former ally David Wildstein no longer exists.

Agency spokesman Steve Coleman told CNN on Wednesday that the position of director of Interstate Capital Projects had been eliminated.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
February 5th, 2014
11:07 PM ET
2 months ago

Charlie Crist invokes Jeb Bush on condition of GOP

(CNN) – Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat who is running for governor in Florida, echoed former Gov. Jeb Bush in describing what he characterizes as an extremist turn in the GOP.

"I think I'll quote Jeb Bush. He said it better than I ever could. Today's Republican Party, at least the leadership, is perceived as being anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-education, anti-gay couples, anti-environment," Crist said Wednesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live."

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Filed under: Charlie Crist • Florida • Jeb Bush • Rick Scott
Paul says GOP infighting is a good thing
February 5th, 2014
09:02 PM ET
2 months ago

Paul says GOP infighting is a good thing

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a crowd of social conservatives Wednesday that fighting within the GOP is for the best.

Although Paul pointed out that the debate should not be “impolite” or “rude,” his comments go against what certain Republicans in office have said in the past: That party fighting and vocal disagreement only help Democrats and President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: national debt • Rand Paul • Republicans • Uncategorized
Obama tells Dems keeping control of the Senate is top priority for 2014
February 5th, 2014
06:51 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama tells Dems keeping control of the Senate is top priority for 2014

(CNN) – President Barack Obama assured Democrats that maintaining control of the Senate is his top priority this year, according to sources present at a meeting between the President and Senate Democrats on Wednesday.

Continuing outreach to members of his party ahead of this year's midterm elections, Obama, along with former President Bill Clinton, attended the Senate Democrats' issues conference at the Washington National's Park.

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Filed under: 2014 • Senate Democrats
February 5th, 2014
06:43 PM ET
2 months ago

Romney on 2016: 'The answer is no'

(CNN) – Mitt Romney stressed he is not going to run for president in 2016, despite recent speculation that there could be support for a third Romney run.

"The answer is no, I'm not running for president in 2016. It's time for someone else to take that responsibility and I'll be supporting our nominee," Romney said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
Study puts new Medicaid enrollment under Obamacare at fewer than 2 million
February 5th, 2014
06:31 PM ET
2 months ago

Study puts new Medicaid enrollment under Obamacare at fewer than 2 million

(CNN) - Just a fraction of the more than 6 million people the Obama administration has touted as being determined eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare are new enrollees, according to an independent study released Wednesday.

The new study, published by the health advisory company Avalere, estimates that between 1.1 and 1.8 million people are newly enrolled in Medicaid thanks to the Affordable Care Act over the final three months of 2013.

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Filed under: Medicaid • Obamacare • President Obama
February 5th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
2 months ago

CNN's GUT CHECK for February 5, 2014

CNN's GUT CHECK | February 5, 2014 | 5 p.m.
- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

BREAKING … SOCHI SECURITY ALERT: U.S. warns airlines flying into Russia that terrorists may try to hide explosives in toothpaste or cosmetics tubes. A law enforcement source said the warning is based on new information and added that there is no known threat to the United States.
The warning comes two days before the Winter Olympics open in Sochi.

REP. KING: I WOULD NOT GO TO SOCHI … Rep. Peter King (R-New York), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, tells Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s Situation Room that he would not attend the Olympic games as a spectator. “I would say that they are reasonably safe, but I would not go myself. If I’m an athlete, that's one thing. But just as a spectator, I don't think it's worth the risk. Odds are nothing is going to happen, but the odds are higher than any other Olympics I believe that something could happen.”
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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check
February 5th, 2014
06:09 PM ET
2 months ago

Romney: I would go to the Olympics and take family

(CNN) - Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, said Wednesday he would feel secure enough in traveling to Sochi if his calendar allowed it.

"For those of us who love the Olympics and love the experience and want to see the athletes compete, it's something I would feel safe in doing, I'd take my family to do," the former Massachusetts governor said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Olympics • Russia
Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'
February 5th, 2014
04:31 PM ET
2 months ago

Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'

(CNN) - A conservative activist who's challenging a top House Republican Wednesday landed an endorsement from a leading national tea party organization.

But that doesn't seem to be fazing the congressman, Rep. Pete Sessions.

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Filed under: FreedomWorks • House Republicans • Pete Sessions • Tea Party Express • Texas
First lady to college applicants: ‘Don’t leave money on the table’
Michelle Obama met with students and parents at T.C Williams High School in Virginia to discuss the importance of students filling FAFSA applications.
February 5th, 2014
04:21 PM ET
2 months ago

First lady to college applicants: ‘Don’t leave money on the table’

Washington (CNN) – For students wondering how they’ll pay for college, First Lady Michelle Obama has a bit of advice: applying for federal student aid is easy and worth it.

“That’s my message for you and for students across the country. Fill out those forms,” Mrs. Obama said. “Don’t leave money on the table.”

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Filed under: Education • Michelle Obama
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