Updated 4:19 p.m. ET, 4/2/2014
(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie's approval ratings appear to be stabilizing in New Jersey after they dropped significantly following the George Washington Bridge controversy, according to a new survey.
The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll was conducted after a review commissioned by Christie's administration cleared the New Jersey governor of any wrongdoing in the bridge controversy.
Washington (CNN) - A day after the White House claimed victory in its Obamacare enrollment numbers, the group tasked with electing Democrats to the House acknowledged it's still a "tough climate" for Democrats in this year's midterms, but also insisted they still plan to campaign on the health care law.
But Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said an even bigger focus this year will be renewed attempts by Democrats to clobber Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan on the campaign trail.
(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's considering a 2016 White House run, listed some names for "good" potential Republican presidential candidates, including two non-governors.
In an interview to air Monday night on Fox News Channel, Christie also hit back at critics who blasted him for appearing too close with President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy, which came just days before the 2012 presidential election.
Updated 5:13 p.m. ET, 3/31/2014
(CNN) – President Barack Obama jumped into the heated Democratic primary battle in his native state of Hawaii, backing incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
Schatz, previously lieutenant governor, was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2012 after the death of longtime Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Updated 4:13 p.m. ET, 3/21/2014
(CNN) – As Vice President Joe Biden leaves open the door to another presidential run, his trip next week to New Hampshire will likely fuel more speculation about his interest in the job.
The White House announced Friday that Biden will travel to the Granite State on Tuesday for an event on workforce development and job training.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama argued Thursday night that Democrats have low turnout and get "clobbered" in midterm elections because of the "toxic" nature of Washington.
“The problem is not that the American people disagree with us on the issues," the President said. "The challenge is, is that our politics in Washington have become so toxic that people just lose faith and finally they just say, 'You know what, I’m not interested, I’m not going to bother, I’m not going to vote.' ” FULL POST
(CNN) - Spring officially starts Thursday. And as the snow melts, waterfalls gush, and plants begin to bloom, the country's national park system once again becomes a playground for millions eager to get back outside after a long, brutal winter.
Hundreds of those park sites were closed for more than two weeks during the federal government shutdown last fall. Five months later, some states are still dealing with unresolved financial costs related to the closures.
Updated 2:45 p.m. ET, 3/19/2014
(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made light-hearted comments Wednesday about the process of writing her upcoming book during a short speech at the Association of American Publishers annual meeting in New York.
The potential presidential contender said her book, which is set to release in June, will focus on her experiences at the State Department, as well as 21st century challenges that range from "Crimea to climate change."
"Just another light summer read," she joked.
(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz appeared to distance himself again from fellow GOP Sen. Rand Paul, this time over social values.
The first-term Republican senator from Texas, who was in Iowa Tuesday, was asked by the Des Moines Register about Paul's recent comments that Republicans should "agree to disagree" about social issues.