Christie’s office pushes back amid questions about a second bridge
June 24th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie’s office pushes back amid questions about a second bridge

Updated 5:20 p.m. ET, 6/24/2014

(CNN) – Chris Christie’s office argued Tuesday there’s nothing new about a report suggesting the New Jersey governor may have another bridge problem.

The New York Times reported Monday that Christie’s administration was warned against directing funds from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about three years ago to pay for repairs to the crumbling Pulaski Skyway.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
June 24th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
3 months ago

Final chapter underway in nation's ugliest primary

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) - Lifelong Democrat Jackie Bland is doing something she never thought she'd do: Urge people to vote for a Republican.

Bland supports Thad Cochran, a six-term Mississippi senator who's trying to fend off a fierce tea party challenge to his seat from Chris McDaniel as voting got underway in Tuesday's primary runoff.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris McDaniel • Mississippi • Senate • Thad Cochran
Boehner says he's ‘all in’ for speaker in next Congress
June 24th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
3 months ago

Boehner says he's ‘all in’ for speaker in next Congress

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner had a message to all those wondering if he's planning to run for his leadership post after the midterm elections: "I'm all in."

"I told my colleagues two weeks ago I was all in. When I'm all in, I'm all in," Boehner told reporters on Tuesday after his weekly meeting with House Republicans.

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Filed under: 2014 • Fundraising • House Republicans • John Boehner • NRCC
Senators push pared-down long term unemployment bill
June 24th, 2014
01:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Senators push pared-down long term unemployment bill

Washington (CNN) - Two bipartisan senators on Tuesday introduced pared-down legislation to provide benefits for the long-term unemployed that they hope will be more attractive to House Republicans who have shown little interest in a previous more generous bill sponsored by the two.

Unlike their earlier legislation, which passed the Senate in April, this measure will not pay benefits retroactively to the estimated 3.1 million people whose benefits have run out since the program expired at the end of December. Instead, it will offer up to five months of benefits from the enactment date depending on how many weeks of eligibility an individual had left in the program before it lapsed.

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Filed under: Dean Heller • Jack Reed • unemployment
Bill Clinton on Hillary's 2016 decision: 'I’m a bit player'
June 24th, 2014
10:03 AM ET
3 months ago

Bill Clinton on Hillary's 2016 decision: 'I’m a bit player'

Washington (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton is not known for being detached from big decisions. But when it comes to whether his wife will run for the White House in 2016, the former president said he would play a small role.

"Like I said, I'm a bit player," Bill Clinton told the Denver Post on Monday, "and whatever she wants to do is fine with me."

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Billionaire activist to meet with White House officials
June 24th, 2014
08:32 AM ET
3 months ago

Billionaire activist to meet with White House officials

Washington (CNN) – Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist who’s pledged to spend millions in this year’s midterm contests, will discuss climate change with top White House officials and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew this week, according to officials.

At the Wednesday meeting, Steyer will also sit down with former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros to confer on a forthcoming report assessing the economic effects of climate change.

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Filed under: climate change • Global Warming • Tom Steyer
First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown
June 24th, 2014
07:03 AM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: Romney to endorse Scott Brown

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's making another endorsement, and this time it's in a crucial Senate race in his own backyard.

CNN has learned that next week the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will endorse Scott Brown, the frontrunner among the Republican candidates hoping to challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire this November.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate Primaries • Senate Race
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