Who's who in Christie bridge scandal
January 10th, 2014
09:15 AM ET
3 months ago

More details coming in Christie bridge scandal

(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.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Live blog: Chris Christie press conference
January 9th, 2014
10:50 AM ET
3 months ago

Live blog: Chris Christie press conference

In a highly anticipated press conference Thursday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address the George Washington Bridge controversy that’s dogging his administration.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
January 9th, 2014
07:09 AM ET
3 months ago

NJ lawmaker wants investigation into bridge controversy

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.

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Measure to extend unemployment benefits advances in Senate
January 7th, 2014
11:15 AM ET
3 months ago

Measure to extend unemployment benefits advances in Senate

(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.

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Filed under: Congress • Senate • unemployment
5 things to know about Obamacare and contraceptives
January 3rd, 2014
02:34 PM ET
4 months ago

5 things to know about Obamacare and contraceptives

(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.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates hurt in fall
January 2nd, 2014
08:09 PM ET
4 months ago

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates hurt in fall

(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.

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Filed under: Robert Gates
December 30th, 2013
08:29 AM ET
4 months ago

Billionaire GOP donor dies at 82

(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.

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Filed under: Texas
Supreme Court justice to push button for New Year's Eve countdown ball
December 29th, 2013
01:11 PM ET
4 months ago

Supreme Court justice to push button for New Year's Eve countdown ball

(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.
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Filed under: Sonia Sotomayor • Supreme Court
More than 1.1 million Obamacare enrollees
December 29th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
4 months ago

More than 1.1 million Obamacare enrollees

(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.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Michelle Obama answers NORAD's Santa hotline
December 24th, 2013
06:15 PM ET
4 months ago

Michelle Obama answers NORAD's Santa hotline

(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.
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