January 9th, 2014
03:53 PM ET
8 months ago

Ex-official charged with contempt in NJ bridge scandal

Update 5:37 p.m. ET, 1/9/2014

(CNN) – One of the central figures in New Jersey’s George Washington Bridge controversy was charged with contempt by the New Jersey State Assembly on Thursday for refusing to answer questions posed by the committee investigating the scandal.

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent during an appearance before the panel tasked with investigating the bridge access lane closures. Earlier Thursday, a judge compelled Wildstein to appear before the committee in response to its subpoena.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Obamacare fix could add millions of dollars in government costs
November 15th, 2013
07:49 PM ET
10 months ago

Obamacare fix could add millions of dollars in government costs

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's proposal to allow people to keep canceled health plans for one year could end up costing the government millions of dollars.

This is due to a provision of the Affordable Care Act called risk corridors that allows for insurers to share the cost of insuring more expensive customers.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
November 15th, 2013
03:40 PM ET
10 months ago

Engineers: HealthCare.gov better, but initial problems persist

Washington (CNN) - The front end of HealthCare.gov is working better, but many problems identified in the days after its launch persist, according to a team of Web engineers.

Media Temple is a private web-hosting company that analyzed the public-facing side of the site days after its disastrous October 1 launch, and again this week for CNN.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Hillary Clinton defends U.S. surveillance tactics, says discussion needed
October 25th, 2013
08:29 PM ET
11 months ago

Hillary Clinton defends U.S. surveillance tactics, says discussion needed

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended U.S. surveillance tactics on Friday, saying recent allegations of National Security Agency spying on German, French and other foreign leaders illustrates the need for a broader conversation.

Speaking at Colgate University in upstate New York a week after the end of a political standoff in Washington that triggered a 16-day federal shutdown, Clinton also praised President Barack Obama's handling of the matter, saying he was right to refuse to negotiate with conservative Republicans until they agreed to reopen the government.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Santorum flips on Dems voting in GOP primaries
February 28th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum flips on Dems voting in GOP primaries

Washington (CNN) - As voters headed to the polls in Michigan on Tuesday, Rick Santorum defended a robo call his campaign used in the state urging Democrats to support its candidate as a vote against Mitt Romney.

But just a few weeks ago on a tele-town hall with Minnesota voters, Santorum decried the mere idea of open elections as polluting the entire primary process.

CNN LIVE: Tune in tonight at 6 p.m. ET for live coverage of the Arizona and Michigan primaries and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Rick Santorum
Santorum rebuts Romney attacks
February 9th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum rebuts Romney attacks

Oklahoma City (CNN) - Following an energetic rally here on Thursday, Rick Santorum pushed back against a recent spate of criticisms from GOP rival Mitt Romney.

"Governor Romney's campaign has been about serially tearing down but not offering any kind of vision about what he wants to do for this country," Santorum told reporters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Oklahoma • Rick Santorum
February 9th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum takes on 'environmental terror'

Oklahoma City (CNN) - Speaking in one of the top energy-producing states in the country, Rick Santorum tailored his stump speech here on Thursday to appeal to a raucous crowd of domestic energy-loving Okies.

Reaffirming his support for domestic natural gas production using hydraulic fracturing (or fracking), Santorum called those who oppose the process purveyors of a "reign of environmental terror."
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Filed under: 2012 • Oklahoma • Rick Santorum
Santorum targets Obama, Romney at raucous Texas rally
February 9th, 2012
04:17 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum targets Obama, Romney at raucous Texas rally

Plano, Texas (CNN) – With the wind at his back after big wins in Tuesday’s primaries, Rick Santorum held a raucous rally in Plano on Wednesday night, painting a gloomy picture of America if President Barack Obama’s “radical, statist policies” continued for four more years.

“Barack Obama has systematically, in every single way, tried to destroy the very foundational elements of our country,” Santorum said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • Texas
Santorum talks faith with Texas pastors
Supporters pray over Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum during a campaign stop at the Bella Donna Chapel on February 8, 2012 in McKinney, Texas.
February 8th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum talks faith with Texas pastors

McKinney, Texas (CNN) - The day after winning a three state primary sweep, Rick Santorum largely avoided politics during a visit to the Bella Donna Chapel and instead talked candidly about his faith before a crowd of more than one hundred local pastors.

Due to several last-minute TV interviews added to his schedule on Wednesday morning, Santorum arrived at the chapel nearly an hour late, which shrunk the amount of time his campaign set aside for midday fundraisers in this wealthy, predominantly Republican state. The delay forced him to rush out after his address, skipping a planned visit with several hundred supporters who had gathered outside the chapel, unable to get in to the invite-only event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • Texas
Santorum hits Romney on jobs, explains dour tone
February 4th, 2012
08:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum hits Romney on jobs, explains dour tone

Lee's Summit, Missouri (CNN) - Rick Santorum started off describing the fifth straight monthly decrease in the nation's unemployment rate as encouraging – followed by the obligatory reference to Obama's "horrible policies."

But by the end of the day Friday, Santorum had found a way to turn the nation's improving jobs climate into a reason not to vote for one of his Republican rivals
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Rick Santorum
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