Caldwell, New Jersey (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie faced his toughest audience yet Tuesday since resuming question and answer sessions with New Jersey residents six months ago.
Protesters interrupted the governor several times during his 123rd town hall in the suburb of New York. There were also tense exchanges between Christie and two audience members.
CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 1, 2014 | 5 p.m.
— n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
LAWMAKERS TRIPPIN’: HOUSE ETHICS CHANGE ON TRAVEL REPORTING SPARKS CONTROVERSY ... Watchdogs and even some members of Congress raised alarms Tuesday after learning that the House quietly changed how lawmakers report privately funded travel worth millions of dollars a year, removing those trips from one of the most high-profile reports that members must file. But as the change sent out ripples of outrage, it was not clear how wide-ranging the effect would be because the trip information remains easily accessible in a separate report. – Lisa Desjardins
(CNN) - President Barack Obama dared Republicans to follow through on their threats to bring a lawsuit against his administration over his use of executive action.
"Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me," Obama said Tuesday at an event in Washington.
Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton regularly talks about the "hard choices" she has had to make in her life – both professional and personal – and the impact those decisions have had on her.
But something she doesn't talk about much is the process she takes to get to those decisions.
Washington (CNN) - Call it a brief intermission: There's a three-week break in the action after a slew of primaries in May and June and a couple big headlines.
The major story line so far this election cycle is the ongoing battle that pits mainstream Republicans against tea party groups and anti-establishment organizations.
(CNN) - In a departure from other Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not give an opinion Tuesday on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, arguing there was no point in making a comment about the decision.
"The fact is that when you're an executive, your Supreme Court makes a ruling and you've got to live with it unless you can get the legislative body to change the law or change the Constitution," the potential presidential candidate said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
(CNN) - Rick Perry's headed back to South Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.
It's the third trip by the longtime Republican governor of Texas to the Palmetto State in the past year. Perry, who launched a failed campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, is not running for re-election this year and instead is considering another bid for the White House in 2016.
(CNN) - After a self-imposed exile from the public eye, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appeared on Tuesday in her first interview in a decade.
In a National Geographic documentary on the 1990s, Lewinsky, “the most humiliated woman in the world,” described the public shaming as former President Bill Clinton’s mistress as “alarming … frightening … confusing … and excruciating.”
Washington (CNN) - You don't hear this every day at the White House.
President Barack Obama praised retiring White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses as the "Crustmaster" for his delicious pies, at an event Monday to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.
Washington (CNN) - An unlikely group helped Sen. Thad Cochran capture the Republican nomination in a hotly contested primary runoff, but the strategy that propelled him to victory is unlikely to make it into the GOP playbook.
In the final weeks of the election, Cochran's campaign and allies turned to African-Americans and Democrats to carry the incumbent senator past his tea party challenger.