Obama, Christie to tour Jersey Shore next week
Gov. Christie (left) and President Obama in Atlantic City, New Jersey last October. The tour toured the Garden State's coastline, which was battered by Superstorm Sandy.
May 24th, 2013
12:20 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama, Christie to tour Jersey Shore next week

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will survey the Jersey Shore coastline together next week, a White House Official told CNN Thursday.

Their Tuesday meeting comes about seven months after the late October storm Sandy displaced tens of thousands and caused billions of dollars in damage. It also comes on the heels of the Memorial Day weekend, when several portions of the shore popular among tourists are set to reopen.
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Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns
May 13th, 2013
10:23 PM ET
11 months ago

Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns

(CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whose votes on gun background checks have haunted her back at home in New Hampshire, will receive some support from another GOP senator seen as a rising star.

Sen. Marco Rubio's political committee Reclaim America will begin running a TV ad Tuesday in her defense, joining a commercial the National Rifle Association put on the state's main broadcast channel last week.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Kelly Ayotte • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
Bloomberg's gun violence group launches $12 million major ad buy
March 23rd, 2013
07:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg's gun violence group launches $12 million major ad buy

(CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun violence group will launch a $12 million ad buy next week, the group's largest buy yet in the effort to influence the debate over gun-control measures.

Erika Soto Lamb, spokeswoman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, says the ads will begin airing in 13 states on Tuesday and are timed to put pressure on both Republican and Democratic senators home for the congressional Easter recess.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
Hagel letter disavows alleged old comments on Israel
February 18th, 2013
05:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Hagel letter disavows alleged old comments on Israel

(CNN) - In a letter sent to one of his sharpest critics Saturday, Chuck Hagel stated he could not remember and disavowed a report from 2007 where the Defense Department nominee was characterized as describing the State Department as an "adjunct" to the Israeli government.

That was how a blog post written in 2007 wrote about Hagel's speech on U.S. policy towards Iran. Hagel wrote to his critic Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying "I do not recall making any such statement, or ever making any similar statement. I completely disavow the content of the alleged statement attributed to me." Read that letter provided to CNN by a source here.
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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Lindsey Graham
Perry to visit California, recruit business for Texas
February 9th, 2013
12:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Perry to visit California, recruit business for Texas

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hitting the road to drum up business.

But he isn't on a tour of the Lone Star State.
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Filed under: California • Rick Perry • Texas