Christie says he misspoke when using the term 'occupied territories'
March 30th, 2014
09:54 AM ET
4 months ago

Christie says he misspoke when using the term 'occupied territories'

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday he "misspoke" when he used the controversial term "occupied territories" in an address to a Republican Jewish Coalition event.

In a private meeting later with Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, who is a major backer of the group, Christie said "I misspoke," according to Andy Abboud, senior vice president of Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. Abboud, who also attended the session, told CNN that Christie said "I don't believe that," referring to the view that the West Bank is occupied by Israel.

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Christie, Romney will appear at RGA fundraiser this week
February 22nd, 2014
02:33 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie, Romney will appear at RGA fundraiser this week

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Updated 3:19 p.m. ET, 2/22/2014

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mitt Romney will appear at a fundraising event this week for the Republican Governors Association.

The event is Thursday night in Boston, RGA spokesman Jon Thompson said.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • RGA
HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool
December 7th, 2013
02:52 PM ET
8 months ago

HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool

Washington (CNN) - The enrollment tools for the Affordable Care Act's Spanish language site are now available as part of a "soft launch" this weekend.

The site's launch was originally scheduled to occur in October, but was delayed as the Department of Health and Human Services focused on the problems with HealthCare.gov.
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Filed under: Latinos • Obamacare
Obama to honor JFK legacy this week
November 16th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama to honor JFK legacy this week

President Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will visit the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday to honor the 50th anniversary of his assassination, an administration official confirms to CNN.

The Obamas and Clintons will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Filed under: John F. Kennedy • President Obama
October 27th, 2013
10:57 PM ET
9 months ago

HealthCare.gov homepage gets makeover

Washington (CNN) - An image of a young woman who became known as the "Obamacare girl" is no longer on the homepage of the federal government's health care site.

In the process of changing the homepage of HealthCare.gov to highlight the different enrollment options now being offered, the image of the woman, who has become a symbol of the online federal exchange, was set aside, said an official with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, or CMS.

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Filed under: Health care • Kathleen Sebelius • Obamacare • President Obama
Obama to talk Obamacare on Wednesday in Boston
October 27th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
9 months ago

Obama to talk Obamacare on Wednesday in Boston

Washington (CNN) - On the same day Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is to testify on Capitol Hill about the Obamacare website problems, President Barack Obama will travel to Boston to talk about the importance of the law, a White House official confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

The event is scheduled for the historic Faneuil Hall, where then-Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006 signed the Massachusetts health care reform into law.

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Veterans groups to push to end government shutdown
October 12th, 2013
07:13 PM ET
10 months ago

Veterans groups to push to end government shutdown

Washington (CNN) – A military coalition including 33 of the nation’s leading veterans and uniformed services organizations on Tuesday will stage a major event in Washington to push for an end to the government shutdown.

Activists for veterans and the nation’s service members have warned the shutdown – especially as it approaches the end of its second week – has had a devastating impact on them and their families, and now they are stepping up their campaign to put political pressure to re-open the government.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Veterans
Billionaire conservatives take aim at top Senate Democrat
October 9th, 2013
08:21 PM ET
10 months ago

Billionaire conservatives take aim at top Senate Democrat

Washington (CNN) – Koch Industries, the massive, multi-national energy and chemical conglomerate, owned by influential conservative donors Charles and David Koch, fired back Wednesday at the top Senate Democrat, charging he accused them of playing a pivotal role in GOP efforts to shut down the government.

Philip Ellender, president of government and public affairs division of Koch Companies, sent a letter to Congress denying that Koch had any role in devising the strategy to demand that Obamacare be defunded in order to keep the federal government operating.

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VA says veterans' benefits would stop in long shutdown
September 28th, 2013
07:47 PM ET
10 months ago

VA says veterans' benefits would stop in long shutdown

Washington (CNN) – The Department of Veterans Affairs clarified itself Saturday, saying that if a government shutdown occurs, and lasts at least a month, not all compensation and pension payments would continue.

“Those benefits are provided through appropriated mandatory funding, and that funding will run out by late October. At that point, VA will be unable to make any payments,” spokeswoman Victoria Dillon said in a statement to CNN.

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The Israel fear: A careful outreach to balance Syrian threat
September 12th, 2013
10:40 AM ET
11 months ago

The Israel fear: A careful outreach to balance Syrian threat

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama and his administration make their case for a military strike against Syria, officials from the president on down worry the regime's chemical weapons stockpiles could eventually endanger America's friends.

"If fighting spills beyond Syria's borders, these weapons could threaten allies like Turkey, Jordan and Israel," the president said in his speech to the nation Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Israel • political speech • President Obama • Syria
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