Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip
February 21st, 2014
09:55 AM ET
9 months ago

Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip

New York (CNN) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio must have been in a hurry to get somewhere Thursday, according to a local media report that featured video of the mayor's two-car caravan speeding on city streets, blowing through stop signs and violating other traffic laws - just two days after he announced a traffic-safety initiative.

The report by CNN affiliate WCBS, accompanied by the station's exclusive video, said the mayor's car was being driven by a member his security detail, with de Blasio in the passenger seat.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’
February 21st, 2014
09:29 AM ET
9 months ago

McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’

(CNN) – While millions are transfixed watching the Olympics in Sochi, Sen. John McCain said he is focusing on Russia’s next moves concerning Ukraine after the Games.

“I’m very worried about what actions after the Olympics that (President Vladimir) Putin may take,” McCain said Thursday night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.” “… He will do what’s necessary to keep Ukraine the crown jewel of the Russian empire in the Russian orbit.”

The Arizona Republican said he disagreed with President Barack Obama’s assessment that the U.S. approach “is not to see these as some Cold War chessboard in which we’re in competition with Russia.
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Rand Paul: Nugent should apologize for 'offensive' words
February 21st, 2014
09:22 AM ET
9 months ago

Rand Paul: Nugent should apologize for 'offensive' words

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul says Ted Nugent owes President Barack Obama an apology.

Paul tweeted Thursday night that

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Filed under: 2016 • President Obama • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Ted Cruz
February 21st, 2014
06:10 AM ET
9 months ago

Eric Holder becomes an activist attorney general

(CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder is spending his remaining time in office as an activist for civil rights and social justice issues, ranging from gay rights to changing sentencing laws for non-violent crimes.

If all goes as planned, it could help change his legacy.

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Filed under: Eric Holder
Once criticized for embracing Obama, Christie passes on a presidential dinner
February 21st, 2014
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Once criticized for embracing Obama, Christie passes on a presidential dinner

Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will be in town for a series of meetings with the nation's governors, will skip dinner Sunday with President Barack Obama to return home to celebrate his daughter's 18th birthday, a Christie aide tells CNN.

Christie will arrive in the nation's capital Friday for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting - an annual four day gathering featuring policy discussions that seek to bring one voice to issues facing the states.

On Sunday, the President will host the governors at the White House for dinner.

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February 21st, 2014
03:46 AM ET
9 months ago

First Lady: Show me your moves

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama wants to know – how do you move?

The First Lady announced a new component of her “Let’s Move” initiative during her appearance Thursday on NBC's “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

“What we ask people to do is show us how you’re moving,” she said. “I want to see how people around the country are moving and changing the standards for health for our kids because people are doing some amazing things.”

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Filed under: Jimmy Fallon • Michelle Obama
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