February 27th, 2014
12:21 PM ET
2 months ago

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized

(CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath, the Justice Department said.

The hospitalization is a precautionary measure, and the attorney general is in "good condition," the department said.

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President promotes religious freedom
February 6th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
2 months ago

President promotes religious freedom

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama says that "around the world, freedom of religion is under threat."

And at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, the President also said he's looking forward to meeting Pope Francis.
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Foundation forms to plan Obama’s presidential library
January 31st, 2014
06:35 PM ET
3 months ago

Foundation forms to plan Obama’s presidential library

(CNN) – The planning for President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway Friday with the announcement of a foundation that will oversee the project.

Three longtime supporters - Martin Nesbitt, J. Kevin Poorman, and Julianna Smoot - will head up The Barack H. Obama Foundation to manage the library development process, according to a press release.

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Petition to deport Justin Bieber may be reviewed by White House
January 29th, 2014
05:17 PM ET
3 months ago

Petition to deport Justin Bieber may be reviewed by White House

(CNN) - It looks like the White House may have to weigh in on the Biebs.

A petition calling for the deportation of Canadian-born Justin Bieber surpassed the 100,000 signature threshold, meaning the White House must, by its own rules, issue a response.

Titled, "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card," was created less than a week ago and quickly amassed the required signatures long before the 30 day deadline for the "We the People" petition program.

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Filed under: Canada • White House
Rep. Steve Stockman re-emerges from under the radar
January 27th, 2014
02:52 PM ET
3 months ago

Rep. Steve Stockman re-emerges from under the radar

(CNN) – Rep. Steve Stockman came back Monday from a 10-day congressional trip overseas to Egypt, Israel and Russia, his office said in a press release.

The outspoken Texas Republican, who's challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Lone Star State's GOP primary, had largely been off the grid for the past couple of weeks, prompting numerous media reports and questions to his office about his whereabouts.
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Filed under: Congress • Texas
Prosecutors subpoena political groups linked to Christie
January 23rd, 2014
02:45 PM ET
3 months ago

Prosecutors subpoena political groups linked to Christie

(CNN) - Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have subpoenaed documents from political groups linked to Gov. Chris Christie over an unfolding scandal involving suggestions senior state government appointees abused their authority to punish a local mayor politically, according to a law firm involved in the case.

The office of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman has sought documents from Christie's reelection campaign and the New Jersey State Committee, which is controlled by the governor, relating to the alleged scheme that has rocked Christie's administration, Mark Sheridan of Patton Boggs said in a statement.

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Christie marches on as controversy at home unfolds
January 17th, 2014
05:09 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie marches on as controversy at home unfolds

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie hits the road this weekend to headline private fundraisers in Florida, but the political crisis he leaves behind in New Jersey could still follow him south.

The Republican, viewed as a formidable potential presidential candidate in 2016, will likely face questions in closed-door sessions with Republicans in the Sunshine State.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • RGA
Christie administration hires outside law firm amid bridge controversy
January 16th, 2014
09:39 AM ET
3 months ago

Christie administration hires outside law firm amid bridge controversy

(CNN) - Politically-embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration has retained a law firm to help conduct an internal review and cooperate with a U.S. Attorney inquiry into allegations top staffers orchestrated a traffic logjam in Fort Lee, New Jersey, as political payback.

The announcement comes on the same day a special state Assembly committee investigating the scandal plans on issuing subpoenas for documents as well as current and former aides, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Congressional leaders back $1 trillion spending bill
January 13th, 2014
08:42 PM ET
3 months ago

Congressional leaders back $1 trillion spending bill

(CNN) –Congressional leaders say they have reached agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill that will fund the U.S. government through the end of the 2014 budget year.

The measure follows the guidelines laid out in the budget agreement Congress passed in December.

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January 10th, 2014
02:40 PM ET
3 months ago

What's in the Christie scandal documents

Updated 10:04 p.m. ET, 1/10/2014

(CNN) – A New Jersey State Assembly committee on Friday released a large batch of more than 2,000 pages of documents that are part of its investigation of top appointees to Gov. Chris Christie who closed down access lanes in September to the country's busiest bridge as an alleged act of political retribution.

CNN dug through the documents that shed more light on the scandal. Here's what we found:

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
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