Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation
April 3rd, 2014
02:04 AM ET
6 months ago

Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation

The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey could be meeting with a new witness soon as part of the investigation into allegations that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration held Superstorm Sandy recovery funds hostage in Hoboken.

The Hoboken city council voted Wednesday night to approve a measure that would allow Mayor Dawn Zimmer to waive attorney-client privileges, paving the way for a city attorney to comply with a subpoena for documents from the U.S. Attorney's office.

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Christie blasts federal government over Sandy funding
March 25th, 2014
04:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Christie blasts federal government over Sandy funding

Belmar, New Jersey (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday again defended his administration’s response to Superstorm Sandy, saying the state was “not sitting on any” aid money.

Christie ventured to a shore community hit by the historic 2012 storm that ravaged parts of the state’s vaunted coast, but he faced little heat at the town hall event in Belmar, his 116th overall since first taking office.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Superstorm Sandy
Christie on dealing with Obamacare concerns: ‘Elect a new President’
March 4th, 2014
02:45 PM ET
7 months ago

Christie on dealing with Obamacare concerns: ‘Elect a new President’

Updated 2:45 p.m. ET, 3/4/2014

(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie didn’t get any questions about the traffic scandal that’s plaguing his administration at his latest town hall, but he got the crowd on its feet when he addressed a concern about the federal health care law.

A woman named Sharon asked the Republican governor Tuesday what seniors can expect from the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, and how to combat negative experiences she has heard about.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Superstorm Sandy
Rand Paul hits Chris Christie over post-Sandy tourism ads
November 6th, 2013
10:17 PM ET
11 months ago

Rand Paul hits Chris Christie over post-Sandy tourism ads

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, took a not-so-subtle jab Wednesday at Gov. Chris Christie for starring in ads aimed at promoting tourism in New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

In a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing to review the federal response to last year's deadly storm, Paul questioned Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan about whether Sandy relief funds should be spent on television ads.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Superstorm Sandy
Latino Action Network: Christie failed Latino families after Superstorm Sandy
October 8th, 2013
08:54 PM ET
12 months ago

Latino Action Network: Christie failed Latino families after Superstorm Sandy

(CNN) – The Latino Action Network filed a legal complaint Tuesday, claiming the Christie administration failed to provide equal access to information to Latinos affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The state website created to offer assistance programs to New Jersey residents provided incorrect deadlines and hours of operations in Spanish, according to a press release from the network.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Latinos • Superstorm Sandy
Majority want federal funds for disasters, regardless of cost
May 29th, 2013
08:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Majority want federal funds for disasters, regardless of cost

Washington (CNN) - Nearly six in ten Americans say the federal government should provide funds to states slammed by natural disasters without having to cut spending in other areas of the budget, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-nine percent of people questioned in a Washington Post/Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday say federal emergency aid does not need to be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget, as some GOP lawmakers have urged. Nearly seven in ten Democrats, 57% of independents, and even 52% of Republicans questioned agree.
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Filed under: FEMA • Oklahoma • Superstorm Sandy
First lady welcomes Superstorm Sandy-affected students to White House garden
May 28th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
1 year ago

First lady welcomes Superstorm Sandy-affected students to White House garden

(CNN) – On the same day President Obama paid a visit to a rejuvenated Jersey Shore, first lady Michelle Obama welcomed students from the Hurricane-ravaged region to help harvest the White House vegetable garden.

"Many of your schools got damaged, but despite that you guys are still going to school every day and eating healthy. And you guys managed to get through the school year way on top. We are very proud of you," the first lady said under a hot Washington sun on the South Lawn of the White House.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Superstorm Sandy • White House
Christie welcomes Obama with open arms
May 24th, 2013
08:28 AM ET
1 year ago

Christie welcomes Obama with open arms

Washington (CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie doesn't have politics on his mind ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to his state next week.

Unsurprisingly the New Jersey firebrand said he is focused on his job as governor and will welcome Obama to the state roughly seven months after superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • President Obama • Superstorm Sandy
Obama, Christie to tour Jersey Shore next week
Gov. Christie (left) and President Obama in Atlantic City, New Jersey last October. The tour toured the Garden State's coastline, which was battered by Superstorm Sandy.
May 24th, 2013
12:20 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Christie to tour Jersey Shore next week

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will survey the Jersey Shore coastline together next week, a White House Official told CNN Thursday.

Their Tuesday meeting comes about seven months after the late October storm Sandy displaced tens of thousands and caused billions of dollars in damage. It also comes on the heels of the Memorial Day weekend, when several portions of the shore popular among tourists are set to reopen.
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House scraps vote on Hurricane Sandy aid before wrapping session
Evelyn Faherty hugs a friend on Sunday, November 11, while discussing the damage done to her home by Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York.
January 2nd, 2013
01:55 AM ET
2 years ago

House scraps vote on Hurricane Sandy aid before wrapping session

Washington (CNN) - In a move that surprised many lawmakers and angered others, House Republican leaders wrapped up this session of Congress Tuesday night without voting on a package that would have provided billions of dollars in aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The Senate passed the $60.4 billion measure last week, and senators from New York had called on the House to take it up promptly.

But because the House failed to act and a new Congress will be sworn in Thursday, the entire legislative process will have to start over - delaying the package from disbursing money to affected states.

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Filed under: Congress • Superstorm Sandy