N.J. assemblyman: Christie impeachment talk 'premature'
February 2nd, 2014
12:37 PM ET
7 months ago

N.J. assemblyman: Christie impeachment talk 'premature'

Washington (CNN) - The New Jersey assemblyman leading the state's legislative investigation in the “Bridgegate” affair said Sunday any talk of impeaching New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or calling for his resignation is "premature."

"We don't have enough facts to even get to that conversation," Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski said.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Rudy Giuliani
February 2nd, 2014
10:17 AM ET
7 months ago

Jindal: Christie should stay RGA chair

Washington (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed support Sunday for his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie, telling CNN the New Jersey governor should keep his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

"Yes, I don't think he should step down," Jindal told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday morning. "I think he should stay there."

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Republicans • RGA
Christie blasts Wildstein, New York Times report
February 1st, 2014
09:36 PM ET
7 months ago

Christie blasts Wildstein, New York Times report

Washington (CNN) - After The New York Times published new allegations about Chris Christie and the George Washington Bridge scandal, the New Jersey governor launched a full-scale verbal assault on both the newspaper and the former Port Authority official, David Wildstein, making those claims.

In a response obtained Saturday by CNN, Christie rebuked Wildstein's claim the governor was aware of lane closures leading to the bridge - and jabbed at the ex-appointee's reputation.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • New York Times
Kerry, Hagel rebuke Reid on fast-track trade bill
February 1st, 2014
03:45 PM ET
7 months ago

Kerry, Hagel rebuke Reid on fast-track trade bill

(CNN) - Even old friends have occasional disagreements.

In a rare joint appearance at the Munich Security Conference, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel dismissed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's opposition to renewing fast-track trade authority and predicted that the bill will ultimately pass in spite of Reid's opposition.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • European Union • Harry Reid • John Kerry • Trade
Obama renews vow to fight for working class
February 1st, 2014
11:23 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama renews vow to fight for working class

Washington (CNN) - After a week in which he signed executive orders focused on bolstering the middle class, President Barack Obama repeated his State of the Union promise Saturday to act with or without Congress.

In what he termed a "three-minute version" of Tuesday's all-encompassing State of the Union speech, the President promised he would not let his "opportunity agenda" get stalled by a bitterly divided legislative branch, and that "wherever I can take a step to expand opportunity for more families on my own, I will."

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Filed under: President Obama
GOP pushes Obama on bipartisanship
February 1st, 2014
09:50 AM ET
7 months ago

GOP pushes Obama on bipartisanship

Washington (CNN) - Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to find "bipartisan common ground" on initiatives he highlighted in his State of the Union address while faulting the administration for impeding progress on important issues.

In the GOP weekly address, a quartet of Republicans expressed hope that they can find a path forward on policy areas but blamed the White House and Democrats in the Senate for not moving forward on bills where "the House has already acted."

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Cole won't seek Coburn's seat
January 19th, 2014
11:04 PM ET
8 months ago

Cole won't seek Coburn's seat

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Tom Cole, thought of as a likely choice to seek retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's Senate seat, took himself out of consideration Sunday evening.

Coburn announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the current congressional session, ending his six-year term two years early.

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Filed under: Tom Coburn
Obama would not let his son play football
January 19th, 2014
03:20 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama would not let his son play football

Washington (CNN) - As the Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks and 49ers prepare to battle for two spots in the Super Bowl, President Barack Obama says if he had a son, he wouldn’t let him play pro football.

With an ever-growing amount of evidence linking the brutal sport with serious head and brain trauma, the President, who has two daughters, told New Yorker editor David Remnick he would bar his son from playing the sport.

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Filed under: President Obama
Giuliani: Bridgegate a 'witch hunt'
January 19th, 2014
02:29 PM ET
8 months ago

Giuliani: Bridgegate a 'witch hunt'

Washington (CNN) - One prominent Republican who isn't concerned about the controversy over the George Washington Bridge scandal is Rudy Giuliani.

The former Republican presidential candidate and New York City mayor dismissed the forthcoming investigation into the flap as a "partisan witch hunt." Charges that the closing of lanes was politically motivated have enveloped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration - and potentially his presidential ambitions.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rudy Giuliani
January 19th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
8 months ago

Hoboken mayor: 'I didn't think anyone would believe me'

Washington (CNN) – A day after Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer rankled the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with allegations that his office withheld Superstorm Sandy relief funding over her refusal to push through a redevelopment project, Zimmer now says the threat was "a direct message from the governor."

"It's stunning. It's outrageous. But it's true," Zimmer told CNN's Candy Crowley in an interview Sunday morning.

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Filed under: Chris Christie
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