Ex-Christie adviser again refuses to answer subpoena
February 18th, 2014
02:21 PM ET
6 years ago

Ex-Christie adviser again refuses to answer subpoena

Updated 3:05 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

(CNN) - A former top political adviser to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie again objected to complying with a subpoena from a state legislative committee that's investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Bill Stepien's lawyer, Kevin Marino, wrote in a letter Tuesday to the committee's counsel that Stepien will not provide the requested documents, saying he can “think of no lawful way the committee can obtain” the material.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Former Dem. Rep. Melvin Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
February 18th, 2014
02:16 PM ET
6 years ago

Former Dem. Rep. Melvin Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

Updated 3:11 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) - Authorities in Zimbabwe on Tuesday said they have arrested former U.S. Rep. Melvin Reynolds, accusing him of violating the country's immigration laws and possessing pornographic material.

"He is still in custody and will go to court as soon as possible - hopefully before Friday. For us he will answer allegations of flouting immigration laws," Francis Mabika, a senior Zimbabwe immigration official, told CNN. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba had referred to Mabika all questions regarding Monday's arrest.

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Filed under: Illinois
February 18th, 2014
12:51 PM ET
6 years ago

Newt Gingrich to John Kerry: Resign

Updated 6:44 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is amplifying his call for Secretary of State John Kerry to resign over his comments that climate change represents the biggest challenge “of our generation.”

"I think it's very troubling that our secretary of state … believes that climate change is a greater danger than a nuclear war," Gingrich said Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.”

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Filed under: climate change • John Kerry • Newt Gingrich
February 18th, 2014
12:18 PM ET
6 years ago

Ted Nugent hits campaign trail after calling Obama 'subhuman mongrel'

Updated 5:06 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

(CNN) – Controversial 65-year-old rock star Ted Nugent is campaigning Tuesday with likely Texas GOP gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott, the state's current attorney general who makes no apologies for inviting Nugent on the trail with him.

Democrats were quick to point to Nugent's outlandish comments, with likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis calling Abbott's decision "repulsive."
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Filed under: Greg Abbott • Texas
Christie back in campaign spotlight
February 18th, 2014
09:26 AM ET
6 years ago

Christie back in campaign spotlight

(CNN) - He's dealing with major controversies in his home state of New Jersey, but nationally Gov. Chris Christie remains one of the GOP's most potent rainmakers.

And Tuesday night Christie heads to New York City to attend a gathering and fundraiser for Senate Republicans, as they try to win back the chamber this November from the Democrats.
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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • NRSC • Senate
Obama takes next step in fuel efficiency drive
February 18th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama takes next step in fuel efficiency drive

Updated 2:10 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama took the next step on Tuesday in his administration's effort to cut emissions and reduce oil use through better fuel economy on the nation's highways.

Speaking at a Safeway distribution center in Maryland, Obama instructed environmental and transportation agencies to get to work on the next round of gas mileage requirements for big trucks.
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