Lawmakers get first look at NJ bridge scandal documents
February 7th, 2014
01:41 PM ET
9 years ago

Lawmakers get first look at NJ bridge scandal documents

(CNN) - In a small room at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey sits hundreds if not thousands of pages of documents that may shed light on how access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee came to be closed in September.

The 12 members of the Legislative Select Committee on Investigations began the work of examining the documents Thursday as they look for answers in the traffic scandal that has rocked Gov. Christie's administration.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Gabby Giffords drives for first time since shooting
February 7th, 2014
01:32 PM ET
9 years ago

Gabby Giffords drives for first time since shooting

(CNN) - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords drove a car for the first time since she was critically wounded in a shooting three years ago during a political event in Arizona.

"2014 will be a year of many wins for me–moments when I do something I thought I might never be able to do again," Giffords said in a post to her Facebook page Friday along with a video of her behind the wheel on a closed driving course.

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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords
How move by Montana governor may impact 2014 battle for Senate
February 7th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
9 years ago

How move by Montana governor may impact 2014 battle for Senate

*updated 1:15pm

(CNN) - Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh now has the job he's already been running for: U.S. senator.

Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock Friday named Walsh, a fellow Democrat, to fill the remainder of the term of Sen. Max Baucus, who was overwhelmingly confirmed Thursday as U.S. ambassador to China.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Montana • Senate
February 7th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
9 years ago

Inside Politics: Boehner says 'never mind' on immigration

Washington (CNN) - Whatever you think of his politics, House Speaker John Boehner has a great sense of humor. So perhaps he won't mind the question framed this way: What happened, in the course of just one week, to make Speaker Boehner the Miss Emily Litella of immigration reform?

(If I have lost you already, take a moment and search the Web to understand the reference - you won't regret it.)

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Filed under: Immigration • Inside Politics
February 7th, 2014
11:04 AM ET
9 years ago

Sen. Paul: Bill Clinton's Lewinsky scandal still a liability for Democrats

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul doubled down on his criticism of President Bill Clinton, saying Democrats should return any money they raised with the help of the former President, who was impeached in 1998 by the House for lying about his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

The Kentucky Republican reiterated that Clinton's history is a major splinter in the eye for Democrats as they argue that the GOP is waging a war on women.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton
February 7th, 2014
10:34 AM ET
9 years ago

Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'

Dallas, Texas (CNN) - In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016.

Not everyone was so enamored.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Rick Perry • Texas
Republicans slam President over jobs report
February 7th, 2014
09:25 AM ET
9 years ago

Republicans slam President over jobs report

Washington (CNN) - Republican leaders were quick to criticize President Barack Obama over the January jobs report.

"The American people continue to ask 'where are the jobs?' and the president clearly has no answers.  Republicans do," said House Speaker John Boehner in a statement released a few minutes after the Labor Department announced the January jobs figures.
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Filed under: John Boehner • RNC • unemployment
February 7th, 2014
07:30 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama announces investment push as he signs farm bill

Updated 3:07 p.m. ET, 2/7/2014

East Lansing, Michigan (CNN) - As he signed the nearly $1 trillion farm bill into law here Friday, President Barack Obama touted a new program designed to bolster rural American businesses – marching forward in his bid to advance his agenda without Congress.

The massive farm bill, approved by Congress Tuesday after years of haggling between lawmakers, sets agriculture policy for the next five years. The legislation also cuts monthly food stamp payments for low-income Americans and ends direct subsidies to farmers.

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Filed under: Debbie Stabenow • Michigan • President Obama
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