Christie: Bridge scandal will be a 'footnote'
May 14th, 2014
01:59 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie: Bridge scandal will be a 'footnote'

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie argued Wednesday that the George Washington Bridge scandal that has upended his administration will have little impact on his political future and whether he runs for president in 2016.

"I think this will be a footnote by the time any of those decisions need to be made," Christie said at an event in Washington.
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Hillary Clinton walks tightrope on Iran, defends State record
May 14th, 2014
12:26 PM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton walks tightrope on Iran, defends State record

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton's speech on Wednesday to the American Jewish Committee was a tightrope act where the former first lady offered a vocal defense of her dealings with Iran as secretary of state while also expressing skepticism about current negotiations on the country's nuclear program.

One the one hand, Clinton used her remarks to defend her overall record as secretary of state. She called the process of "making policies at the highest levels" a "balancing act with an endless set of tough calls" where "there are always choices we later regret, consequences we do not see, alternative paths we wish we had taken."

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iran • State Department
May 14th, 2014
11:41 AM ET
5 months ago

Short-lived tea party victories?

(CNN) - They were much needed victories for the tea party movement. And major tea party and anti-establishment GOP groups were quick to celebrate.

But the wins Tuesday night by Ben Sasse in the Republican Senate primary in Nebraska and Alex Mooney in the GOP contest in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District might be some of the last those on the right will celebrate this primary season. Anti-establishment candidates face long odds in upcoming GOP primaries.

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Filed under: 2014 • Senate • Senate Race • Tea Party • Tea Party movement
Big spending group goes up again in 2014 ad wars
May 14th, 2014
10:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Big spending group goes up again in 2014 ad wars

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is once again putting its money where its mouth is.

The conservative non-profit political advocacy group backed by the deep pockets of billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch announced Wednesday that it's going to run new television commercials in a key Senate race in Colorado and an important House battle in New Hampshire.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Congress • Cory Gardner • David and Charles Koch • New Hampshire
First on CNN: Santorum endorses in key Republican Senate battle
May 14th, 2014
08:07 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Santorum endorses in key Republican Senate battle

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's taking sides in the free-for-all GOP Senate primary in Iowa.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate – who's seriously considering another bid for the White House – Wednesday will endorse Sam Clovis. The conservative talk radio host backed Santorum's 2012 presidential campaign, which was fueled by a delayed victory over eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
Obama to push for infrastructure projects, resulting jobs
President Obama in 2011 stood in front of the Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Potomac River to address the country's infrastructure
May 14th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama to push for infrastructure projects, resulting jobs

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(CNN) – In a bid to address the country's crumbling infrastructure, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will use the backdrop of New York's outdated Tappan Zee Bridge to warn that House Republicans are jeopardizing thousands of American jobs by failing to replenish the nation's highway trust fund.

"While a bipartisan group of members in the Senate are working toward a compromise, there has been no progress by House Republicans to date on the issue. A look at the House Republican approach to infrastructure shows the same top-down approach to the economy that isn't good for the middle class or jobs," a White House official said.

The White House official is referring to a transportation bill put forth by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat.

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