November 12th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
8 months ago

Sarah Palin 'taken aback' by Pope Francis's 'liberal' statements

Sarah Palin said she is trying to follow Pope Francis, but is wary of what she called the media's interpretation of his message.

"He's had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me," said Palin. But "unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media."


Filed under: Sarah Palin • The Lead
November 12th, 2013
04:09 PM ET
8 months ago

Palin on ‘sexism’ and Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie's 'extreme' appearance

If Hillary Clinton ran for president, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would obviously not vote for her.

But she did sympathize with the former Secretary of State, and has some advice for any woman seeking the White House.

"She can expect that sexism, but you overcome it. You ignore it. You thicken your skin, you march forward with your agenda, your priorities, what you think is right," said Palin.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Sarah Palin • The Lead
First on CNN: Christie: Romney 'embarrassed' about VP vetting leak
November 5th, 2013
03:00 PM ET
9 months ago

First on CNN: Christie: Romney 'embarrassed' about VP vetting leak

Watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET for our exclusive, sit-down interview with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Sayreville, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney called him immediately when news broke that someone had leaked details about last year's vice presidential vetting process.

"Mitt called me right away, and I could tell he was really embarrassed and outraged about it," Christie said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitt Romney
October 10th, 2013
05:40 PM ET
10 months ago

Republican congressman: Defunding Obamacare is 'off the table'

Washington (CNN) - In one week, the Treasury will run out of cash to pay its bills if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. House Republicans are now offering a six-week extension of federal borrowing to avoid that scenario.

But what about the government shutdown – the consequence of inaction on federal spending and bitter partisan warfare over Obamacare that has gripped the nation since last Tuesday and shows no sign of ending?