Christie taunts New Yorkers over Super Bowl
January 28th, 2014
02:49 PM ET
6 years ago

Christie taunts New Yorkers over Super Bowl

(CNN) - Facing declining polls numbers thanks to multiple controversies, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his state, as he taunted New Yorkers by reminding them that this Sunday's Super Bowl is being played in the Garden State rather than the Empire State.

"It was good to sit at home yesterday and watch the two teams arrive. Now, for all my friends in New York, I want to remind you they did not land at LaGuardia Airport, no they didn't. And God knows they did not land at JFK. They landed at Newark Liberty International Airport," said Christie Monday at the Boys and Girls Club in Newark.

FULL POST


Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • New York
January 28th, 2014
01:39 PM ET
6 years ago

Reid says vulnerable Democrats should not run away from Obama

Updated 2:09 p.m. ET, 1/28/2014

Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraced President Barack Obama's standing in an exclusive interview with CNN on Tuesday, stating that he encourages vulnerable Senate Democrats running for re-election in 2014 to invite the President to campaign with them even in states where he is unpopular.

Reid's exclusive comments to CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash come just hours ahead of the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday night and months ahead the 2014 midterm elections, where Democrats will fight to keep the majority in the Senate.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • Harry Reid • President Obama
'Duck Dynasty' to represent at State of the Union
January 28th, 2014
01:11 PM ET
6 years ago

'Duck Dynasty' to represent at State of the Union

(CNN) - He's everywhere!

Football games. Award shows. The White House Correspondents Dinner.
FULL POST


Filed under: Uncategorized
January 28th, 2014
12:14 PM ET
6 years ago

White House offers look at State of the Union prep

Washington (CNN) – Ahead of Tuesday's State of the Union, the White House is flooding its social media platforms to try and get Americans to tune in to the annual address.

The latest pitch is a behind-the-scenes video of President Barack Obama preparing his address with a team of speechwriters, telling them he thinks the "tone" of the speech is spot-on but it needs more real-world illustrations to make his point.

FULL POST

January 28th, 2014
12:11 PM ET
6 years ago

14 reasons to watch CNN for State of the Union

1.  Our depth, experience, analysis and reach: And if that's not enough, we've invited a lot of other insightful people into the conversation. While our special coverage on TV begins at 7 p.m. ET, the speech starts at 9 p.m. ET, and you can watch 24/7 on CNN.com and our apps.

2. Take our coverage with you: Besides our special TV programming, anyone can watch the speech on CNN.com and the CNN mobile apps.
FULL POST

Boehner warns Obama headed for 'brick wall'
January 28th, 2014
11:11 AM ET
6 years ago

Boehner warns Obama headed for 'brick wall'

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner warned President  Barack Obama that he will "run into a brick wall" by using his executive power and bypassing Congress, as the White House has signaled the President intends to do.

"We’re just not going to sit here and let the President trample all over us," said Boehner.
FULL POST

Palin has McCain's back
January 28th, 2014
09:12 AM ET
6 years ago

Palin has McCain's back

(CNN) - Under attack by the Republican Party in his home state, Sen. John McCain is getting some support from someone beloved by conservatives – his former running mate, Sarah Palin.

"I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government's first priority must be strong defense of our homeland," wrote Palin Monday night on her Facebook page, adding that "he fights against big-spending colleagues who don't prioritize for our military's needs."

FULL POST


Filed under: 2008 Election • 2016 • Arizona • John McCcain • Sarah Palin
January 28th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors

(CNN) - While President Barack Obama’s attempts to increase the nation’s minimum wage through legislation have stalled in Congress, the White House announced plans on Tuesday to use the president’s executive powers to partially address the problem.

Just hours before the President is scheduled to deliver his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed that Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers.

FULL POST

7 things you didn't know you didn't know about the State of the Union
January 28th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 years ago

7 things you didn't know you didn't know about the State of the Union

Washington (CNN) – If you tune in to CNN’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, you’ll find plenty of intelligent reporting, insightful analysis, and a robust and thoughtful discussion of the most important issues facing our nation.

You won't find any of that here. But where else will you find the answers to burning questions such as, “What color necktie did Obama wear in 2011?” and “What the heck is that thing in front of John Boehner?”

FULL POST

White House adds GM exec, immigration activist, Georgia school shooting hero to SOTU guest list
January 28th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
6 years ago

White House adds GM exec, immigration activist, Georgia school shooting hero to SOTU guest list

(CNN) - As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation, the White House released additional names of guests invited to join the first lady for Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Among those attending the speech will be Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Company and the first woman to run a major global automaker. Antoinette Tuff, a Georgia bookkeeper deemed a hero after talking down a school shooter, will also join the first lady, along with immigration activist Cristian Avila, who joined the fasting protest in Washington last year.

FULL POST

newer posts »