Newark Mayor Cory Booker is known for engaging in casual banter on Twitter with people from all walks of life, and one of those private exchanges with an exotic dancer was made public Wednesday.
And a Booker spokesman said the mayor doesn't regret it.
"It is obviously pretty innocuous and quite frankly there is nothing there," Booker spokesman Kevin Griffis said about the mayor's interaction with the stripper, Lynsie Lee.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Sunday that the United States "can't accept" last week's killing of 12 people at Washington's Navy Yard as "inevitable," but the shooting should instead "lead to some sort of transformation" on gun violence in the United States.
"It ought to be a shock to all of us, as a nation and as a people," Obama said at the Marine Barracks, just a few short blocks from the Navy Yard. "It ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and his closest advisers are making it clear: They will not negotiate on the looming debt ceiling.
In an interview on Sunday with ABC, Obama said he "will not negotiate...on the debt ceiling" because making a debate over the credit of the United States the norm would alter "the constitutional structure of this government entirely."
Washington (CNN) – Five years after the economic collapse that defined the first 100 days of President Barack Obama's presidency, the White House is taking credit for "strengthening" the economy, with the president preparing to embark on a week of events aimed at making that argument.
Gene Sperling, a senior economic adviser to the president, said Sunday that while the economic decisions the Obama administration made in 2009 were controversial – citing the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the auto bailout and revamped banking regulations – all have outperformed their original forecasts.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama positioned himself as a president fighting against income inequality, while accusing some Republicans of wanting to "accelerate" a trend that shows the wealthiest Americans reaping most of the benefits in the slow-growing economy.
"You've got a portion of Congress whose policies don't just want to, you know, leave things alone, they actually want to accelerate these trends," Obama said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." The interview was recorded on Friday.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama said he believes the latest revelation that the National Security Agency inadvertently collected emails of some Americans shows "all these safeguards, checks, audits, oversight worked."
Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo that he is confident no one at the NSA is "trying to abuse this program or listen in on people's e-mail." The president chalked much of the concern with domestic snooping on changes in technology.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday that while United States aid to Egypt is unlikely to influence the military government's crackdown on protests, there is "no doubt that we can't return to business as usual."
"My sense with Egypt is that the aid itself may not reverse what the interim government does," Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNN "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo.
Washington (CNN) - Charging out of last week's Republican National Committee meeting in Boston, Chris Christie's message was clear: The party needs to ditch fights over ideology and get back to winning elections.
"I am in this to win," the New Jersey governor told establishment Republicans. "I am going to do anything I need to do to win."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Cory Booker already had a national identity before he decided to run for senator.
The media-savvy, tweet-happy mayor from Newark - who easily won the New Jersey Democratic primary for Senate Tuesday - has been known for his man-of-the-people streak, charismatic presence and social media intensity, or as some say, fixation.FULL STORY