(CNN) – New Jersey lawmakers will release 907 pages of documents Friday that could shed new light on a scandal that's forced an "embarrassed and humiliated" Gov. Chris Christie to apologize over a bit of apparent political retribution he says went no higher than his deputies.
The political star of Christie, a potential Republican presidential contender, hangs in the balance as a New Jersey state Assembly committee and the U.S. attorney's office for the District of New Jersey looks into allegations that Christie staffers orchestrated huge traffic jams on a busy interstate bridge to punish the mayor of a town that declined to endorse the governor's re-election.FULL STORY
Update 7:31 a.m. ET, 1/9/2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. ET in Trenton, according to a release from the Governor’s office.
(CNN) - N.J. State Sen. Ray Lesniak told CNN he will formally request an investigation into the Gov. Chris Christie administration over the George Washington Bridge controversy.
(CNN) - A $6.4 billion plan to extend unemployment insurance benefits to eligible workers for another three months cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday. Sixty senators voted to move ahead with debate on the measure - the exact number required for debate to go forward.
(CNN) – Obamacare is again in the legal spotlight before the Supreme Court.
A blockbuster 2012 ruling upheld the constitutionality of the key funding part of the politically charged law aiming to get health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was back home on Thursday after injuring his neck in a fall on New Year's Day.
Gates accidentally fell and fractured his first vertebrae at his home in Washington state, according to a statement by his office that said nothing more about what occurred.
(CNN) – Harold Simmons, a Texas billionaire, philanthropist, and major GOP donor, died Saturday. He was 82.
His death was confirmed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and state Attorney General Greg Abbott, in separate statements.
(CNN) – Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will help ring in the new year by pressing the ceremonial button to lower the famous Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on Tuesday.
She's also set to lead the final 60 second countdown, according to the co-organizers of the event, Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.
(CNN) - More than 1.1 million people enrolled in health care coverage through the federal marketplace between October 1 and December 24, the government announced Sunday.
The vast majority of them - 975,000 - enrolled in December, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a blog post.FULL STORY
(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama took 30 minutes out of her Christmas Eve Tuesday for her annual tradition of answering calls to NORAD's program to track Father Christmas.
According to a White House spokesman, Obama answered children's calls to the Santa Claus tracker hotline from the first family's vacation spot in Honolulu, Hawaii, starting at around 11:00 a.m. local time.