January 9th, 2014
02:33 PM ET
11 months ago

Has Chris Christie changed his tune?

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has spoken out several times as controversy simmered, strengthened and boiled over in a very public way with a marathon news conference on Thursday. The allegation is that Christie’s aides caused a traffic jam in one city to punish its mayor, who did not endorse Christie’s re-election.

Christie has expressed a range of reactions in public as the story developed. First he joked about it. Then he said mistakes were made. On Thursday, after more details became public, he said he was humiliated, embarrassed – and very sorry for the whole mess.

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New sanctions could 'shatter Western unity' on Iran, senator says
December 12th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
12 months ago

New sanctions could 'shatter Western unity' on Iran, senator says

(CNN) - Hewing to administration desires, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson forcefully repeated Thursday what he had already said in as many words - his committee won't seek new sanctions on Iran for the time being, and no one else should either.

Administration officials have publicly tried to talk lawmakers down from acting on legislation that would impose even delayed sanctions on Iran during the first phase of a November agreement to curb the Middle Eastern nation's nuclear program in exchange for relaxed sanctions.

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150 years later, newspaper retracts editorial panning Gettysburg Address
November 15th, 2013
07:57 AM ET
1 year ago

150 years later, newspaper retracts editorial panning Gettysburg Address

(CNN) – In what might be one of the oldest corrections in the history of journalism, the editorial board of a Pennsylvania newspaper has retracted its predecessor's famous panning of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as "silly remarks."

"Seven score and ten years ago, the forefathers of this media institution brought forth to its audience a judgment so flawed, so tainted by hubris, so lacking in the perspective history would bring, that it cannot remain unaddressed in our archives," the editors of The Patriot-News wrote Thursday, evoking the opening words and style of Lincoln's most famous speech.

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November 4th, 2013
08:58 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare website goes dark for nightly fix-it work

(CNN) - Insomniacs and chronic wee-hour shoppers: Take shopping for Obamacare insurance on the federally run HealthCare.gov website off your overnight shopping lists - at least for a while.

The part of the problem-plagued website that allows people to apply for coverage will now be taken offline nightly between 1 and 5 a.m. ET, according to a banner now appearing atop the site's home page.

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Filed under: Health care
December 11th, 2012
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

What's the 'right-to-work' battle all about?

(CNN) - The battle over right-to-work legislation in Michigan has renewed debate over labor policy and the role of unions in the American economy. Here's a quick look at the issue:

What's going on?

Michigan's storied labor movement and its allies are mobilizing to stop Republican-backed legislation that would give workers the right to opt out of union membership and, critics say, weaken unions. The state House and Senate passed separate "right-to-work" bills last week in a surprise move that provoked thousands of labor supporters to descend on the state Capitol for protests that led to eight arrests. More protests are scheduled for Tuesday.

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Filed under: Michigan